Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Granola

A layered Greek yogurt and berry parfait with granola is a delicious way to fit in a quick and healthy breakfast, especially when you substitute a lower fat granola!

Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Granola


Isn't that just so pretty?

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast meals or afternoon snacks to have because it is so easy to throw together and it's super healthy. I love pairing crunchy granola with fruit - usually mixed berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with blueberries - and adding that to thick, creamy Greek yogurt to make a layered parfait. It gives you a super decadent feeling, but helps to keep you on track so you can enjoy a good, hearty, favorite Southern meal later.

You can even make your own homemade Greek style yogurt - it's easy! Whether you make it yourself, or buy it, the mere act of straining yogurt increases the protein levels, making it a great, high protein, healthy choice as a meal replacement option.

Unfortunately, granola is generally notorious for it's very high fat content, so a serving can frankly be a bit puny, but with a lower fat granola, a serving is closer to a cup, so you can enjoy a more generous serving, a little more guilt free. Of course yogurt parfaits are very adaptable, and you don't need a fancy glass to enjoy one either - any cup or container will do. Substitute the fruits and nuts to your own individual taste and put together a gorgeous and healthy yogurt parfait of your own.

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Recipe: Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Granola

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min | Yield: About 1 serving

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of mixed berries
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar or sugar substitute
  • Chiffonade of mint leaves, optional
  • 1 cup of low fat or fat free vanilla Greek style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat granola
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
  • Mint leaves to garnish, optional
Instructions

Mix the blueberries, mixed berries, sugar and mint; stir well and set aside to macerate for about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1/2 of the fruit and place it into the bottom of a glass, reserving the juice. Top the fruit with 1/2 of the yogurt and 1/2 of the granola. Continue layers with remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Sprinkle walnuts on top and spoon some of the juices over the top. Garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.

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