saturday snack / 005

March 8, 2014

I have found that one of the hardest parts of trying to make healthier choices, when it comes to what you eat, is the in between meals stage: snacks. To make it easier for you, each week I will bring you a new healthy option for snacking.

Parfaits are one of my go-to snacks. They are an easy and quick way to get a serving of fruit, whole grains (from the granola) and some protein (from the Greek yogurt)! Parfaits are also popular at McDonalds, Starbucks and even in grocery stores. The main problem with these ready-made parfaits, in addition to the preservatives, is the sugar content. You will be consuming a days worth of sugar if you munch down a fruit 'n yogurt parfait from the golden arches! Fruits naturally contain sugars, but these ready made parfaits add sugar to their fruit mixtures. Save yourself the extra added sugar (and money!) and make your own parfaits at home!

This very berry parfait is pretty standard when it comes to parfaits, but there are so many other ingredient combinations to jazz up greek yogurt! Be on the look out for different variations of parfaits in future snacking Saturday posts!

 • Serving Size: 1 parfait • 136 Calories • 2g of fat • 0g saturated fat • 5g cholesterol • 60mg sodium • 87mg potassium • 19g carbs • 2g fiber • 9g sugar • 12g protein • 

Very Berry Parfait
1/2 cup of 0% nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of granola (I used Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax granola for the nutrition info)
1/4 cup of chopped strawberries
1/4 cup of blueberries

Layer greek yogurt, granola + fruit. Serve immediately, or portion out each ingredient and place in separate containers and store for later. 


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1 comment :

  1. i love making parfaits! delicious.
    i usually try to get soy yogurt but they never have the big tubs of them!