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May 30, 2013

Greek Yogurt Parfaits – Sweet Summer Treat

Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Parfaits are cool and refreshing and the perfect summer treat for breakfast, snack time or dessert.  Not only at parfaits delightful to look at, they are also a great way to get added protein, fresh fruit and nuts in your daily diet.  The are super simple to make with 3 ingredients and 3 steps! And since they are so simple to make you have no excuse in buying the artificial fruit flavored varieties loaded in sugars and preservatives.  🙂

3 Ingredient Parfaits

  • 3 cups of fresh fruit
  • 1 cup of something crunchy for texture and taste!
  • 3 cups of Greek yogurt ( but if you are making a snack or dessert you can use whipped cream, ice cream or custard)

3 Steps

  1. Choose 4 glass serving dishes (wine glasses for an elegant touch, Mason jars or just a regular tumbler)
  2. Alternate layers of fruit with crunchy and yogurt layer.
  3. Top with a garnish of fruit and crunch and serve!

The great thing about these yummy healthy treats is that you can assemble a Greek yogurt parfait a day or two ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it. Just sprinkle the granola over the top right before you are ready to eat or serve the parfait so it will be nice and crunchy in contrast to the creamy yogurt. Also they are so easy to make, its a great way to get your kids in the kitchen and they love putting together their own concoctions.

Check out this slide show of 9 healthy delicious yogurt parfaits. I want to try them all!

And here are some more great recipes using Greek yogurt!