Greek Yogurt ParfaitPosted: November 22, 2011
Taking a break in the tutorial action with another healthy recipe. Yogurt parfaits. This post probably serves as more of a reminder than an actual instructional step-by-step on how to prepare a parfait. Parfaits are healthy and versatile. You can show off your creativity by mixing up presentation, order of ingredients or type of serving glass. Shot glass, martini glass, wine glass…the options are limitless.
When I think of parfaits, I get a very vivid image…
I picture being seated for breakfast at an upscale Hotel restaurant in a major city. It’s buffet style so I go up and help myself (after placing my O.J. and coffee order with the overly friendly waiter) . I’m usually pretty turned off by hot breakfast food, especially at buffets (scrambled eggs and bacon just don’t do it for me) so I keep going and skip right to the pastry plate. Chocolate croissants…bingo. I also help myself to some thinly sliced fruit…cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineapple.
As the buffet line winds down, I come across a snazzy set of martini glasses filled with a colorfully coordinated set of fresh ingredients. It looks like a work of art. I begin to (internally) question what these beautiful concoctions are doing sharing a stage with the ubiquitously piles of eggs and bacon that I just passed. As I stand there and ponder, I get abruptly cut in line by a sweaty hotel guest dressed in running garb (headband and all). He reaches right for the parfait, snagging it without even the slightest thought or appreciation. He skipped the eggs, bacon…and croissant.
I guess he’s eating healthy today.
Serving Size (1 parfait)
Estimated time: 5 minutes
*green highlight denotes ingredients you will likely need to buy fresh while black text includes ingredients you should either have stocked in your pantry or ingredients that have a lengthy shelf life.
- Layer yogurt, berries and granola into a cup (your choice of order) and serve.