Skinny Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Layers of tangy nonfat Greek yogurt, sliced fresh strawberries, and granola spooned into a glass is a fun, healthy and delicious way to start the day.

These strawberry yogurt granola parfaits will fill you up without weighing you down.

But, I need to be honest here. Layered fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits are not something I make during the week.

They’re just a little too fussy.

Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Skinny Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Monday through Friday, I just dump the yogurt, berries and crunchy cereal (saving the granola for a special weekend treat) into a bowl…

Strawberries, Yogurt and Crunchy Cereal

Strawberries, Yogurt and Crunchy Cereal

Though, not as attractive, it tastes just as good and saves a few minutes.

But on the weekends, when I have a little more time, I like to fancy things up a bit.  And these strawberry, yogurt and granola parfaits do the trick.

To keep them light and healthy, it’s important to choose your ingredients carefully. There are huge variations in the amount of fat, calories and PointsPlus values among yogurts and cereals, especially granola. I’m a huge fan of nonfat Greek yogurt. If you’re not, just choose your favorite yogurt and adjust the PointsPlus values accordingly.

Another trick is to drizzle your honey, maple syrup, or agave over the yogurt instead of stirring it in, so you can really taste it and be satisfied with less.

And go heavy with the low PointsPlus value fruit and light with the granola, which adds great flavor and crunch, but can be high in PointsPlus values. So use just a sprinkle.

And if you are feeling especially ambitious, you can even make your own homemade granola. It’s a treat, but not something I do all the time.

Enjoy!

Strawberry, yogurt and granola parfaits

Skinny Strawberry, Yogurt and Granola Parfaits

Skinny Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfait Recipe
 
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Layers of tangy nonfat Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, honey or maple syrup and low fat granola served in a pretty glass
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons honey, maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat granola
Instructions
  1. Spoon half the yogurt into a glass.
  2. Drizzle the yogurt with half the honey.
  3. Sprinkle with the granola.
  4. Top with half the berries.
  5. Repeat with the remaining yogurt, honey, and berries.
  6. Serve immediately to prevent the granola from getting soggy.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving: 205 calories, 1.1 g fat, 36.9 g carbs, 3.7 g fiber, 14 g protein and 5 PointsPlus value. Substitute the strawberries with other seasonal fresh fruit of your choice.

 

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  1. says

    Love yogurt parfaits. I’ve been making really low-fat (2 T for 2.5# ) granola lately; mine has no white sugar, though it contains maple syrup, applesauce, and honey. On my blog if you want to try it!

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