Donkey in Shrek had it right, parfaits are just about the world's most perfect food. Well, in my point of view anyway! Here are a few delightful parfait recipes I picked up from First Magazine recently. They're quick to make, and light on the calories. These are a perfect breakfast or lunch on the weekend when you're dashing about.
(Makes 4 Servings)
- 2 cans (15 oz. each) sliced peaches in light syrup
- 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
- 1 tsp chopped crystallized ginger
- Pinch of cinnamon
Drain peaches in colander, but reserve 2 tbs. of the syrup. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, whipped topping, ginger, cinnamon and your reserved syrup. Thinly slice 1/2 cup peach slices, set aside. In food processor pulse remaining peach slices 3 times, or until finely chopped; divide evenly among 4 parfait glasses. Divide yogurt-connamon mixture evenly among glasses and top with thinly sliced peaches. Garnish with fresh mint if you like.
Per serving: 216 Calories, 5g protein, 39g Carb; 2g Fiber; 5mg Chol., 79 mg. Sodium; 4g Total Fat, 4g Sat. Fat; 0g Trans Fat
Bonus: Ginger helps alleviate heartburn, and can calm the intensity of acid reflux by up to 40%
Razzmatazz Raspberry Mousse
(Makes 4 Servings)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided
- 2 containers (8 oz. each) nonfat raspberry yogurt
- 2 oz. low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbs. granola
In food processor, puree 1 cup berries and yogurt 1 minute. Divide yogurt mixture evenly among 4 parfait glasses. In bowl, combine next 3 ingredients; divide evenly among glasses. Top with remaining berries, honey and granola.
Per serving: 221 Calories; 5g Protein; 40g Carb; 3g Fiber; 4 mg. Chol.; 75mg sodium, 5g Total Fat, 4g Sat. Fat; 0g Trans Fat
Bonus: Raspberries may aid in reducing sun-induced age spots & freckles