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More Parfait!

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.

Peachy-Keen Sunrise
(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


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