This has been one of my pregnancy comforts. Greek yogurt & whatever toppings I can find.
I eat this for breakfast [#1 or #2] and then again for a snack.
That’s practically the only healthy thing in my diet at the moment. Maybe a few salads [WITH dressing] and green juices in between french fries and milkshakes. Nothing I do or eat is anything compared to my previous normal. I’ve stopped fighting my new pregnancy diet.
Thankfully, Greek yogurt is high in protein, which is great because I’m not eating a lot of meat.
Current favorites: Chobani – any flavor, Fage, and Trader Joe’s Organic Vanilla Bean. This past weekend at BlogHer Food, Chobani had a yogurt bar and it was BRILLANT! I also say that because it saved me on multiple occasions when my hunger hit.
Now, don’t think you can’t incorporate this into entertaining, because you certainly can. I like the idea of creating a “make your own” yogurt parfait. This can be set out in a simple way for overnight guests or a full spread to feed a crowd. If you have guests on the go, set out plastic glasses/cups with plastic spoons to make it easy for travel or easy disposal.
Yogurt Parfait Bar – “Make Your Own” Essentials:
- Variety of greek yogurts and maybe a goat or lactose-free option as well
- Gluten-free Granola, homemade or store bought
- Fresh Berries – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.
- Fresh fruit – kiwi, mango, peaches, etc.
- Dried Fruit
- Sliced Almonds
- Peanut &/or Almond Butter
- Ground flaxseeds
- Sugar, Honey &/or Agave for sweetener
Set all toppings out in individual bowls or just open the jar of PB and place a spoon in it.
- Mason Jars – great for layering
- Plastic cups for on-the-go
- Bowls – mix match for fun
What’s your favorite yogurt combination?
June 11 2012