Make your own: Yogurt Parfait Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

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
  • Coconut
  • 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.

 

Serving Options:

  • Mason Jars – great for layering
  • Plastic cups for on-the-go
  • Bowls – mix match for fun

 

What’s your favorite yogurt combination?

 

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  • Nina

    I love greek yoghurt with dates! Verry indulging! :)

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Always a great snack or breakfast! Love it!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather

    i remember when i was pregnant alllllllllllll i wanted to eat was burritos…like all the time.  i even had them for snacks!  normal is off the table when you’re preggo as far as i’m concerned :)

  • http://www.arunningtale.com/ Lindsey

    Plain Greek yogurt, a sliced banana, strawberries, natural peanut butter and Multigrain Cheerios!

  • http://www.aplusmblog.com/ Ana

    I love yogurt parfaits! My breakfast to go option :)

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  • Cheetahisthenewblack

    I like the idea of creating a yogurt bar for guests / entertaining! 

  • http://www.roastedrootfood.com/ Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Your parfait is great! I would eat it for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert! Nutritious, beautiful and pleasing – I could easily see how this would take care of a sweet craving without all the guilt! :)

  • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner

    It’s SO REFRESHING. ;)  

  • teresa

    My mother eats this every morning.
    Can you believe she has gotten hooked on the granola made at The Blackbird Bakery here on Bainbridge Island!
    I ship it to her and she freezes it!
    Hugs to you Girly!
    Totally missing all of you girls in Seattle!
    xo

  • Heather Christo

    This is adorable! And you can throw a mason jar in your purse for prego snacking! very clever :)

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    I’ve started eating greek yoghurt with muesli it’s so quick for breakfast!