Breakfast parfaits are one of the most pretty & tasty morning treats.. but how healthy are they? Here are some pointers on how to perfect the parfait:
– Yogurt: Opt for plain, unsweetened yogurt. Many yogurts are loaded with high fructose corn syrup which is high in carbs & sugar. For an additional protein punch choose Greek yogurt.
– Fruit: Pile on the fruit! Not only will it add an extra burst of sweetness, but also a healthy dose of vitamins. Blueberries are my personal favorite & loaded with antioxidants.
– Crunch: Sprinkle almond slices, oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, or a little low-sugar cereal or granola. Limit granola to 1/4 cup because it tends to be high in sugar & calories.
– When done right, the layers of creamy yogurt, juicy fruit & crunchy grains can make a satisfying snack or breakfast that is packed with protein & fiber.