Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Fruit and Yogurt ParfaitIn the previous granola post, I mentioned McDonald’s fruit and yogurt parfait.  Well, I have been eating my homemade fruit and yogurt parfait’s this week like there’s no tomorrow.  Eek, I almost launched into some political statements, but this is a food blog so I’d better keep things on a positive note.  But, if politics starts making you think about eating to relieve the stress, this parfait will leave you feeling happy that you made a healthy choice instead of caving in to the temptation of chips or cookies or yes, even chocolate.
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You can use any flavor of yogurt in this parfait.  I have often used vanilla yogurt, but today I tried Yoplait’s pina colada.  Now THAT was definitely a right choice!  It made everything taste divine (sounds like something Anne of Green Gables would say).

I used the granola in my previous post for the granola in this parfait.  So, so perfect. Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to put it in a parfait glass.  Believe it or not, you can actually put this in a bowl.  No one will know unless you tell them.  As a matter of fact, right after I got through photographing this beautiful creation, I turned the glass upside down and dumped everything into a regular old white Corelle cereal bowl.  Don’t tell the parfait police.  Since I am being so daring, I’ll even admit that I put this parfait together in a plastic cup and ate it with a plastic spoon on my way to work twice this week; but only at stop lights and in the parking lot, and not while I was talking on my cell phone or driving.

What would you call this if it is in a bowl?  And what makes a parfait a parfait?  Are there rules?  Do I really care?

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Use your favorite yogurt, granola, and fresh fruits to make a delicious and healthy parfait like this one. For the granola, try either of these excellent recipes: Vanilla Bean Coconut Granola or Best Everyday Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed (no fresh blueberries?--use frozen blueberries. Just put them in a little strainer and run warm tap water over them to defrost quickly.)
  • 1/2 banana; slice crosswise, then halve the slices
  • 4 whole strawberries, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (6-8 ounce) carton of your favorite yogurt
  • granola--amount per choice

Instructions

  1. Layer half of each ingredient in a glass or bowl: blueberries, bananas, strawberries, yogurt, granola. Repeat with other half of ingredients.
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