I realize it can get a bit cliche to recommend fruit as a dessert option. Sometimes you really just need a cookie, ice cream, slice of cake…….mmmmmmm….I could go on and on. But, if you are like myself and already indulged in a giant Otis Spunkmeyer cookie earlier this afternoon, you need to be mindful of how the rest of your meals and dessert are played out. You can have your cake and it it too-just not twice in the same day! It’s a balancing act for sure, but I will stick to my promise to keep it as simple as possible.
The following recipe takes all of about-ummmm-5 minutes of your day. To be honest, no recipe is even necessary. Center the parfait around whatever fresh fruit you have around the house and top with whatever low-fat yogurt you may find in the fridge. Never-the-less, this is what I used, and it was pretty darn delicious:
The nutritional break-down:
108 calories; 0.5 g fat; 9mg sodium; 23 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 3 g protein
What you will need:
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
Layer the parfait with alternating fruits. Serve with a tablespoon of yogurt.
Sound too boring? Try one of the following add-ons.
- 1 tbsp Nutella (100 calories)
- 2 tbsp PB2 (45 calories)
- 1 tbsp almond slices (45 calories)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (35 calories)