Yes, it is still autumn amidst these snow flurries!
Parfait in French means “perfect.” It’s quite fitting because a parfait can be a perfect meal!
A parfait is simple, light, and delicious. You can have it for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. It can be pretty much anything you want, but usually consists of yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola.
This is a meal I often have for breakfast because it’s quick and easy! It’s also satiating, which can help you deny those holiday treats that are flooding into your office this time of year!
I like to use Greek yogurt in my parfaits because it packs a ton of protein: about 20 grams per cup, as opposed to the 8 grams you get from a cup of milk.
To assemble your parfait, all you need are the three ingredients I listed above. You can use any kind of fruit and any type of granola, though I do recommend using a granola with a lower sugar content as many granola may seem healthy, but when you check the nutrition label they can be packed with sugar. Find a granola with less than 8 grams of sugar per serving! A great brand I use is Barley+ granola. It provides a high fiber content with low amounts of sugar per serving.
Try out this fall parfait for a yummy treat:
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sweetener (maple syrup or honey)
- ¼ cup pumpkin purée
- ¼ cup granola
- 1 apple cut into small chunks
- Combine yogurt, sweetener, pumpkin, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Spoon a few tablespoons of yogurt into you bowl or cup.
- Then add a layer of granola, followed by apples.
- Complete this until you’ve finished your supply of ingredients and enjoy!