I wrote this March 19, but since that time I have become more interested in my sugar intake.
This is one of my favorite dishes of all time. I have one every day of my life. It is an awesome snack after a bike ride or anything that tires me out. There is something about the combination of flavors of the various yogurts and kefir that I just love. This is a dish that I look forward to all morning and then feel disappointed about as soon as I have finished. It weighs close to a pound and leaves me feeling wonderfully satisfied after eating. I would rather eat this high fiber parfait than a bowl of ice cream, and I love ice cream.
I use a medium sized bowl that holds around a quart.
Pour in enough Strawberry Kefir to cover the bowl’s bottom. Add 8 ounces of Kashi’s GoLean cereal (much like granola). Add a couple of strawberries cut into small pieces. Next, pour in 3/4 cup of Vanilla no fat yogurt. The 3/4 cup of Vanilla yogurt comes to almost 6 teaspoons of sugar. I have since reduced the Vanilla to two tablespoons and just added about 1-1/4 cup of plain yogurt. Stir well and serve.
Food values include: 478 calories, total fat 9.2 grams, Saturated fat 0.4 grams, cholesterol 27.2 mg, sodium 325 mg, Carbs 77 grams, Fiber 8.4 grams Protein 27.1 grams.
P.S. Although this dish contains numerous ingredients and requires actual food prep in my cutting up the strawberries, I don’t think it disqualifies me from the Mr. Lazy Cook title. After all, there is no actual cooking involved, just mixing the various ingredients.
Editor’s Note: I still make this wonderful parfait regularly, BUT I no longer use Kashi’s Go Lean nor any other Kashi product since they employ GMO ingredients. Just substitute a granola of your choice and this recipe stands.