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Valentine parfaits

You can use any fruit you choose to create a delicious and nutritious parfait. (&copy iStockphoto.com) You can use any fruit you choose to create a delicious and nutritious parfait. (© iStockphoto.com)

By Heather Bauer, R.D., nu-train

Yogurt, especially those containing active probiotic cultures, can contribute to digestive health. Here are two tasty yogurt-based treats.

Valentine's Day Breakfast Parfait

Serves 2

Ingredients:

¾ cup non-fat strawberry yogurt
¼ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup sliced strawberries + 2 whole strawberries
¾ cup low-fat granola type cereal, such as Kashi Go-lean crunch or Grape Nuts

Directions:

  1. In a clear dessert, parfait, or champagne glass, spoon 3 tablespoons strawberry yogurt into the bottom of each glass. Top with 1-2 tablespoons sliced strawberries. Layer 2 tablespoons cereal on top of the strawberries.
  2. For the next set of layers, spoon 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt on top of the cereal. Repeat the strawberry and cereal layer.
  3. For the final layers, spoon 3 tablespoons strawberry yogurt on top of the cereal. Repeat the strawberry and cereal layer.
  4. Top each glass with a whole strawberry.

Calories per serving:  approx. 160

Banana Pudding Parfait

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 ¼ cups skim milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 large ripe banana, thinly sliced
½ cup low-fat vanilla wafers, crushed
¼ cup non-fat whipped topping

Directions:

  1. Mix yogurt, milk, vanilla, pudding, and nutmeg together, until well blended.
  2. Evenly divide mixture into the bottom of 4 wine goblets or parfait glasses.
  3. Top each glass with banana slices.
  4. Layer 1/8 cup of crushed wafers across the top of each glass. Try to evenly cover the bananas to prevent discoloration.
  5. Top with 1 tablespoon of whipped topping.

Calories per serving:  approx. 125

Provided by Heather Bauer, a Registered Dietician (RD) specializing in the interrelation between eating habits, metabolism, and lifestyle. Visit nu-train for more tips and tricks and sign up for her monthly newsletter.
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