Yogurt, especially those containing active probiotic cultures, can contribute to digestive health. Here are two tasty yogurt-based treats.
Valentine's Day Breakfast Parfait
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
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.
For the next set of layers, spoon 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt on top of the cereal. Repeat the strawberry and cereal layer.
For the final layers, spoon 3 tablespoons strawberry yogurt on top of the cereal. Repeat the strawberry and cereal layer.
Top each glass with a whole strawberry.
Calories per serving: approx. 160
Banana Pudding Parfait
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
Mix yogurt, milk, vanilla, pudding, and nutmeg together, until well blended.
Evenly divide mixture into the bottom of 4 wine goblets or parfait glasses.
Top each glass with banana slices.
Layer 1/8 cup of crushed wafers across the top of each glass. Try to evenly cover the bananas to prevent discoloration.
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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