Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Greek Yogurt Parfait

I first tried Greek yogurt a year or so ago and just couldn't understand the craze.  It tasted awful.  I don't remember what brand I tried, so maybe it was just a certain brand or flavor that didn't win me over.

I can thank Public (one of the restaurant's at the Hollywood Roosevelt) for getting me to try Greek yogurt again in the parfait on their brunch buffet.  It was probably just plain or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, but it was topped with granola and a couple berries.  I loved it.

With this parfait idea stuck in my mind, I decided to try a Greek yogurt parfait of my own.

Greek Yogurt Parfait:

1 tub Yoplait vanilla flavored Greek yogurt (5.3 ounces)
1/4 cup Kellogg's Special K Vanilla Almond

Pour the cereal on top of the yogurt, stir and enjoy.

I hardly consider this a recipe since there are only 2 ingredients, but if you're like me and didn't like Greek yogurt the first time you tried it, this just might win you over.  At only 137 calories for the combination above, it's a protein-packed breakfast or snack.  You can experiment with yogurt flavors and types of cereal, but the combination above is definitely a winner.  The yogurt is super packed with protein (13 grams!) and low in sodium (only 55 grams!).  The cereal is one of my all-time favorites.  It's whole grain, and delicious with real slivers of almonds. 

My dad used to mix cereal with Cool Whip for dessert.  In college, some of my friends would mix cereal with soft-serve ice-cream in the dining halls.  Really, Greek yogurt with a little vanilla almond cereal is just a healthier extension of the same idea.

Happy eating!

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