Yogurt Berry Parfait

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A Yogurt Berry Parfait makes for a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert. It feels indulgent, but can actually be quite good for you.

One of my favorite breakfasts is a Yogurt Berry Parfait. I first learned to make one when I worked in a fancy bakery many moons ago. I’m sure that we charged our patrons $5-$6 per serving. But, you can make your own scrumptious version at home for much, much less.

This is the ideal frugal food, provided that you buy the ingredients on sale. I often buy plain yogurt for about 25-40 cents per serving. Oftentimes the flavored varieties are full of junk that you don’t need, like food starch and high fructose corn syrup. I find that by adding fresh fruit to the yogurt, I don’t mind its being plain. There’s quite a bit of taste difference amongst manufacturers, so try several different kinds until you find the brands you like.

Purchase berries on sale and in season. A good deal should be a dollar per pound or less. It is fine to use frozen mixed berries in this dish, so if that’s the best deal in town, so be it. (I don’t recommend frozen strawberries, however.)

The recipe calls for granola. This can be extremely pricey. But, if you make your own granola or find a great cereal deal, you can keep the cost of this dish low. In fact, with coupons and sales, I regularly find granola-type cereals for less than $1. You can also substitute some other type of cereal if you prefer, like Rice Krispies. Be aware that the cereal won’t stay crisp for long, so you’ll have to eat it quickly. Granola holds its crunch much longer.

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Yogurt-Berry Parfait
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A Yogurt Berry Parfait makes for a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert. It feels indulgent, but can actually be quite good for you.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yogurt parfait
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup granola
  • 1 single serve container plain yogurt or 3/4 cup from a large container
  • 3/4 cup berries sliced if using strawberries; thawed, if using frozen
Instructions
  1. In a glass dish, sprinkle 1/4 granola. Top with 1/4 cup yogurt. Layer 1/4 cup berries over the yogurt. Continue layers two more times until all ingredients are used. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I used plain yogurt for this recipe but if you have a flavored yogurt it can be used. If you want it a bit sweeter, try adding a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition Facts
Yogurt-Berry Parfait
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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