March 30, 2011

Granola Parfait

I hear that a lot of people dread grocery shopping. I don't get that. I absolutely love picking out recipes, making a list, checking it twice, and taking my time walking the aisles to get the items I need. This morning we got down to the last of our food and I only had enough to make one Flat Belly meal. After eating I flipped through my Flat Belly Diet Cookbook and picked out a handful of recipes to try.

After a somewhat stressful morning with having to take the dog in to get his manhood striped from him I needed to destress. Shopping was it for me with itty bitty. A cart full of produce. I noticed that since starting this diet I mostly shop the perimeter of the store with the occasional walk down the snack aisle for the nuts and peanut butter or baking aisle for my oils. I avoid a lot of the processed junk in the middle aisles.

Once home it was nap time for itty bitty. After laying him down I got to making a Granola Parfait. It was just what I needed. Something quick and easy and oh so delicious. Bananas, raspberries, plain yogurt, and granola layered in a tall glass. I kicked my feet up and took a couple minutes to myself and enjoyed my snack. The granola and bananas tamed the tartness from the raspberries. So yummy!

Makes 2 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 container (5.3 oz) fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups granola
And Action:

Layer the banana, raspberries, yogurt, and granola in 2 tall glasses. Grab your spoon and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
MUFA: Your nut of choice that is in the granola. My granola had cashews.
Calories: 420
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 67 g
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 140 mg
Fiber: 14 g


Maria said...

I too love grocery shopping, actually all shopping in general (sans kids of course) :)
You're parfait looks so yummy!!!

Pretend Chef said...

Maria - Since I'm an at home mama itty bitty goes EVERYWHERE with me. One time I left him at home with Mr. Sideline Chef so I could run to the store and I felt out of sorts. I had no one to share what I was putting into the cart or having to explain what everything in the produce department was. I'm sure a few years from now I'll relish in the alone time. Haha!

Katie Mar said...

i love grocery shopping! sometimes i like to just go and wander :/ not a good idea.
i hope your dog is feeling better!
this parfait looks super yummy.

Pretend Chef said...

Katie Mar - I took Mr. Sideline Chef with me one time without a list and I felt a panic attack coming on. We exceeded the budget. It adds up quickly without a plan. Haha! Samson is feeling better today and Maximus is on the chopping block today. He just got out of surgery and I'll be able to pick him up tonight. Thank you for the well wishes!

Lisa said...

That looks like a wonderful healthy treat. My sister and I used to get those all the time from McDonald's, though we really should have been making our own like you.

Pretend Chef said...

Lisa - I was talking with my mom and came to the realization that I had never had a granola parfait before. I have been missing out. It's health in a cup!

Kim - Liv Life said...

My dad used to have lots of granola and I remember making fun of it and refusing to eat it. Now I can hardly have yogurt with a scoopful of banana! Love these parfaits nicely done!

Pretend Chef said...

Kim - I feel like I've been missing out! Banana and granola = deliciousness! Thank you!

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