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September 23, 2014 | Issue 523

Berry Breakfast

Berry Nutty Breakfast Parfait

If you’re looking for a quick and healthy breakfast, try this easy berry parfait. Plain yogurt is sweetened with fresh strawberries and blueberries, fiber-rich granola and a few walnuts for crunch. Berries and walnuts are rich in ellagic acid, a compound that acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This recipe is sure to convert even the most steadfast breakfast-skippers.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 257 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 g carbohydrate,
10 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 118 mg sodium.

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. honey, softened by placing the jar in a pan of water over low heat
 
  • 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped walnuts (pecans or almonds can be substituted)

Directions

  1. Place berries in mixing bowl. Drizzle with softened honey and toss gently to coat.
  2. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into four parfait glasses (tall, narrow wine glasses will do) and top with layer of berry mixture. Repeat layers with remaining yogurt and berry mix. Top with granola and nuts. Serve.

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Blueberries
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Honey
Low-fat plain yogurt
Low-fat granola
Walnuts

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