Fruit, Yogurt and Granola Parfaits

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

3 cups 2% Greek yogurt*

¼ cup honey

4 cups raspberries, blueberries, black-berries, and/or sliced strawberries (about 20 ounces)

1½ cups Omega-3 Granola (see full recipe below)

*Note - You can substitute lower-fat Greek yogurt here if desired; however, the parfaits will taste less rich.  Serve the parfaits within 15 minutes after assembling or the granola will begin to turn soggy.

Directions:

Whisk the yogurt and honey together -thoroughly. Using four 16‑ounce glasses, spoon 1/4 cup of the yogurt-honey mixture into each glass, then top with 1/3 cup of the berries, followed by 2 tablespoons of the granola. Repeat the layering process two more times with the remaining yogurt, berries, and granola. Serve.

Per Serving: Cal 410; Fat 12g; Sat Fat 3.5g; Chol 10mg; Carb 63g; Protein 19g; Fiber 7g; Sodium 95mg

Variations:

Raspberry and Nectarine yogurt Parfaits with Ginger

Add 1 teaspoon ground ginger to the yogurt with the honey. Substitute 2 cups raspberries and 2 peeled and chopped nectarines for the mixed berries.

Winter yogurt Parfaits with Dates, Bananas, and Oranges

Microwave 1 cup chopped dried dates with 1 cup water on high for 30 seconds; drain and let cool. Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg to the yogurt with the honey. Substitute the softened dates, 3 thinly sliced bananas, and 2 segmented and chopped oranges for the mixed berries.