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TACDGB Posts: 6,132
1/20/13 8:37 P

I make breakfast parfaits all the time. I make mine with fat free cottage cheese, peaches or strawberries, nuts and some sugar free chocolate sauce. I use wine glasses I got at the dollar store. It makes them look pretty. I love them in the summer as a cool breakfast when it is hot.

QUEEN3510VA Posts: 439
1/20/13 6:49 P

sounds like something I made the other day. It is very yummy.

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1/20/13 6:39 P

Oh, also, I highly recommend adding cocoa powder and a little bit of Splenda or other sweetener to plain low fat yogurt. It tastes like the richest, most sinful chocolate mousse imaginable! My husband, who eats whatever he feels like, loves it. Truly decadent -- and packed with protein, calcium and antioxidants too.

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1/20/13 6:37 P

This sounds really yummy! I know about overnight parfaits and overnight oats, but I had no idea you could use steel cut oats. Will have to try it!

SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
1/20/13 5:12 P

HONEYLISSABEE, that sounds great. Also, if it's something you make the night before or such (and I like the use of mason jars for it), you can use steel cut oats, which will soak up the liquid and become chewy. A great way to add texture.

This one looks good, too: www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/health/nutritio
n/yogurt-berry-parfait-with-steel-cut-
oats-recipes-for-health.html

CLARK971 SparkPoints: (24,099)
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1/20/13 12:56 P

that sounds good.

might be a good option for the kids too.

FTSOLK Posts: 1,244
1/20/13 12:31 P

I found this recipe online through Chobani and I am very eager to try it. The best thing about it is, you make it in pint-sized mason jars the night before, so it's ready to go in the morning (you can even make a few at a time).

To start, mix 1/3 cup dry, old-fashioned oats and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds with 6 oz of any flavor Greek Yogurt. To this mixture, you'll also need to add 2 tablespoons of any type of milk (because the oats and chia seeds absorb a lot of moisture out of the yogurt).

Then, add half of the mixture to the bottom of a pint-sized mason jar. On top of that, add 1/2 cup frozen fruit. Then, repeat with the remainder of the yogurt mixture and a second 1/2 cup of fruit.

You can experiment with different flavor combinations: lemon yogurt with frozen raspberries, peach yogurt with blackberries. You could even mix cocoa powder into the yogurt and have it with strawberries and/or bananas.

For a combination with vanilla Chobani, skim milk, and frozen mixed berries it comes to about 310 calories, 4 grams of fat, 51 carbs, and 21 grams of protein.

Edited by: FTSOLK at: 1/20/2013 (12:56)
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