Five minutes and four ingredients are all you need to assemble these delicious parfaits - perfect for dessert.
containers (6 oz each) strawberry, raspberry, key lime or banana-cream pie fat-free yogurt
cup blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries
mint leaves, if desired
In each of 2 clear 8-ounce dishes (or use 2 martini glasses or wine goblets for a more elegant touch), spoon one-third of the yogurt from 1 container, 2 tablespoons of the berries and 1 tablespoon of the granola; repeat layers 2 more times. Garnish each serving with a mint leaf, if desired. Serve immediately.
Why it Works: Good Bacteria
Over 3,000 years ago, yogurt was probably invented as a way to preserve fresh milk. Today, even with refrigerators, we have learned to enjoy the creamy, acidic taste of yogurt, and the process of making it hasn't changed much. Ingredients used are milk (fat-free [skim], 2% or whole) and bacteria. In the beginning, the bacteria might have been added by simply letting warm milk sit uncovered in hopes that the correct bacteria would come along. Today, the process is more controlled (and safer): Pure bacteria are added directly to milk. As the bacteria “eat” the sugar in the milk it produces acid. And it's this acid that causes the milk to thicken into yogurt.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 1 1/2g,
- 1 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.