Thursday, April 29, 2021

Y is for Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

Today is the next to last day of the April A to Z Blog Challenge! I've been thinking about all sorts of things all month -- I wonder if most of the other 306 bloggers who signed up for the challenge work full time? I wonder if most people are like me and write at least 3 posts on the weekend and then get up really early to post links, etc. or if they carve out time to write daily? 

On to today's food -- Y is for Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits. I had read about making overnight oats and had several friends who made them and brought them to work (pre-pandemic). Since I'm conscious of WW points, I varied my recipe to make it as low point as possible.


On this day, my cast of ingredients was Fage Fat Free Greek Yogurt, Monkfruit sweetener (the truvia is in this picture but I didn't use it), fresh strawberries, and quick oats.


I sliced the strawberries and started layering. I started with yogurt and sprinkled a little Monkfruit sweetener on the bottom layer of yogurt. I then added half of my strawberries and about 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of oats. I then repeated the layers. If I'm feeling decadent, I might chop 2 pecan halves or a couple of pieces of walnut on top. I personally have to add a little sweetener to the yogurt. It is so tangy. I do love the Fage brand because it is thick and creamy. 

Speaking of yogurt, have y'all seen those little squeezy pouches of yogurt? Our granddaughters love those!

Over the last year or so, I've begun to substitute fat free Greek yogurt for sour cream in a lot of my recipes. I use it in place of sour cream in my Poppyseed Chicken Casserole. If I were making it for company, I would probably use sour cream. I've used it in several dips. It is very versatile.

Do you like yogurt? Do you have a favorite flavor?

10 comments:

  1. When my son was little and I'd take him along to the store, more often that not he'd choose a yogurt for his snack. Smiling and shaking my head, on account no matter how many times I've tried, I simply can't bring myself to eat the whole thing.
    Love the way you've prepared it in that jar!

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  2. That is the BEST fat free yogurt! It's the only kind I buy. I don't have a favorite flavor, since I use the plain in smoothies and things. There's a kind of Greek yogurt that's honey, it's pretty good. Sometimes I use the Fage as sour cream too, but sometimes sour cream is needed. Sometimes even full fat sour cream is needed!

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  3. Perfect Y post! My favorite yogurt is vanilla. I use it in smoothies mostly.

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  4. Looks yummy and refreshing!! I hadn't thought of substituting yogurt for sour cream in a recipe; will have to try that for the next recipe that uses it. I like yogurt, I just don't eat a lot of it. Hubby does for breakfast a few times a week and will add granola to it. You are almost through with the challenge!! I think "seasoned" people who have done the challenge from year to year tend to try to get their posts done before the month begins or do like you, a few on the weekend, that type of thing. People learn from year to year how to make it go smoother :)

    betty

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  5. I do like yogurt but I LOVE sour cream so no substituting for me. Your parfait looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing!! This has been a fun A-Z!!

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  6. Yogurt is great for so many things -- as a stand-alone or a topping or mixed with other things or as a low-fat mayo substitute. You have my admiration for taking on the A to Z Challenge while working full time. I did that twice, and got very little sleep in the process. https://mollyscanopy.com/2021/04/youth-job-at-the-altamont-fair-atozchallenge/

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  7. When my girls were younger they loved those squeeze yogurts. We always had them on hand. I haven't had a yogurt parfait in a while. They are so good. Weekends In Maine

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    1. I've noticed that sometimes the squeeze yogurts don't make it into the child's mouth!! They like to squeeze!

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  8. Well obviously I'm not getting up early or writing three posts on the weekends. I was two days late finishing lol. But I finished and I'm good with that. Congrats on getting through the alphabet. I really enjoy the structure it brings to my blog, it's loose, but it's a jumping off point and I seem to need that.

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