How awesome are short weeks? I love when my Friday is actually a Thursday. It just makes everything in life so much more bearable. Three day weekends. That’s how life should always be!
I know I normally don’t share too many recipes around here, but that is something I want to change. Bear with me now : )
Back when I was in Chicago, I ate a greek yogurt fruit parfait every morning. I thought to myself: “This is so good, yet simple. Why the heck do I not make parfaits at home?” Yes, I often have conversations with myself in case you were wondering.
When I got home, the first thing on my grocery list was to find ingredients that would help me replicate the parfait from Chicago. Once I had the ingredients in hand, I put together my very own parfait and it was pretty darn good. It’s now become my go-to snack in the afternoons. I love that it provides me with just enough sweetness, some fruit and protein. While I was making my parfait the other day, I was struck by how incredibly festive it looked. Thus, just in time for the 4th of July, I present to you: the Red, White, and Blue Greek Yogurt Parfait.
Let’s all take a brief moment to laugh at my elementary photoshopping skills…
Ok, enough laughing. Onto the good stuff.
– plain Greek yogurt
– granola of your choice
– nut mix of your choice (I used raisins, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and almonds)
1. Start by with a layer of fruit and granola.
2. Add on a layer of Greek yogurt.
3. Add more fruit and granola as the final layer throwing in some of the nut mix.
4. Drizzle honey on top for some added sweetness.
Four steps. How easy is that? Just how I like my recipes. Of course, feel free to customize the parfait to your own taste, but you gotta stick with the red, white and blue theme if you want to be American and all ; )
I’ll definitely be eating one of these on Friday to even out all the hamburgers and fries. It’s all about moderation!
Do you have any granola recipes to share with me? I’d like to try to make my own.
Do you like to match your food with the holidays?
Favorite 4th of July treat?