June 21, 2018

Recipe: Tropical Fruit Parfait

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Call it breakfast or call it dessert. Either way it’s a summery treat.

Here’s a pretty parfait that’s guilt-free; the tropical sweetness comes packed with nutrition. The yogurt contains calcium, protein and probiotics — and if you make this recipe with low-fat Greek yogurt, you’ll get even more protein than by using regular yogurt.

Pineapple and banana provide vitamin C and summery sweetness.

This is also an easy parfait for children to assemble, so if you’re trying to steer your children toward more healthy treats, set them up with small bowls or parfait glasses, spoons to scoop ingredients with and let them sprinkle the toasted coconut over the top.

Ingredients for yogurt parfait displayed in bowls

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 banana, sliced

Instructions

Coconut flakes toasting in a skillet

Toast coconut by placing it in a small, dry skillet, cooking until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Yogurt and crushed pineapple in a glass

Place yogurt in a small bowl and top with the prepared fruit. Garnish with toasted coconut.

Yogurt parfait with pineapple and banana in a glass.

Recipe: Tropical Parfait
Author: Adapted from EatingWell.com
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
Instructions
  1. Toast coconut by placing it in a small, dry skillet, cooking until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Place yogurt in a small bowl and top with the prepared fruit.
  3. Garnish with toasted coconut.
Serving size: 1 recipe Calories: 205 Fat: 3 grams Saturated fat: 2 grams Carbohydrates: 39 grams Sodium: 82 milligrams Fiber: 2 grams Protein: 5 grams

Adapted from EatingWell.com