Thursday, September 2, 2010

Breaking the Fast- Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

I think breakfast is a great meal. It can be a great way to start your day off on the right foot. Most mornings like to have a fiber filled cereal and milk. It is super easy and quick. This morning I woke up and decided that I really was not interested in cooking or in eating cereal. Since I had all of that lovely fruit from the Farmer's Market yesterday, why not make something with it. This morning I made a fruit and yogurt parfait with an onion bagel and veggie cream cheese. The best part is that including making a cup of tea it took less than 5 minutes to make. The next time that you are thinking on skipping breakfast be reminded of this fact. According to the National Weight Control Registry, the largest study of successful long term weight loss, 78% of their members eat breakfast every day. That is impressive, almost 80%.

Have a good day!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

1 cup Nonfat plain yogurt, I like Dannon the best.
Fruit and berries

Pick your vessel- a bowl, parfait glass, or wine glass.

Place half cup of yogurt in the bottom of your glass.

Top with fruit 3/4 of fruit. You can you anything you want. I usually use peaches, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Today I used 1/2 peach, 1/2 nectarine, and a handful of strawberries.

Top with remaining yogurt.

Place the additional fruit on top of the yogurt, sprinkle with nuts and a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition facts from Spark People Recipe Calculator
Calories 285.2
  Total Fat 5.7 g
      Saturated Fat 2.6 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g
  Cholesterol 14.7 mg
  Sodium 172.4 mg
  Potassium 828.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 47.5 g
      Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
      Sugars 39.9 g
  Protein 14.4 g

  Vitamin A 12.3 %
  Vitamin B-12 22.9 %
  Vitamin B-6 8.2 %
  Vitamin C 15.0 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 5.6 %
  Calcium 45.8 %
  Copper 8.5 %
  Folate 8.6 %
  Iron 3.3 %
  Magnesium 13.9 %
  Manganese 8.4 %
  Niacin 8.0 %
  Pantothenic Acid     16.8 %
  Phosphorus     38.5 %
  Riboflavin 33.8 %
  Selenium 12.2 %
  Thiamin 9.8 %
  Zinc 16.6 %


junebuug72 said...

Wow, love the calorie content and nutritional make up! Thanks!

sugarcookie067 said...

Joy this is great! I'm really enjoying your blog and can't wait to read it everyday! Love the nutritional info for this one!