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Yogurt Parfait with Fruit and Granola

Choose Your Own Adventure Yogurt Parfait

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

This easy, add-your-own flare parfait is less a recipe and more a loose guideline for how to make this simple breakfast more exciting and nutritious. Yogurt is a wonderful source of calcium to help maintain...


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit, such as berries or peaches
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, almonds or cashews
  • 1 tablespoon mixed seeds, such as flaxseed, chia or sunflower (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes
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Nutrition Facts


242 cals


17 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


12 g


5 g


3 g


13 g


57 mg


  1. In two bowls, divide yogurt evenly and top each bowl with half the amount of fruit, nuts, seeds, and coconut.

Chef Tips

Meal Prep Tip: Build up to 4 individual parfaits in small, airtight storage containers by evenly dividing up the ingredients, then creating layers in the containers. These can keep for up to a week and are perfect as a quick breakfast, dessert, or snack.

Ground flaxseed makes a great topping. (Whole flaxseed may not be digested fully.) Flaxseeds are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and contain lignans, which is a phytonutrient that has shown some benefit in breast health.

Toasting the nuts in a pan for about five minutes will deepen their nutty flavor.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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