July 25, 2011

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

The dog days of summer are upon us and it is HOT here in Philly.  So hot that the thought of cooking over a stove or even eating a warm meal when it is 90+ degrees out makes me break out into a sweat, LOL. 

Dinner for us has been cool and refreshing.  Cucumber salad, club sandwiches, chicken salad, etc.  I like to have fruit and yogurt parfaits for dinner.  So filling and refreshing and oh so DELICIOUS! :)

Here's what I do:


{I like to chop pineapple and strawberries really small and then add blueberries.  I let them sit in the fridge {or freezer} together until the juices develop and everything gets nice and icy cold. Any fruit would work for this. I also love adding chopped up peaches when we have them.} 


{I like to use strawberry yogurt, but I have also used plain or vanilla and it's still delicious. Any flavor would work, really.  Your favorite brand of granola is just fine {Grapenuts would probably work too}. I LOVE "Just Bunches!" by Honey Bunches of Oats.  I like to add honey too... it adds rich sweetness and is just tasty, I can drizzle honey on anything, LOL!}

{Begin layering in a pretty glass or bowl.  I start with the yogurt.} 

{Then add the fruit.} 

{Be sure to put the granola on top of the fruit and NOT the yogurt, to maintain the crunch. :)} 

{And repeat.} 

{Right before the last layer, I drizzle the honey.  YUMMM!} 

{ENJOY.  and repeat if needed.  LOL!  I could eat 3 of these, so good!  These are great for breakfast too. {obviously!}}

xoxo, thanks for reading!

10 comments :

  1. I love parfaits, I could eat them all day if not for the fact that dairy sometimes rebel...but I do try :-)

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  2. I don't know when you find the time to cook, take blog photos, go to work, and make it all look fabulous!!! thanks for sharing this great treat!
    besos, lynn

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  3. lexy your my motivation..you do so much between work, faithfully updating your blog, being a wife, mother, daughter, friend..Thanks so much for letting us into your world!!!!!

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  4. I'm so glad you started adding recipes to your page you make some good looking stuff to eat.

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  5. This looks too good. I'm no cook but I think I can safely try this at home -- thx for sharing!

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  6. Love your blog, and i'll be stealing this recipe asap! Check me out too.

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  7. I made this lastnight for me and my 4 yr old! It was a hit!! Saturday morning I will try the Lemon Berry pancakes...:)

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