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Fast & Easy Breakfast Parfait + More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips

This quick and easy yogurt parfait recipe with pomegranate, spices, & pine nuts is sure to be a new healthy favorite at your house~perfect for a light dessert or healthy snack too! You’ll love my easy recipe + more of my latest happy things, and healthy living tips this week, including a fabulous fall harvest giveaway too!

HAPPY THING NO. 1 | EASY YOGURT PARFAIT RECIPE

Packed with 24 grams of protein, this Easy Yogurt Parfait Recipe is a delicious, and filling way to start the day! I made this version last week with end-of-summer nectarines, but feel free to substitute your favorite fresh, in-season fruit, or any equally nutritious frozen fruit. My yogurt parfait recipe uses Greek Yogurt, but this would be equally delicious with non-dairy or lactose free yogurt. The spices are key, IMO, but you can easily substitute the pine nuts with your favorite nuts or seeds. Enjoy! You may also enjoy this post: High Protein Breakfast Ideas for Vegans, Vegetarians, & Omnivores {free printable list too!}Easy Yogurt Parfait Recipes with Nectarines and Pine Nuts

Healthy and Delicious! Fast and Easy Breakfast Parfait w/ Greek Yogurt, Seasonal Fruit, Spices, and Nuts | Recipe at The Spicy RD www.eastewart.com

Easy Yogurt Parfait Recips

This easy yogurt parfait recipe with pomegranate arils, spices, and pine nuts is sure to be a new healthy favorite at your house. With 24 grams of protein per serving, it's sure to fill you up all morning long!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened yogurt {i.e. Greek, Skyr, Lactose Free, or Vegan-Coconut, Almond, Soy}
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen fruit {i.e. nectarine berries, orange, apple, pear, banana...}
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon each {or to taste} ground: cardamom ginger, and cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • Place yogurt in a serving dish. Top with chopped fruit, pomegranate arils, pine nuts, spices, and sweetener of choice

Notes

Low FODMAP Option: 1. Enjoy with Greek yogurt if you are able to tolerate it, otherwise swap with lactose free or a plant based low FODMAP yogurt. 2. Sweeten with maple syrup instead of honey. 3. Top with your favorite low FODMAP fruit.
Vegan Option: 1. Make with your favorite vegan yogurt. 2. Sweeten with maple syrup instead of honey.
Paleo Option: Make with your favorite coconut milk or cashew milk yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1parfait | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1.4mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Low FODMAP & Vegan Options, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword easy breakfast ideas, high protein breakast, yogurt parfait
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HAPPY THING NO. 2 | A STRAWBERRYLICIOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Birthday celebrations are better with strawberries!

Birthday celebrations are always better with strawberries, don’t you think??? My sweet SiSi just turned 15 years old. One more year until she can drive. OMG!!! I know my girl loves her strawberries, so I surprised her with strawberry shortcake for breakfast, and we feasted on this Best Ever Gluten Free Vanilla Birthday Cake w/ Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and MORE fresh strawberries. Yum!!

HAPPY THING NO. 3 | HARRY THE LABRADOODLE’S LITTLE BRO

Meet Kai. The sweet, lovable, and QUITE mischievous Shepard mix puppy we adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Meet Kai. Our sweet, lovable, and QUITE mischievous Shepard mix puppy we adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center. If you follow me on Instagram @thespicyrd, stay tuned for more crazy puppy antics and the adventures of Harry and Kai!

HAPPY THING NO. 4 | DINNER IN A HURRY! EASY LENTIL NACHOS

These Easy Italian Lentil Nachos are your answer to

These Easy Italian Lentil Nachos are your answer to “what to cook for dinner when you’re hungry, in a hurry, and really don’t want to cook!” Here’s how…

EASY ITALIAN LENTIL NACHOS: Preheat oven to 350 ° F. Combine Cooked Lentils {I love Trader Joe’s ready-to-eat lentils OR cooking a big batch of lentils ahead of time and freezing them} with a jar of Marinara Sauce in a mixing bowl. Spread Tortilla Chips on a baking sheet. Spread lentil mixture on top + a combo of Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese. Bake for ~15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Dig in, add some fresh fruit on the side, and dinner is served!

HAPPY THING NO. 5 | FABULOUS FALL HARVEST BREAKFAST FOR TWO GIVEAWAY

The Fabulous Fall Harvest

Update: The giveaway has ended.

A couple of weekends ago {pre-new puppy days!} I was enjoying, what I consider, a perfect weekend morning. Relaxing on the couch with a mug of steaming hot coffee in hand, Quick and Easy Skillet Buckwheat Banana Bread baking in the oven, and browsing through the latest Sur la Table catalogue {where I fell in LOVE w/ this Jacques Pepin handcrafted ceramics collection} and my RD pal Katie Morford Sullivan’s gorgeous new cookbook, Rise & Shine. Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings {Amazon Affiliate Link}. Absolute. Pure. Bliss. It dawned on me that I hadn’t hosted a proper giveaway for my FABULOUS readers and Delicious News Subscribers, so here’s the scoop!

Fabulous Fall Harvest Giveaway 2016 at The Spicy RD…

  1. On Thursday September 22, I will e-mail all my Delicious News subscribers as of that date, a link to enter the giveaway. If you are not already a Delicious News Subscriber, click here to subscribe! P.S. Want to learn more? Delicious News is my newsletter where I share all my new posts, along with the latest in nutrition research, healthy living tips, and exclusive offers and giveaways you won’t find on the blog~click here to read last month’s issue, and sign up here!
  2. Enter the giveaway anytime between September 22 and September 28. I will pick 1 winner after the 28th, and you will be notified by e-mail to provide me with a mailing address to send the prizes to.
  3. One winner will receive: 1 copy of Rise & Shine. Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings + 2 Jacques Pepin Collection Chicken Mugs from Sur la table + 2 Jacques Pepin Collection Chicken Plates from Sur la table + 1 bag of Organic, Fair Trade Kick Ass Coffee {because I love the name and I love coffee!} Prize is valued at ~$115.00.
  4. Note: Open to US residents only please. I was provided a free copy of Rise and Shine. Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings, however I was not compensated to share it here. This contest is sponsored by The Spicy RD, and as such, all prizes are provided by me.
  5. Good luck, and happy fall!!

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Let’s chat! What’s your favorite birthday cake? What’s does your *perfect* weekend morning look like? Any new puppy training tips? Please share!!

6 thoughts on “Fast & Easy Breakfast Parfait + More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips”

  1. What a fulsome and fab post, Missus! Love a protein-packed and healthful fruity breakfast as well as healthy nachos (i like similar and add my beloved kimchi). And new pup!!! All best to everyone entering the giveaway, which is obviously not open to us foreigners 😉

  2. Happy Birthday to SiSi!!! And congrats on the arrival of Kai!! You have some wonderful stuff going on, EA 🙂 I will have to try your parfait–I never would have thought of pine nuts on breakfast!

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