Thick Yogurt with Strawberries, Toasted Almonds & Whole Grain Granola

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strawberry yogurt parfaitThis breakfast is speed and simplicity. Our double whammy of flavor makes this berry berry good to you, so you get strawberries two ways. What a luscious way to start the day!

Preparation Time: 6 minutes

Servings 4

Ingredients:

4 cups fat free or low fat strawberry yogurt

4 cups quartered fresh strawberries

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 cup low fat whole grain granola

Directions:

Spoon yogurt into 4 shallow serving bowls. Combine strawberries and brown sugar; spoon over yogurt. Top with almonds and granola.

Tips:

Check out the new granolas at your local market–many are whole grain, lower in fat and sugar, and higher in crunch than just a few years ago. I like it sweet, but you may not need the brown sugar–experiment and see.

Substitutions:

vanilla yogurt may replace the strawberry and walnuts may replace the almonds. If you have vanilla yogurt, intensify its flavor with a few drops of real vanilla extract, or even better, the inside of a real vanilla bean, scraped into the creamy softness. Also, soy yogurts are also increasingly available, and increasingly delicious.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 529.56 g

Fat Calories: 134.65 g

Total Fat: 14.96 g

Sat. Fat: 0.94 g

Cholesterol: 6.67 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 83.92 g

Fiber: 7.37 g

Sugars: 61.71 g

Protein: 19.16 g