It’s only two weeks into the new year and resolutions to eat better and be healthier are already slipping out the window.
Case in point: I was talking to my sons about incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diet.
My older son, Curt, thought this was a great idea.
“Instead of dessert, I’ll have fruit after dinner,” he enthused.
“Great!” I thought. “It’s working!”
“Do you have strawberries?” he asked.
“No,” I replied.
“What about blueberries? Star fruit? Pomegranate?”
“No, no and no,” I had to tell him. “I have bananas, apples, grapes and tangerines.”
He thought for a moment.
“OK, I’ll have key lime pie,” he said.
Clearly, I need to keep some more exotic fruits – or fruits of his liking – in the house for snacking and “desserts,” but I can also make more desserts using fruit and other healthy ingredients.
This parfait is so easy and doesn’t have nearly the fat – or calories – of that key lime pie that was lurking in my fridge.
Northwest apples are on sale this week, along with Galas and Fujis, and any of these would make a delightful addition to this dessert.
Apple Pie Parfaits
6 oz fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2 medium Northwest apple
1 tsp graham cracker crumbs
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Cut the apple into small cubes, then place in the microwave; cook for about 1 minute.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon.
To build parfait, layer 1/2 the yogurt then 1/2 the apple cubes. Repeat with remaining yogurt and apples, then top with cinnamon-graham cracker mixture.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 142, Calories from Fat: 2, Fat: 0.2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 108 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 23 g, Protein: 5 g