Greek Yogurt Blueberry Parfait

So, maybe you're thinking, "Greek Yogurt Blueberry Parfait... a sweet treat?" Hear me out. I've looked on the back of numerous yogurt containers... maybe even every single one at the grocery store. With the loads of sugar poured into those little 4 bite containers... it may as well be dessert. I've seen yogurt with up to 27 grams of added sugar in it... THATS MORE THAN THE FDA's RECOMMENDED SUGAR INTAKE FOR AN ENTIRE DAY!!! And most people view yogurt as healthy! 

Lesson 1: Read Labels

Lesson 2: Make your own yogurt treats. 

First ingredient: Milk. Second ingredient: SUGAR! Only 5 grams of protein? 26 grams of sugar?!?!!? 33 grams of carbs?? And this is supposedly a "healthy" snack?!

First ingredient: Milk. Second ingredient: SUGAR! Only 5 grams of protein? 26 grams of sugar?!?!!? 33 grams of carbs?? And this is supposedly a "healthy" snack?!

My husband was always a big fan of Yoplait yogurt. I'd cringe every time he snuck a box into our grocery basket and was being internally torn apart by the nutrition gods each time I let it happen. As a Nutritionist, I couldn't with a good heart let this continue on. So, that brings me to the new and improved, healthy Greek Yogurt Parfait. 

I anxiously awaited his first bite- worried that a negative comment and a trip to the trash would follow. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE! He ate the entire thing and then proceeded to mention how good it was (which is surprising because I rarely get a word on whether he likes something). That's all I needed to be ready to share this discovery with the world. 

Whenever you can, it's always better to make it yourself. I realize that chobani makes greek yogurt with blueberries on the bottom... however, how fresh can those blueberries really be? How long are they sitting in there? This literally takes 5 minutes to whip up... for peace of mind and more nutrients, I'll make it every time over buying it. Not to mention, I'm sure you save a few dollars in the meantime! 

So, here you have it:

Directions:

  1. Mix yogurt, agave and vanilla extract in bowl.
  2. Add blueberries and oatmeal to mixture.
  3. Separate into 6 mason jars. 
  4. Refrigerate until ready to consume!

Ingredients:

  • 32oz NonFat Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Cups Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP Agave
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract

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