Fuel Yourself for UDance with Healthy Living!!!

I know that I usually post about Healthy Living on Sundays but with UDance tomorrow I thought that I would get this post out to you ladies before than so that maybe you can try this before dancing your hearts out tomorrow….it could be the perfect breakfast to kick start the day, or even the perfect snack/lunch to keep you pushing through those 12 hours…..either way give it a taste!!!

We all know that the sisters of Gamma Sig LOVE to eat!! Well as I promised last week, this week I am going to be giving you guys a recipe to try.  This recipe will be for a Greek yogurt parfait….this dish is super easy to make; you can add a ton of variations; it is super filling; curbs hunger longer and is high in nutrients and proteins to keep you going throughout the day!!

Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait

If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, this parfait might just be the perfect breakfast. Each layer—nectarines, plums, nuts, yogurt, puffed rice (you can add a variation of fruits and nuts to satisfy what you particularly like)—provides a healthy dose of slimming fiber or protein.

Heck, this 5-minute dish is filling enough to have for lunch, thanks to the Greek yogurt, which is thicker, creamier, and more satisfying than regular low-fat yogurt.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups sliced mixed plums, peaches, and nectarines (or whatever fruit you desire)
  • 3/4 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts and almonds, toasted and chopped (or whatever nuts you prefer) *if you’re allergic than skip this ingredient entirely*
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey

Preparation

In a tall 4-cup container or jar, layer half of the yogurt, fruit, cereal, nuts, flaxseed, and syrup. Repeat with the remaining half of ingredients, ending with syrup. (If you prefer a crunchy parfait, pack cereal separately to add right before eating.) Refrigerate up to 5 hours.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 serving (serving size: about 3 1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 450
Fat per serving: 12.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 6.8g
Protein per serving: 22.5g
Carbohydrates per serving: 68g
Fiber per serving: 9g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 69mg
Calcium per serving: 272mg

I hope you ladies try this delicious dish that can be eaten at any point in the day!!

P.S. Have a great time for all of you who are attending UDance tomorrow and enjoying the other side to healthy living by being active all day (or parts of the day) and dancing away for an amazing cause!!!

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