Greek Yogurt Obsession

For the last few months I’ve been obsessed with the Starbucks Greek Honey Yogurt Parfait:

(photo taken from Serious Eats: NY)

This super yummy parfait has a thin layer of honey at the bottom, the most luxuriously thick Greek yogurt, and a separate container of a granola mix with cranberries and pistachios.  I am tempted to eat it every single day for breakfast but it has a total of nearly 400 calories – and for a teeny tiny cup, I didn’t think it was worth it.  That however did not stop me from craving it and still treating myself once or twice a week.

But I’m starting to notice how my daily Starbucks trips are not helping my wallet or my waistline (if it’s not the yogurt parfait, it’s the iced lattes, or the chocolate biscotti, or the shaken iced tea, it’s always something because I do love Starbucks) so I’ve decided to cut back a bit and make my own Greek Yogurt with Honey Parfait at home.

The ingredients I used are:

– half cup of Fage Total 0% Yogurt (for those who haven’t tried greek yogurt, it is sooo thick and creamy.  Fage tastes particularly authentic and their non-fat yogurt is still ridicilously thick.  Might be an acquired taste/consistency but I definitely love it)

– 2 tablespoons of Kashi go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax Cereal

– half cup of fresh strawberries

– And a little bit of honey of course

I’m very happy to say that my Homemade Greek Yogurt with Honey Parfait turned out really good – not only was it much cheaper, it also felt healthier since I have the high fiber cereal in there and the fresh fruit. I will try and experiment with different toppings and fruit combinations but I’m pretty satisfied for now. Yay!

Does anyone else love Greek yogurt as much as I do? Any healthy, easy, recipes? Hope everyone’s enjoying the weekend!

   

One Response to “Greek Yogurt Obsession”

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    Pam posted July 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    This is SO helpful, thank you! I too have become EXTREMELY addicted to this and realize my $$$ are going :( so this is the perfect substitute, thank you!

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