Monday, July 4, 2011


"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable right; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." (Thomas Jefferson)

This quote, although long, is actually quite short in retrospect of the long expanse that is the Declaration of Independence. And today's post will be no different. Short and sweet!

I eat parfaits for breakfast almost everyday, and for a snack every other. Using greek yogurt gives a great protein boost and, combined with the high-protein kashi cereal and sliced almonds, comes to about 26 grams of protein for the strawberry parfait (and about 230 calories) and about 19 grams of protein for the blueberry parfait (with 180 calories). You'll notice that the blueberry yogurt parfait is smaller. Mainly because I made it on a different day, and because I ate it for a snack instead of breakfast.

I picked parfaits for today because they can be red, white and blue. I've included two separate recipes, but feel free to combine blueberries and strawberries with your parfait. Can't go wrong with double berries!

Strawberry Parfait

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup kashi cereal (or other high fiber cereal)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds (approx. 12 grams)
  1. Top yogurt with strawberries, cereal and sliced almonds. Enjoy!
* For a variation layer the ingredients for a true parfait-like look.

Blueberry Parfait

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup kashi cereal
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds (approx. 12 grams)
  1. Layer ingredients and eat up...

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

More info about the cereal I use:

I used to use Fiber One Cereal in all of my recipes, until I discovered that it is sweetened by aspartame. Aspartame is thought to be carcinogenic and has been proven to cause cancer in lab animals. While Kashi Go Lean's nutrition facts aren't nearly as impressive, it is still high in fiber, low in sugar and boasts a low calorie count, high protein and aspartame-free! 

Nutrition Facts:
(1 cup serving)
Calories- 140
Fat- 1g
Carbs- 30g
Fiber- 10g
Sugar- 6g
Protein- 13g


  1. ohhh yum, after looking at this post I am seriously craving berries and cereal with ice coooold yog!


  2. Yay! Another yogurt fan :)

    It's got to be the perfect treat for summer!

  3. mmm that breakfast looks perfect if you ask me :D I answered your yeast Q on my blog but I wasn't able to see your email to cc you in. I bet the quick yeast would work though!