What I’m snacking on…..

……….To keep all the holiday treats out of my mouth!

parfaitsThis holiday season I’m determined not to gain 10 pounds!  I’m finding if I eat healthy balanced meals and wholesome snacks I don’t want or need to be reaching for the fudge or sugar cookies. 

This is my very favorite snack that fills me up so well and keeps me going for hours.  I used to hate yogurt so much, it made me gag and I just detested eating it.  But then I discovered GREEK YOGURT!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Greek yogurt with fruit, granola and on special occasions honey!! This has become my best go to snack when I’m hungry and  its not quite dinner time.  This easy parfait is super easy to make and sooo fast (less than 2 minutes tops)! 

So this holiday season create a simple, beautiful, delish snack instead of gorging yourself with holiday cookies! :)

granola

This parfait included: Greek yogurt, orange slices, pomegranate seeds and homemade granola.

Granola:

Adapted from various recipes on the internet

2 Cups rolled oats

1/4 Cup shredded coconut (you could also add nuts of your choice or dried fruit)

1 T honey

1 T maple syrup

2 T canola oil (or vegetable oil)

1 T brown sugar

1 t almond extract

1 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300*. Mix all ingredients well. Spread onto a well greased pan and bake for 17-20 minutes. Make sure to stir your granola half-way through the cooking time. Keep a close eye on it towards the end, due to burning easily.

Store in air tight container for 1.5 weeks.

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