Do you ever peek in other people’s baskets at the grocery store? It’s probably a little voyeuristic, but I totally do. I just find it fascinating what people buy. I notice the folks who buy a ton of frozen meals and the ones who stock up on meats. I notice the ones with tons of snacks, and the ones with just fresh foods. And then there are those who buy like two bananas, a gallon of milk and chips — and then I wonder if that’s dinner.
If you were to check out my grocery cart, you’d think I love yogurt. Like totally adore it. On any given week, I buy at least three varieties of yogurt — Greek fruit on the bottom yogurts for my husband, those little yogurts with cookie crumbles to stir in for Will and yogurt drinks for both Will and Paige. Sometimes there is even more yogurt since Paige adores yogurt too. Sometimes I eat some of the ones with the mix-ins too, but more often I leave the yogurts to everyone else.
But with the new year here, I’ve decided to give Greek yogurt another try. In the past, it just didn’t appeal to me with its thicker texture and tang. But things change. We grow, adapt, live and learn … and guess what? When I decided to use Greek yogurt in the parfait I have been thinking about for days … I really liked it. The whole dish is just delightful … like a chocolate covered strawberry and strawberries and cream all wrapped up into a single guilt free package.
And hey, if I can add a little healthy decadence to breakfast, it’s totally worth it.
You start with a container of Greek yogurt (I used Oikos Vanilla Yogurt from Stonyfield Farms), some strawberries and chopped dark chocolate. That’s it.
Chop up the strawberries. They should be bite size. Also, chop the chocolate. Then you just layer it up. That’s it. Ready to enjoy.
Then you just layer it up. That’s it. Ready to enjoy.
Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait
1 single serving container vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1 oz dark chocolate, chopped
Stir the Greek yogurt vigorously. Spoon half of it into a parfait glass and top with half of the strawberries and half of the dark chocolate. Top with the remaining half of the yogurt, strawberries and chocolate. Enjoy immediately.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.