Homemade Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. #StonyfieldBlogger

Homemade Fruit & Yogurt Parfait #StonyfieldBlogger

If you’ve been following my Instagram account, then you may have noticed that we’re trying to get healthier in the House of K home. We’ve really been trying to do more of the whole “clean eating” thing. I’ve found some really yummy treats and I’ve discovered that clean eating doesn’t mean feeling deprived. I will admit though, the holidays does make it hard. I’m a sucker for pumpkin pie and holiday cookies. But even pumpkin pie and cookies can be made using a “clean” recipe, and they’d probably taste even better!

On my my journey with clean eating and getting health I’ve (re)discovered yogurt. But not the flavored, sugar laden yogurt, I’m talking plain yogurt. Yuck. Right? No! I have found many ways to make plain yogurt taste yummy. Adding peanut butter and cinnamon, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, and recently making my own fruit and yogurt parfait.

When Nature’s Path sent me a box of their Pumpkin Flax Granola and Qi’a Superfood Cereal, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it! I was going to recreate a fruit and yogurt parfait that I would get almost daily when M was in the hospital. But this time, I’d know what ingredients were going to be included in the parfait. Oh, and yes, you read that correctly PUMPKIN granola!! Perfect for this time of the year when everything is pumpkin. My favorite!!

Here’s my (super easy) fruit and yogurt parfait recipe, are you ready? It’s really easy!

Ingredients:

Stonyfield Plain Yogurt (Greek or regular, it’s up to you)
Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood Cereal
Mandarin Oranges

Put some plain yogurt into the bottom of your bowl (goblets of course make everything more fun), add some granola and qi’a, then top with mandarin oranges. Dig in!

I love using the Nature’s Path granola and cereal because the Pumpkin Flax Granola is delicious and crunchy blend of oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and molasses. The Qi’a Superfood Cereal (pronounced “key–ah”) is a gluten free Superfood Cereal that combines Chia seeds, Hemp and Buckwheat and is full of Plant-based Protein, Fiber & ALA Omegas. And, of course, all of Nature’s Path products are certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Okay, so is that not the easiest recipe you’ve ever seen? The crunch of the granola and the added flavor of the qi’a cereal makes this treat taste like it’s not healthy. And, granted, granola isn’t technically “clean,” it’s still a rather healthy snack and Nature’s Path compared to other brands is straightforward without all that “unclean” stuff in the ingredients. Not to mention, it’s so yummy, even the cat (or dog, or kids, or hubby) will get in on this treat – note the kitty photo bomb. I had pictures without the cat, I thought he added a nice touch. 😉

Help me in my clean eating journey and comment below with your favorite healthy snack!

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