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The word ‘parfait’ always reminds me of my good friend Michael. There’s a quote from the first Shrek movie about parfaits that we used to think was so funny; so naturally, we quoted it all the time (Michael does a really good ‘Donkey’ impression).

Anyway, hubby and I have started running every evening, getting healthy, etc; so naturally, we’ve altered our diet a little (chocolate chip cookies stay, though. There will never be a world in which I exist without chocolate chip cookies. Never.). We’ve been eating a lot of plain non-fat yogurt sweetened with honey in place of desserts, which is great; especially with some fresh fruit mixed in. So of course I was excited when I received a box of the new Special K Granola to try out and review. And what better treat to make with granola than parfaits!

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A little yogurt/honey mixture, a little granola, some blueberries and bananas and presto! – delicious parfaits (I could’ve stacked each layer neatly in a pretty glass like real parfaits, but this was much easier)! The crunch of the granola is great mixed with the soft fruit and sweet yogurt- a great dessert, breakfast or snack.  I also received a box of Special K fruit crisps, which honestly, I didn’t really like, so I just won’t go there. But the granola really is good – it would be great in Dorie Greenspan’s Granola Grabbers, which are some of my favorite cookies.

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Next time you need a healthy dessert or breakfast, try one of these parfaits – they really are satisfying and delicious! I won’t post a recipe, because really, you don’t need a recipe, you just pile stuff in a bowl and go wild. Enjoy!

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  1. I’ve been rocking this for dessert lately too!! Tricks your tastebuds into thinking: ice cream :)

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    Comment by Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — February 1, 2010 @ 11:05 AM

  2. YUM!

    I make a yogurt dressing to go over fresh fruit that has vanilla yogurt, honey, and cinnamon in it-it’s delicious!

    I haven’t tried those granola grabbers yet, I don’t think I was a member of TWD when that recipe rolled around.

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    amy Reply:

    Anne: It is definitely a great alternative to an ice cream sundae! I guess adding hot fudge would sort of defeat the purpose, huh? ;-)

    Jennifer: That sounds delicious!! I’m totally going to add cinnamon next time!

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    Comment by Jennifer — February 1, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

  3. You have some of my favorite ingredients in there!! Great pics!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    Comment by Amanda — February 1, 2010 @ 4:36 PM

  4. I was thinking you should try your hand at making your own granola! I know you can do it and I am also sure that it would look and taste fabulous! Let me know if you try it out. I would love to see how it turns out for you. Walter and I have made some before and it was yummy! Miss you girl!

    Tabitha

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    amy Reply:

    Hey Tabitha! Actually, I make my own granola a lot – my favorite recipe is Ina Garten’s; it’s so good and easy! Thanks for your sweet comment!

    -Amy

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    Comment by Tabitha — February 1, 2010 @ 7:20 PM

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