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Chocolate Berry Parfait January 15, 2015

Jamie says: I love productive and fun-filled days! It’s that awesome feeling of accomplishment combined with fun that is the hallmark of a great one. I made this Chocolate Berry Parfait this weekend on one of those days I felt like an Energizer Bunny…a 2-part workout, 4 loads of laundry, dishwasher emptied, bills paid, groceries purchased, paper work submitted, awesome phone calls with family and friends, a birthday party… all in one-day. I was ready for this killer parfait…

Chocolate Berry Parfait

Chocolate Berry Parfait

The colors are naturally vibrant; the taste, sweet; and the texture, smooth.

A cup of goodness

A cup of goodness

Parfaits make me think of TCBY and the movie Shrek (onions have layers and so do parfaits).

Layering isn't only for the winter...

Layering isn’t only for the winter…

Dig in. It’s ready in a minute.

Just waiting for a spoon...

Just waiting for a spoon…

Chocolate Berry Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 4 strawberries
  • 8 blackberries
  • 4 oz cup of 2% live active cottage cheese (Breakstone’s)
  • 12 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate premium baking chips (Ghirardelli)

Directions:

  1. Wash berries. Slice strawberries.
  2. Place 2 oz (1/2 of portioned cup) of cottage cheese in a bowl. Top with half the strawberry slices, blackberries, and chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop the remaining cottage cheese on top. Add the remaining berries and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Blur the lines a little sometimes between a dessert and a snack to prevent over-indulging. Use a few dark chocolate chocolate chips to make a healthy snack turn into a dessert.
 

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait January 7, 2014

Jamie says: I was on a roll cooking this weekend. I made about five recipes, including this delicious and oh-so-easy Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait.

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

All I’m seeing right now is orange and blue, orange and blue. I am forever a University of Florida Gator.

Alternating layers of textured creaminess and citrus sweetness

Alternating layers of textured creaminess and citrus sweetness

Four ingredients. Ready in no time.

Parfaits aren't only for yogurt...

Parfaits aren’t only for yogurt…

Cinnamon-Sugar Tangerine Parfait

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Peel skin off tangerine and discard. Peel tangerine in half (along the lines of the segments). Laying each half flat on a cutting board, use a knife to cut strips in the opposite direction as the segment lines, creating bite-size pieces. Place pieces in a small bowl. Top with cinnamon and sugar. Stir to mix well.
  2. In a serving bowl, layer tangerine segments and cottage cheese by alternating spoonfuls from the cottage cheese tub and the tangerine bowl to create a parfait (e.g. tangerines, cottage cheese, tangerines, cottage cheese, tangerines). Serve cold. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Cottage cheese and fruit make a great snack option. The protein in cottage cheese provides fullness and the carbohydrates in fruit give you energy. To reduce the saturated fat (which is the type of fat that when consumed in excess is not good for your cholesterol or heart), you can reduce fat content by choosing fat free or 1% (or 2% if you’re currently considering full fat varieties).