Yogurt is one of my favorite snacks! It’s delicious. Not only that, it’s great for you…that is, as long as you aren’t eating the sugar laden versions with little to no nutrition in them. Stick to organic, plain, unsweetened yogurt with live active cultures, and you are eating a powerhouse of nutrition (My favorite is Stonyfield organic plain Greek yogurt – yum)! Some health benefits of yogurt are as follows.
- Aids digestion
- Lowers cholesterol
- Boosts the immune system
- Prevents colon cancer
- Supports oral health
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Helps fight candida
- Prevents high blood pressure
- Great source of probiotics
If the taste of plain yogurt is less than desirable to you, then you can add things to it to make it nice and tasty! This apple walnut parfait is SO good! It is one of my favorite things to eat, and I have it about 3-4 times per week…I could honestly eat it all day everyday, because it’s so delicious!
APPLE WALNUT PARFAIT
- 1 cup organic plain unsweetened yogurt with live and active cultures
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 small green apple, cored and chopped
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. alcohol free vanilla (optional)
- Pinch of stevia (optional)
1.) If you wish to sweeten your yogurt a bit with the vanilla and stevia, Add the yogurt, vanilla, and stevia to a small bowl and stir to mix together.
2.) In a cup, place one layer of 1/2 of the yogurt followed by a layer 1/2 of the apples and 1/2 of the walnuts. Repeat this with the rest of the yogurt apples and walnuts.
Super easy and healthy, this can serve as an afternoon snack, or a tasty breakfast! Enjoy! 🙂