Looking for a nutritious, fun and flavorful way to start your morning, a beautiful and cool dessert, or evening snack? Give this Honey Pecan Yogurt Berry Parfait a try.
Perfect for summer or anytime, really, it incorporates pecans, which are complex whole foods, packed with multiple health-promoting nutrients, as well as bioactive chemicals. Sounds like science, and you’re right. The science of food and how it interacts with, and supports, your nutrition.
You might think pecans are nuts, but they’re technically drupes. That would be a fruit with a single stone, or pit, surrounded by a husk.
You can learn about the health benefits of pecans and how they’re grown, by visiting the American Pecan Council. They’ve provided this recipe for a Honey Pecan Yogurt Berry Parfait, as well as several others that we’ll feature throughout the summer.
- 16 ounces plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh berries
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Spoon 4 ounces of yogurt into the bottom of a wide glass or small bowl. Top with 1/4 cup of berries, 2 tablespoons of pecan pieces, and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoon of honey. Top with 4 more ounces of yogurt, 1/4 cup berries, 2 tablespoons pecan pieces, and 1 tablespoon honey.
- 2 Repeat steps for second parfait with remaining ingredients.
- 3 Serve immediately.