Whole Grain Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Farro is an ancient grain that dates back to Rome. It tastes similar to brown rice, only with a nuttier flavor and pleasantly chewier texture. And it has a nice amount of protein, with 14 grams per 1/2 cup uncooked. It also provides other nutrients like vitamins A and E, iron, and magnesium.
- 1/2 cup dried quick-cooking farro
- 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup jam of choice or honey (optional)
- 2 cups berries of choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
- 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- Boil the quick cooking farro for 10 minutes, then drain. Once cooked, let the grains cool completely or place in a colander and rinse with cold water until they have cooled completely.
- In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt and jam or honey (if using) and mix well.
- To assemble the parfaits, layer the grains, yogurt, fruit, and nuts in a jar or bowl (3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup cooked grains, and 1 cup fruit per parfait) - you can make as few or as many layers as you want or just mix everything together.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
- Recipe provided by Amber Ketchum of Homemade Nutrition.
Per serving: 471 kcal cal., 14 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 63 mg sodium, 11 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 30 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet