Fruit Parfait


Fruit Parfait 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 4 cups plain Greek yogurt of your choice
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup of cinnamon roasted walnuts, chopped
  • Canola oil to grease pan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Dab a paper towel in vegetable oil and wipe a cookie sheet to grease pan.

Beat egg white and honey together. Mix cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together in a small bowl. Combine with egg mixture. Fold walnuts into the mixture to coat and spread out on greased pan.

Bake until coating on nuts is crusty, about 1 hour. Cool nuts completely. Separate out 1 cup of walnuts for the parfait recipe and save the rest in an air tight sealed container to use in your oatmeal, on salads, or as a snack.

Use one cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup each of bananas and strawberries, and 1/4 cup of walnuts to assemble one parfait. Alternate layers of walnuts and fruit with yogurt.

Yield:

Walnut recipe: 16 1/4-cup servings
Parfait recipe: 4 servings

Source:

Christina Manian is a nutrition volunteer at Dana-Farber and a student in the dietetics program at Boston University. Christina has a passion for cooking and believes that nutritious cooking can be a great aid in cancer treatment.


 
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  • Nutrition Tip

    High in omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts contain a healthy fat with anti-inflammatory properties.

    Walnuts are also a good source of copper which is an important mineral for supporting the immune system and wound healing.

    Yogurt is high in probiotics that can be beneficial for digestive health and Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. This parfait can be a healthy and delicious breakfast or anytime snack.

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