While you could use a variety of ingredients as the grain base of your parfait, have you considered a quinoa parfait? We know it seems unconventional but stay with us. This Berry Quinoa Parfait makes perfect sense when you think about it. The nuttiness of quinoa pairs nicely with almost any fruit or berry. Which is a great reason to hit your local farmer’s market and grab whatever fruits and berries are currently on offer.
21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese created this recipe as a low sugar, high fiber alternative to store-bought parfaits and they should be proud because the improvements are significant. This recipe boasts 4x fiber, 50% more protein, and 30% less sugar than that “hand made” parfait you’ll get from a certain coffee establishment that shall not be named.
For those of us following the 21 Day Fix healthy meal plan, we can customize this recipe with pretty much any kind of fruit as long as it fits into our purple container. Peaches, pears, sliced apples, blackberries come to mind as potential parfait participants. Alliteration notwithstanding, this quinoa parfait is a quick and easy recipe for a light breakfast or an after school snack. With a little Greek yogurt, raw honey, and cooked quinoa to go with whatever fruit you choose, this Quinoa Parfait will quickly become a family favorite.
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