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Monday, May 5, 2014

Greek Yogurt Cookie Batter Parfaits


Hello my Wonderful Readers! 
 This weekend just flew by didn't it?
I had too many projects and events going on 
that I didn't get enjoy my weekend. 
And now here were are Monday again. 

I'm fine with it being Monday though because, 
its time for our Monday Guest blogger! 
Please Welcome 
Amanda from 








Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here today guest posting! The recipe I am going to share with you is quick, super healthy, and tastes delicious. I find myself eating it as a snack almost everyday! For more healthy recipes, easy crafts, and fun DIY please check out my blog at Old House to New Home


 I go through breakfast phases where I find something I love and then eat it everyday for weeks. I was on a wheat bagel with cinnamon butter kick, but I was looking to decrease my morning carbs and increase my dairy intake. 


See, I have a serious problem with milk. I hate it. I haven't drank a glass of milk since I was a baby, and I don't think I ever will again. I do my best to eat cheese and broccoli, and other foods full of calcium, but as I get older, I get worried that it isn't enough.

 I slowly began incorporating yogurt into my diet, and while I like it, it just wasn't something that I got real excited about eating, until I discovered these parfaits! I love these. They are filling, delicious, and healthy. While these don't truly taste like cookies, they have all my favorite cookie ingredients, chocolate chips, oatmeal, and peanut butter. 

This is definitely my new favorite breakfast, but it also makes a great snack in between lunch and dinner. This is easily adjustable to your own tastes, so play around with the flavors until you find something you love!


I have tried this two ways. I prefer the taste of the first recipe I am going to post, but the second is healthier and has much less sugar. If you haven't tried PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter yet, I recommend it! It is great for adding the flavor of peanut butter, but not the fat. It is great in smoothies, too!



Greek Yogurt Cookie Batter Parfaits


Recipe 1:

Ingredients:
3/4 cup or 6 oz. Fat Free Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. quick oats
1 tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, such as Jiff Whips
a big dash of cinnamon


Recipe 2:
Ingredients:
3/4 cup or 6 oz. Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp. agave nectar or honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. quick oats
1 tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter or PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
a big dash of cinnamon


For either recipe, measure out your yogurt and then add in all the ingredients. Stir well. Freeze for 15 minutes, which gives the parfait time to stiffen and allows the oatmeal to soak up some of the yogurt. Don't skip the freeze time. This makes the parfait have a great texture!



Enjoy!!



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Thank You Amanda, for Guest Blogging today.
 This parfait, looks amazing! I can't wait to make it!

Thanks again Amanda, 
and thank you all for tuning in today! 
Until next time...
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10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me!!!

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  2. This looks incredible!! Found your recipe at Make it Pretty Monday. I am one of the hostesses of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1g5mVQa
    Lori

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  3. looks and sounds yummy! I don't care for milk either but like yogurt :)

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  4. Mmm, this looks yummy! I have to eat a lot of yogurt and cheese to make up for the fact that I don't like milk, either. Pinning this to try soon!

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  5. I love greek yogurt, it's so healthy and delicious! What a great idea to use it in a parfait. I could go for one of these right now. Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings.

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  6. I love parfaits too! And I have never heard of powdered peanut butter!!!! My husband might like it for his recovery shake after a work out.

    Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

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  7. this looks so yummy and unique - pinning for later :) xo, jess
    www.dreamingofleaving.com

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  8. This looks and sounds fabulous! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up to Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  9. This looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. How yummy! Thanks for sharing at CAL link party :)

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