The 5 Point Parfait

Viviana's Kitchen

A little over a week ago, I went grocery shopping at Meijer (a local Michigan magical place that’s open 24/7 and caters to pretty much all my needs) and found bags of granola among their homemade parfaits and I thought ┬áto myself, you know, for $1.99, I can make more parfaits for less money than they’re selling them to me. So I bought a bag. Later I found out they had bags of granola because it was extra from making their parfaits, but alas.

Anyway, together with Dannon Light & Fit yogurt (2 points on Weight Watchers) and various berries, in this case strawberries and blueberries, I was able to make my own parfait and still feel good about my snack choices. The granola is just 3 points for 3 tablespoons on WW.

Here’s the recipe and directions:

The 5 Point Parfait

1 Dannon Light & Fit yogurt serving, any flavor (some kind of berry is probably best)
3 tbsp granola
1 handful of blueberries
3 (approx) large strawberries

1. Empty out your yogurt in a bowl or as a jar if you’re fancy like I was (I took mine to work!)
2. Pour 3 tbsps of granola over your yogurt.
3. Add your washed blueberries and chopped strawberries.

P.S. If you’re not a fan of crunchy granola parfaits, smooshing the granola between the yogurt and fruit will cause it to get softer in a few hours. And if you’re not a fan of soft granola, then top off your fruits with the granola instead!


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Late Summer, Early Fall

Floral & Nature, Viviana's Kitchen

Summer is my favorite season. It always has been. It hosts my birthday, and it’s generally so hot that I complain and wish for winter and then mentally slap myself for uttering such blasphemous words. However, despite making me exceptionally happy, summer also makes me a little sad – usually in the pool while I’m swimming and pondering life’s big questions – because it’s like the seasons’ last big hoorah of the year. Everything is in full bloom and going strong and then it starts to slowly die around August.

About two weeks ago I took some pictures of dying plants around my house and while they make me a little sad, I also think they’re quite beautiful.






Also about two weeks ago, I discovered that Sur La Table had opened up shop at Somerset. I was pretty ecstatic. I found a jar of “mulling spice” on clearance and bought it. I had high expectations for this baby, but sadly it did not live up. The taste was rather bland. Perhaps I need to stick even more of it in the boiling water next time…however, it does make a nice photo.



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