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Hungry Girl Today: 11.17.11
Parfait time! Parfait is French for "perfect," and we think these recipes live up to that expectation! One is dessert-like and the other is breakfast-inspired, but either one can be enjoyed at any time of day. Dig in!
Caramel Apple Parfait
Entire recipe: 250 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 176mg sodium, 49g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 34g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*
SmartPoints® value 9*
No joke, people. One spoonful and you'll think to yourself, "Yup, this tastes like a caramel apple." SO GOOD!
1 tbsp. fat-free or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti)
1 cup chopped Fuji apple (about 1 apple)
6 oz. (about 3/4 cup) fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 tsp. chopped peanuts, divided
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine caramel dip with 1 tsp. water. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until hot. Mix until smooth.
Add chopped apple to the bowl with caramel mixture and toss to coat.
To assemble, place half of the apple mixture in a parfait glass (or any glass). Top with all of the yogurt, followed by 1 tsp. peanuts.
Top with remaining apple mixture, sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. peanuts, and dig in!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Deconstructed Sausage McMuffin Parfait
Entire recipe: 265 calories, 4.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 924mg sodium, 27g carbs, 6g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 29g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
SmartPoints® value 5*
If you want to enjoy fast-food flavor in the morning, consuming this parfait is slightly more refined than inhaling a McDonald's b-fast sandwich. PLUS, our tasty creation has a lot less fat and fewer calories!
1 frozen meatless or turkey sausage patty with 80 calories or less (like the kind by MorningStar Farms or Jimmy Dean)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 light English muffin
1 slice fat-free American cheese
Spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add sausage patty and microwave for 1 minute, or until hot. Remove patty from the mug and set aside.
If needed, rinse and dry mug. Re-spray mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute. Lightly stir, and then microwave for 45 - 60 seconds, until just cooked through. Use a fork to break cooked egg substitute into bite-sized pieces inside the mug. Set aside.
Meanwhile, toast English muffin. Tear muffin into pieces, and set aside. Crumble or roughly chop sausage patty, and set aside as well.
To assemble your parfait, place one-third of the English muffin pieces in a parfait glass (or any glass), and top with half of the egg pieces. Add half of the cheese slice, tearing it into pieces as you add it. Add half of the sausage pieces, followed by another third of the muffin pieces.
Add remaining egg pieces to the glass, followed by the remaining half of the cheese slice, tearing it into pieces as you add it. Top with remaining sausage pieces, followed by remaining muffin pieces. Dig in!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Perfectly Plentiful Parfait Roundup
Oh, the layers... SO MANY LAYERS!
Berry 'Nana Oatmeal Parfait, Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Parfait, and Cinn-a-nilla Apple Oatmeal Parfait - If you've never tried oatmeal in parfait form, here are three good reasons why you should.
PB&J Yogurt Parfait - The flavor of a classic sandwich with no bread in sight -- grab a spoon!
Big Black-and-White Berry Parfait and Dessert Island Parfait - Two very dessert-y treats, layered with fun. That's fun on top of fun on top of fun.
Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Parfaits - A savory parfait? Heck, yes! Your mashed potatoes may never be the same...
Very Berry Dreamboat Parfaits - If you want to impress a special someone, this decadent dessert recipe will do the trick.
Banana-choco-rama Oatmeal Parfait, Peaches 'n Cream Oatmeal Parfait, and Magical Maui Oatmeal Parfait - Because we can't get enough oatmeal parfaits, here are three more!
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Would you look at that? It's Homemade Bread Day, November 17th! We can't think of a better day to make our Perfect Pumpkin Bread... aside from National Make-Hungry-Girl's-Perfect-Pumpkin-Bread-Today Day (which does not exist).