Parfaits make for a great breakfast or dessert during the summer months. They're easy. They're tasty. And you have virtually endless possibilities with flavor options! Plus, they don't heat up your kitchen. ... Something which is often a deal breaker for me once we start getting into 100+ days.
Can you tell that I'm already dreading July and August? Ugh.
This particular parfait could go either way. Breakfast or dessert. It's refreshing and filling enough to last you through the morning, and yet is just 'naughty' enough to pass for a dessert.
And by naughty, of course I mean it only seems that way.
I've given the greek yogurt here a bit of an upgrade by adding a wedge of laughing cow cream cheese spread to it, giving it that cheesecake flavor while remaining guiltless. And since it's cherry season, I took advantage and used fresh cherries rather than anything out of a can. Good. Stuff.
As you can see, this is a pretty decently sized parfait. It filled my parfait glass perfectly, so just know that you're getting quite a bit for the calorie count.
If you're wanting to serve this as an even lighter dessert, you could easily half each serving as listed below!
Skinny Cherry Cheesecake Parfait
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Parfait • Calories: 313.7 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 44.2 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Protein: 19.6 g • Sugar: 21.3 g • Sodium: 270 mg
6 Oz. Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Wedge Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread
10 Fresh Cherries, Pitted & Quartered
1 Square (1/2 Sheet) Reduced Fat Graham Crackers, Crumbled
2 Tbsp. Low Fat Cinnamon Granola
Combine the greek yogurt and cream cheese together.
I find this works better when the wedge of cream cheese is softened slightly.
Separately, mix the graham crackers and granola together.
Layer all of the ingredients together and serve right way.