Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July!

{{One of my favorite things about the 4th of July besides hanging out with my family is eating-lots of dessert!}}
...and all of the festive decorations on the dessert table!!

I also love a good baseball game on 4th of July weekend! 
You all know I love cupcakes, so I thought that I would share another favorite, healthier treat with you!
Red, White, & Blue Parfait
Recipe & photos courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine


  • 1  8-ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4  teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2  of an 8-ounce container frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 3  cups fresh raspberries and/or cut-up fresh strawberries
  • 3  cups fresh blueberries


1. In a large bowl, stir together yogurt and almond extract or vanilla. Fold in whipped topping.
2. To serve, in six 12-ounce glasses or dessert dishes, alternate layers of the berries with layers of the yogurt mixture. Makes 6 servings.
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare parfaits as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 1 hour.

nutrition facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6 servings
  • Calories 129, 
  • Total Fat (g) 3, 
  • Saturated Fat (g) 2,
  • Cholesterol (mg) 2, 
  • Sodium (mg) 26, 
  • Carbohydrate (g) 21, 
  • Fiber (g) 8, 
  • Protein (g) 3,
  • Vitamin A (DV%) 0, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%) 0, 
  • Calcium (DV%) 0, 
  • Iron (DV%) 0, 
  • Fruit (d.e.) 1,
  • Other Carbohydrates (d.e.) .5, 
  • Fat (d.e.) .5, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Luv & smiles,

10 thoughts:

Kristie said...

Hi sweetie! Happy 4th of July to you and Dave!!! Love ya!

kate funk said...

Yum! Happy 4TH! My birthday was awesome, thanks for asking. SO did you end up moving to Philly? Where?

Annie said...

Happy 4th of July! That parfait looks so yummy.

Kayla said...

Happy 4th. You successfully made me hungry.

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Hello*Pretty said...

Happy 4th Gina!! :) That parfait looks right up my alley.. although I'll probably pig out today. Have a wonderful day!! xo- karrie

WendyB said...

MrB and I always say the donkey's line from the first Shrek: "Everyone likes parfait!"

kirstyb said...

hope you had a fabulous day xxxx

Josie said...

The cupcakes look amazing but it's hard to resist this gorgeous, light parfait!
xo Josie

Amanda said...

Hope you had a great day! I love fruit parfaits like that... though I usually throw in some angel food cake... thereby making it less healthy, LOL

Robyn said...

Mmmmm dessert. I crave apple pie like it is my job on the 4th.

Also, can I just say that I have missed your blogging face this week. It is good to be home and back in the blogosphere.

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