Strawberry, yogurt, and granola parfait

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Strawberry, yogurt, and granola parfait

Try this recipe for a low fat, tasty, quick, no cooking needed, kids can make this, perfect for a Fourth of July barbecue dessert.

The only hard part is bargaining with your family about what kind of yogurt to use. I like non-fat vanilla and others like plain Greek yogurt. You can work it out.

Servings: 6


  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup “fruit only” strawberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat or nonfat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat granola of choice
  • Handful of blueberries (Optional)


  1. Hull the strawberries and save 6 of them. Puree the rest along with the preserves in a food processor or blender.
  2. Fill up parfait glasses or any kind of glass that holds about 12 ounces. Start with 2 tablespoons of yogurt, then 2 tablespoons of granola, followed by 2 tablespoons of pureed strawberries. Repeat.
  3. Use less per layer and smaller glasses to feed more people fewer calories.
  4. Top with blueberries a strawberry.
  5. Chill before serving.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 222
  • Total fat: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 49 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Sodium: 94 mg
  • Protein: 5 g