Monday, October 20, 2008

A Favorite Breakfast...Muesli

This is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast...or even lunch!  Whenever I eat it, I think, "Yum, this is delicious!"  So, I decided to blog about it. :)

I got this recipe from Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger, on Food Network.  In the episode, she uses the muesli as a base for parfaits with fruit and nuts.  It is delish!  I usually don't keep the kitchen stocked with nuts...so I just eat the muesli with whatever fruit I have on hand.  The recipe is really easy to throw together and I always have the ingredients on hand.  It makes four servings, so I portion them out for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast during the week.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients.

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Pre-fruit.

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Post fruit and ready to eat.

Muesli Parfaits

by Ellie Krieger, Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted walnuts
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen (strawberries sliced)

Directions

  1. Toast the nuts in a dry skillet over a medium-high heat until golden and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Chop them coarsely then set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, milk, honey, oats, and vanilla.
  3. Divide the oat mixture evenly among 4 small dishes or parfait glasses. Top each with a half cup of berries, then 2 tablespoons of nuts.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

Per Serving (serving size 3/4 cup muesli, 1/2 cup berries, 2 tablespoons nuts)

Calories 300; Total Fat 11 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 3.5 g, Poly Fat 4.5 g) ; Protein 12 g; Carb 40 g; Fiber 6 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 75 mg

Excellent source of: Protein, Fiber, Vitamin C, Calcium, Manganese

Good source of: Riboflavin, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Babe,
This sounds really good. I will have to give it a try.
Love ya,
Mom

Reeni said...

This looks great! I love Ellie Krieger's recipes. She makes great, healthy desserts and really delicious food.

Emiline said...

Sounds delicious and very healthy!