Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait with Oatmeal, Chia Seeds & Almonds

This healthy and delicious yogurt parfait can be easily made in about 5 minutes. It can be eaten as a quick snack or morning breakfast. This parfait dish is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, fat, protein, and dietary fiber. Each serving will meet about 23% (1/2 cup) of daily fruit and 17% (.5 cup) of the daily dairy requirement of MyPlate.

How to assemble this super healthy banana berry yogurt parfait:

Mix plain yogurt and activia in a small bowl. Peel the banana and cut it into round bite-size slices. Add banana into yogurt mix, add oatmeal and chia seeds. Top with blueberries and almonds. Enjoy and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!

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NutriPledge Food Rating of this yogurt Parfait recipe:

This yogurt parfait recipe is rated as a Yellow Dot, Heathy Balance food in our food rating system (Food Coach) due to the following healthy qualities.

  • Moderate in calories per serving
  • A healthy balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and dietary fiber
  • Contain zero trans fat.
  • No added sugars
  • Low in sodium
  • Great source of calcium
  • Great source of potassium
  • No food additives, artificial flavor, or color
  • Good source of prebiotics and probiotics (Gut Healthy )

Therapeutic Health Benefits of this yogurt parfait recipe:

This healthy dish is a great balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and dietary fiber. Each serving will meet about 23% (1/2 cup) of daily fruit and 17% (.5 cup) of My Plate’s daily dairy requirement. It is a great source of calcium (22% DV), Manganese (20% DV), and good source of potassium (13%). Calcium is an essential mineral for bone health. Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve signals. A high potassium diet may help reduce blood pressure and water retention. Chia seeds and oats add beneficial prebiotics (fiber) and many other health-promoting nutrients.

Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation:

This parfait can be a healthy part of your daily diet. Yogurts are a good source of probiotics with gut-healthy bacterias. This dish will help promote gut health and other health benefits like bone health, weight management, and healthy blood sugars if consumed as an overall part of a healthy diet.

Note: Look for yogurts with lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains to promote gut health. These healthy bacteria strains are associated with a lower risk of ulcerative colitis disease, celiac disease and may also help with metabolic disorder-related obesity.

Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the diet plan that is right for you!