Healthy food can taste great! Like this easy Weight Watchers Yogurt Parfait Recipe that is only 4 points plus! Great for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!
I was given a free one-month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. Especially concerning the Weight Watchers Yogurt Parfait Recipe. Yum!
This Weight Watchers Yogurt Parfait recipe originally published January 20, 2014. It has been updated for your convenience.
When people think about changing their diet to become healthier, they often don’t think of food that tastes great. Normally they think of bland foods, full of vegetables, and blah meals.
But being healthy doesn’t have to taste boring! You can easily create a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack, or even dessert!
Many have raved about the great flavor of our Weight Watchers Chicken Parmesan recipe. A great balanced dinner for those looking to be healthier.
But right now, I want to tell you about a simple Breakfast and snack option, the Weight Watchers Yogurt Parfait!
Creating a healthy Weight Watchers Yogurt Parfait
The Weight Watchers, Simple Start app gives an option for a Yogurt Sundae. This is fat-free plain Greek yogurt with strawberries and shredded wheat. It looked so amazing I had to give it a try.
But I do it a little differently. I begin with fat-free vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries, and sliced strawberries. This version is actually in the snacks of the Simple Start app. Pretty cool right? It can double as a snack, breakfast, or even a dessert, depending on what you pair with it.
But I don’t stop there. I add some crumbled sugar-free shredded wheat. This is a brilliant idea from Weight Watchers! It adds in that desirable crunch. But unlike adding in granola; you aren’t adding extra sugar or fat. Just extra fiber!
If you prefer, you could also use Ezekial cereals on top. Another great high fiber option with a crunch without adding sugar. And we all know fiber is important when you don’t want to be starving in just an hour.
Oh, but what if you are having a sweet craving? I don’t know why, but mornings and late nights are when I have my worst sugar cravings. Odd for the mornings right? So how do you combat an early morning sweet treat craving?
Well, the Weight Watchers Simple Start app lets us know that you can have 7 Points Plus values per day of indulgences. My favorite indulges is the dark chocolate! 1 oz dark chocolate is worth 4 Points Plus.
So a great way to curb my sweet treat cravings in the morning is to add a little Dark chocolate indulgence to my weight watchers yogurt parfait. I add 0.5 oz dark chocolate chips to sweeten up my breakfast yogurt parfait. This way I can keep the other half ounce for later in the day, and save my last 3 points plus of indulgences for my late night snack or treat. It’s just what works best for me.
- 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup sliced Strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 12.5 grams sugar free Shredded Wheat
- 0.5 oz Dark chocolate chips (optional) (add 2 points plus for this)
- Place yogurt in cut
- Top with fruit and Shredded Wheat
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips (optional)
If you are thinking about signing up for Simple Start or Weight Watchers plan; I say go for it! Take advantage of the recipes they offer until you get comfortable calculating your own points. Use the food tracking apps. I am usually really bad at tracking my food. But I know that would help me be more accountable. So I definitely recommend that.
Mostly if you are looking to trade in a tired, feeling old, no energy, and grumpy you for a healthier, happier, more energetic you; the Weight Watchers Simple Start app is perfect! The Weight Watchers plan is brilliantly designed with great tasting food to help you change how you cook and feed your entire family.
Plus the Simple Start app truly does give you a simple start. Check out the Weight Watchers Simple Start app to see what is in store!
Also, check out our Sensational Chicken Carbonara Recipe with Weight Watchers alteration!
Or if you need another great Breakfast idea, check out our Weight Watchers Apple Fritters Pancakes.