Sunday, December 01, 2013
This thanksgiving was extra special for me.. I have dropped nearly 60 pounds BEFORE the holidays, and I didn't splurge like I usually do on Thanksgiving.. in the past I could easily put away not one.. put TWO pies myself.. a huge plate of sides, and another huge plate of turkey, chicken, italian sausage and more.
Nope.. I was prepared. I made some of these ahead of time to curb my cravings and fill my belly up with good protein, fiber and a touch of sweetness (fruit) that really satisfied me.
My pumpkin, greek yogurt and mixed berry parfaits (its even better with fresh cranberry sauce!)
These were so delicious that I didn't have a single slice of pie.. no lie!
I sweetened the pumpkin puree with a ripened banana, the greek yogurt is fine without sugar but if you want you can add 1tbs of organic raw honey to 2 cups of yogurt with the deliciousness of one vanilla bean. The fruit doesn't need anything.. but if you get the frozen kind make sure to to let it thaw and drain.
I used mason jars and prepped these the night before to allow the flavors to come together.
I have to say.. I prefer having one of these than a slice of pie!