Protein Power Breakfast Parfait
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
As you'll find with most of my recipes, there's a lot of flexibility. For example, if you're not a fan of cottage cheese, use Greek yogurt instead. Any fruit will do and when it comes to the nuts, you can substitute with almonds or pecans. I used Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal, but again, use whatever makes your taste buds happy.
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese + 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 6 tablespoons (1/3 cup) high-protein, whole grain breakfast cereal, divided
  • ½ cup mixed fruit (we used blueberries, raspberries, and quartered grapes), divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts, divided
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey
  1. Place ¼ cup of the cottage cheese in the bottom of a pretty glass. Top with 3 tablespoons of the cereal, ¼ cup of the fruit, and 1 tablespoon of the walnuts. Repeat the layers with another ¼ cup cottage cheese, 3 tablespoons cereal, and ¼ cup fruit. As a topper, add the remaining 1 tablespoon cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon walnuts. Drizzle agave on top.
I have 19 grams of protein in my parfait. Pair it with a glass of lowfat milk, and you'll get an additional 8 grams.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 330 Fat: 14g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 39g Sodium: 470mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 19g Cholesterol: 15mg
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at