Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | March 12, 2013

Dr. Farkas’ Healthy Recipe; Strawberry Banana Parfait

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By Linda Farkas, MD

Your health depends a lot on what you eat. That’s why eating a diet low in fatty foods and rich with a variety of vegetables and fruit is so important.

One of my favorite healthy go-to snacks is this strawberry banana parfait, especially when it starts to get warmer outside! This recipe has necessary nutrients such as;

Potassium– helps regulate your blood pressure, fight heart disease, and prevent stroke, arthritis, cancer and digestive disorders

Whole Grains- provide necessary fiber to reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes

Try this as breakfast option for a refreshing change, or an afternoon snack.  It’s a great alternative to help curb your sweet/salty cravings.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Parfait

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 containers (60z) – fat free Greek strawberry yogurt
2 cups – Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal (or similar alternative)
1 cup- sliced strawberries
1 medium banana – thinly sliced

Directions

1. Using 4 -10 oz plastic cups or parfait glasses, layer:

  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cereal
  • 1/4 cup strawberry slices
  • 1/4  of the sliced banana

2. Garnish top with whole strawberry, and feel free to add other berries as well. (Adding blueberries would make for a great healthy 4th of July dessert!)

Nutrition Facts
1 Serving (1 Parfait)
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol >2mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g

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Linda M. Farkas, MD FACS FASCRS is associate professor of surgery in the division of surgical oncology at Duke. She is part of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s colorectal health program, which also includes M. Benjamin Hopkins, MD. Learn more about colorectal screening.


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