Now you may think that’s a bit much for a fat lady on a diet, but you have to understand how the eating goes in our family. My better half orders less than he’ll eat, but then he starts eyeing mine because I eat slower than him. So, I order more than I’ll eat so that I can generously offer up part of my food.
He loves the yogurt parfaits and still doesn’t believe me when I tell him they have more calories than an ice cream cone. Funny how our mind works – the fat lady can have a yogurt parfait without looking like a pig, but let her order an ice cream, and indignation is thicker than campaign ads in October. "I thought you were on a diet!" "Can you eat an ice cream cone on a diet?" "Wow – is that on your diet?" Yeah, I’ve heard ’em all.
And, just to avoid the fifth degree, I order a fruit parfait and figure I’ll only be eating half anyway.
Well, today I made some for the family for an afternoon snack. It was a big hit, no one griped about diets, and I ate one all by myself.
If you’d like to enjoy one yourself, here’s the recipe:
Take a wine glass and fill the bottom with 1/4 cup low-fat or fat-free vanilla yogurt. My favorite by far is Mountain Dairy.
Add 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries. Layer again with yogurt and top with berries. Add 2 tbsp. low-fat granola just before eating.
It tasted better than McD’s and this time it really was less calories than an ice cream cone!