Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which helps you metabolize energizing iron. This recipe costs under $2.00 per serving!

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Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 24 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 baskets (12 oz each) strawberries, hulled and thickly sliced, reserving 6 whole strawberries for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt with ginger and cinnamon.
  2. In parfait cups, layer yogurt mixture with sliced strawberries, garnishing each cup with a whole strawberry.

Per Serving: 135 calories, 6g protein, 25g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 6mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium.

Mix it Up!

  • Simmer 2 cups thinly sliced rhubarb in 1 cup water with 2 Tbsp honey. Strain, then toss fresh strawberry slices with the cooked rhubarb, refrigerate 4 hours and layer with yogurt.
  • Toss all the parfait ingredients into a food processor along with a banana and enough low-fat milk to make a smoothie.
  • Top pancakes with a dollop of ginger-cinnamon-vanilla yogurt and plenty of sliced strawberries as a healthy alternative to syrup.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at HealthCommunities.com

Published: 09 Feb 2011

Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015