Parfait, Donkey’s Favorite Food

“You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let’s get some parfait,” they say, “Hell no, I don’t like no parfait”? Parfait’s gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!” – Donkey from Shrek

I get lazy about preparing food sometimes. Slice a bell pepper? Oh, the effort. Saute meat in a pan? And then I have to do DISHES. ugh. This results in consuming a lot of salad, hummus and breakfast foods.

By 2pm today all I’d eaten was a banana, a pot of coffee, and some green juice (spinach, lemon juice, ginger, 2 green apples). Enter the deconstructed parfait.

Using what I had in the pantry, my attempt at eating protein today included:

– 6 oz vanilla, nonfat Greek yogurt
– 5 organic strawberries, rinsed and sliced (de-stemmed them over the sink- not dirtying a cutting board)
– 1/4 cup dried blueberries
– Mixed nuts, almonds, pecans

Yogurt goes on the bottom and everything else falls into place on top. If presentation points were on the line, I would have layered it twice in a martini glass. But for today’s casual, still-in-pajamas feeling, a single bowl is best.

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