Healthy, Homemade, Granola, And Yogurt Parfaits
I've had one of those weeks where I've wanted to hit the rewind button a thousand times. Have you guys ever been there? Multiple times I've wanted to grab something sweet because of stress and higher cortisol levels, but I know eating sweets is not the answer. I find myself buying bags and bags of granola every week, spending boatloads on something I can make at home. Yet, every week I spend $5.00 or more on granola, promising myself I will come up with my own, homemade version. So this week when grocery shopping, I finally decided it was time to stick to my word and put my money where my mouth is. You can do all kinds of amazing things with this recipe, such as yogurt parfaits (which I'll show you here) trail mix, oatmeal cookies, and healthy apple crisp which is coming your way in a future post.
In this recipe, I use Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides to give my granola an added protein boost so it works great for a pre and post workout. This granola can also be tossed in a baggie on the go! Here I'll show you how to make a quick, healthy, snack, and my batch makes double what you'd get from the store. The best part is, you most likely already have all of these ingredients at home in your pantry and my version is made with way less sugar than the store-bought versions. Many people have warned me that granola burns easily, but I did not have this issue.
What kind of snacks do you guys like to make at home? What are your favorites? Any particular ones you could recommend to me that you think I would like? Anything you'd like to see more of on the blog as far as recipes go? I'm all ears when it comes to trying new things and I love making clean, healthy, versions of store bought items so comment below and tell me what typical store items you'd like to see turned into a healthy recipe.
I cook my granola on low at 250-degrees for the first thirty minutes, then I turn and cook it at 300-degrees for another 20-25 minutes. You can do this if you want your granola to be crispy on the outside, but creamy on the inside.
Add fresh, greek yogurt and fresh organic strawberries to turn these into yummy parfaits. All you have to do is add the yogurt layer to the glass first, then add a layer of granola, another layer of yogurt, and thinly sliced strawberries, then more granola, and top with more strawberries!