First, before we dig in, can I just say how much I love the pictures I’m sharing today? I am my own worst critic when it comes to photos. I probably like more of them than I love, so when I come across a few that I love, I’m okay with proclaiming that.
Lactose-free recipes are not something that I need to look out for, but if it describes you, then this one’s for you. If you don’t have to eat lactose-free, there’s no reason why you can’t make this recipe too. I certainly did.
Did you know that Yoplait has a line of lactose-free yogurts? Yeah, I didn’t either. But when the folks at Betty Crocker asked for recipes featuring the new lactose-free yogurt, I was all about the research.
And when it comes to yogurt, we eat a ton of it in this house. Between me and the kids, we usually have one a day, and vary it with different flavors, brands, and such. Milk just doesn’t agree with my after-kids stomach, so I get most of my dairy from yogurt and cheese. Yogurt parfaits? Oh yes, please. Especially when it has a little something extra like balsamic macerated strawberries. Yum to the yum-o. Yogurt, delicious full-flavor strawberriesm, and granola. A perfect way to fuel you in the early hours of the morning.
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Tomorrow? March goals.
Lactose-Free Balsamic Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley
1 6 oz container Yoplait Lactose-Free strawberry flavored yogurt (found at Wal-Mart)
1/3 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
sprinkle of salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 granola bar, crushed
Place the strawberries in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Pour the marinade over the strawberries and gently toss to coat. In a clear glass, alternate layers, starting with the yogurt, then the strawberries, followed by the granola. Repeat the layers.