Nutella Yogurt Parfait and This Week's Eats 1.25.14

The holidays got us all into such a routine of eating dessert after every meal, as it should!  Baking and exchanging treats is one of our most beloved traditions.  However, I gained a bit more weight than usual this season.  Womp. Womp.  Probably due to the fact that I didn't have the Seattle Half training going into the holiday eating frenzy like I have the last two years, and I'm taking things easy while I get some PT for my leg.  Of course, I'm not going to cut out dessert.  Please.  I'm a firm believer that life is too short and that I can still enjoy things in moderation.  Usually, I'll have a Ghiradelli square after dinner.  But if that's not cutting it, I've started making this Nutella dessert.  I don't know about you, but I could sit and eat that whole jar with a spoon.  Probably not the best idea, so I figured out how to extend just one meager tablespoon of the stuff into a really yummy dessert (or snack, or breakfast, etc.).

Nutella Yogurt Parfait

1/2 cup of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (I'm partial to the tubs from Trader Joe's.)
1 tablespoon of Nutella (Or, less; I've found that even a heaping teaspoon goes a long way.)
2 tablespoons of granola (I recommend Bear Naked Fit varieties.)
Fruit to taste (Sometimes I save the fruit versions for breakfast and just eat the chocolate-y crunchy version pictured below for dessert.)

Just swirl the Nutella into the yogurt and add toppings!

It's really quite impressive how the yogurt takes on the taste of the Nutella.  I used to put some in my morning oatmeal and could hardly taste chocolate at all.  But this version = tasty bowl of chocolate.

As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. Mmm, chili sounds perfect for the Superbowl. We've had a hard time breaking the dessert habit, too...especially to re-program my daughter to not expect it every day!

  2. I have become a fan of the Flax 4 Life chocolate brownies. They are shaped like mini muffins, but are gluten free chocolate brownie goodness. I keep them in the freezer and eat them frozen as they are more fudgy cold. BUT I've only been able to find them at Uwajamaya in Seattle and they are a little expensive.

    1. ooooh! I make the trip to Uwajamaya in Bellevue from time to time - I shall look into these :)

  3. Mmmm I'm not a yogurt fan, but that looks amazing. I'll have to try it out, thanks for the idea!