Pumpkin Pie Parfait for Breakfast

This month’s powerfood is Pumpkin! Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A, B Vitamins and fiber.  It’s seeds are also a great source of iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium!

1 cup plain greek yogurt (you could use vanilla yogurt, but this will add sugar)

1 1/4 cup unsweetened cereal (I used puffed kamut…similar to puffed wheat)

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 banana

And LOTS of cinnamon

Optional add-ins:  walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins or blueberries!

Start by mixing the yogurt and cereal together with some cinnamon.  Then top with pumpkin, banana and, of course, more cinnamon!  You can even add some extra raisins and walnuts to the mix.

Nutritional Information per serving without optional add-ins: (Makes 1 serving)

230 calories, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 38g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 22g protein, 70mg sodium

Highlights:  Fruits, vegetables and whole grains for BREAKFAST!  There can’t be an healthier way to start the day.  And it’s packed with protein to keep you full!   It is very low in fat, cholesterol and sodium making it a heart healthy recipe.  If made as suggested, there are no added sugars…just naturally sweet as pumpkin pie!

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