Diabetic Cooking

Almond Berry Parfaits



  • 1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pourable sugar substitute,* divided
  • 2 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds, toasted


Line strainer with coffee filter or 2 sheets paper towel; place over bowl. Place yogurt in strainer; refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours to drain.

In medium bowl, combine strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Add extract and 2 teaspoons sugar substitute; toss lightly. Chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Transfer drained yogurt to small bowl, stir in remaining 1 tablespoon sugar substitute. Spoon 1/3 cup berry mixture into each of 2 wine or parfait glasses. Spoon half of yogurt mixture over berries. Repeat layering with half of remaining berries, remaining yogurt, and remaining berries. Top with almonds.

*Note: This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 2 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 cup berries.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 84 mg, Fiber: 6 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Fat, 1 1/2 Fruit, 1 Milk.

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