Berries and Cream Parfait #SkinnyGutDiet
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What do you think of when you hear the word “diet”? I think of restriction, which is why I don’t like “diets”. However; The Skinny Gut Diet doesn’t restrict you, in fact it gives you some amazing recipes like this Berries and Cream Parfait dessert.
As I write this, I’m going into week 4 on The Skinny Gut Diet by Brenda Watson. I’m really enjoying it. Yes, I said I am enjoying a diet but I am not considering this a diet at all. It’s a pretty rare occasion I’m hungry and I feel amazing. I had a few ups and downs, but after buckling down and following the plan I’m down almost a total of 6 pounds since I started The Skinny Gut Diet. My jeans fit better, I’m happier and I’m beginning to understand what my body is telling me.
For a quick recap of the past three weeks:
I get asked a lot on what I eat. For right now (in the phase I’m in) I eat a lot of protein, fat and vegetables.
Here’s a typical schedule for me:
Morning: I usually have a protein shake in the morning with added fiber, a little fruit and kefir.
Lunch: Omelet with cheese and some chopped veggies. If I’m hungry still I add bacon or whatever I feel like with a side (that’s within my limit).
Afternoon snack: Almonds, cottage cheese, yogurt – it really depends on what I feel like eating. I only eat when I’m hungry – not if I’m bored. If I’m bored, I take a walk.
Dinner: A piece of protein with a size of salad, and roasted vegetables. A favorite of mine lately is my Creamy Bruschetta Chicken (recipe to come).
Dessert: I have dessert every day. I have to have something sweet at night, and I’m really excited to share with you what my new favorite (and let’s not forget to mention super quick) recipe is.
Berries and Cream Parfait
- 1/4 cup whipped cream – no added sugar
- 6 ounces plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup raspberries (or other high fiber berries)
- 1 tbsp ground chia (optional)
Whip cream until fluffy and soft peaks form (I use my Vitamix, and it takes less than 30 seconds). Fold whipped cream in with Greek Yogurt in a bowl. Top with raspberries and chia (for an extra fiber boost).
Note: Depending on how sweet my tooth is that night, I do add some stevia to sweeten the cream sometimes. This is also great with a little bit of cocoa powder for a protein-packed chocolate mouse.
If you’re looking for more snack ideas, check these out from Brenda herself: