South Beach Red, White, and Blue Parfait Recipe

Independence Day Parfait

From South Beach DietTM

Looking for that perfect - and patriotic - dessert this July 4th? Whip up this red, white, and blue parfait for your celebration. This Phase 2 and 3 sweet and healthy summer treat is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Red, White, and Blue Parfait

Serves 2


2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
4 packages of sugar-free, red-colored gelatin (each box should serve 4)
Sugar-free chocolate syrup
8 teaspoons sugar substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint of blueberries


Mix 2 1/2 cups of boiling water with the 4 packages of gelatin. Pour the mixture into a 13x9-inch pan and chill for 3 hours. Select the type of dish you'd like to use for the parfait. In a bowl, stir together 2 teaspoons of sugar substitute and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract for every 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.

Using cookie cutters that are roughly the same diameter but smaller than the parfait glass, cut out rounds of gelatin. Feel free to experiment with different cookie-cutter shapes, like hearts. Alternately layer the gelatin rounds, yogurt, and blueberries in the parfait glass. Finish with a dollop of the yogurt, and top with a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Per serving: 294 calories 19 g protein 46 g carbohydrate 4 g fiber 1 g total fat 0 g saturated fat 5 mg cholesterol 543 mg sodium

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