This summer I’m on a quest to come up with figure friendly paletas. My motivation behind this new goal is my 6’ 4” totally hot and in shape hubby who, in four(ish) months time, has gone from busting out of a size 36 to dropping 30 pounds and cinching his belts just to keep is 32s on. He has worked so hard to achieve his goal to transform himself from couch potato into an Iron Man and I want to help him maintain his new found body.
With a new body comes new eating, sleeping and work out habbits. Its been a total life style change, but one I can totally live with. I’ve even lost 10ish lbs! Not that I needed to loose weight, mind you, but I have never felt more fit in my life. I have more energy and feel awesome in my bikini!
With this new lifestyle we are more aware of what foods we do and don’t eat. And of course, sweets are few and far between. With the Fruit & Yogurt Parfait paleta I set out to come up with something to fill that void and satisfy my sweet tooth.
I used strawberries at the peak of ripeness to insure the sweetest berries and used blueberries for a second dimension of flavor. To really make these special, I used my tried and true homemade granola recipe with brown sugar and coconut. The recipe makes 9 cups, but I only used about a tablespoon for each paleta. Its just enough to sweeten each bit, but not overtake the paleta with calories. I rounded off the parfait with an all natural, low-fat vanilla yogurt for a creamy tang to merry all the flavors together.
So, when I ran the nutrition numbers for my newest paleta I was shocked… so ran them a second and even a third time. I was expecting more. At only 89 calories, 15 g. carbs. and 3 g. protein each I might just have two.