Amped Up: Grapefruit parfaits from Hy-Vee

Savage Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa Bradley, RD, LD, will show you how to create delicious breakfast parfaits featuring grapefruit.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Breakfast is a powerful way not only to start your morning, but also to start your New Year's resolution for better health!

Savage Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa Bradley, RD, LD, will show you how to create delicious breakfast parfaits featuring grapefruit. Grapefruit is packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals. When combined with Greek yogurt and chia seeds, it leads to a delicious and satisfying breakfast.

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To start your New Year's resolution contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian to find out more about the Begin™ program. This recipe and more can be found in the latest edition of Balance magazine – pick up your free copy at a Hy-Vee store today!

Grapefruit Parfaits

Serves 4

All you need:

1/3 cup Hy-Vee coconut flakes (can use sweetened or unsweetened)

2 large grapefruits, peeled and cut crosswise into ½-inch thick slices

½ cup packed Hy-Vee brown sugar, divided

2 cups Hy-Vee Greek plain strained nonfat yogurt

2 tbsp Hy-Vee HealthMarket chia seeds

1 tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger, optional

All you do:

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking pan. Bake 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring once.

2. Place half of the grapefruit slices in a large skillet. Sprinkle with ¼ cup brown sugar. Cook over medium heat 4 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove grapefruit from skillet and cool. Repeat with remaining grapefruit slices.

3. Combine yogurt, chia seeds and honey in a small bowl. Place some of the grapefruit slices in the bottoms of four 8-oz glasses. Top each with ¼ cup yogurt mixture. Repeat with remaining grapefruit and yogurt mixture. Serve topped with toasted coconut and if desired, ginger. Drizzle with additional honey if desired.

Tip: Refrigerate the leftovers and serve for breakfast the following morning topped with granola!