A perfect dessert is one that is sweet, requires minimal effort and definitely cost-effective. After considering these factors, I came up with Per-fait, A Perfect Parfait. Why is it perfect, you ask? Because it’s so simple that my 2-year-old niece made it as her mummy’s birthday cake! Under my supervision, of course. It was one of the best memories I had with my darling niece. Apart from bonding with a child, Per-fait could also satisfy your sweet tooth without having your blood glucose level shooting up.
Another reason why Per-fait is awesome is that there are infinite variations. You could have this with all sorts of different types of fruits and it will still taste as good. I know that fruits have become a topic of discussion, especially amongst people with diabetes, due to the fact that they contain sugar. Though fruits contain naturally occurring sugar, they have a lot more to offer such as fibres, vitamins, and even minerals. The key here is to eat moderately. Health Promotion Board recommends that we have 2 serves of fruits daily. For more ideas on how to include fruits in your meals, have a read here.
Per-fait, A Perfect Parfait
Serves: 2 Time: 10 mins
- 8 tablespoons unsweetened low-fat yogurt
- 2 teaspoons sunflower seed
- 2 teaspoons chopped almonds
- 1 kiwi fruit, sliced
- 300g mashed red flesh dragon fruit
- Bake the sunflower seeds and chopped almonds for 15-30 mins at 150 degrees Celcius until they turn golden brown.
- Scoop some mashed dragon fruit and layer it on the bottom of an air-tight container or glass
- Add the yogurt layer on top
- Arranged the sliced kiwis on top of the yogurt layer
- Sprinkle the baked seeds and nuts on top
Per serving: 147.5 calories; 4.4g fat; 22.5g carbohydrates; 5.8g protein
Carbohydrate Servings: 1.5