Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Recipe ReDux Post # 16: "Carrot Cake” Yogurt



The Recipe ReDux theme for August was “food in a jar”.  I was excited to develop a recipe incorporating this super fun concept, in fact it was the perfect opportunity to finalize one that I have been working on lately.  My daughter loves to eat yogurt and I am always attempting come up with creative ways to serve it.  One night after she had finished dinner and asked for her yogurt, I spied some leftover grated carrots in the fridge that I had used to make muffins with. I threw some in with the vanilla yogurt, along with some raisins and she loved it.  The next time I added walnuts to the mix along with some spices and “Carrot Cake Yogurt” has now become one of her favorite yogurt treats. I enjoy it as well and happy to serve it often since it is chocked full of antioxidants, fiber, omega 3 fats, protein and calcium!  It’s super easy to make too!  So stir some up and check out the other cool jar recipes created by the awesome Recipe Redux group.
Ingredients:
6 ounces vanilla flavored nonfat yogurt (Greek or regular)
¼ cup finely grated carrot
1 tablespoon raisins, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 dash each of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger (optional)
(you can also add a dash of sweetener if desired)
Directions:
Mix all the above in a small bowl and enjoy! Store in the fridge if not eating immediately.
Makes 1 serving
Serving size: the entire recipe Calories 250 Protein 14 g Carb 38 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 29 g Fat 5 g Saturated fat 0.5 g Sodium 25 mg*
*results will vary based on yogurt used 

7 comments:

Cindys Recipes and Writings August 21, 2013 at 2:52 AM  

Sounds great for a dessert or snack, Marie!

Dixya August 21, 2013 at 5:56 AM  

i like this idea a lot for parfait or dessert.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice August 21, 2013 at 11:30 AM  

How creative! Works as a dessert, breakfast or snack :)

Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com August 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM  

Looks delicious! What a healthy alternative to carrot cake!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom August 22, 2013 at 5:14 AM  

What an adorable recipe. Love the combo of ingredients. And it's a clever way to get some veggies on the family table :)

Dr. Barb August 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM  

What a creative idea. Never thought to add grated carrots to yogurt. Love your photo with the layering effect.

sandra meadows August 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

this is a great take on carrot cake... so healthy!

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