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.
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)
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