Healthy 4th of July Parfait for Cancer Patients
Healthy food is vital to cancer patients. This Red, White, and Blue Parfait is the perfect healthy option for someone with cancer (or anyone for that matter who is looking for a healthy 4th of July option)!
- Begin by putting plain or vanilla yogurt, or greek yogurt into a glass or bowl.
- Fill the glass about ¼ way with the yogurt (or you can start right away with the fruit, whatever you prefer).
- Next add the red layer; you can use any of the following:
- Pomegranate seeds
- Add some yogurt on top of your red layer.
- Then place blueberries on the yogurt to create the blue layer.
- Add a spoonful or two of yogurt on the blueberries.
- Top with a sprinkle of granola.
- Sprinkle on other toppings:
- Chopped walnuts
- Sliced almonds
And that’s it! Easy and healthy! 🙂
Another healthy option for 4th of July is Red, White & Blue oatmeal!
Oatmeal is very healthy (as long as it’s not from the instant packets). Oatmeal is full of fiber and the added fruit is full of anticancer properties and also gives you powerful antioxidants.
- Use steel-cut oats, quick oats, or ‘old-fashioned’ rolled oats.
- For steel-cut oats: Bring water (or unsweetened almond milk) to a boil in a saucepan, and stir in your oats. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook oats until soft, 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done, remove from heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
- For quick oats: Bring water (or unsweetened almond milk) to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats and reduce heat to simmer; cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.
- For ‘old-fashioned’ rolled oats: Bring water (or unsweetened almond milk) to a boil. Stir in oats and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
- Add Fruit:
- Other options:
- Shredded coconut
- Add other toppings:
Parfaits and oatmeal provide very healthy, and delicious, ways of getting important nutrients! The fruit has anticancer properties and provides essential antioxidants!
Just because you have cancer doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate 4th of July! 🙂 Both of the above options provide healthy, and easy, ways to celebrate!
If you like these options, check out some healthy smoothies for cancer patients in my article, “5 Healthy Smoothies for Someone with Cancer”.