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Yogurt Bowl with Tart Cherry Compote

  • ServingsServes 4

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If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance.

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Less is more

Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.

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Yogurt Bowl with Tart Cherry Compote

  • ServingsServes 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) tart cherry juice
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried tart cherries
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (750 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts

Nutrition

Per serving:

  • calories479
  • protein17 g
  • total fat12 g
    • sat. fat2 g
  • total carbohydrates74 g
    • sugars61 g
    • fibre2 g
  • sodium175 mg

Directions

01

In medium saucepan, place cherry juice, honey, dried cherries, ginger, orange zest, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

02

With slotted spoon, remove dried cherries from pan and set aside. Raise heat to high and boil, uncovered, for 3 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by about half and syrupy. Stir cherries back into liquid and add vanilla.

03

Place yogurt in serving bowls and top with cherry compote and walnuts.

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