Lemon Coconut Parfaits

Lemon Coconut Parfaits by Eating with a Purpose  First of all- I want to send a HUGE apology to many of you who made my pumpkin spice baked oatmeal.  There were a couple “oopsies” in the instructions that likely gave you an end product much different than mine (read more below).  Anyways, this new recipe has been proofread and I assure you it is delicious (and relatively easy to make).  This month’s Recipe Redux theme, Trimming the Table, encouraged us to share a favorite healthy holiday dessert.  My Mom has made these lemon parfaits several times at Christmas and they are SOOO yummy.  The best part- they are low in sugar, high in protein and gluten free.  Plus, you get some calcium to boot!  I made a few adjustments to allow you to indulge sans guilt.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my lovely US readers!  I hope you are able to take time from your busy lives to spend time with loved ones xo

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.