Guest Post: Berry Parfait, A Girl Worth Saving

Kelly, also known as the talent with endearing charm behind the blog A Girl Worth Saving, is that blogger who caught our attention, eagerly awaiting her next recipe share and healthy living how-to. And when we found out she was releasing a cookbook, we had one thought – about freaking time!  Releasing today, Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You, makes you forget all about food rules and boundaries, and brings the passion back to eating for joy and nourishment!  

We had a hard time choosing which recipes to make from her book, with amazing looking (kom)Bucha Onion Rings and Cherry Toaster Pastries atop our list. However, when hosting New Years’ brunch, it was the perfect opportunity to make the amazingly genius nut-free Carmael Apple Cinnamon Rolls, which everyone loved! Below is the Berry Parfait recipe from Kelly’s new book, and this recipe hardly skims the surface on the delicious you will find in the other 110 recipes available in her book. Check it out and pick up your copy today


As I’ve gotten older, my favorite season has changed to summer. Perhaps it’s the fact that I live in Portland, Oregon and the months of gray clouds and wet days drag on like a hobbit movie. Oi! Ok, I do enjoy checking out the elves, don’t tell Mr. Bejelly.

Anyhow, summer means basking in the sunshine, eating food fresh from the garden and swimming. Summer means catching up with people and doing what I love best, spending time enjoying a meal together.

This Paleo Berry Parfait is one of my favorite recipes from Paleo Eats, taking me back to summer with each and every bite. There is just something about fresh berries, granola and a silky pana cotta that make me want to bust out the coconut oil sunblock.

Paleo Eats is an homage to comfort food and I worked hard to capture the feeling of fun and summer in all of the recipes.

Berry Parfait from Paleo Eats, Guest Post Paleo Parents

My son has been known to scream high pitch squeals of happiness when he sees me making this, which has resulted in partial deftness in one ear. Just kidding, I’ve learned to wear ear plugs and work quickly. You will too after your family tries this for the first time.

Berry Parfait

Serving Size: 2



  1. Bring the coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and sea salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Remove from the stove and set aside and let cool for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In a small heatproof bowl, combine the gelatin and egg yolk.
  4. Slowly whisk in ¼ cup of the coconut milk mixture into the gelatin and egg mixture, then pour the gelatin and egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan and whisk for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour into a glass container and chill covered for 2 hours.
  6. In two small glasses, layer ¼ cup of the panna cotta, then ¼ cup of the granola followed by fresh berries. Repeat for two layers.


Fresh ripe berries, panna cotta, and homemade granola make the perfect grab and go treat for breakfast. My husband and son tore through this like a tornado though a trailer park. It does run on the sweeter side so you can omit the maple syrup if you find it too sweet after the first try.


[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://paleoparents.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/kellbejellyyheadshot-286×300.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Kelly Bejelly is the recipe developer, writer and photographer behind the popular grain-free food blog, A Girl Worth Saving. She is the author of the cookbook, Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You. After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic in 2009, in a last ditch effort to save herself, she tried the Paleo diet. Within six months, she lost 65 lbs, normalized her blood sugars and ended her battle with mental anxiety and depression. Her cooking style focuses on “Paleo Cooking from Heart ™” For even more of her recipes delivered to your phone or computer, you can follow her on: Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.[/author_info] [/author]

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