How to Build a Yogurt Bar

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Do you remember when I visited Oaxaca, Mexico? We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast and every morning we had the best Mexican breakfast. Not only did they make delicious breakfast every morning in their outdoor cocina, but there was always a simple, yet chic yogurt station on the side with exotic fruits and homemade warm granola.

Ever since that trip I have always wanted to set out a yogurt bar and I finally did it, and let me tell you how easy it is. My kiddos love yogurt — it’s simple goodness from the farm to your fridge. On weekday mornings, I set out yogurt, berries, and granola and my kids get creative making their own parfaits.

With the holidays, right around the corner and family dropping to visit I will be elevating my yogurt bar. This fancy spread is truly a lifesaver when it comes to feeding a crowd for breakfast or brunch.

Set out ingredients, and they will come. The best part about a yogurt bar, is no cooking is involved. All you have to do is include a variety of yogurts, fresh seasonal fruits, chia seeds, raisins, and a selection of nuts and granola.

You know its Instagram-worthy when your guests pull out their phone to snap pics. What’s not to love — It’s healthy, easy, and it looks gorgeous.

I set out my favorite Mexican hand-painted bowls and wooden cutting boards along with Greek yogurt, and all the toppings for guests to create their customized parfait bowl.

To recreate the look, set out a big platter or tray, then use bowls or mason jars to hold all the different topping options. The beauty of this breakfast is that you can set out store-bought ingredients. Since no cooking is involved this is the time to set out your pretty dishes and have fun styling.

I surrounded the bowls with colorful papayas, figs, persimmons, pears, kiwis, and berries for the prettiest fall-inspired look.

As a mom, I am always educating my children about the importance of dairy and a balanced diet. Growing up near dairy farms and touring dairy farms, I have always had a profound respect and appreciation for dairy farmers.

Sitting down for the holidays, there’s plenty of reason for gratitude. Whether you’re a dairy farmer or dairy lover, being able to spend the day with friends and family (and sharing a good meal!), well, it just doesn’t get better than that.

To find recipes or have questions about dairy, I highly recommend you visit Dairy MAX‘s

Yogurt Parfait Bar

With the holidays right around the corner and family dropping to visit why not elevate your breakfast game with this yogurt bar. This fancy spread is truly a lifesaver when it comes to feeding a crowd for breakfast or brunch.
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  • variety of fresh fruits and berries
  • 1 tub flavored yogurt
  • 1 tub plain Greek yogurt
  • granola mix
  • chia seeds
  • variety of nuts, pecans and pepitas
  • raisins
  • honey


  • Place yogurt in a large bowl.
  • Wash and slice or chop fruits.
  • Arrange the fruit on a big platter or divider tray.
  • Arrange granola mix and additional toppings in bowls or divider tray.


  • The nutrition facts are based on a serving of 1/2 of each yogurt, 3 tbsps of granola, 1/2 of fruit (berries), 1/4 tsp chia seed and 1 tsp of nuts and 1/2 tsp honey.


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 476.45kcal, Carbohydrates: 73.3g, Protein: 21.27g, Fat: 12.51g, Saturated Fat: 2.09g, Cholesterol: 16.03mg, Sodium: 119.85mg, Potassium: 595.54mg, Fiber: 6.15g, Sugar: 41.9g, Vitamin C: 1.94mg, Calcium: 291.84mg, Iron: 2.11mg

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Photography by Jenna Sparks