Breakfast is the most challenging meal for me to make. We are usually rushing out the door in the mornings so more often than not I prepare something quick. My kids go through phases when it comes to breakfast dishes. Sometimes all they want is pancakes or waffles and other times its cereal or scrambled eggs, but lately they have been on a yogurt kick, which for me is so helpful because that means no cooking is involved.
These festive and colorful vanilla yogurt parfaits are made with a chunky strawberry sauce, fresh blueberries, granola, and if you’d like some pomegranate seeds – they not only look pretty, but are super simple to assemble, and delicious. You can even make them ahead of time and refrigerate them.
Another idea is to make these parfaits in mason jars and take them to go when you are running late. With the weather being so warm this refreshing breakfast is perfect to keep you and your children cool and nourished.
Serve these parfaits with a tall glass of milk for a complete breakfast. An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein plus other essential nutrients. Serving milk with breakfast is an easy way to start the day off right and help meet the recommended milk intake for the day – as well as morning protein goals. Milk is one of the original farm-to-table foods – from America’s dairy farms to the grocery store to your table, many people don’t realize it’s one of the freshest, most wholesome and naturally nutrient-rich foods available.
Speaking of milk — I am excited to announce that I am a spokesperson for Milk Life and I will be developing recipes made with and paired with milk. Milk is a staple in our fridge – something I always have on-hand and so easy to incorporate into recipes or pour into a glass for my children.
One of the benefits of working with Milk Life is that I will work closely with their nutrition team to develop recipes that are not only delicious, but also nutritious on an ongoing basis. Did you know white milk doesn’t actually have any added sugar? You can find the nutrition details for this recipe below.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280 calories Total Fat: 2.5 g fatg Saturated Fat: 0 g saturated fatg Cholesterol: 10 mg cholesterolmg Sodium: 170 mg sodiummg Carbohydrates: 52 g carbohydratesg Fiber: 3 g fiberg Protein: 14 g proteing