With coming into the Summer months, the Farmer’s Markets are open and fresh fruit is plentiful. I love this time of year because it adds a new dimension to snack and breakfast options including this delicious and EASY yogurt parfait recipe!
This is part 8 of 12 of my protein-packed breakfast recipes:
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes
- Bacon and Egg Avocado Bake
- Protein Blueberry Muffins
- Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Sausage and Egg Sandwich
- Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
- Easy Yogurt Parfait Recipe
- French Toast Roll Ups
- Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipes
- Green Protein Smoothie Recipe
- Protein Pancakes
My kids love this easy yogurt parfait as a breakfast option because they feel like they are getting “dessert” for breakfast. Plus, since they love helping in the kitchen, this is a great meal for them to help with. These parfaits couldn’t be more simple to put together, just a handful of ingredients and you are delivering a healthy, protein-packed breakfast. Greek Yogurt (we like plain, vanilla or strawberry), a variety of fresh berries (cut into bite-sized pieces if necessary) and your favorite granola.
Here we have layered Greek yogurt, fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, and granola. You can use a variety of fun bowls or glasses to mix it up, or set up a fun parfait bar and let your kids build their own. My kids love any meal that is hands-on and allows them to pick and choose their toppings.
This would also make for a great menu item for a party or a shower you are hosting. You could set up a bar with all the options and let guests build their own. I also like to serve these in small parfait glasses for bite-sized, healthy treats at events…perfect for a morning or brunch party or shower!
While you could use regular yogurt for these, I prefer using Greek yogurt because it is chock full of protein, calcium, probiotics and other vitamins and minerals that your body needs. After a long nights sleep your body is running low on energy, vitamins, and minerals. Adding Greek yogurt to your breakfast is a great way to get your body back on track by packing a punch of these vitamins and minerals. This is key for battling food cravings (helping keep that waistline slim), provides important energy to busy kiddos and revs up the brain for work and school.
For this recipe, I have added two teaspoons of organic vanilla to add a little vanilla flavoring to the Greek Yogurt. You could also purchase the flavored Greek yogurt if you like, just check the label to ensure unnecessary sweeteners haven’t been added. The berries and cinnamon granola add just the amount of sweetness you need. For those who aren’t a fan of plain Greek yogurt, I encourage you to try this recipe, I think you’ll love it!
Ok let’s get to this easy yogurt parfait recipe!
Breakfast truly IS the most important meal of the day… and this easy yogurt parfait recipe makes getting that meal in, super simple!! I’ll be posting the last few recipes of this series over the next two weeks, so stay tuned for more. I sincerely hope this easy yogurt parfait recipe and my 12-recipe plan will save you some time and help you keep on track too! Here’s a handy pin so you’ll have it for later!