Even in the winter, when you wake up craving a warm meal, a yogurt parfait can be a surprisingly satisfying choice. Yogurt is full of calcium and protein and when you need a quick breakfast before work or school, it’s easy to make a parfait that tastes gourmet with whole grains and fresh fruit.
If you like to get your kids involved in the kitchen, you can make a fun event out of prepping your parfaits – set out bowls of granola, fresh and dried fruit and other favorite toppings and let them compile their own tasty morning treats.
My favorite combination is vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries and strawberries but off-season, frozen fruits will work in a pinch.
Yogurt Parfait with Blueberries and Strawberries
- 2 eight ounce cartons of vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups fresh cut up strawberries and / or raspberries
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
Stir together yogurt and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Set out 6 12-ounce glasses or bowls and alternate layers of berries with yogurt. Serve topped with your favorite cereal or granola, if desired.