8/11/14

Healthy Breakfast: Cherry Vanilla Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe Idea


By on 8/11/2014 09:37:00 AM


My girls head back to school in just a couple of days.  That means that our mornings will soon become much more hectic with everyone heading out of the house at different times in different directions.  I love quick, easy, and healthy breakfasts that we can each tailor to our tastes.  This healthy cherry almond Greek yogurt parfait serves up a powerful protein/carb breakfast that is so simple that the girls can prepare them themselves!

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Ingredients for our healthy Cherry Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait recipe
1/2 c. Vanilla Greek Yogurt  (like Stonyfield Farms French Vanilla) (or Plain Greek Yogurt with 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract)
Stevia (Optional)
1/2 c. Quick Cooking Oats
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 c. Cherries, pitted and sliced
1 Tbsp. Sliced or Slivered Almonds

Instructions for our healthy Cherry Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait recipe
Blend the Greek Yogurt.  I use Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Greek yogurt and find that it doesn't need added vanilla or extra sweetener.  If I do use an unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt, I add a little Stevia and 1/2 tsp. vanilla to taste

Toss oats with cinnamon.  Simply toss the oats with 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon until the oats are coated with the spice.

Layer the Cherry Almond Greek Yogurt parfaits.  I like to use martini glasses or pretty glass bowls for this recipe.  Begin with 1/2 the oat/cinnamon mixture, and layer on 1/2 the yogurt, 1/2 Tbsp. almonds, and 1/4 c. of the sliced cherries.  Repeat the layers and serve.

The girls love this recipe since they are able to add the ingredients as they like them—and it’s a nice break for mom on a busy morning to have the girls make their own meals!  Occasionally, my picky eater refuses Greek yogurt--but, this recipe also works equally well with her favorite, light vanilla yogurt.

Check out a few of our other healthy breakfast ideas....

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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