I don’t know about you, but at our house July fourth is a crazy day! The morning consists of our local Independence Day Parade and festival in the park, and in the evening we watch the fireworks.
I love to make great family memories with festive meals, but time is tight on July fourth. That’s why I love starting the day with red, white, and blue parfaits. They’re easy. They’re festive. And they contain the nutrition my kids need to begin a busy holiday!
I’m a big proponent of only keeping essentials in the kitchen, so I don’t use special parfait glasses or anything. I’ve found that small jelly jars are the perfect serving size for a breakfast parfait.
The thing I love most about parfaits for breakfast is that they’re easy to make and easy to customize. The kids prefer a sweet breakfast, so I like to use vanilla yogurt and plenty of granola for their breakfast. I eat a mostly sugar-free and low-carb diet, so I make mine with plain yogurt and go easy on the granola. If you really wanted to be a purist (I’m not), you could sweeten your own plain yogurt and make your own granola.
On busy holidays, though, I prefer to keep things simple. Dannon yogurt, Quaker granola, and a couple of large containers of raspberries and blueberries are what I used to make this festive breakfast!. All total, I spent $15.14 at Walmart and had plenty of yogurt, granola, and berries left over for other purposes.
Ready for the recipe? Here it is!
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt (or plain, if you're watching your sugar)
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ½ cup Quaker Simply Granola Cereal (or other granola)
- 4 - 8 oz jam jars or parfait glasses
- Carefully spoon ingredients into each jar in the following order: ¼ cup yogurt, ¼ cup raspberries, 1Tbsp granola, ¼ cup yogurt, ¼ cup blueberries, 1Tbsp granola.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until time to serve.
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