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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blueberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Should you be lucky enough to find yourself blessed to have a very few simple ingredients in your fridge, you can also be lucky enough to find yourself munching on a little homemade yogurt parfait.  The possibilities are endless and there really isn't even a recipe because it's entirely up to you.  You can be fancy and make layers of yogurt, fruit and granola, like I did here, or you can be completely low-key and rock the parfait like my hubs does every day - just dump yogurt in a bowl, pile on a handful of granola and add some fruit (or more often in his case, a handful of chocolate chips).  

I almost hate to admit this, but I really don't like yogurt all by itself.  I'm also not always a fan of fresh fruits - I'm very picky that way.  

I'm hopeless, I know. 

That is why when I find something I actually like, it is always a huge and very pleasant surprise.

That said, for some reason, I really, really like eating parfaits.  I don't know what it is about the combination of these textures, flavors and ingredients, but it is just so good - and the kiddos love it too.  Besides, they can even easily build their own parfait in a cute bowl or cup.  Any time I can get the kids involved in the prep work is a good thing!

One last idea - if you want to be a rock star in the possibility of a breakfast in bed option for a loved one for a birthday or any other upcoming lovey-dovey holidays, well, let's just say that you can really make this colorful and pretty and fancy looking - all without doing any cooking at all.  I'm just sayin'.

Oh! And, if you are having a brunch, you wouldn't believe how cute a tray of some little clear plastic cups with pre-assembled parfaits looks and can make your life so much easier!

Shown here are vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries and granola I got in my Muir Fresh Harvest Bundle. In case you missed my first post about what the Muir Fresh Harvest Bundles are all about, go here.  The next bundle list will be posted soon, so check back here or on their site for the listing - you can also find their website linked up over on my sidebar for easy access.


Laura Muir said...

We have been loving our parfaits! I love your photo and presentation here. It is gorgeous! Cute idea for the special breakfast in bed. I love it!

scrambledhenfruit said...

A parfait makes a quick and delicious healthy breakfast. Yours are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

My family loves yogurt parfaits with berries. We're always making them at home. Yours look absolutely gorgeous in the pictures. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

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