1/10/2011

Fruit & Grain Parfaits

Mornings are often our busiest time of day. I’ll have a child working on unfinished homework, someone looking for a shoe…you get the idea. And, to be honest, I’m not really a morning person so I need delicious no-fuss breakfasts that I can make in a snap. So, I whipped up these Fruit & Grain Parfaits and they were an instant favorite at our house!

My kids thought they were getting some kind of “treat” for breakfast, which won me serious Mom-is-Awesome Points! So, they ran off to school with big smiles and I felt good about the balanced breakfast they just ate. You can change up the flavors of the parfaits but we really loved the peach/pear combo with Yoplait Thick & Creamy Light Cinnamon Roll yogurt. YUM! And, the Crunchy Almond Oatmeal Crisp provides the perfect crunch along with a healthy serving of whole grains and other nutrients.

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Spread half of your yogurt cup into a bowl or large parfait dish… Add ¼ cup each chopped pears and peaches. Tip: Since peaches are sometimes hard to find in winter, grab a bag of frozen peach slices, thaw, and chop. They’re a great substitute. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Top with 1/4 cup Crunchy Almond Oatmeal Crisp cereal. Repeat layers with remaining yogurt and more fruit & Oatmeal Crisp. Serve immediately.