At my house, we have a problem each morning. It’s called “breakfast.”
Because school starts SO VERY EARLY (why, oh why, does it start so early?), we don’t have time for anything requiring much prep. Plus, we have another little factor… one of my kids doesn’t like breakfast food. The other kid just started liking breakfast food after a long stint of not liking breakfast food.
Everyone likes doughnuts, but on school days they are just a bad idea. These kids don’t eat lunch for another five hours. They would crash from that sugar high by the end of first period. They need serious nourishment!
So, for now, I have found a solution: Greek Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits! They aren’t technically breakfast food, like eggs or oatmeal; yet, these delicious little miracles are filled with nourishing protein, vitamins and antioxidants.
Also importantly, these parfaits are beautiful to look at! Kids love pretty food. Just look at them!
In case you can’t tell how to make them from the picture, all you do is layer up sliced strawberries and blueberries with yogurt and add granola to the top! (Peaches might be a delicious option, too, instead of berries. I intend to try that soon so we don’t get tired of the same ol’ combo.)
I only use Greek Gods Honey yogurt, because that is the smoothest, most delicious, not-overly-tart yogurt I have ever put into my mouth. This is not a paid endorsement. I just can’t overemphasize HOW incredibly yummy Greek Gods Honey yogurt is compared to any other yogurt that has ever dared to exist.
And here’s an added bonus: you can make up a few parfaits at night and put them in the fridge with plastic wrap over them, and BOOM… all you have to do in the morning is grab, eat, and go!
For now, this simple little idea is helping our mornings get off to a good start. And let’s face it, our kids (and we, too) face enough negativity during the day. Why not send the family off into the world with a thoughtful, delicious, nutritious (and super easy) breakfast? No need to start the day with anyone whining about how there’s nothing to eat for breakfast that sounds good! Can I get a what-what?!