The sad truth is that I don’t eat enough fruit. It’s always an option, but it’s almost always overlooked. Sometimes I scoop myself some peanut butter to eat along with a sliced apple, and I’ll admit I’m obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries, but unless there is some kind of incentive (like chocolate or peanut butter), I usually don’t go for it. We all know how important fruit is; the question is: How can we enjoy fruit without having to eat an entire bowl of it?
When it comes to breakfast food, I’m a bit picky. Since I don’t like eggs, a lot of breakfast options are off the table. However, it’s still important to eat breakfast daily. You can actually sabotage your healthy eating habits if you don’t consume breakfast every morning. With that in mind, I can’t possibly skip the meal (let’s be honest—I don’t ever skip a meal).
When I want to indulge, I might make some pancakes. But when I want something quick and healthy (and full of fruit), I’ll whip up one of these tasty yogurt parfaits. I always use Greek yogurt because that’s what I’m used to, and it’s better for you. These parfaits are super easy to make, and you can use whatever type of fruit you’d like. I prefer the strawberry/blueberry combo, but strawberry/kiwi is also tasty. Mix it up however you want! If you don’t you’re your granola getting softened by the yogurt, you can make a few in advance and eat them throughout the week.
Ingredients (makes 2 parfaits)
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granola
1 vanilla Greek yogurt (8 ounces)
Add granola to the bottom of each cup. Top with a spoonful of yogurt, then assorted berries. Add another thin layer of granola, repeat, and serve.