Recipe Of The Day: Nature Valley Breakfast Parfait

Breakfast parfaits.

The perfect healthy breakfast for hectic mornings: whipped up in 5 minutes and eaten in 3. Fruit, yogurt and granola make a perfect combination of tasty AND nutritious, with plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and protein.

The only thing is, you can’t predict when you’ll be running late.

And in some households (I’m not talking about mine, what were you thinking..?), healthy eating isn’t the primary grocery shopper’s priority. (I can almost hear the guy in question say “Why would I buy a box of tasteless granola for 5$ when I can get 2 family packs of Honeycomb for the same price?”) And even if you do intend to buy what you want, you don’t always have the time.

This Tuesday morning, I woke up at 6:30 and needed to be out the door by 7. I was longing for a breakfast parfait, but that damn granola was missing again.

Suddenly it dawned on me: I still had leftover Nature Valley bars form my trip to Nicaragua. (Oh, the culinary experiences we made over there. There’s definitely something to write about that…)

So I went for the usual: I diced 2 strawberries…

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          …poured a single serving of yogurt on top…

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          …and then crumbled that granola bar on top!

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          The result?

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          Might as well not buy any granola again until I’m out of Nature Valley bars..! Though I do have a feeling that it won’t be long before they’re all gone… Almost looking forward to the moment I’ll make my next batch of homemade granola (coming up in a future post!)!


          Recipe for Nature Valley Breakfast Parfait (makes 2 small servings… you might as well eat them both for a filling breakfast!):

  • 1/2 cup strawberries (or berries of your choice), diced
  • 2 single servings fat-free yogurt (I used Source Strawberry Vanilla Tango)
  • 1 2-bar pack Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (I used Oats ‘N’ Honey)

          Dice the strawberries and put them into 2 bowls or tall glasses. Pour a single serving of yogurt on top of the berries in both glasses, then crumble a granola bar on top of each.


Nutrition info:

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          I bought chia seeds for the first time this evening, being new to this whole “healthy-eating” scene… Recipe ideas, anyone? I do like trying out other people’s creations… but I need some inspiration to come up with my own! 😉 So comment away! Thanks in advance guys!

          -AF

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Just another Saturday afternoon…

-Hey, I feel like starting a food blog. I’m posting way too many food pictures on Facebook. Wanna join in?

-Yeah, sure, I’ll help you anyway I can! 🙂

-Cool, I’ll post recipes and stuff, you could do restaurant critics if you want?

-Sure, I could be the photographer as well!

-Alright then. likemindedfoodies.wordpress.com: does that sound right to you?

-Perfect!

-Okay, then lemme just create you an account so you can log in and post.

…and this, people, is how this blog saw the light of day. Two friends who share the same passion for food… as well as their student-on-a-budget status.

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(Charming picture from January 2014… a night filled with memories of joy and stomach aches after that hot-chocolate-and-donuts Tim Horton’s meal and the 1:00 AM plate of nachos.)

I (on the left) love trying out new recipes and Naomi (right) is an amazing photographer; as a team we’ll be joining our forces to make the best out of this blog! Next post coming up soon…

-AF