easy back to school breakfast

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

With school starting back for a lot of people this month, I wanted to share a quick, simple breakfast I've fallen in love with. I don't know about y'all but when I was in school, I woke up as late as possible, did the bare minimum to get ready, and left the house maybe 15 minutes after my alarm had gone off.

This easy breakfast is so quick to make, so delicious, and much higher quality than a granola bar to go. You can get in the habit of making it before school and spend literally 10 minutes putting it together and eating it. So quick there's no excuse for not eating breakfast and it's healthy!

Back when I was barnsitting for the Chick-fil-A cows I got hooked on their yogurt parfaits. I guess having them multiple times a day for a few days in a row will do that to you and leave you missing them a few weeks later. Unfortunately, Chick-fil-A isn't very close to my house and I definitely don't want to pay for a yogurt parfait everyday. Inspired, I picked up the ingredients for my favorite yogurt parfait at the grocery store and made my own at home. Guess what? It tasted just as good!

A yogurt parfait is a quick, easy, and inexpensive breakfast you can make at home before school and feel like you're having breakfast in a cute coffee shop. Here's what you'll need:


32 oz. container of vanilla yogurt (Greek or regular)
A pack of blueberries
A pack of strawberries
Bag of granola or cereal box of granola

I got my ingredients at Lidl and it was actually my first time going in the store because it just recently opened in my hometown. I was so surprised by how reasonably priced their products were and everything I got was delicious. They had bags of granola but they also had a box of granola cereal which was cheaper so I got that and it worked out perfect. You can buy individual, one-serving containers of yogurt too, the 32 oz. is the best deal though.

Putting a yogurt parfait together is probably common sense - just start by putting some of your yogurt in a bowl and then top it with your blueberries, cut strawberries, and granola. You can definitely prepare your fruit the night before to save time in the morning, but it never takes me long to quickly wash my berries and cut my strawberries into small pieces.

In less than five minutes you can create an Instagram-worthy breakfast that's healthy and easy to make. It's a great way to start your day and if you wake up a little earlier, you can enjoy it while scrolling through your social media feeds before school.

You can definitely add different toppings and switch up the ingredients depending on your preferences. This recipe is my go-to, a DIY version of my favorite restaurant yogurt parfait. 

What are your favorite ingredients for a yogurt parfait?

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