Monday, May 21, 2012

Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with Strawberries- My Power Breakfast!


This is a very busy week for me.  My Dad's Memorial Service is this Saturday, and I have company coming Thursday. I 'm still planting flowers, and I have to do the usual cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. I need a  power breakfast for sure. I took my cooked rolled oats that I usually eat every day, and dressed them up.  I layered the cooked  cinnamon oatmeal with Strawberry Greek yogurt, added more strawberries, topped with walnuts for crunch, and another strawberry. Not only does this parfait taste great, it is packed with nutrition, with the added protein from the Greek yogurt. You can use your favorite flavor of yogurt and fruits.  Change up the nuts as well.  You will have so much energy, and it's so healthy besides.  Let me know what other flavor combo's you concoct. This would be fun to let the kids make this fun breakfast treat.  They will think that they are eating dessert for breakfast  Enjoy.



Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with Strawberries

1 c cooked rolled oats or you favorite cooked cereal or quinoa
1 5-6 oz container of yogurt- I used strawberry Greek yogurt,
1 Tbsp of chopped nuts I used walnuts
sliced fresh fruit- I used strawberries, my fave.

Layer the cooked oatmeal with a layer of fruit and Greek yogurt. Repeat layers.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts, and more fresh fruit. Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Becky this is a truly elegant breakfast parfait. This really almost fits the adage of, "life's short - eat dessert first." But with all those healthy ingredients we don't have to feel guilty about it! I will be thinking about you this week and send you a big, foodie friend hug.

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    1. Jessica,
      This parfait is just like "eating dessert first", Thank you for your hug:)

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  2. This looks so delish! I am actually bored of the ugly-looking oats porrige. This looks inviting!

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    1. Purabi,
      This breakfast parfait does look and tastes like dessert. thank you for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you.

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  3. This is a tasty layering of elements. Oats berries and yogurt I am turning to more and more with the hotter weather. An ice cold one of these is a great way to start the day! Glad you are staying busy and blessings to you this week!

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    1. Tina,
      I love all of the layers, especially with the strawberries. This parfait is a great way to start the day.

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  4. You actually managed to make oatmeal pretty !!! :D This would be easy for kids to swallow too!

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  5. I just "liked" you on Facebook. Strawberry yogurtand strawberries will make anything pretty:) Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  6. This looks so beautiful - a parfait which is healthy for breakfast? I am SO in :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,

      This looks like a dessert, but is really a healthy breakfast.

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  7. Only you can make oatmeal look like a banquet of beautiful desserts... amazing!

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    1. Claudia,
      This is really a healthy dessert.

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  8. this is a perfect breakfast - I have something quite similar most mornings - only mine doesn't look quite that pretty!!
    Mary x

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    1. Mary,
      Mine wouldn't have looked this pretty either, if I wasn't taking a picture:)

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  9. What an elegant breakfast, Becky!!! YUM!

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    1. Thanks, Lizzy. This would look pretty at a brunch!

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