Breakfast Parfait Jar

Breakfast Parfait Jar
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Breakfast Parfait Jar

Jennifer Drummond

Breakfast Parfait Jar

This is a complete breakfast in a jar, literally. Take it on the go and forget about the drive-thru; a do-it-yourself parfait can be so much healthier and tastier than fast-food versions. With antioxidant-rich berries and protein-packed Greek yogurt, you can't go wrong.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4  Cup  nonfat milk
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  Teaspoon  chia seeds
  • Dash of  cinnamon
  • 1/2  Cup  plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2  Cup  diced strawberries
  • 1/2  Cup  blueberries
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  peanut butter
  • Granola, to taste

Directions

The night before, place the oats, milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a bowl, and stir, cover, and leave in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, layer in a jar in this order: ¼ cup of the yogurt, ¼ cup of the strawberries, ¼ cup of the blueberries, oatmeal, peanut butter, followed by the remaining yogurt, strawberries, and blueberries. Sprinkle with granola.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
165µg
24%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
203mg
20%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
194mg
28%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
290mg
19%
Water
113g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Breakfast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Breakfast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.