Breakfast Parfait

Breakfast Parfait
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Breakfast Parfait

Sami Johnson

Breakfast Parfait

“A breakfast parfait or sundae is a great way to include a little bit of everything on your fork or spoon in the morning. You can make this parfait a day ahead, making it a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. Breakfast parfaits are pretty simple to put together, and the only limit to the flavors and textures in the parfait is your own imagination. To simplify this recipe, you could use muesli instead of the quinoa, almonds, and chia seeds.” — Chef Jason Roberts, author of Good Food Fast: Deliciously Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for People on the Go

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4
Servings
419
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: Make stewed rhubarb in advance by cooking chopped rhubarb, orange juice, and brown sugar in a covered pot until the soft but not broken apart, about 10-20 minutes. Chef Jason Roberts recommends 1 bunch of rhubarb (trimmed and chopped) to ½ cup of orange juice and ½ cup of brown sugar. If you want to add a hint of spice, throw in ½ an inch of peeled and sliced ginger too. 

Ingredients

  • 1½  Cup  cooked quinoa
  • 2  Tablespoons  chia seeds
  • ½  Cup  chopped raw almonds
  • 2  Cups  Greek-style yogurt, divided
  • 1  Cup  stewed rhubarb, see note below
  • 1  Cup  fresh blueberries
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions

Combine the quinoa, chia seeds, and almonds.

Place ¼ cup yogurt in the base of each jar or serving vessel, and then distribute the quinoa mixture evenly between the jars. Top each parfait with the remaining yogurt followed by the stewed rhubarb.

At this point, you can cover the parfaits and leave them in the refrigerator overnight, or you can serve them, topped with the fresh blueberries and mint, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
166mg
17%
Choline, total
119mg
28%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
89mg
28%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
476mg
68%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
50µg
91%
Sodium, Na
86mg
6%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
192g
7%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.