Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and to ensure that I have the energy I need when I’m especially busy, a good breakfast is a must. This month, as part of the President’s Choice Guiding Stars program, I was challenged to create a recipe using only ingredients that the program has awarded three stars. Since so many women find it hard to enjoy a nutritious breakfast, I decided to share my quick and easy Breakfast Berry Parfait recipe! It’s filling, packed with nutrition and uses all three-star ingredients!
Breakfast Berry Parfait
- 1/2 cup Oikos Greek Yogurt plain
- 1/2 cup Kind Healthy Grains Cinnamon Oat Clusters Granola
- 1/2 cup mixed berries fresh or frozen
Layer ingredients in bowl or parfait glass.
It may seem like the parfait needs some form of sweetener added to it, but personally I find the granola and berries add all the sweetness that I need. I especially love using fresh raspberries and blueberries for this breakfast but on a very hot summer day like today, frozen berries add extra refreshment. For those that prefer other fruits, chunks of mango, peach or pineapple would make a fabulous substitute as well.
Best of all, this parfait is so quick to make that it’s perfect for even the busiest morning! With the new school year just a few weeks away, I know this breakfast will be a must on my menu before long. I can throw it together in a cup or bowl in just minutes!
If you’d like to add a few easy and nutritious recipes to your menu, check out the PC Cooking School to see if a store near you offers cooking courses. The variety of classes for kids, teens and adults are a great way to learn something new and to encourage kids to get in the kitchen too. Healthier food choices come naturally when families are cooking dishes they like together!
I’ve loved the ease of the PC Guiding Stars program since I first leaned about it and this recipe is just one more example of what makes it so great for any busy parent. Instead of making the parfait with a less healthy yogurt and granola, I was able to simply look for a variety I would enjoy that had the maximum number of stars. To increase the healthiness of your favourite recipes, check out the Guiding Stars rating on the ingredients and see what switches you can make. Eating and cooking healthy has never been easier!