Recipe: Yogurt Pudding Granola Parfait

This portable breakfast is a great and healthy way to start the day.

yogurt parfait

This portable treat is a great and healthy way to start the day. Protein, fat and carbs make this breakfast jar a balanced meal. Look for a granola with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving and with at least 3 grams of fiber. The jars can be assembled up to two days in advance.

Serves 2

3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat milk
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
1/2 tsp. almond extract, optional
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 cup granola
1 cup blueberries
2 Tbsp. chopped almonds
1 Tbsp. cacao nibs, optional

In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, maple syrup or honey, and almond extract if using. Stir in chia seeds. Place one-quarter of the chia yogurt pudding, granola and blueberries in each of two wide-mouth jars. Add another layer of chia pudding, granola and blueberries. Top with almonds and cacao nibs if using. Cover jars and chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Info Per Serving: 420 Calories, 21G Protein, 10G Fat, 71G Carbs, 65MG Sodium

Instead of blueberries, use sliced strawberries or banana.
Make it dairy-free by using coconut yogurt and almond milk.
Swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans.
Use bran flakes as a crunchy alternative to granola.