Healthy + On the Go Breakfast Parfait

Yall might remember that I have been on the hunt for breakfast recipes forever! I struggled and struggled to find a breakfast that I really enjoy (blasphemy, I know!) that is also healthy.

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I’m not quite sure what my love-hate relationship with breakfast foods is. I do enjoy bacon, pancakes, biscuits + gravy, sausage, some egg dishes… but I have to be in the mood for them.

When I was a classroom teacher, I always had to bring food that was fast. I would frequently make these egg muffins, but I get bored with food easily and cleaning those muffin tins was never exciting. Then I transitioned to Honey Nut Cheerios… I know, I know. Not the best thing to eat every morning–but hey, a teacher’s gotta do what a teacher’s gotta do! I gave it a healthy spin by adding chia seeds, flax seeds, and fruit. However, I knew when I stepped out of the classroom that I wanted something better to fuel my body in the mornings (besides just the abundance of coffee I drink).

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When I made my transition to working from home, I started making a mean scrambled eggs with sauteed veggies, but for some reason, my stomach just does not love eggs every day. And who wants to cook every morning? I just don’t have time for all that!

So back to the drawing board I went. I knew a few things I desired out of this mystery breakfast hunt:

  • I didn’t want something heavy or packed with lots of sugar.
  • I didn’t want something time-consuming.
  • I didn’t want something I had to cook every morning.
  • I wanted something that made me feel like I was being kind to my gut and body.
  • I wanted something fast and easy.
  • I wanted something that I could easily eat and continue to work if need be.
  • I wanted something light that I could add my seeds AND fruit to that wasn’t cereal.

And then I had a realization. Daggum breakfast parfait.

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So I went to my pantry and snagged some things I already had and hit up Publix for the yogurt.

*Side bar, did you ever notice how much of a variety of EVERYTHING we have in America? I mean, I spent like 10 minutes selecting a yogurt. Don’t be like me–just grab one. I’m just a crazy label reader when I feel like it! *shrugs*

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Yall, these breakfast parfaits are so easy, light, and you can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want! Here’s what I put in mine:

I layered my ingredients (in that order) into a half pint mason jar.

*Bonus: Here’s the beauty of mason jarsyou can make these ahead of time! I would recommend making 4 at a time and throwing them in your fridge so you can grab and go in the mornings!

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Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Yogurt–snagged this from Publix!

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I love the flavor of these Old Fashioned Oats! They are my favorite from Publix. This is another good option from Amazon.

 

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Aldi obsessed over here! Don’t have one near you? Grab some organic chia seeds fast here!

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Doesn’t this fruit look glorious? Goodness gracious!

I could totally add some blackberries to this as well!

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*So, I didn’t add a photograph of my bag of Roasted Flax Seeds, because I had run out. I typically combine my flax and chia seeds in a container so I can easily scoop them into whatever I am making (salads, soups, etc). I will say that I love the roasted flax seeds. The flavor adds a really great spin on the parfait that I didn’t quit expect, but I love! I got the roasted flax seeds and the chia seeds from Aldi. (#ShoppingOnADime!) If you don’t have an Aldi near you, grab some roasted flax seeds here from Amazon.

I layered my ingredients (in that order) into a half pint mason jar.

*Bonus: Here’s the beauty of mason jars–you can make these ahead of time! I would recommend making 4 at a time and throwing them in your fridge so you can grab and go in the mornings!

And that’s that! Easy peasy, healthy + light breakfast on the go! Let me know your favorite breakfasts in the comments below!

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Happy Breakfasting!

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