One great thing about weekends is the chance to be a bit more extravagant with breakfast. On mornings during the week we’re often rushing out the door, leaving us with a sense of achievement if we and the kids ate even a small something. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, it’s a good idea to take the time to treat it so when you can.
A unique breakfast idea for weekend mornings is setting up a parfait breakfast bar.
What’s great about this breakfast is there is no need to measure ingredients and everyone can make their own. Prepping includes setting out the yogurt (regular or Greek), a variety of toppings, spoons and bowls. Easy!
Now you may be wondering what to choose for toppings. The possibilities are practically endless. Here are a few ideas for toppings:
-Fruit (bananas, berries, cut up chunks of apples, kiwi, mango, mandarin oranges, etc.)
-Chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
-Seeds (Chia, pumpkin, hemp, flax)
-Raisins, Craisins and any other dried fruit
Seriously, there are so many options! If you think it will taste good then try it. 😀
All you need to do is layer your choices between toppings and yogurt, that way you get a good blend of flavors.
My son just turned two and he always wants to help me with anything and everything. So you can imagine his glee when I told him to grab his stool and help me with breakfast. He not only got to help but he was able to choose what went in his parfait. The hardest part was keeping him from eating the banana slices before they made it into the parfait! Haha
Once he was done making his and settled at the table to eat, I started making my parfait creation. There is something energizing about starting the morning making a healthy and also creative meal.
I hope I have inspired you to host your own parfait breakfast bar at home with your family. Post pics in the comment section of your unique parfait creations and if you have other topping ideas.
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Enjoy!!! We certainly did! ;-D