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This peach breakfast parfait is perfect for summer. We’re experiencing record breaking high temperatures here in Vermont with day after day of temps over 90F. OK so those of you in the south may look at 90F and laugh but for us that’s brutal. For the most part, Vermonters don’t have air conditioning because it doesn’t usually get that hot here. I can tell you that I am less than happy with 95F in my kitchen and I am absolutely positively not cooking anything I don’t have to.
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Peach Breakfast Parfait
Of course, the kids are still hungry constantly and I need to provide healthy snacks for them. I want something that’s easy to prepare, doesn’t involve me cooking anything and is loaded with healthy goodness. Granola is packed with both taste and goodness. The nuts and dried fruits are high in fiber and are a great source of energy.
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I love combining yogurt and granola for an extra punch. Eating granola and yogurt before bed helps to front load your muscles. This produces a special type of carbohydrate called glycogen which helps increase your energy levels the next day. More energy is something I can always use. I often choose granola for breakfast because oats are high in iron and I tend to be anemic. Once you add in the high fiber which is good for weight loss and healthy digestion and you don’t get much better.
I look for a granola that contains things like oat bran, nuts, flax seeds and is lightly sweetened. Natural sweeteners like honey and maple are definitely the way to go. Flax seed is high in soluble fiber which lowers bad cholesterol and it’s also high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
- 4 fresh peaches
- 2 cups of Greek yogurt
- 1 cup of granola
- optional extra fresh fruit like strawberries
- optional sprinkle on chia or flax seeds
- Layer yogurt, sliced peaches, and granola in parfait cups.
- Top with a final layer of yogurt and granola.
- Or, deconstruct this parfait and serve it in a bowl like I do when we don't have parfait cups.
This is a wonderful summer snack or healthy summer breakfast. The kids each had huge glasses of this and actually came back and wanted seconds! It is so good to see them eating something healthy and good for you.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.