During the week, it’s so easy to get caught up with the motions of the day. Make coffee, kiss hubby goodbye, feed all the kids (am I missing someone? Nope. Ok, good), change diapers, beg Big Sister to use the potty, dress everyone… to only realize no one has had a bath in a day or so. So undress everyone, bathe everyone, dress them again. At this point, it’s safe to say the crew is going to be hungry again. You see what I mean? You’re present but in a sort of robotic manner.
Every now and then it’s good to break the machine. I love Saturday mornings for this reason. It gives you a moment to really appreciate everything. Everyone is taking it easy and the whole fam is hanging out together. I especially love sharing a breakfast in bed with Big Sister. I make sure she dines on hubby’s side of the bed though. Life is good. I love these lazy mornings.
This morning, Big Sis and I shared a Blueberry, Oatmeal & Yogurt Parfait. I have been addicted to these for the last couple of months. So filling. It takes you straight through to lunch and is completely toddler approved.
Serves: 1 / Points+: 7pts
- 1c blueberries
- greek nonfat vanilla yogurt (I use dannon oikos greek nonfat yogurt)
- 1/2c old fashioned oats
- 1c water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 packets sweetener of your choice (I use truvia)
To prepare the blueberry sauce place blueberries, a dash of water and a packet of sugar sweetener over med/high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer on low until your oatmeal is prepared.
For the oatmeal, mix water, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and your sweetener of choice. (sugar, honey, no calorie sweetener…) in a pot. Bring to boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low until the oats are soft or cooked to your liking.
To assemble, layer oats, yogurt, blueberry sauce and repeat. I use a cute little mason jar because it just looks pretty!
Feel free to add additional toppings such as nuts or sliced banana… and enjoy! Preferably with the most perfect cup of coffee.
What’s your favorite breakfast parfait recipes?