Our family took a camping trip over the weekend and we left pretty early in the morning, before breakfast.
In order to avoid the unhealthy regrettable decision to just grab a quick breakfast at McDonald’s,(which is, sadly our usual fall-back on road trips- even thought I loathe the place, it’s usually the easiest thing to grab and go.) I decided to be proactive this time and make something for us to eat on the way that was easy to transport, would sustain us for a while and was healthy. Plus it didn’t cost us any extra money. And we weren’t eating icky chemicals and supporting a business I loathe. Anyway, before I rant…
In a Mason jar!!
It was perfect for holding the yogurt without spilling. And it looks pretty!
We ate breakfast on the ferry ride across the water, as the sun was shining its beautiful way through the window.
The kids didn’t finish all of theirs at once, so I just put the lid right back on and we saved it for later. I’m definitely doing yogurt parfaits again next time we go on a road trip or just have to be out of the house before we eat breakfast, it worked so well!!
So, if you wanted to make your own yogurt parfait, what would you put in it?
Yogurt, of course! I used my homemade yogurt, which is super yummy and doesn’t have anything extra in it. Just plain goodness.
Maple syrup or organic cane sugar- because the homemade yogurt is unsweetened. If you have sweetened yogurt, skip this step if you want
Organic Strawberries, cut up nicely
A mixture of rolled oats, flaxseeds and chia seeds
If you are bringing this with you on the go, be sure to wait to add the oats and seeds until you are ready to eat it, or you’ll get a gooey, weird consistency of yogurt/oatmeal as the oats absorb the moisture from the yogurt.
You could also add nuts, jam, other fresh fruit or whatever you think would be yummy-this is just what I had in the house.
Stir it all up and enjoy!!