Perfect Yogurt Parfait

School is back in full swing for us and I am still trying to perfect my morning routine.  Between trying to get my husband out the door, feed the baby, and get my daughter off to school, it’s usually 10am before I realize I haven’t had breakfast.  I’m trying to change that and make eating breakfast more of a priority.  This perfect yogurt parfait is one way I’m accomplishing that.

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I love Greek yogurt with honey!  It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to cut the sometimes tart flavor.  I like to add pecans for a little crunch, and mix in whatever fruit I have on hand- usually strawberries.  The recipe is pretty self-explanatory, but I like taking the extra sixty seconds to put it in a pretty bowl.  Making breakfast more of an “event” has helped me to slow down and focus on making healthier and more filling choices instead of just pouring myself a quick bowl of some sugary cereal.

1 container yogurt (I like Greek vanilla)
1/2 cup sliced fruit
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp chopped pecans

I like to make a big batch of toasted caramelized pecans that will last me for the week.  Chop 1/2 cup of pecans and set aside.  In a small saucepan over medium heat combine 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp light corn syrup, 1/2 tbsp butter, 1/8 tsp cinnamon.  Stir constantly until mixture is bubbly.  Add the pecans and transfer mixture to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown and toasted.  Stir occasionally, and keep an eye on them because this happens quickly.

What’s your favorite breakfast when you’re just preparing for yourself?


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