Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes

This make ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes recipe is healthy and full of nutrition! It's so easy and great for kids. Make it DIY in a mason jar or a glass.

 

Dress up your breakfast with this Greek yogurt parfait! The cereal adds a delightful crunch, while the pan-roasted grapes add a satisfying juiciness.

  

This make ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes recipe is healthy and full of nutrition! It's so easy and great for kids. Make it DIY in a mason jar or a glass.

  

Greek yogurt is one of my breakfast staples, and I'm always looking for new, flavorful ways to eat it. While I was playing around in the kitchen this morning, I came up with the ultimate combo.

 

First, I sliced and pan-roasted grapes. Heating brings out both their sweetness and natural juiciness.

  

This make ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes recipe is healthy and full of nutrition! It's so easy and great for kids. Make it DIY in a mason jar or a glass.

 

I mixed plain low-fat Greek yogurt with ground ginger. Then I layered the mixture with the pan-roasted grapes and whole-grain cereal. I topped off the concoction with a dash of ground ginger. 

 

When shopping for a whole-grain cereal to use in this parfait, look for one:

  • with a whole-grain base (such as whole wheat, sorghum, or oats)
  • that's lower in sugar (less than 7 grams per serving, and sugar should not be one of the first three ingredients)
  • that's a good source of fiber (with 3 or grams more per serving)

 

Bonus if you find one with plant-based protein, such as chia seeds or almonds! These additions may increase the protein content of the cereal.  

  

This make ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes recipe is healthy and full of nutrition! It's so easy and great for kids. Make it DIY in a mason jar or a glass.

 

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is great for both busy and leisurely mornings. Serve it in a clear glass to make it even more visually appealing!

 

This make ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes recipe is healthy and full of nutrition! It's so easy and great for kids. Make it DIY in a mason jar or a glass.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 6 oz. plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal*

 

Directions:

 

In a medium pan, pan roast halved grapes over medium heat until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently. Meanwhile, combine all but a dash of the ginger with the yogurt. In a clear glass, layer yogurt with fruit and cereal. Top with a dash of ginger. Serves 1.

 

* I used Nature's Path Qi'a Honey Chia Superflakes.

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 310 Fat: 5 g Sat fat: 2.5 g Pro: 17 g Carbs: 51 g Sugar: 30 g Fiber: 5 g Chol: 10 mg Sod: 95 mg

 

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What's your go-to healthy breakfast?

 

  

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.