Sponsored Post: Weetabix Blueberry Parfait

Sponsored Post: Weetabix Blueberry Parfait

You know how I know it’s Spring? By what I eat for breakfast. As soon as my kitchen starts filling with sunlight before 6:30 am (about a few weeks now), I make the switch from heaping bowl of overdressed oatmeal (I’m never conservative about my toppings ) to Greek yogurt parfaits. It’s basically one of the golden rules in our home alongside all TV switches to reality programming at 9pm and Easter/Halloween/Christmas candy changes ownership from kid to parent after four days. Oatmeal and Greek yogurt are the perfect canvasses for tailoring my morning meal to my ever changing cravings. Each, in their own right, have there nutritional benefits (my steel cut oats are loaded with fibre while Greek yogurt is a protein powerhouse) but my toppings are another way for me to satiate my cravings as well as ratchet up the nutritional value of my morning meal. (There are the mornings I dumb it down with the inclusion crushed up chocolate eggs leftover from Eater but we don’t speak of those days.) Plus my add-ins always keep the dish fresh–never the same-old, same-old.

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Photo by Leila Ashtari

When we were approached by Weetabix, United Kingdom’s best-selling cereal, to try their low-sugar, high fibre biscuits I wasn’t going to turn down the offer, especially when they said I didn’t have to eat them in the traditional manner of in a bowl with milk. I liked how the biscuits had only four recognizable ingredients but I also knew they would make great friends with my yogurt. And my suspicion was not wrong. While the biscuits look dense and hard, they’re actually light and crispy. I loved the crunchy texture this non-GMO certified cereal added to my parfaits. But I also appreciate the fact multi-grain Weetabix delivers on the fibre I usually earned from my morning oatmeal, making my warm weather breakfast a nutritional powerhouse. Now a regular component of our morning meal, my daughter also enjoys mixing the biscuits in cottage cheese as an after-school snack. Of course she adds some fruit and, once in a while, I let her add something sweet.

Sponsored Post: Weetabix Blueberry Parfait

Ingredients

  • 2 Weetabix biscuits
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • mint

Method

In a bowl, wide-mouthed glass or jar place a handful of blueberries.

Then snap 1 Weetabix biscuit in half and layer on top of the berries. A

dd yogurt, chia seeds, strawberries and the second Weetabix broken into bits.

Top with more yogurt, additional berries, honey, walnuts and a bit of mint.

 

 

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