Before heading off to bed, every Sunday night through Thursday night my wife & I prepare fruit and yogurt parfaits for our next mornings breakfast.
To accomplish this quickly and frugally…in a small Tupperware container we combine:
- 3 heaping tbsp of vanilla yogurt
- a hand full of blueberries
In a smaller separate container (or a small zip lock bag) we place a half cup of granola.
In the morning we simply combine the two and enjoy. We wait to combine them until the morning so the granola is still nice and crunchy when consumed.
If you would rather prepare all 5 servings on Sunday night, that would work too and would obviously provide for a faster & more efficient daily routine (now that I think of it, maybe I’ll be adopting that idea as well)!
These parfait type breakfasts are very delicious, healthy, and surprisingly affordable. We go through a quart and a half of yogurt each week, and around 5 cups of granola. The total cost of preparation is around $.75 per person per day.
Concerning our blueberries we prefer to use fresh so we buy the fresh berries in bulk, wash them, then freeze them in a Tupperware. If placed into your yogurt the night before, come morning they are completely thawed. If you prefer the crunch of a frozen berry you could simply place them in your yogurt frozen each morning!
The best way Mrs. Jabs & I have found to purchase our granola is in bulk from our local health food store. The prices on bulk granola there are actually cheaper (and better) than the boxed versions at our local supermarket.
I hope this helps someone save money and enjoy a healthy breakfast!