It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I love my sweets. It’s the thing I constantly struggle with. So in the new year I’ve been trying to find ways to balance out my eating without totally cutting out food groups that I love….like dessert – we’ll just call that a food group, m’kay? Seeing as how in a perfect world I would get to eat dessert for breakfast without worrying about it later showing up on my rear end, I’ve been on the lookout for a way to create a breakfast that I can get excited about while at the same time getting the protein I need to keep up with two crazy kids, a full time job and my many other responsibilities.
So, when I recently discovered that a brand I’ve been enjoying for years has a line of cereals at Publix that are made with the best ingredients from nature, I had to give it a try. And upon discovering that Nature Valley Cereal has a Chocolate Oat Cluster option, I had to create a dessert worthy breakfast that satisfies my sweet tooth and keeps me fueled all day long.
What You Will Need:
6 Ounces of Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt
How to Make It:
Let me say, I’ll never go back to boring breakfasts again because this breakfast creation packs a punch and delivers sweetness, crunch and a mixture of flavors that I adore! And the best part it, it takes minutes (OK, seconds really) to make. To start I simply added half of my low fat strawberry yogurt to the bottom of a glass.
Next, I poured in half of my cup of Chocolate Oat Clusters Nature Valley Cereal.
Now, I have to stop here for a second and tell you that this cereal is what makes this Chocolate & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait absolutely amazing! Not only does it have actual pieces of chocolate in it (happy dance time) but it’s made from ingredients like 100% whole grain oats and honey and packed with nutrients and protein. Yes, you heard me right….I get my chocolate AND the ingredients I need to fuel my morning. And did I mention that it tastes to-die-for amazing? Seriously, in a bowl, in a parfait or in my hand…this cereal is just too tasty!
But, now….back to my recipe. Once I’ve added my unbelievably good and amazingly good for me cereal to my breakfast parfait, the next step is slicing a few fresh strawberries and adding them on top.
Then it’s time for another layer of yogurt and Chocolate Oat Clusters Nature Valley Cereal and a strawberry on top to finish everything off.
And just like that I have a breakfast that really feels like dessert but is packed full of the protein I need to power my day!
Once my Chocolate & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait is complete, all that’s left to do is a grab a spoon and enjoy the combination of flavors that are amazing apart and perfect together. Because with each spoonful, I get the crunch of oats and honey, the sweetness of chocolate, the burst of fresh strawberry flavor and the creaminess of yogurt.
It’s seriously a party in my mouth that never, ever gets old!
I have undeniably fallen in love with the Chocolate Oat Clusters Nature Valley Cereal but, as they say, variety is the spice of life, so I also picked up both the Baked Oat Bites and Honey Oat Clusters.
Because after discovering how amazing one variety of the Nature Valley Cereal is, I just had to try them all! Now, everyone in my family has a favorite. And while I nosh on my Chocolate & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait, the hubby enjoys his Baked Oat Bites and the littles eat the Honey Oat Clusters. So I guess you could say that after discovering the quality ingredients and amazing flavors in Nature Valley Cereal, we see no need for anything else in the mornings!
Are you ready to try Nature Valley Cereal for yourself? Are you already thinking of the amazing breakfast or snack combination it can help you create? If so, listen up! Because right now you can print a $1 off coupon on any box of the New Nature Valley Cereal at Publix! Even better, from Febrauary 25th through March 2nd, the coupon will validate a BOGO offer as well! Yes, that means more yummy cereal for the whole family to enjoy as well as more delicious Chocolate & Strawberry Breakfast Parfaits!
But wait! Before you run off to print your coupon and head to Publix, I’ve got one more surprise! I want YOU to try Nature Valley Cereal on me! Sooooo, one lucky winner will receive $15 in paypal so you can create my Chocolate & Strawberry Yogurt Parfait or any other Nature Valley Cereal creation your heart desires!
Entry is super easy! Just use the for below!
Then tell me, which of the Nature Valley Cereal varieties will you be trying first?