Christmas morning is a beautiful time to truly celebrate your family, and breakfast should help build up that joy – not take you or your partner out of the picture for an hour while you prep a morning feast! So whether it’s just you, your little one and Fido or you have an entire army of company coming to visit, we have the perfect go-to solution that will keep faces smiling and tummies full: a very merry parfait bar!
Why are parfaits so much fun? According to a highly scientific, incredibly detailed study (read: our creative teams thinking through this while we attempted not to devour our own photo-shoot), parfait bars are an amazing hit with everyone for the following three reasons:
Make Ahead Simplicity:Most of your parfait prep comes down to having an assortment of fun mix-ins and toppings available the morning of, which means you can take all the pressure off days in advance.
Pinterest-fail Impossible:Even though we all love to chuckle over a good Pinterest fail, we want your holiday breakfast to be a joyous success. And you literally cannot build a yogurt parfait bar incorrectly.
Organic & Flexible:Parfait bars are really easy to adapt based on food allergies and preferences. (We even have soy yogurt options!) Plus, with Stonyfield, you get to feel extra merry about serving organic yogurt that is non-gmo and free of toxic-persistent pesticides.
So now that you’re on board with this brilliance, you’re likely wondering what ingredients you should have on hand for this yogurt bar. Read on!
Here’s a quick list of suggestions to copy & paste for your shopping list:
- Stonyfield organic yogurt in at least 2 flavors (Pro tip: grab a few YoKids flavor options in cups, tubes and smoothies, too!)
- Toasted coconut flakes
- Crushed peppermint or peppermint sticks
- Shaved chocolate or cocoa powder for sprinkling
- A variety of fresh fruits
- Chia, sunflower, flax or pumpkin seeds
- Honey (2x points for locally-sourced!)
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruits like raisins, goji berries or strawberries
You’ll also want to have a variety of drinks available, and for you over-achievers, we highly recommend picking up a few holiday-inspired mugs and milk bottles to help get everyone in the spirit. For those of you who love upcycling, it’s often easy to pick up holiday mugs and dishes at used goods stores.
So…now that we have all that covered, let’s talk about what you’re getting your in-laws for the holidays.
Looking for an equally adorable holiday treat for your child’s classroom? Stonyfield has you covered with an organic snack that takes festivity to the next level! Check out this simple DIY project that your kids will love to help with, too! Click here!