Build a breakfast sure to please this Mother’s Day. This simple but elegant recipe is easy enough for children to prepare and serve. Give the gift of health with these cancer-fighting compounds like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and anthocyanins.

This breakfast recipe uses granola without dried fruit to show off the fresh berries, but you can use granola with dried fruit too. Either way, choose a granola with little added sugar and fat. Put all ingredients together and the end result is layered goodness. Parfaits are an easy and fun way to begin the day. And, these parfaits just might inspire those breakfast skippers in your family to start the day in a healthier way.

Berry Nutty Breakfast Parfait

Per serving: 257 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 118 mg sodium.

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups Strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey (softened by placing the jar in a pan of water over low heat)
  • 2 cups Yogurt (low fat, plain)
  • 1/2 cup Granola (low fat)
  • 4 Tbsp. Walnuts (chopped (pecans or almonds can be substituted))
  1. Place berries in mixing bowl. Drizzle with softened honey and toss gently to coat.
  2. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into four parfait glasses (tall, narrow wine glasses will do) and top with layer of berry mixture. Repeat layers with remaining yogurt and berry mix. Top with granola and nuts. Serve.

The Author:

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results. www.aicr.org.

Photo Credit: The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

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