Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits

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Eat Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits for breakfast for an indulgent start to the day. With DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut added into the mix, these parfaits make mornings dreamy. 

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)

When you’re on the go a lot, it’s hard to make time for breakfast — sometimes even lunch! As a freelancer who is not a morning person, I am always slammed with deadlines and running off to make recipes and attend events. Quick meals and easy snacks are my saving grace.

Most quick meals out there aren’t all that good for you, though. One of my goals for 2016 is to eat better, so I try to start off my days with a nutritious boost. And to do that, this night owl tries to plan ahead as much as possible. I have started making my own granola on the weekends, and the night before I need a quick breakfast, I layer the granola with yogurt, honey and fresh fruit. Homemade, make-ahead yogurt parfaits are great because you can control exactly what goes in them, and they’re ready to eat the next morning.

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)

I recently discovered DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut and I have loved snacking on these crunchy nuts and chocolate-covered berries at my desk. Eating these treats is a great way to reward yourself for eating well! My morning granola needed a little something extra, so I added a few pieces of indulgent DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond into my breakfast. (You can eat well all you want, but sometimes you just need a little chocolate, right? Treat yo’self.)

And voilà! Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits.

Click through to read the Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits recipe!

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)

I found the DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut products at my local Walmart store, in a special display at the front of the store. I tried several of the flavors — the DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew was so tasty! The DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cherries took me right back to ones I tried in Seattle last year!

So, that’s how you have a quick breakfast that’s both better-for-you and indulgent. Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are the answer. // susannah

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits are an indulgent but better for you breakfast. (via feastandwest.com)

Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits

Yield: 1 parfait
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Eat Dark Chocolate Berry Yogurt Parfaits for breakfast for an indulgent start to the day. With DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut added into the mix, these parfaits are even more dreamy.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 strawberries, medium diced
  • 10-12 pieces DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond (or other DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut product of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Layer a third of the strawberries and 3 to 4 pieces DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut in the bottom of a jar.
  2. Top with half of the Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey. Layer with 1/4 cup granola, another third of the strawberries and 3 to 4 pieces DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut.
  3. Add the rest of the Greek yogurt, honey, granola, fruit and 3 to 4 pieces DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut. Sprinkle chia seeds over top.
  4. Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 12 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 902Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 121gFiber: 13gSugar: 88gProtein: 25g

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  1. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says

    I have a bit of a thing for chocolate for breakfast but I’m like you – it’s gotta be healthy! I need good-for-me foods to fuel my day and this looks like the perfect way to get going 🙂 I love that these are make-ahead so I don’t have to worry over one more thing in the mornings. Definitely need to give these a try!

  2. Stephanie says

    I definitely need quick and easy recipes in the morning. This look amazing and totally something I can whip up quickly for a little indulgence! #client

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