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Healthy Recipes for Breakfast in a Jar: Cherry-Vanilla Super Yogurt, Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

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What could be more convenient than breakfast in a jar? Just grab 'n go! These breakfast recipes are nutritious and delicious. Get ready for your new morning obsessions...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Cherry-Vanilla Super Yogurt
Cherry-Vanilla Super Yogurt

Entire recipe: 268 calories, 6.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 100mg sodium, 29g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 21g sugars, 26.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7* -- SmartPoints® value 5*

What do you get when you add protein powder to already-protein-packed Greek yogurt? Super yogurt!

Prep: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 
One 5.3-oz. container (about 1/2 cup) fat-free plain Greek yogurt 
2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Tera's Whey)
2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, light vanilla soymilk, or fat-free dairy milk 
Dash cinnamon 
1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds 
3/4 cup unsweetened dark pitted sweet cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen and drained), chopped 
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) sliced almonds 

Directions: 
In a medium jar, combine yogurt, protein powder, milk, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and uniform. Stir in chia seeds. 

Top with cherries and almonds, or stir them in.

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait
Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

Entire recipe: 322 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 146mg sodium, 51.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 20.5g sugars, 20g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8* -- SmartPoints® value 9*

Pie for breakfast? Maybe not the best idea. A good-for-you oatmeal parfait that tastes like pie for breakfast? Now you're talking...

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less
Chill: 8 hours

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped Fuji apple (or another sweet apple)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Truvia or Splenda)
One 5.3-oz. container (about 1/2 cup) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions:
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix apple with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Cover and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until apple has softened.

Add oats, almond milk, sweetener, and remaining 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

In a medium jar, layer half of the oatmeal followed by half of the yogurt. Repeat layering with remaining oatmeal and yogurt.

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
 

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