School Breakfast Rocks!

Parfait Table

Mix and match parfait models

Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most fun! In honor of National School Breakfast Week March 6-10, Chef Reva prepared “fun-fetti” breakfast parfaits using lowfat yogurt, granola, whole grain waffles, fresh fruit, and just a touch of whipped cream and sprinkles for a special treat. All six Waltham elementary schools got to try the new parfaits at lunchtime with Chef Reva. Friday breakfast parfait parties throughout the month of March further encouraged the kids to participate in school breakfasts.

Our first breakfast program kicked off with a visit from Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, and officials from the USDA, Project Bread, Superintendent Drew Echelson, and Representative Tom Stanley. Our tasty and beautiful parfaits were well-received by students, administrators, and special guests alike. Fun-fetti breakfast parfaits are now part of the regular school breakfast rotation here in Waltham. You can read more about the festivities in the Waltham News Tribune article here. You can also see more photos here.

Beautiful Parfait

A healthy breakfast complete with whole grains, protein from yogurt, and a variety of fruits!

Want to make something similar at home? Fill small cups with low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt (make it Greek for extra protein) and top with cereal, granola, berries, bananas, nuts, graham or animal crackers, waffles or any other topping you’d like. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles (optional). For a dairy-free parfait, substitute cooked oatmeal or mashed banana for the yogurt. Enjoy!

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