RECIPE: Red, White, Blue Yogurt Parfaits #TasteofALDI

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central. 

ALDI is the new neighborhood grocery in town, and we have been shopping there lately comparing prices and trying their products for our every day needs. It will take some getting used to because they do not have fancy displays and they carry 90% ALDI-exclusive brands, but it's all good. I'm saving money, and I'm finding myself making better choices for my family. Even though their products are cheaper, it doesn't mean their products are not high quality. They pass the savings on to their shoppers. So far the experience has been refreshing, and after browsing their recipes on their website, I have decided to make Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Parfaits using all ALDI products. It's perfect for any occasion and especially for our upcoming Fourth of July holiday!

ALDI Shopping List/Ingredients:

Parfaits are really easy to put together with just a few ingredients.  

  • 1 container - fresh strawberries (washed, destemmed, and cut into quarters)
  • 1 container - fresh blueberries (washed) 
  • 1 container - Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Yogurt or Fit & Active® Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1 bag - Millville Oats 'n Honey Protein Crunchy Granola 
  • Optional: Simply Nature Organic Agave Nectar Light or L.R. Local Raw Southern California Honey (to add extra sweetness)

You will also need (12) half pint mason jars, stemware, or other clear containers. If you use larger containers, you will also need additional products. Total ingredients listed above costed about $9-$13 before taxes.

DIRECTIONS:

I was experimenting the other day, and I found that the berries do not show up very well when you start with berries at the bottom, because after you add the yogurt, it covers the berries. It is also important to note that the granola gets soggy over time so it depends on if you like your granola crunchy or soft. I like mine crunchy so I cannot prep this overnight or too early in advance.

  1. Add a few spoonfuls of yogurt to fill about a quarter to half way of your mason jar. 
  2. Add a layer of granola to add a little resistance for the berries not to sink to the bottom. 
  3. Add blueberries. A few berries will do. 
  4. Add strawberries. I used about 3 pieces. 
  5. Optional: Drizzle agave or honey over the top.

What I like about layering this type of food is it doesn't have to be even or perfect layers, and it looks prettier when you can see some of the white between the red and the blue. 

There you have it. It's the perfect summer treat for any occasion (breakfast, snack, or dessert)! I was able to prepare this pretty fast and it tasted great with the fresh berries and the agave added a hint of sweetness. The Fit & Active Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt had a sweeter taste than the Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Yogurt, but I liked them both. Try making it this summer for your family. My kids loved it. For more recipe inspiration or to learn more about ALDI, check out their website at www.aldi.us.

More about ALDI: ALDI has opened 25 stores in California with plans to have 45 by the end of the year as well as 2,000 stores nationwide by the end of 2018. Currently, ALDI operates more than 1,500 stores in 34 states and serve 32 million customers each month. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/ALDI.USA, twitter @ALDIUSA, and Instagram @ALDIUSA. www.ALDI.us

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