And run we did! Up with the sunrise and although we were slow to get out of our warm bed, we finally headed off into the most beau-ti-ful morning. We intended to run a quick 4 miles, but somehow we chose a route that was closer to 6, which is why I am now late.
A quick yogurt parfait!
Layers of pear, pumpkin yogurt (Oikos mixed with 1/3 cup pumpkin and cinnamon), and Nature’s Path Maple Crunch Cereal (a sample from the veg fest).
Plus chia seeds, peach ginger jam and a tbsp of heavy cream!
The Maple Crunch cereal was OK – I think I would have liked it better with milk.
3 passengers (Karen is driving with us). 5 hours to Charlotte. 6 pairs of shoes.
Freya (Brit Chick Runs) says
I don’t know why..but things always look 10x tastier when they’re in jars 🙂
Have a great drive!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
I loved the maple crunch cereal with milk! It reminded me of Cap ‘n’ Crunch.
Have a safe trip!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
I also think the Maple Crunch is better with milk – I had it with vanilla yogurt once but it needed to be a little soggier (as gross as that sounds!) Have a safe trip 🙂
I wanna have some please.
Madeline - Greens and Jeans says
Haha, you pack like me. Heavy on the shoes.
I had this long standing joke with a guy I used to date. He liked to surprise me by taking me places he thought I might find interesting–and he didn’t like to give me ANY information about where we were going.
The problem is it could be anything, a restaurant, a cute downtown shopping area in a small town, a hiking trail…….this made it difficult to plan what I was going to wear!
So when he came up with an idea my question was always, “What time are you picking me up? And what shoes should I wear?”
What could be worse than being somewhere with the wrong shoes?! Hiking in high heels? Fancy restaurant in sneakers? Not for me!
I am also known to stuff pairs into nooks and crannies in the car before road trips. “Look how lightly I packed! Everything in one bag!” …haha
Jessica @ How Sweet says
I love eating (and drinking) out of jars!
Holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
Have a safe trip!
I always bring 5-6 pairs of shoes with me too — I like to be prepared!
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
So pretty!! 6 pairs of shoes…sounds like me 🙂 Have a safe trip!!
Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) says
Safe travels! Your breakfast looks delish!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I love layered foods! Fun to eat cause every layer is new and tasty! I hope you have a fun and safe trip!
Have a safe trip.
I hate packing shoes. Come to think of it, the only shoes I like packing AND wearing are my running shoes.
My bags are always so filled and heavy as well. I really wish I could be a light weight packer.
My parents have some friends who travel to Europe…prepare yourself for this… they pack a change of under clothes, buy some clothes while on vacation, then return them. PLEASE don’t think my parents WOULD EVER condone such a thing (but their friends are very sweet people, all bet it a bit eccentric…) The thought of doing such a thing makes me cringe.
Ever known someone who buys an outfit for one event then returns it?
That has never crossed my mind! I am terrified of a story denying me of a return and then being stuck with an item. (If I thought it was also OK too!)
Valerie @ City|Life|Eats says
Great parfait! Have a good trip!
6 pairs of shoes, haha. have a safe, fun trip!
Natalia - a side of simple says
Have a safe trip! Can’t wait to hear about it 🙂
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
love parfaits because they make eating more fun:-) have a great weekend!
I love the side view of the jar. So cool!
Beautiful breakfast! Have a great trip!
Tabitha (From Single to Married) says
That looks awesome! And great job on the run!
Jamie @ Food in Real Life says
Yum, that looks great! I bet you got a lot more flavor from the heavy cream this morning versus when you put it in your oats, right? I don’t know why its so taboo to eat cream. The nutritional stats aren’t even bad! (and I prefer them SO much over the ingredients in other creamers for coffee and stuff like that).
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
Love the Mason jar! 🙂
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
mason jars rock my world. i now eat everything out of them thanks to you 🙂
Michelle @ Find Your Balance says
That looks really good! Though I have to say I just got a bunch of Nature’s Path samples – cereal, bars and such – but for a “healthy” brand the sugar in the ingredient lists are just too much for me to be happy about. I like Uncle Sam’s 🙂
Samantha @ Bikini Birthday says
Why do you put cream in it?
[email protected] Rebeltarian says
I had pumpkin in my yogurt this morning and sooooo enjoyed it!
Amy K. @ onehealthypeanut says
That jar is beautiful, it sings of fall!! Is it hard to eat out of the jar though? Safe Travels!!
Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) says
I really need to start using my mason jars as bowls. I love the look. Have a safe trip!
mmm…I totally forgot about pears this season! I need to change that, this looks delicious! Save travels lady!
Jess @ atasteofconfidence says
your parfait looks incredible. Even when your in a rush you manage to make better looking food than I can
Claire @ Low Impact Fashionista says
I need to start making massive yogurt parfaits like this for breakfast! Looks so delicious, and cute in the glass jar.
have safe trip!!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
That looks delicious! and it’s too cute in the jar!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
LOVE the mason jar!!!
[email protected] says
I’ve gotta try that pumpkin yogurt! Mixing plain yogurt with pumpkin and cinnamon sounds easy enough 🙂 Have a safe trip!
Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life says
Have a safe trip!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
That parfait looks amazing!!!! I need to start eating things out of jars. It looks so fun. lol
Yum! Love the autumn-themed breakfast!
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says
have a fun trip!
Have a safe trip! See you soon! 🙂
sooo pretty in a jar!
wow that jar is full of crunchy stuff! how do u eat it? i’d be too tired to chew by a 1/4 through!
[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ says
I like the idea of mixing the pumpkins and the yogurt.
I love the parfait in a jar. It’s so pretty and delicious looking!
I love the idea of eating and drinking out of jars! looks tasty 🙂
I’m actually planning to bake maple granola myself today! Perhaps I’ll have to throw it in a jar afterwards 😀
Nikka B says
Oh how I wish I could find some of that pumpkin swirl bread near me!
[email protected] says
YUM. This looks so good! I love the peach jam in it.
I have a question. Do you eat breakfast before or after your short runs (3-5miles?) I am trying to drop some pounds and I don’t want to overeat. I heard that if you run on an empty stomach you burn more fat? Please let me know…I need help!
Oh and I loooove your site, I am a new reader due to Marie Claire but honestly I’m glad it brought me because its a terrific website and the article was trash!
I often have a date or half a banana before I go, assuming I get up and go pretty quickly. Then I have a full breakfast upon my return. And welcome to KERF!