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A few months ago, my office moved from being 20 minutes from home to over an hour from home. My morning routine had to change as well as my morning commute! I no longer had time to make breakfast at home for both Lennox and I, get everyone ready and out the door, drop Lennox at school, drive to work and have time to spare. Now my morning routine is more like, get up, get Lennox up, get dressed and get out the door since I have such a long commute (this will be changing soon though!). So with that in mind, I was searching for some new breakfast ideas that I could bring with me to work and eat once I got there.
At work we have the convenience of having fresh fruit and beverages available for free at all times – one of which was milk – so I thought cereal may be the best option. While shopping at Walmart the other weekend, I came across the NEW Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups. I love oatmeal and Quaker products so I decided to give them a try. There was actually a demo happening the same day, so I was able to try it before I purchased it and wow, they were really good. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it – as I love original oatmeal so much, but it was actually really delicious and satisfying; I hadn’t had anything like this before that was so easy and prepackaged.
Quaker Real Medleys Yogurt Cups are the first self-stable granola, fruit and yogurt mixture – all you have to do is add in some COLD milk, stir and it’s ready to eat after 2 minutes. So easy and so delicious. Crunchy. Cool. Yum!
So I have been bringing these to work and it has been working out great as I can leave a few of them in my desk and not have to worry about remembering each morning. I did however want to add some more fresh fruit to my morning meal, so I decided to try making a fresh fruit salad to bring – but one that I could make on the weekend for the whole week – already ready to go. This is when I decided on making them in mason jars. I was able to make all the jars ahead of time so now I just have to grab and go – a perfect addition to my morning breakfast of Quaker Real Medleys Yogurt Cups. Here is how I made them.
Make Ahead Fruit Salad Mason Jars
- Mason Jars
- Fresh Lemon Juice (1 lemon)
- 2 Peaches
- 1 Cantaloupe
- 5 Bananas
- 2 containers of Raspberries
How to make:
STEP ONE: Cup up all of your fruit (except for the bananas) into small pieces and place into bowls. Get all of the mason jars ready to be filled.
STEP TWO: Start layering in the fruit one at a time into each jar (do all of one fruit first).
STEP THREE: Now add in the raspberries to all of the mason jars.
STEP FOUR: Now it’s time to add in the bananas. If you just cut up the bananas and throw them in, they will brown and look pretty gross by the end of the week! So what you need to do is cut them up and toss them in a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. You can drain the excess lemon juice after they have been tossed in it. This will prevent them from browning.
STEP FIVE: Add the bananas on top of the raspberries.
STEP SIX: Finally, add the peaches to the top of the bananas (they are pretty soft so its best to put them on top).
STEP SEVEN: Screw on the tops to your jars and store in the fridge! Each morning you can just grab one as you run out the door and eat it at work or on the go!
This fruit salad plus the Quaker Yogurt Cups, really made a great breakfast for me to bring to work.
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