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Breakfast in France

August 9, 2008

My mom and I are totally enamored with France. When we were there visiting close friends during the summer I turned 16 (what a Sweet Sixteen gift!!!), we truly had a blast. We self-toured all over Paris and borrowed our friends’ car and took a 4 day road trip into northern and northwestern France visiting the beaches of Normandy , Mont-Saint-Michel and Trouville-sur-Mer, driving past countless sunflower fields and down breathtaking poplar-lined country roads, eating at little bistros along the way, and just winging it in “hotels” with no hot water. It was the experience of a lifetime and reminds me that traveling with my mom is so much fun. So when she was up to visit Kyle and I a few weeks back, I decided to set out a throwback breakfast to our days spent en France.

As I’ve mentioned before, the French typically eat light for breakfast and what I decided to serve my mom is no exception:

  • Fat free vanilla yogurt parfait with fresh peaches and Kashi Go-Lean Crunch
  • Warm croissants and French gourmet jelly (which you can find in your grocery store!) on the side.
  • For the parfait, simply layer the yogurt, diced peaches and Go-Lean Crunch (or you could also use your favorite granola) – its really as easy at that!!
  • You can find croissants in most supermarket bakeries, regular bakeries or even in wholesale stores like BJs or Costco. They are still fabulous a day old provided they are kept in a well-sealed container – warm them up in the oven for a few minutes on 400 degrees F.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. jesstyler permalink
    August 9, 2008 1:00 pm

    mmmm, that yogurt parfait looks amazing! And I just picked up some peaches at the farmers market today …

  2. August 9, 2008 1:05 pm

    Hubby and I were in France in May for 2 weeks for our honeymoon and pretty much ate just what you showed. I thought we were going to turn into a croissant!! We loved the beaches of Normandy and Hubby is a Marine so that was very special to him. France is a great country we ate and drank our way from one end of Paris to another. Thanks for the fond reminder!!

  3. joelen permalink
    August 9, 2008 11:21 pm

    I loved Paris… and a perfect breakfast for me was a latte and croissant or other buttery pastry. Thanks for bringing back memories of my trip!

  4. Aunt ginger permalink
    August 10, 2008 5:52 pm

    WHAT?? No captain crunch! Dang!!

  5. Your Mom permalink
    August 11, 2009 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder of France (and wonderful breakfast), which also reminds me that it has been too long since we went on a trip together. Love you always!!


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