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Picture Perfect Breakfast

by Meghann on January 26, 2011

Hello World.


I crashed last night. I crashed hard.

No checking e-mail obsessively. No catching up on the DVR. No Words with Friends (though if you want to play my name is MeghannAnderson πŸ˜‰ ). Just sleep. And it felt good. πŸ™‚


I had over 8 hours of glorious sleep and woke up craving something fruity and refreshing. I pulled out my Chicago Marathon beer mug and got to work building a parfait of Kashi Go Lean Crisp (can you tell it’s my current obsession?), blueberries, strawberries, and vanilla yogurt.


Parfaits make breakfast cute and fun. For some reason food that looks goods always earns 10 times more bonus points in my book. I love colors and I love patterns – this combination is a win-win on both fronts. πŸ™‚


I have my first installment of Operation … (Redesign? Collaborate? Move & Mix?) coming up this afternoon. Really excited about that! πŸ™‚

1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 26, 2011 at 8:36 am

I love nights when you shut off the outside world and relax. Good for you! Lovin’ the mix in that glass too πŸ™‚
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2 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 26, 2011 at 8:44 am

I am loving how blueberries and strawberries are cheap at Publix right now! I’ve been having them a lot recently! πŸ˜€

Have a great day!

3 Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun January 26, 2011 at 8:46 am

I hear ya! Sometimes you need to relax and unwind. That breakfast looks amazing! :]
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4 kristy @ January 26, 2011 at 8:48 am

Love that mug! A beautiful breakfast is always more fun to devour! πŸ™‚

5 Gabby (Quest for Delicious) January 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

Yep, your breakfast is definitely a pretty one! (:
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6 Brittany January 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

wow. picture perfect is right !
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7 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 26, 2011 at 8:53 am

I am eating almost the same breakfast! Peanut butter is involved though πŸ˜‰
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8 Lisa @ Healthy Diaries January 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

I love a great yogurt parfait to start of the day! Yours looks delicious!

9 Eliz@The Sweet Life January 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

That breakfast looks so delicious and so fresh! Hope you have a good and productive day.
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10 movesnmunchies January 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

ahh i love nights where i just FALL on my bed and sleep tight! i kind of had a night like that last night too!
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11 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

Did they give away those beer glasses at the marathon? I love that glass!

12 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa January 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

Move & Mix….I like it. Goes well with Meals & Miles.
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13 Rachel January 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

That is a beautiful breakfast. Much better use of a beer glass!
I love the Kashi GoLean cereals. Usually I alternate between plain old GoLean and Crunch when I feel like something sweet.
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14 Ali @ Ali on the Run January 26, 2011 at 9:10 am

It’s too pretty to eat!
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15 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

It feels so good some nights to just “shut off” and rest. Ok I wish I did that every night, but I do appreciate it when it happens!

I’ve never been a big parfait girl — I end up reaching my spoon too far into the glass and then pulling too much out and spilling the parfait on the counter. No good!
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16 Hope January 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

What a great looking breakfast! I am with you on the Kashi Go Lean Crisp! I am obssessed with it. I’ve been eating it every single day. I can’t get enough of it! So good! πŸ™‚
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17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

That looks delicious. I miss berries SO MUCH! Can’t wait until they’re back in season and not ridiculously expensive any more. Have a good one Meghann! πŸ™‚
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18 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) January 26, 2011 at 9:20 am

pretty breakfast! my smooshed up oatmeal didn’t really compare… πŸ™‚
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19 Meg January 26, 2011 at 9:23 am

Crashing hard is totally necessary sometimes πŸ™‚

Enjoy your day and your beautiiiiful breakfast!

20 Kara January 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

Your breakfast is beautiful…mine was not πŸ™‚ It’s hard to make leftover Chinese food look good and that’s reason #12908 that I don’t blog my meals πŸ˜›
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21 Kelly January 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

Looks pretty, but I feel like I’d have to move it to a bigger bowl to actually eat it haha.
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22 Kiran January 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

I love parfaits and this is a great twist πŸ˜‰
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23 Ali @ Ali Runs January 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

I love your parfait!! I have tried to make one a few times but it never turned out as pretty as that. Maybe it’s time for a second try πŸ˜‰
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24 Mallory January 26, 2011 at 9:52 am

How about Operation Cohabitation? πŸ™‚

25 Ashley January 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

I love the crunch, and your breakfast is gorgeous!
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26 Michelle January 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

That’s my favorite breakfast combo!
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27 Brittaney @ thegirlthatcantcook January 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

I like Move and Mix! and your breakfast looks fab!

28 Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

I am a total sucker for pretty meals. I’m convinced they taste better. Definitely a symptom of blogging! πŸ™‚
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29 Amy January 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

So excited for the first installment of the new series!! (Hehe… I’m a fan of “move & mix”, myself.) Beautiful breakfast πŸ™‚
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30 Heather January 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

I cannot wait for the summer and beautiful berries – I love parfaits.
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31 Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean January 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

Yum! That parfait looks awesome! It just makes me want summer to be here faster…it’s gross and snowy in DC today πŸ™
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32 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge January 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

That breakfast looks so light and refreshing. Just the right thing after a good sleep. πŸ™‚
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33 Aleyta January 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

Oh my word that looks good!!!
I play word feud, cause I have the driod. Too bad, I’m always looking for new ppl to play with!! I’m obsessed πŸ™‚
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34 Caroline January 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

Move and Mix! It goes with the M&M theme, and it’s original.

35 Casey @ Insatiably Healthy January 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

Love that race mug!
Sometimes it can be so relaxing to cut yourself off from technology. Even if its only for half a day πŸ˜‰
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36 Gill (snaxandthecity) January 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

Brekky looks lovely! The natural light for your photos makes me envious of Floridians – here in London it’s dark already and it’s only half past 4!

37 katie January 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

that parfait looks amazing ; ) better than one you would buy out even !

Yay for the new redesigning blog!!! Cant wait!
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38 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

I love that you used a beer mug for breakfast. Hey, it’s pretty, right?
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39 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

Parfaits are so pretty! I’m excited to see this redesign!

40 Natalia - a side of simple January 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

Yay for sleep! I’m looking forward to your “operation” post!
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41 Christin@purplebirdblog January 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

Parfaits are so much fun… I have some delicious coconut milk yogurt and blueberries that are practically begging to be parfaited! πŸ™‚
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42 Allie January 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

Breakfast looks awesome! It reminds me of the 4th of July πŸ˜€
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43 C. January 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

Your breakfast looks delish!!

I just played you on Word With Friends!
I’m CtotheAssy

44 Maria January 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I loove parfaits!

I have a droid which doesn’t seem to have words with friends. πŸ™

45 Laura January 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Here’s a new one, though I’ll admit it’s sorta nerdy…
Operation Conglomeration!

It even rhymes πŸ™‚

46 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

That’s my favorite cereal!

47 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I would have crashed too after your evening! Glad you got some good sleep!

48 Kayla January 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Greetings from melbourne! That’s so pretty, and absolutely delightful. Maybe I should make some for myself too, since it’s summer here!

49 Kacy January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I am LOVING that Go Lean Crisp. It’s amazing!
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50 Sarah January 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

that looks like 4th of july in a cup….yum
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51 Cara January 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That breakfast looks awesome! I totally understand you obsession over Kashi GoLean Crisp, it is amazing!

52 Callie January 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I love how our breakfasts are so similar sometimes. I’ve been eating basically the same thing every morning this week – just add bananas. πŸ™‚
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53 Elina (Healthy and Sane) January 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Wow, that’s one gorgeous breakfast! I’m sure I’ve said it a million times before, but I’m so jealous of the warm weather in Florida! Eating yogurt and berries in the morning is just not very exciting when you’re freezing. I’ve been all about fiber-full muffins with coffee lately πŸ™‚
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54 Haleigh January 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I wish I could find such colorful fruit at the grocery stores here. I guess it just makes me look forward to warmer weather even more πŸ˜‰
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