• Maple Granola
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  • Peach Puzzle
  • Grilled Corn
  • Roasted Tomato Bruschetta
Blueberry Peach Yogurt Parfaits

Blueberry Peach Yogurt Parfaits

Parfaits are so beautiful. Seriously, just look at these Blueberry Peach Yogurt Parfaits – they make me smile and want to throw a party. Parfaits can be anything you want them to be: healthy, decadent, smooth, crunchy, fruity or cakey. They can be made with your favorite flavors and colors and in any season. They… 

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