Granola and Yogurt Parfaits to go w/Ladera Granola

Ladera Yogurt Pariaf (2)When Ladera Granola reached out to me a month or so ago to do a review on their product there was no way I was going to say no, one because I love helping people and two because I love love love granola! I know a lot of Granola’s can be good for you but I’ve never really found one that was low enough in Fats to be satisfied with paying the $8-9 a package can sometimes cost. When I received my Granola in the mail I was excited to see what it was all about. It has an great sweet taste but not too sweet, I loved the texture, it wasn’t too “bulky” and “chunky”, just the right amount of almond for this Momma!

So let’s talk about Ladera Granola a bit, I actually found their story quite logo¬†fascinating. When I researched it online I was quite surprised that the founders were so young! Well maybe surprised isn’t the word but I had that “Wow that’s so awesome, you go guys” kind of feeling when I read about it. Ladera was started in the kitchen of Karen Butterfield, a mother of three boys, not only is she a mother that wanted to promote healthy diets for her boys but she is also a Stanford-trained medical doctor. Her family and friends found her granola recipe so amazing that it inspired one of her sons Brian to take it to the market.

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What Ladera Granola stands for:

Be Natural: “We roast each batch at low temperatures to preserve the full-bodied flavor and all health benefits of our carefully selected, all natural ingredients. Eating healthy never tasted so good!”

Be Sustainable: “Sustainability is a top priority at Ladera Granola. To reduce pressures placed on our landfills and environment, we have chosen to use packaging that is 100% recyclable.”

Be Powerful: “It’s packed with the proteins, fibers, minerals, and natural oils that the body needs to excel. Low in sugar and high in protein, our granola provides a sustained boost of energy throughout the day.”

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So what did I do with this Granola that I received? Of course I was all over how to incorporate just the right amounts for it to be filling, healthy and delicious. I decided to make something on the go because my husband and I are…….well always on the go. I was able to make up a half dozen of these (plus one I gave to my mom) and hubby brought one to work everyday. I simply kept the bag in the cabinet and added it to my oatmeal and yogurt all week!!

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There you have it, you don’t even need a recipe!

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I just took out all of the yogurt I had left in the house, I dug out my cute little glass canisters that I adore, grabbed some fresh fruit and off I went layering these babies up!

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