What better way to incorporate colorful late summer fruit into your family's diet than with an easy and quick yogurt parfait? Kids will love helping create this colorful treat that features natural sugars as well as essential vitamins and minerals.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits are an easy and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, while teaching kids the importance of "eating a rainbow!" Fruits are a nutritious alternative to processed sweets and provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals that are lacking in prepackaged cookies and doughnuts. Try using a banana as a sweetener in your parfait and don't be afraid of "ugly fruits" such as apples with some bruising or blueberries that have a little discoloration.
This fruit and yogurt parfait recipe makes eating healthy feel like a treat and can be safely prepared with children. Incorporate blueberries, peaches, strawberries or whichever fruit is fresh and in season in your area. Involve your little ones in preparing this easy snack by asking them to help wash the fruit, add ingredients to make your parfait layers and by letting them get creative with toppings. Packed with fiber from the fruit, protein from the yogurt, and tons of nutrients, this recipe is sure to give you and your family a delicious, natural and lasting energy boost.
Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits
3 cups plain yogurt
3 tablespoons good honey or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups prepared granola
Your favorite fruits, chopped
Combine the yogurt, honey, vanilla extract in a bowl and set aside.
In a cup or bowl, layer spoonfuls of yogurt with your favorite fruits and granola. Enjoy!