- Bettina Applewhite
A quick and easy breakfast or snack that's great for kids. It packs in protein, fruit, fiber and fun. Remember that kids eat with their eyes first so take the time to make your parfaits colorful with lots of fruits.
What you need to build a perfect yogurt parfait
If your children have a favorite color, there's a fruit to match it. Fruits are naturally sweet so there is no need for a yogurt that is loaded with added sugars. Here's a list of some delicious fruit options to build your yogurt parfaits.
You can use any type of yogurt you like. I prefer Greek yogurt. It's thicker than regular yogurt and usually has about double the amount of protein per serving. I use plain Greek yogurt and sweeten it with honey.
I build my layers with yogurt, honey, and crunchy granola. It doesn't matter if you are a kid or not, this is a great breakfast option. Allow your children to help in the process. They can pick out which fruits and help build the layers. It's a fun time for all.
*Did you know that this yogurt parfait is part of a nutritious school breakfast meal? The national school breakfast program requires that each complete meal be comprised of at least 3 components of protein, fruit, and whole grains. The school breakfast program has federal and state requirements that follow recommendations of the dietary guidelines to promote healthy eating and balanced nutrition. To learn more about the national school breakfast program, click here.