Every school day when it’s hot out, the first thing my son, Nathan, asks after I pick him up is, “Can we go out for ice cream?” Inevitably the answer is no. Instead, I prefer that my kids cool down with a healthy snack, like yogurt parfaits.
To make Berry & Yogurt parfaits, just layer a few spoonfuls of yogurt with berries in a tall glass. While you don’t need fancy parfait glasses, it’s much more fun if you have them. Check your local thrift or dollar store – I got my for 25 cents each! You could also use wide mouthed high ball glasses or even Mason jars.
For my berry and yogurt parfaits, I combined low fat vanilla and strawberry Mountain HIgh Yoghurt with layers of fresh Driscoll’s blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries. You could also use frozen berries – either thaw them out fully or just enough so they’re crunchy when you bite into them. You can also add a layer of granola or cereal or other fruit like slices of bananas.
Have the kids make their own! Let them use their imaginations and make whatever combination of fruit, cereal and yogurt they’d like. They’re more likely to eat a healthy snack if they prepare it themselves.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mountain High Yoghurt. I received a gift card to purchase yogurt, a product kit, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.