Cooking with Kids-Yogurt Parfait Recipe
What better snack to make with kids than healthy yogurt parfait recipe? Parfaits are fun to eat. Getting kids involved in preparing food teaches them a plethora of skills such as math, pre-reading, measuring, fine motor, and many others. Letting kids help prepare their own meals and snacks makes them more likely to want to try new foods as well.
Yummy Yogurt Parfaits can be made by layering anything you want, but I like to choose the healthiest things I can find for the kids to use. The more colorful your recipe, the better. Food should look good because we eat with our eyes first! Yogurt parfaits are beautiful and encourage kids to try more healthy foods.
Yogurt Parfait Recipe-Cooking with Kids!
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We used homemade yogurt sweetened with a little bit of honey for our parfaits. Once we mixed that together, the kids were able to add a spoon full of yogurt into the bottom of their snack cups and then add layers of fruit and granola and more yogurt.
I let them be creative and make them however they want and with whatever they want. The fruit was offered in bowls after we cut it up. It was inviting to want to try all the kinds.
Cooking with kids helps them build skills
Another great fine motor skill builder in this recipe is cutting. I give the kids fruit and butter knives to cut it with and a small cutting board or plate to cut on. They love cutting anything. Doing things on their own helps build self-esteem.
We also used homemade granola to top the yogurt parfaits with. I like to make my own granola because I am allergic to cinnamon and nuts and it’s hard to find granola that doesn’t contain those. Click here for the recipe. I also like knowing what is in my food and the food I feed the kids, so homemade is best for that as well.
Kids yogurt parfait recipe
Simple yogurt parfaits packed with flavor and nutrients
- 1/2 C. plain yogurt
- 2 T. honey
- 1 C. assorted cut up fruits of your choice
- 1/4 C. granola
Mix honey and yogurt together.
Add 1/2 the yogurt mixture to the bottom of a clear glass.
Add 1/2 c. fruit
Add the other half of the yogurt
Add the other 1/2 c. fruit
Top with granola
Yogurt parfaits are a hit even with the pickiest kids. They are super yummy to adults as well. I encourage you to give them a try with your kids!
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