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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. It just takes a little planning to learn how to teach kids cooking classes.
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. For more easy healthy snack ideas for kids, check these out.
Yogurt Parfait Recipe
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. 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.
Check out these super cute pig yogurt bowls. Every kid would want this!
Kids yogurt parfait recipe
Yummy Yogurt Parfaits
- 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 for adults as well. I encourage you to give them a try with your kids! For the top healthy snacks for kids, check these out.