Cooking with Kids-Yogurt Parfait Recipe
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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! There are lots of ways you can just swirl in a little jam to flavor up your yogurt.
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.
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I’m always looking for new, healthy recipes. Yours sound yummy:-)
Thank you so much!
I used to make yogurt in a low oven overnight, but haven’t in many years. I love the idea of the parfaits – and the kiddos making their own. That sweet picture of the tiny girl (wearing pink) fixing her own is just too cute!
These babies are precious! 🙂 Thanks for checking it out.
What a fun activity. It looks like they had a great time!
Cooking is a favorite activity here. Thanks for checking it out!
I love parfaits too, my kids would have a great time putting these together!
They’re always fun and you can make them a million different ways. thanks for reading!
Such a great way to get kids to eat healthfully. They are so cute. Love the concentrated expressions.
Thanks! Chopped parfaits! 😉
I love this, when my children were young I encouraged them to help with baking. They did not care to help with cooking, but loved to bake. Every Christmas each would choose one or two items they wanted. However, they had to make while I coached them. Followed from the Let’s Get Real Facebook group.
That’s awesome! My kids LOVE to cook and I have grown kids and teenagers that still talk about cooking being their favorite activity here. 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a wonderful way to get kids interested in eating healthy food. Who wouldn’t like sweet fruit with tangy yogurt? Did you use a yogurt maker to make your yogurt or do you have another recipe for it? I’ve never tried that but I received a yogurt maker at Christmas – just haven’t used it yet. Nice post!
I used to make my yogurt in the crock pot but I do use a yogurt maker now because I got one for Christmas. I love making it either way. Homemade is amazing compared to store bought. Give it a try and thanks for checking this out!
I will have to try with my grandkids ty
They will love it! Thanks for checking this out!