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.

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.

yogurt parfait with fruit, yogurt, honey and granola

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.

Yummy Yogurt Parfaits-Cooking with Kids!

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.

cooking with kids-fruit parfait

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.

Yummy Yogurt Parfaits

Simple yogurt parfaits packed with flavor and nutrients

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C. plain yogurt
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 C. assorted cut up fruits of your choice
  • 1/4 C. granola
Instructions
  1. 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



making fruit parfaits with kids

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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Yogurt parfait recipe-cooking with kids

 

 

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18 comments

  1. Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

  2. I’m always looking for new, healthy recipes. Yours sound yummy:-)

    Susan

  3. 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!

  4. Kallee says:

    What a fun activity. It looks like they had a great time!

  5. I love parfaits too, my kids would have a great time putting these together!

  6. KC the Kitchen Chopper says:

    Such a great way to get kids to eat healthfully. They are so cute. Love the concentrated expressions.

  7. 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.

  8. Marie says:

    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!

  9. Sue Edwards says:

    Wonderful idea
    I will have to try with my grandkids ty

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