If you, as parents are looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream or cake for your child’s birthday party, yogurt parfaits are the perfect alternative! Packed with protein, yogurt makes you fill fuller longer, helping to improve the attention span and focus in children. Yogurt parfaits are also great for breakfast!
Parfaits are creations layered with many different fruits, nuts, seeds, granola and yogurt. I prefer using plain Greek yogurt for its smooth texture and increased amount of protein.
Set up a Yogurt Bar at Your Child’s Next Birthday Party
Children are more likely to eat something new if they get involved in making it! Therefore, setting up a yogurt bar is a great option to try.
Simply arrange the food items needed to put together this delicious “Healthy Parfait Yogurt” in separate containers and have the children concoct their own.
Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Plain Greek yogurt
Fresh fruit of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, peaches, raspberries, sliced bananas, slices of kiwi,
Maraschino cherries, raisins, etc.)
Granola- Choose one that is 6 grams or under of sugar per serving to minimize the amount of sugar eaten.
Sweeten with raw local honey or pure maple syrup.
Making the Healthy Yogurt Parfait
Choose a glass or other container of your choice, and let the children make their own specialized yogurt parfait.
Begin with a layer of yogurt, alternate with layers of preferred fruits, until the container is near full. Add some honey or maple syrup.
End by adding a dollop of fat free whipped cream and a cherry on top!
For healthier yogurt parfait recipes, you can find them at Healthy Yogurt Recipes on Pinterest. If you prefer to make your own granola, there are many recipes at Healthy Granola Recipes .
Whether you make these healthy yogurt parfaits as an alternative for cake and ice cream at your child’s birthday party or you serve it as a hearty breakfast, you will be proud to know you are providing a healthy food to your child and you!