While many people love yogurt on its own, it can get a little bit dull. Why not dress it up with some healthy additions for added flavor and texture? Many yogurts contain probiotics and they help regulate your digestive system and protect you from harmful bacteria. Read the label to ensure your yogurt includes live bacterial cultures, so you are getting the health benefits. Kids love yogurt parfaits too. Plus, they’re much healthier than an ice cream sundae and can be just as exciting if you let them assemble their own parfait.
Just wash, cut and prepare the various ingredients and let them go at it. Here are some ideas for your yogurt parfait…
- Try different flavors of yogurt, so you can layer different colors into your parfait. As you can see in the picture, we’ve used vanilla and blueberry yogurt.
- Add some crunch with granola or just plain old healthy oats. We’ve used oats in our yummy example. You can also try a variety of crushed nuts.
- Add fruit like sliced grapes, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, banana, mandarin slices and more.
- Simply add a layer of yogurt. Top with oats or granola and then some fruit. Repeat the process until you get the right-sized parfait for you.
Your yogurt parfait is what you make of it and no two are quite the same. Serve up one of these as a snack, lunch accompaniment or even a dessert after dinner.