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Vanilla Yogurt & Berry Parfait {Kiddie Treat}

M’s Valentine’s Day Treat

When it comes to getting a picky eater to eat, I think half the issue is presentation. Kids like fun looking food. Granted us mom’s only have so much time in the day, but when I do have the time, I like to make M’s food look as creative as possible.

Three of M’s favorite foods right now (because they can change any second) are graham crackers, berries, and yogurt. If that’s all I gave her to eat all day she’d be a happy camper. Β What I’ve come to realize is its all about presentation. If I sat her at the table, gave her a container of yogurt, a couple of graham crackers, and a random assortment of berries, should wouldn’t complain.

But when I serve it to her like this… her eyes light up like a kid in a candy store.

She gobbles as much as her little belly can hold.

To make this all you really need is three ingredients, 2 graham cracker sheets broken into pieces, fresh berries, and vanilla greek yogurt.

You can buy vanilla greek yogurt (Chobani makes a good one) or you can mix up your own like me. M’s not quite 2 years old, so she still need whole fat dairy. For the yogurt I mix 6oz full-fat Fage’ greek yogurt with 1/2 tablespoon honey and 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Here’s how I layer the parfait:

  • graham crackers on the bottom
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • berries
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • berries
  • graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt on top
  • garnish with berries and leftover graham cracker pieces

Delicious & Healthy!

Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

18 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on February 14, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Love this snack. So cute.

  2. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on February 14, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Yes please! I am so with you on making healthy food fun for kids. If you don’t, they are just not interested. This looks so good!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

    this is such a beautiful snack…i’d rock it!

  4. Barbara said on February 14, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Forget kiddie treat…I would definitely eat this!!!!

  5. Blog is the New Black said on February 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Looks light and refreshing! Happy v-day!

  6. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge said on February 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Looks like a tasty snack at any age. I’m definitely a fan of the parfait.

  7. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on February 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I think I’d even be excited if someone served that to me. Have a great day!

  8. Michelle @ Organized Eating said on February 14, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I just came across your blog and I love it. The parfait is a good idea for a healthy V-Day dessert. Best Wishes, Michelle

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} said on February 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I am with your little gal – I would love these parfaits too. Looks like we both have berries on the brain today πŸ˜‰ xo

  10. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on February 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Presentation is everything with kids – you’re so right! This is such a fabulous way to brighten up a child’s snack/breakfast <3 Good job! as always =)

    Happy Valentines Day! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  11. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on February 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Perfect treat for a little one…or me! πŸ™‚ Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  12. Sarah said on February 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

    That looks absolutely delicious. I want to gobble it up, too!

  13. Amanda said on February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    i love how you made something healthy into something so delicious πŸ™‚

    happy valentines day to you and your family πŸ™‚

  14. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Yogurt, granola and fresh berries were one of my favorite foods as a kid, I swear I thought I was eating dessert! πŸ™‚

  15. Alison @ Ingredients, inc. said on February 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    My kids would love this!

  16. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on February 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Healthiest Valentine’s Day treat I’ve seen so far. Enjoy spending Valentine’s Day with the lovely Miss M!

  17. Natalia - a side of simple said on February 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I pretty much adore all of M’s eats πŸ™‚