My kids don’t like eating school lunches and that is fine with me. But my kids get very tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In my quest for quick and easy snacks and meal options for back to school, I made some fruit and yogurt parfaits. My kids love yogurt and my girls love fruit and yogurt parfaits. I figured out an easy way to make portable parfaits using Del Monte Fruit Cups!
I went shopping at Walmart for the ingredients. I love that the Del Monte Fruit Cups are only $2.00/package. They are perfect for making the yogurt parfaits because the fruit is ready to eat…no slicing or dicing to do! You can see my entire shopping trip in my Google+ album.
I purchased Del Monte Diced Peaches, Diced Pears and Mixed Fruit. The kids will be able to take the fruit cups to school as they are.
To make my parfaits, I gathered the fruit cups, granola and vanilla yogurt! While shopping, I found some small plastic containers with lids. These are the perfect size for the parfaits and the lids make them portable! Although they say take and toss, I want my kids to bring them home so that we can reuse them.
The first layer in the container is the vanilla yogurt. I used Dannon Light & Fit because it is lower in sugar and we love how it tastes. One cup has 110 calories and 7 grams of protein. But any brand or flavor of yogurt could be used.
I drained the juice from a Del Monte Mixed Fruit cup and put the fruit on top of the vanilla yogurt. There are several different flavors of fruit cups and I hope to be able to find the strawberry banana peaches so I can try them in a fruit and yogurt parfait.
I topped the fruit with 1/4 cup of granola. I purchased Kellogg’s Special K because it was the only granola I could find without nuts. The parfait is ready to eat, as is, for a quick breakfast.
Put the lid on the container, add a plastic spoon and it becomes a portable fruit and yogurt parfait! It can be used as an easy lunch that took only a couple of minutes to prepare! It is ready to pop into an insulated lunch bag with a freezer pack to keep it cool. I like that by eating this fruit and yogurt parfait my kids are getting 1 cup of fruit, plus 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber! It is filling and nutritious but kids think it is a treat. #SmartSnack
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