Here’s a quick and healthy recipe that the kids will love to help prepare. In fact, our dietitian Denise Cykiert recently showed kids how to make them at a recent workshop and they loved it! These parfaits are delicious, nutritious and make great after school snacks.
Ingredients: These are the brands we used at the workshop. Of course, you can substitute for other brands or even get creative with your fruit choices.
- Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt, 6oz
- Del Monte-Mandarin Oranges 2 oz (1/2 of a 4oz can)
- Blueberries-raw, ¼ cup
- Kellogg’s Special K-Fruit & Yogurt Cereal, 1/3 cup
Layer the yogurt, mandarin oranges, blueberries and cereal in a tall glass.
Nutrition Information:Total Calories: 196 Total Carbohydrate: 43g Total Fat: 1g Total Protein: 6g
While you’re making these with the kids, take the opportunity to talk about the ingredients and why each one might be a good food choice. It’s a great way to teach kids healthy eating habits. If you need more help getting your kids to eat healthy, you can also talk to your pediatrician. Ask if your child might benefit from a session with a registered dietitian. A little one-on-one coaching and education might just do the trick. A dietitian will use props, food diaries and other tricks to help get your child more involved in making good food choices.