Sugar Aunts: Healthy Yogurt Parfait Bar Snack

Healthy Yogurt Parfait Bar Snack

When you have kids in your house, snacks are a must.  With four kids, I go through a ton of snacks. We try to keep our snacking on the healthier side, with lots of fruits and vegetables and wholesome foods that will fill up the bottomless pit bellies that my kids have.  Do your kids do this too?  How do you keep your kids full without constantly feeding them?  Today, I've got a snack idea that was a total hit with my kids.  We made a Mini Yogurt Parfait Bar, loaded with fresh fruits and Greek Yogurt.  This was such a fun experience as well as a filling snack that kept the complaints of "I'm Hunnnnnngry" away, for a little bit longer than average!
This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored




Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar

This snack idea was such a hit with all of my kids.  We made it as an after-school snack one afternoon.  You know that time of day when the kids are famished after a long day at school and homework just doesn't seem appealing when the kids are dragging.  When we made these parfaits, it was all smiles and kids happily doing math (or in the younger kids' case, staying out of the bigger kids' hair while they ate their parfaits!)  It was so easy to throw together, that I will definitely be making this for play dates, birthday parties, and cousin sleep overs.  To get the kids really smiling, add a few fun containers for the fruits in the parfait bar.  



To make your Yogurt Parfait Bar, head to the store and grab your favorite kid friendly fruits.  We used Yoplait yogurt, blueberries, halved grapes, sliced bananas, strawberries, sliced kiwi fruit, apples, and our homemade granola. The fruits can really be customized to what you've got on hand.  For the yogurt, we used Yoplait Greek 100 Whips that we had found at Walmart.  The size of the Yoplait yogurt cups were the perfect size for my kids' snack.  We could open two or three yogurt containers and it filled all four of my kids' parfait snacks. Using a healthy option like Greek Yogurt makes for a filling and protein-packed snack, perfect for after-school.  It was so nice to grab everything I needed for this snack in one trip.  (Anything that makes things easier with my crew of 4 helps!)


This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored


This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored

Get your kids involved in the food prep for this snack!  My kiddos love to help me cook, so when I pulled out yogurt and their favorite fruits, they were ready to help with chopping and dicing. 


This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored

This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored

Scoop the fruits, yogurt, and granola into containers and arrange on a table or tray.  Next, show the kids how to layer the yogurt and fruit.  We used spoons for each fruit, but you could use toothpicks with older kids.  


This yogurt parfait snack bar will fill up the kids with wholesome fruit and Greek Yogurt! #SnackandSmile #sponsored

Once your parfait is done, enjoy!  How would a yogurt parfait snack bar work in your house?  Would you make one for an after school snack like we did or as a special weekend treat?  What is your favorite way to snack with Yoplait?  Let us know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.

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