These creamy parfaits are made using a recipe from the "Complete Cookbook for Youth Chefs." Photo by: Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP
January 2, 2019 9:53:48 AM
Creamy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola make a delicious and wholesome start to the day or a great afternoon snack -- and layering them in a glass makes this simple combination feel like a special occasion.
Greek yogurt makes the creamiest parfait, but there's no rule against using another kind of yogurt. You can use regular yogurt, but since it is thinner than Greek yogurt (extra liquid has been drained from Greek yogurt so that it's really thick and creamy), the layers may not stay as well defined. We like the color contrast between plain (unflavored) yogurt and the fruit, but if you use sweetened or flavored yogurt, skip the honey.
Follow this recipe with your kids.
YOGURT AND BERRY PARFAITS
Start to finish: 10 minutes
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and/or sliced strawberries
1/2 cup granola
Nutrition information per serving: 219 calories; 35 calories from fat; 4 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 8 mg cholesterol; 39 mg sodium; 34 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 14 g protein.