The perfect snack: yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola


These creamy parfaits are made using a recipe from the

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


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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. 






Servings: 2 


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 




  • For this recipe, you will need a small bowl, whisk, two 8-ounce glass tumblers, 1/4-cup dry measuring cup and 1 tablespoon measuring spoon. In small bowl, whisk yogurt and honey until smooth. Spoon one-quarter of the yogurt-honey mixture into each glass. Top with 1/4 cup berries, followed by 2 tablespoons granola. 


  • Repeat layering process with remaining yogurt, berries and granola. When you're done, you should have 2 layers of yogurt, berries, and granola. Serve within 15 minutes or granola will start to become soggy. 


    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.



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