rainbow parfaits to-go
Step away from the Lunchables and make these pretty and healthy layered rainbow fruit parfaits to go in your childrens’ lunchboxes instead! They are a super easy to make and your kids will gobble them up. Who can resist when they see the pretty colorful layers of fruit. They are loaded with nutritious fruit, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and satisfying granola.
Am I aging myself to reference the old 80’s television ad for Kix cereal, that said, “Kid Tested Mom Approved”?
Wait, don’t answer that.
I can’t help thinking of that slogan as I sit to write about these rainbow layered parfaits to go. Because that’s pretty much what these packable lunch parfaits are.
My daughters’ eyes lit up when they saw me layering the fruit and yogurt into jars. “Ohh, pretty Mommy,” they cooed. Music to my ears since filling them up on nutritious choices like Greek yogurt, chia seeds and fruit are so much better than some of the other convenient lunch box fillers.
There’s not really much to making them. To get the rainbow effect I mixed the peach with the raspberries. That gives the red, orange and yellow of the rainbow. Then goes a layer of creamy vanilla Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of chia seeds. Next I added in kiwi and blueberries (the green and blue/indigo), more yogurt and a layer of crunchy granola on top. The granola will stay crunchy even overnight, if you like to make lunches the night before.
Do you ever have television slogans or old jingles pop into your head?
What are you packing in your kiddos lunch boxes this school year?Print
Step away from the Lunchables and make these pretty and healthy layered rainbow fruit parfaits to go in your childrens’ lunchboxes instead!
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ peach, diced
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 kiwi, finely diced
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- ½ cup granola
- Gently stir raspberries and peach in a small bowl.
- Stir blueberries and kiwi in another bowl.
- Divide ½ of the raspberry mixture between two wide-mouth pint jars.
- Top with ¼ cup each yogurt and sprinkle 1 teaspoon each chia over the yogurt.
- Top with the blueberry combination, dividing evenly.
- Top with the remaining yogurt, dividing evenly and then top with granola.
- Screw on jar lids and refrigerate (or keep cold) until ready to eat.
- Serving Size: 1 parfait
- Calories: 239
- Sugar: 23 g
- Sodium: 48 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 39 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 10 g