Easy yogurt parfait recipes for kids

Looking for a snack to make with your kids? Try making kid-friendly yogurt parfaits.

Parfaits are fun to eat and easy to make for the whole family. This delicious snack happens to be pretty delicious for adults as well.

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You can mix-and-match ingredients for delicious combinations for a simple, nutritious and balanced healthy treat or breakfast.

Plain for flavored yogurt?

Should you use plain Greek yogurt or flavored yogurt? The type of yogurt you use depends on your tastes and goals because not all yogurts are equal in nutrition.

Greek yogurt differs from traditional yogurt because it is strained more times, removing some of the whey and lactose.

This gives Greek yogurt about twice as much protein as traditional yogurt and around half the carbs

Plain fat-free yogurt (regular or Greek) has the lowest amount of calories compared to flavored types. It has no saturated fat, no added sugars and no added food dyes.

Regular yogurt made with whole milk has the most saturated fat, followed by low-fat yogurt, followed by non-fat yogurt. Flavored yogurts also have the most carbohydrates.

Most flavored yogurts are high in added sugar. Sugar can be listed under many different names, including:

  • sucrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • fruit juice
  • cane sugar
  • agave nectar


yogurt parfait ingredients on a counter including fresh fruit, granola and yogurt

Greek plain yogurt (or your favorite flavor like vanilla Greek yogurt)

Gluten-free crunchy granola

Fresh blueberries, rinsed

Fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut into fourths

Fresh pineapple, diced

How to make yogurt parfait recipe for kids

In your glass or container or mason jar, add approximately ¼ cup of the yogurt.

On top of the yogurt, add approximately ¼ cup of the granola.

On top of the layer of granola, add approximately ¼ cup of blueberries.

Repeat layers of yogurt with granola and additional fruits until the glass or the container is full.

Serve immediately.

Optional: Place the Greek yogurt in a small bowl and mix with 10 grams of sugar free cheesecake jello.

If your kids tend to want sugary snacks or breakfasts, try letting them make their own fruit and yogurt parfait. Kids are more likely to eat a new food if they make it themselves. Even if they don’t gobble it down, just getting them to try something healthier is a great first step.

Are yogurt parfaits healthy?

Yogurt parfaits can be healthy depending on the type of yogurt you use. Stick to Greek yogurt that you can flavor up with fresh fruit and honey.

Can kids make yogurt parfaits on their own?

Kids can have fun making their own yogurt parfaits if you prepare the fruits ahead of time so they can add them over each yogurt layer.

Can you meal prep the parfaits?

You can make your yogurt parfaits ahead of time. They will last in the refrigerator for a day or two before the crunchy layer of granola becomes soft.

You can absolutely make a fruit and yogurt parfait in a bowl, glass or jar. But fun containers can help kids see a new food as special, and encourage them to try it.

yogurt parfait square

Yogurt parfait for kids

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is the perfect fruit and yogurt parfait for kids to make on their own. With a mix of colorful fresh berries, granola and creamy Greek yogurt, it makes a delightfully healthy dessert, breakfast, or after school snack.


  • 2 cups Greek plain yogurt (your favorite flavor!)
  • 1 cup crunchy granola
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut into fourths
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced


  1. In a glass or mason jar, add approximately 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt.
  2. On top of the yogurt, add approximately 1/4 cup of granola.
  3. On top of the layer of granola, add about 1/4 cup of blueberries.
  4. Repeat the layers of yogurt with granola and additional fruits until the glass or container is full.


Optional: Place the Greek yogurt in a small bowl and mix with 10 grams of sugar free cheesecake jello.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 497Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 14mgSodium 176mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 8gSugar 38gProtein 21g

Wrap up

Yogurt parfaits are the perfect delicious breakfast option and afternoon pick-me-up snack for your kids. It’s a great way to get your kids to eat their favorite fruits as a fun treat.

The fruit is colorful and flavorful. The yogurt is rich, creamy, and decadent. By using unsweetened plain Greek Yogurt, you get tons of protein and the ability to control the amount of sugar. 

Your kids will see these as fun treats even if they prefer a sugary snack.

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