Thank you to Fage for sponsoring this yogurt parfait bar post!
Anybody else have kids that always come home from school saying that they’re STARVING? I’ve been working from home these days and since the kids get home before my work day is over, I need snacks that are quick and easy, but also nutritious so that it’s helping my kids’ grow their brains and bodies! Enter the DIY yogurt parfait bar. 👏
The DIY yogurt parfait bar has quickly become my kids’ favorite afternoon snack option. Read on for my tips on setup, topping suggestions, and even a bonus free printable at the end!
Step 1: Start With Good Yogurt
A good base makes all the difference! A delicious, creamy yogurt is the foundation for the yogurt parfait so it’s important to choose wisely here. The Fage BestSelf line of yogurts has been a staple in our fridge ever since I first noticed it on our store shelves a few months ago. The kids and I are all lactose intolerant so the BestSelf lactose-free line of yogurts is perfect for us! I love also that Fage is committed to using 100% natural ingredients in their yogurts with no GMOs, rBGH (growth hormones), artificial flavors / sweeteners, or preservatives. Instead, each serving of Fage BestSelf is packed with only the good stuff — 15g of protein, only 5g sugar, and 110 calories. Plus there’s calcium, vitamins, and active live cultures that help with both gut health and immune health!
The best part is that there’s really no taste or texture difference in the Fage BestSelf lactose-free yogurts versus the traditional Fage Greek yogurt line. It’s still the creamy thick consistency and rich, tart flavor that Fage is known for!
Step 2: Have A Variety of Toppings for your Yogurt Parfait
Toppings are key to making the DIY yogurt bar a fun-filled experience! I always have fresh fruit on hand and it’s a great way to add natural sweetness — our favorites include blueberries, strawberries, pomegranates, and even bananas. You can even go the route of dried fruit as I’ve found that cranberries, raisins, and mango slices are a great way to mix it up as well. Granola and cereals are another yogurt parfait must-have in our family as we all just love the added crunch, but you can also experiment with vanilla wafers or graham crackers!
As a finisher, I let the kids drizzle in some honey, add in a few nuts or chocolate chips, and maybe even top it off with a few rainbow sprinkles just for fun!
Step 3: Serve your Yogurt Parfait In Style
This step is totally optional but sometimes it’s nice to be a little “extra!” I created a simple “DIY Yogurt Bar” printable sign at the last minute and even though it only took me a few minutes to create, it really made the kids’ feel fancy for their snack time! (Printable available for download.)
Colorful candy-colored ramekins served as their parfait dishes and I paired it with some cute mini spoons displayed in a mini white ceramic elephant dispenser (technically for creamer but worked perfectly here for spoons! 😆). Sometimes it can just be that finishing touch that turns an everyday snack time into a memorable experience!
Be sure to check out Fage BestSelf Lactose-Free Yogurt the next time you’re grocery shopping and set up a parfait bar the next time you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack!
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