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236 This berry and yogurt parfait is a delicious, refreshing snack perfect for summer!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: Red, White, and Blue

Looking for a way to serve your kids all the delicious, juicy berries popping up this summer? This Fruit and Yogurt Parfait makes an easy, colorful snack perfect for busy summer days.
This berry and yogurt parfait is a delicious, refreshing snack perfect for summer!

Did you know berries are considered some of the world’s most powerful superfoods? They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and phytochemicals, so you can feel good about serving them to your family—and your kids will love them!

Cut the prep time for this recipe even shorter by making multiple parfaits at once and storing them in your fridge for grab-and-go moments. I like to keep them on a low shelf so my kids can easily grab them when it’s snack time.

Let your kids get involved with prepping these parfaits! Older children can chop the strawberries, and younger ones can help assemble the ingredients in the jars.

Making these parfaits is so simple! Check out this video to see how I do it:

I love partnering with Sabra to bring you this recipe that encourages families to eat more good-for-you fruits. It’s a refreshing snack for the whole year, but the patriotic colors of this parfait make it great for the 4th of July!

To make it easier for you to plan your Four Course 4th celebration, Sabra has collected some delicious recipes for appetizers, salads, main dishes, and desserts for a menu that will impress all of your party guests.

Sabra is giving away a $100 Visa gift card and a box of Sabra products to one lucky reader! You know by now that I live off of Sabra hummus, so I’m very happy I get to share their delicious products with you!

To enter, check out Sabra’s Four Course 4th recipes and comment below with the one you just have to cook. You have one week to enter, and the winner will be announced July 2. -GIVEAWAY CLOSED-

I hope you make this berry parfait from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet and enjoy it as much as my family does.

9 homemade dairy free yogurt drinks - made with real fruit and no artificial anything!

Homemade Dairy Free Yogurt Drinks

This homemade recipe for dairy free yogurt drinks is one you'll use often! No artificial anything 100% kid approved!

Do your kids keep asking for those yogurt drinks at the store but find yourself saying “no” because dairy isn’t something they can have? I’ve got you covered with these Dairy Free Homemade Yogurt Drinks!

homemade dairy free yogurt drinks - made with real fruit and no artificial anything!

I share the original recipe in this post, where you can use regular milk products. The original recipe is from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet. A cookbook with more than 200 snack ideas you and your kids will love.

One of the reasons I love making my own yogurt drinks is because I can use real fruit in them and many brands at the store are fruit flavored. Sometimes I use the overly ripe strawberries and bananas from my freezer, while other times I throw in whatever is in my fridge or counter. Regardless, there are just a few simple ingredients and the natural sweetener is optional.

Check out how easy these yogurt drinks are to make:

Another reason to make your own, of course, is the cost. In the past, I have purchased some of the ones from the store but they are gone before they get placed inside my fridge! This recipe is inexpensive and, if dairy-free is a lifestyle, you probably already have all the ingredients you need!

If you have a little one who can’t have dairy this is one delicious way to give them a little treat!

Dairy Free Homemade Yogurt Drinks
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ cup (120 ml) canned coconut milk, chilled
  • 2 cups (475 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 1 cup (145 g) chopped fruit
  1. Prior to opening the coconut milk can, shake well. Open the can, blend in a blender if there is separation and pour back into the can or a glass. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. You need the coconut milk to thicken. Tip: use frozen fruit if you want to skip refrigeration of coconut milk.
  2. When ready to make the drinks, place all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium-low until everything is smooth and evenly combined.
  3. Pour yogurt drinks in 4-ounce (120 ml) drink containers and refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving.
You can use any dairy milk alternative. I typically use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Sweetened milks will add additional sugar to the recipe.
The maple syrup or honey is completely optional and the need to use it will depend on taste, almond milk used, and what type of fruit you select for the recipe. Some fruits are naturally sweeter. You can skip refrigeration by using frozen fruit.


How to Make Fresh Fruit Yogurt

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Plain yogurt will never be the same.

I will admit, we were a bit late jumping on the greek yogurt wagon.  I’ve never been a big fan of yogurt, especially those filled with sugar and artificial colorings.

Recently though, I needed to buy a container of greek yogurt for some baking.  With a little left over I decided to add some fresh fruit and have it for an afternoon snack with my boys.

We were immediately sold.  I now have a container in my fridge at all times.  Sweet or savory, the possibilities are endless!

So far, our favorite way to enjoy it has been by adding in fresh fruit.  With spring upon us strawberries and blueberries have been making a frequent appearance in the produce aisle and in our fridge.



How to Make Fresh Fruit Yogurt
makes a 1 cup serving
Cuisine: Snacks
  • 5-6 strawberries mashed
  • ¾ - 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional)
Additional toppings for added taste and crunch...
  • toasted almonds or pecans
  • granola
  1. In a bowl mash berries with a fork to release their natural juice and sweetness. Add in greek yogurt and stir until combine. Test for sweetness and add in a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to your desired sweetness. Stir.
Add in a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness and you have a wonderful afternoon snack and packed lunch option.


Another option for enjoying this yogurt is to put it in a small container and freeze overnight.  Pop it into your packed lunch the next day and it will be cold and thawed by lunch time. We found these molds on Amazon, but any small container does the trick.

fresh fruit yogurt