This blueberry yogurt parfait is a fantastic lunch side that your kids can pack to school!
If you’re concerned about keeping the yogurt cold, stick with me, and I’ll show you how to keep it chilled for hours, thanks to some easy tips and a double-insulated thermos.
Yogurt Parfait with Berries
The combination of creamy yogurt with berries and crunchy granola is hard to pass up, and by using Greek yogurt, each parfait can provide up to 17 grams of protein! Not to mention all the antioxidants and fiber we get from the berries.
You can certainly make this with frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available, and no thawing is required! Frozen berries will help keep the yogurt cold, and by lunchtime, they’ll be ready to eat.
There’s no shortage of healthy snack ideas when you have the right ingredients and containers, and in this case, it’s a double-insulated thermos.
The extra layer of insulation prevents cold (or hot) air from escaping, keeping your food at the right temperature and preventing other items in the lunch bag from spoiling. If you’re on the lookout for a good one, here are a few of my favorite options.
What is in a Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
While you could make a parfait with any kind of yogurt and fruit, this one includes:
- Yogurt: Greek, low-fat, non-dairy, flavored, unflavored- it’s up to you.
- Berries: fresh or frozen blueberries work!
- Granola: or your favorite cereal.
If you love granola on top of yogurt, definitely give my homemade granola recipe a try. It’s perfect for snacks like this or serving with milk and fruit.
How to Pack Blueberry Yogurt Parfait in a Lunch
Below, you’ll find tips and directions on how to pack a yogurt parfait and keep it fresh until lunchtime.
- Chill out
Place your thermos container into the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes before assembly (or overnight). This will make the container ice cold and help keep the yogurt below 40F.
- Add layers
The perfect order of ingredients for parfaits is as follows: fruit then yogurt. Repeat with another layer of each, if desired.
- How to add granola
To keep the granola crunchy, pack it into a mini container so your child can add it to the parfait just before eating.
- Don’t forget the spoon!
Place the thermos, ice pack, and spoon into an insulated lunch bag, and send it off!
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Easy Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
- ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons granola
- Freeze the thermos container for 20 minutes or overnight.
- Add the blueberries to the container, top with the yogurt, and close the lid.
- Pack the granola in a mini sauce container and place it in an insulated lunch bag along with the thermos container, a spoon, and an ice pack.