Thursday, November 14, 2019

Make sure you have at least one parent, guardian or older sibling’s permission and help with shopping and preparing before you start working in the kitchen! If you are younger than 7, make sure you have someone to help you all along the way. 

Yogurt parfaits (pronounced par-fays) are a fancy way of serving yogurt with your mom’s favorite toppings. You can show this recipe to her or your dad and have them help you choose the toppings in advance, or ask if you can just surprise her! If you or your mom have any allergies or likes or dislikes, you can change up the recipe however you like. Ask a parent for good substitutions. Email your pics to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have it featured in the next Kid’s Link! 

What you’ll need:

  • Four tall clear plastic glasses (or you can use regular glasses if you have an adult’s permission and help)
  • Spoons
  • Medium mixing bowls
  • A cup measure, a teaspoon measuring spoon and a tablespoon measuring spoon.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups low-fat or fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, blackberries or blueberries (or a combo of any of the above)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, flaked coconut, freeze-dried berries, granola or unsalted flaked almonds (if there are no nut allergies in your house) or any combination of the above
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey

 

Got all that? Here’s what to do! 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and vanilla. Add two cups of yogurt and one tablespoon of honey and stir until it’s well combined with the cocoa mixture. It will turn light brown. Mix the other teaspoon of honey into another bowl with the other two cups of yogurt. 

Spoon two tablespoons of the chocolate yogurt mixture into the bottom of four clear glasses. Then add the white yogurt. 

Top with some fruit and repeat making layers until all of the yogurt and fruit is used up. You can do each berry as a layer or mix it up!  Sprinkle each parfait with chocolate chips, granola and/or other toppings.

Serve immediately, or put them back in the fridge until your mom wakes up.

Last step, and this is the most important! Clean up the mess. Your mom does not want to see evidence of your handiwork all over the kitchen! Happy Mother’s Day! 

By Elizabeth Kratz

 

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