Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
This vegan parfait recipe is so simple that it’s almost not a recipe at all! Layering nondairy yogurts with seasonal fruits takes almost no effort, creating a treat that looks as appealing as it tastes. It’s a real pleaser, as welcome for breakfast as well as desserts, and a good way to get kids (or the generally finicky) to eat more fruit.
- Two 6 – to 8-ounce containers vanilla,
lemon, or piña colada nondairy yogurt (soy or coconut)
- Two cups fresh fruit (see suggestions, following)
- Grated semi-sweet chocolate, toasted sliced almonds,
or low-fat granola for topping
Use 4 parfait dishes if you have them; if not, medium-sized glass tumblers will do. For each serving, layer 1/4 cup each of yogurt and fruit in the parfait dish; repeat each layer, then do the same for the other parfaits.
Sprinkle with the topping of choice, and serve.
Fruits and Combinations for Parfaits
For four parfaits, you can generally figure on using 2 cups of fruit. Try the following combinations or come up with your own.
- Strawberries: Remove the hulls from 1 pint of very sweet, ripe strawberries and slice them.
- Strawberries and blueberries: Combine 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced, with 1 cup fresh blueberries.
- Peaches or nectarines with berries: Combine 1 cup diced ripe peach or nectarine, with 1 cup of berries.
- Mango and berries or banana: Combine 1 cup diced mango with 1 cup blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries., or 1 cup thinly sliced banana.
Make sure to explore the entire Veg Kids and Teens page on VegKitchen for lots of easy, healthy recipes for vegetarian and vegan kids and teens.
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