Yogurt Parfait with Mangoes

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My kids love mangoes, and they like yogurt.

My older daughter especially loves cooking with me and for herself, so a mango yogurt parfait made the perfect afternoon snack for all three of us.

My kids used to eat all day long every day. They’re natural grazers.

Their constant grazing irritated me because they never wanted to eat at meal time. It was also really hard for me to feed them healthy food since it generally can’t sit out on the table for them to eat whenever they’re ready.

Somewhere along the way, I read that six small meals is a good way to keep blood sugar steady, boost energy, and have a nice disposition, so I switched them from the eat all day plan to the eat three meals and three snacks a day plan.

They didn’t mind a bit.

The only snag is that I have to prepare 5 meals every day: breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, and a nighttime snack. (My husband makes our dinner daily, so I’m off the hook for that one.)

Sometimes, I run out of ideas.

Yogurt Parfait with Mangoes
Serves: 3
Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled pitted and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons low fat granola
  • 3 wine glasses or other containers – I used these old margarita glasses because I didn’t care if the kids dropped and broke them while they were eating.

Instructions
The original recipe says that you should puree half of the mango and put that in the glass first. We skipped that step because my daughter made ours. I didn’t want to deal with her and the blender. I think it would have made the parfaits really delicious though.

  • Spoon some yogurt into your 3 dishes.
  • Add some mango.
  • More yogurt.
  • More mango.
  • Top with granola.