Healthy Rainbow Parfaits

A mason jar with layers of colorful fruit and yogurts including strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, pineapple, honey dew melon and blueberries

Healthy Rainbow Parfaits are a great way to have fruity fun.  Building these parfaits gives children the opportunity to learn food prep.  These colorful parfaits are great for parties and gatherings too.

A mason jar with layers of colorful fruit and yogurts including strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, pineapple, honey dew melon and blueberries

 Healthy Rainbow Parfaits

Have you ever eaten a rainbow?  Healthy Rainbow Parfaits are a great way to start!  These fruity snacks are not only delicious and easy, they are fun and colorful.

These beauties are perfect for breakfast fun, part of a lunch serve, a great snack or a healthy dessert.  They are great for family food fun, but also make a great party and/or gathering serve including classroom parties.

Here is the recipe for your colorful rainbow food fun:

Healthy Rainbow Parfaits

A mason jar with layers of colorful fruit and yogurts including strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, pineapple, honey dew melon and blueberries

Ingredients

  • Red layer = strawberries, watermelon or red raspberries
  • Orange layer = cantaloupe, oranges or clementines
  • Yellow layer = pineapple, bananas, or mangoes
  • Green layer = green grapes, honey dew melon or kiwi
  • Blue layer = blueberries
  • Purple layer = red grapes or blackberries
  • Greek vanilla yogurt

Instructions

Prepare the fruit by washing it. Some fruit, depending on the fruit you choose for each color, will require further actions to prepare it into small pieces. See the list below the recipe card.

Create a rainbow of layers in a mason jar or other clear parfait style glass by selecting one fruit from each color list above, placing it in the jar & separating each color with 1 – 2 tablespoons of Greek vanilla yogurt.

Optional try flavoring the Greek vanilla yogurt for fun:

1. Fold together 1 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt together with 1 – 2 tablespoons of 100% pineapple juice & 3 oz. of vanilla yogurt.

2. Fold together 1 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt together with 1 -2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 3 oz. of vanilla yogurt.

Notes

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More on Making Healthy Rainbow Parfaits

Prepping some of the fruit:  Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries only require a rinse to prepare for these parfaits.  Depending on the other fruits you select they will require a little more prep;

  • Strawberries need to be hulled and sliced
  • Watermelon needs to be sliced and diced with the rind removed.
  • Cantaloupe needs to be sliced and diced with the rind and seeds removed.
  • Oranges and clementines need to be peeled and diced.
  • Bananas will need to be peeled and sliced.
  • Pineapples will need to have the prickly skin removed and then sliced and diced.
  • Mangoes will need to have the fruit removed from the skin and diced.
  • Honey dew melon needs to be sliced and diced with the rind and seeds removed.
  • Green grapes can be left whole or cut in half depending on their size.
  • Purple grapes can be left whole or cut in half depending on their size.

Time Saver Tip:  You can purchase pre-sliced and already diced fruits that have no skin or seeds in the produce area at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarket for ease.

More Rainbow Yum:  Did you know that you can build a Rainbow Salad?  YES, all of these colorful and healthy fruits go great on top of greens with some goat cheese clouds and a homemade orange honey dressing.  

 

Young boy with all of the ingredients of colorful fresh fruits and veggies around him ready to build a Rainbow Salad Recipe in a jar

Rainbow Salad Recipe Link

5 Comments on “Healthy Rainbow Parfaits”

  1. Hi Jodie,
    I just love your Fruit Parfait, it would be yummy to me! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Heya Jodie. I dont know why but neither of your pin buttons worked for me today for any of your recipes. My browser shortcut also was saying no images found? Just wanted to let you know I yummed but didnt pin this week.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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