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.
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:
- 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
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.
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.