These are the best yogurt parfait recipes to give you the title of, “hostess with the mostess”. Excited to share this awesome yogurt parfait, buffet style, way of presenting healthy food that everyone will love.
This post is all about the Best Yogurt Parfait Recipes.
Best Yogurt Parfait Recipes
After hosting many of my family gatherings, I realized I had created the best yogurt parfait recipes. I know that calling it the best or recipes is a stretch when you are just throwing stuff together. But guess what? This has been my go-to layout when having food out since Mother’s Day of two thousand… um… it’s been at least 2 years. The men usually want an array of meat, and chips, and “real food”. However, I noticed that every time I put out my “fruit parfait” buffet (hey that rhymes); I end up with more chips leftover than fruit parfait choices.
I made sure to stock up this last time on berries and yogurt, and only ended up buying a couple of bags of chips. Not bad if you ask me. But what I noticed is that the men were really digging the parfaits! I think it was mostly the freedom of having choices. Maybe it’s because of my years of being a preschool teacher when my son was little, but I love putting everything on the table in “buffet style”. I know it’s their favorite and they can always expect to have it when coming to my home. This time I want to experiment with a couple of extra ingredients or “toppings”. The grocery list below will show exactly what I buy every time.
Mom rule aka “Buffet Style”
We do this for dinner too instead of serving everyone their own plate. I just have someone set the table and help me put the food on the table. I have this “mom rule” too. If you’re getting seconds and haven’t eaten any veggies or salad then I’m going to “make” (annoyingly bother you with nutrition facts, and saying how much I love you and all the effort I go through to keep my family healthy blah blah blah… ha-ha) you eat your veggies before you get more of the main dish on the table. Anyway, back to the best yogurt parfait recipes, or “combos” I guess you could call it.
Potluck | Friends & Family
I know many of us have not been back to work and potlucks are probably not happening as much right now. I do know now though, that when someone asks before coming over if they can bring anything I can say, “yah if you want to bring some strawberries or whatever favorite berry or fruit you’d like would be great!”. Don’t be afraid to say what you want them to bring because what I’ve noticed is, they usually bring something anyway ha-ha.
I remember being a kid and having potlucks with the neighborhood kids. Everyone brought candy, chips, or drinks to share. We would play music on the radio and we felt like grownups having a party. Potlucks can be done when you have family over too. Or with friends for an in-home girl’s night. This is a great way to provide a simple snack for any gathering.
The Best Yogurt Parfait Recipes – Grocery List
- Vanilla yogurt (any brand, I’ve tried them all)
- Non-Dairy Vanilla Almond Milk Yogurt (for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant)
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Greek yogurt is higher in protein)
- ‘Nature Valley’ Oats N’ Honey Granola Bars (you can use any granola recipe)
- Strawberries (cut into smaller pieces)
- Small bowls, or Cups (I suggest small cups) for self-serve
- Larger Bowls for the berry variety, and one for the granola
- Spoons (A small spoon can go into each bowl for serving)
Tip: Be sure to crush the granola bars until there are no chunky pieces. (Thinking of babies, guest’s teeth, and those on a diet who only want to sprinkle their parfait).
It’s super simple and doesn’t cost very much if you can get the berries on sale.
Yogurt Parfait Combos
This is what I do for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, family barbeques, and more. I usually keep it super simple but sometimes I add a couple more items and see how it goes ( I like to make a mental note of everyone’s favorites).
Adding peanuts is also a great option as long as no one has any nut allergies, (I’ll probably crush them into smaller pieces), shredded coconut, and semi-sweet chocolate chips from Trader Joe’s health food store are just a few options. (Update: I’ll be doing this for Valentine’s Day for my immediate family. It’s seriously great for any occasion.)
-Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
-Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Leave your favorite parfait combos in the comments and let me know which one of these you have tried. Photos will be posted soon!
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