Thursday, December 8, 2011

special class snack: make-your-own yogurt parfait bar

My little one's birthday is coming up, so he gets to bring a special snack to school to share with his classmates. His choice? A yogurt parfait bar. My husband balked, wondering "what 4 going on 5-year-old asks for a yogurt parfait for his birthday snack", but I kind of wonder if the kid is on to something?

Each child will be given a clear cup with yogurt on the bottom, then a variety of toppings to choose from. As a special treat, I am also giving the teachers whipped cream and some Stonewall Kitchen Raspberry Syrup. At home we use a variety of nuts and seeds as well, when we're making parfaits. But his class is nut-free, so we're going with:
  • strawberry, banana and vanilla yogurts
  • strawberries (from frozen)
  • pineapple
  • cantaloupe
  • peaches (from frozen)
  • blueberries (which I paid a small fortune for organic ones in mid-December...)
  • nut-free granola (Back to Nature was one of the only brands at Whole Foods that was nut free... I believe Berkshire Grain is also nut-free, but our Whole Foods didn't carry that brand. Kevin, if you're reading this, in Berkshire Grain granola nut-free?)
  • cheerios
  • raisins
  • cranberries (fyi: Trader Joe's organic brand is one of the only "not-produced in a plant with tree nut" varieties I can find)
  • Stonewall Kitchen's Raspberry Syrup
  • and whipped cream (which, no, we don't usually top it off with at home!)


  1. Eila, I am so sorry that I'm just getting caught up on your delicious offerings of the past week, and yes Berkshire Grain does have 2 granola offerings with no added nuts - I do want to preface that our Blueberry Crisp and Krunchie Munchie Granolas are produced in an environment where nuts are present.

    While our products are carried at some regional Whole Foods Markets - As a special holiday treat for "Friends of The Full Plate Blog" if anyone would like to contact me and request products at any local market - we will send you out one free 12 oz. package of our granola - for the referral - I will honor all referrals until 12/31 - In your email please include the name of the store, the contact person, and phone number. Happy Holidays, Kevin

  2. kevin, this is so generous of you + berkshire grain!! i will let readers know!! hope we can see bershire grain in more local stores of full plate readers. thank you for this nice offer!

  3. This is the most awesome idea! I am stealing this and making it for dinner tonight for our family!!! Blessings!
    Jackie Erickson Lang

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I am making this tonight for my kids! Keep up the great ideas!
    Jackie Erickson Lang


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