This fruity pebbles dessert parfait mixes healthy fresh fruits, protein packed Greek yogurt, and your favorite sugary cereal into a fun and colorful treat. It’s also so easy for kids to make on their own!
FRUITY PEBBLES DESSERT PARFAIT SUPPLIES
You can absolutely make a fruity pebbles dessert parfait in a bowl, glass or jar. But fancy dishes can help kids see a new food as special, and encourage them to try it. By clicking one of these links, we get a small commission on anything you buy from Amazon, without it costing you any extra. Thanks for supporting our family business!
ENCOURAGING HEALTHY CHOICES
We’ve never had sugary cereals in our home, but this week I needed to buy some for a client photo shoot. Of course the kids spotted the bright colors and immediately begged for a bowlful. We try to limit their intake of sugar and artificial ingredients, but we also believe in moderation.
So I decided to have them help with making these fruity pebbles dessert parfaits so we could talk about why only use a little bit of “junk food” (food that does not fuel our body), with lots of “fuel food” (food that gives our body energy and helps it grow).
Since our kids are really into cars and trains, “fuel food” is an easy way to explain why certain foods are better for our bodies. Just like a car needs gas to have the energy to drive, and a steam train needs coal and water, our bodies need the foods that give us the best energy and help us grow strong.
If you’ve got kids who only want sugary cereals for breakfast, try having them make this fruity pebbles dessert parfait instead. They get a much smaller amount of the sugary cereal, and get some great nutrition and lasting energy from the fresh fruit and Greek yogurt.
HAVING FUN WITH FOOD
Your child may happily eat their food with a spoon.
Or they may decide to make this a sensory experience!
They do say plain yogurt is a good face mask!
We hope your kids have as much fun with this as ours did!
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- Place a scoop of cereal in the bottom of the glasses.
- Alternate between layers of yogurt, sliced fruit, and cereal.
- Finish with a final sprinkle of cereal and enjoy!