Not Your Grandma’s Snack: Mandarin Granola Parfait

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

This post is sponsored by Wonderful Halos. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

Psst. Hey. Hey you mom. You want in on a secret? These fancy-schmancy-looking parfaits took about one minute each to make. And my kids love them. Like, deeply love these things. I’m not sure if it’s the fancy cup, or the tiny spoon, or the fact that they’re filled with Wonderful Halos, but my children practically inhale these treats. And that’s awesome, because every bit of them is something that I feel good about serving to those little munchkins of mine.  As far as snacks go, I feel like I’m a middle-of-the-road mom most of the time. I really strive to stay away from sugary stuff and we do pretty well there, but sometimes we just get bored with the same old thing. So when I can come up with something (like these mandarin granola parfaits) that my kids love and that are packed with healthy ingredients, I seriously feel like I should hang a medal around my neck.

And not for nothing, but presentation is key, right?! Give a kid a fancy cup and a tiny spoon and they’re on top of the world. So this is like the icing on the cake. What really matters is what’s inside. Those pretty layers of Greek yogurt and granola are a perfect combination with the Wonderful Halos. The sweet, seedless, and easy to peel Halos mandarins provide a fun, colorful, and healthy pop to finish it all off!

Ingredients

  • Wonderful Halos mandarins
  • vanilla Greek yogurt (or your favorite flavor)
  • granola
  • optional: mint sprig
  • clear cups for serving

Start by spreading a layer of yogurt at the bottom of your cup. If you’re serving from an individual portion of yogurt, I like to use about half the container. If you’re using a larger container, spread about a third of a cup.

On top of the yogurt, sprinkle a layer of granola. I like to use a granola that’s not too tough to chew, in case you’re serving to little ones with budding teeth. Spread about a quarter cup of granola.

Peel a Wonderful Halos mandarin and split in half. Slice the halves a couple of times so that once you separate the mandarin wedges, you have small chunks of fruit. Sprinkle the mandarin chunks over the granola.

Top it all off with another dollop of yogurt — either finish off your single-serve container or use another third of a cup.

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Garnish with a dusting of granola, a couple of mandarin wedges, and a sprig of mint for fun.

Can you imagine if you showed up with these for a school snack or birthday celebration? Kids and moms alike would be in heaven. It’s a perfect idea for snack duty because they’re so simple and fast to make (especially if you do it assembly line-style), but are healthy and bursting with Pure Goodness. High fives all around! xoxo

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

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