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I don’t know about anyone else, but I hate to think how many times I hear the words ‘I need a snack’ and I know that’s not going to end any time soon. I want to keep my kids eating things that are pretty healthy, but sometimes the ‘you can have a banana or an apple’ response doesn’t quite cut it. However something a little fancier-seeming doesn’t have to be unhealthy or take ages to make. This super-quick cracker and strawberry yogurt parfait is a perfect example: 4 ingredients, 5 minutes for something better for you than many snacks but that looks like a fancy dessert.
If my younger son’s appetite now as an infant is anything to go by, he’s going to keep me even busier than my older son on keeping him fed as he grows. While my older son isn’t quite as big an eater, he still needs a couple snacks between meals and for everyone’s sanity, they could do with being quick, but I also need to have a few ideas in mind for different moods.
This cracker and strawberry yogurt parfait is great for being speedy and easy. You just swirl a few spoonfuls of Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread through plain yogurt, break up some Wasa Multigrain Crispbread and layer them up with the flavored yogurt and some sliced fresh strawberries. Add a little more fruit spread to top it off and it’s ready to serve. You can even make it in jars to take it on the go. It has a great sweet-savory combination, with a definite touch of heat from the jalapeno, and a nice mix of textures too. Plus it tastes yummy and looks pretty, as is more important to the younger eaters.
I love that the new Smucker’s fruit & honey spreads are made with honey and no weird ingredients to be that bit better for you. As well as the new strawberry jalapeno I’ve used here, there are a number other tasty flavors such as blueberry lemon and triple berry. Wasa crispbreads/crackers are also a great option for snacks, not just in this strawberry yogurt parfait but as a base to top with whatever your mind can come up with – we had some with mashed avocado yesterday for a kind of avocado toast without the need to toast the bread. They’re crunchy and surprisingly satisfying for hungry tummies, but being all natural wholegrains, high fiber and low calorie you can feel good about snacking on them. You can pick both up at your local Walmart – you’ll find them in the jelly and cracker aisles. Plus if you needed more reason to try it, print and take this to earn $1.00 off Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread when you go shopping for an even better deal.
This cracker and strawberry yogurt parfait is incredibly quick and easy to make, but really looks the part of a fancy dessert. Smooth and fruity, with a little kick, it’s also going to keep hunger at bay. You can either eat it straight after making it to have it crunchy, or refrigerate for half an hour or more and the wasa crispbreads will soften and it’s almost like a cross between cheesecake and trifle. If you like it softer you can even make them a day ahead and keep them in the fridge. On top of all that, the fact it’s better for you than so many other snack options, this is one you can definitely feel good about serving up to the family. Call it a mom-win all round.
Cracker and strawberry yogurt parfait
- 1.5 tbsp Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread plus a little extra to top
- 5.3 oz Greek-style yogurt 150g, 1 individual carton/tub, can use other plain yogurt
- 1 Wasa Multigrain Crispbread or more, to taste
- 6 fresh strawberries approx, depending on size; use more as needed
- Mix the strawberry jalapeno fruit spread through the yogurt.
- Break up the crispbread into small chunks and slice the strawberries.
- Layer up the yogurt, strawberries and crispbread, finishing with some yogurt then topping with a little extra fruit spread in a jar, bowl or glass.
- Eat immediately if you prefer the crispbreads crunchy, or refrigerate for around 30min (or you can leave overnight in the fridge) to enjoy it with a softer texture.