This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that I truly love and that make this blog possible!
One of the most daunting tasks as a parent is putting together healthy meals and snacks that your child will actually eat. I swear that one day my oldest will LOVE broccoli and then the very next day, she swears that she’s never eaten it before and doesn’t want anything to do with it! Trying to make sure that every meal is balanced and healthy is difficult but in the New Year, I hope to provide you all with some really cool ideas to make sure that your little one loves what they’re eating AND it’s healthy! My first breakfast option is in collaboration with one of my favorite baby brands – Stonyfield Organic. Their yogurt has always been a huge hit with my kids and I have become creative in ways to serve it!
Yogurt Parfait Bar for Kids
This is such a simple, fun idea for the kids when they get up in the morning! If your kids are anything like mine, they will love being able to pile on their favorite toppings to their yogurt! I tried to choose toppings that would be healthy options for them and they love being able to spoon them on all by themselves! Here are some examples of toppings that you could use in your own parfait bar:
Oatmeal squares // I don’t know what it is about these things but they are incredibly addicting and the girls also love them! They are SO yummy on yogurt!
Granola // I love the peanut butter granola from Trader Joe’s and I always pick up 2-3 bags of it when we go to stock up!
Flax seed // I love telling the kids that these are magic sprinkles that give you super powers 😉
Fruit // I love putting out raspberries, blueberries, & strawberries but you can literally put out anything!
Almonds // I still cut these up because of our second babe
I didn’t have any on hand but you could also have some dark chocolate shavings (I know, not super healthy), kiwi, pineapple, or really anything you want! 🙂
As mentioned before, we have always loved Stonyfield YoBaby ® organic yogurt and used that to create the yogurt parfaits! Stonyfield YoBaby was the first organic baby yogurt and is packed with nutrients. Their yogurt is a great way for your little one to get the calcium, vitamin D and probiotics that they need! Probiotics are so important for young children because they help regulate your their gut health! Did you know that probiotics are excreted first through breastmilk and that is how your baby is introduced to them? If you are breastfeeding, once you stop, your baby is no longer getting those probiotics that they need and this is a great way to provide that to them! Best part is that you can start introducing this organic yogurt as early as 6 months and Stoynfield YoBaby is thicker than other organic baby yogurts we’ve tried, so it’s easier and less messy for feeding.
Stonyfield also makes a range of yogurt for bigger kids too. Stonyfield YoKids comes in a variety of formats like cups, pouches and squeezers which makes them portable and easy for kids to serve themselves – plus they have 25-40% less sugar than the leading kid yogurt. We love that Stonyfield Organic has something for everyone in the family!
I would love to hear about your favorite snacks and meals for your little ones in the comment section below!