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Y is for Yogurt Parfaits | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Breakfast

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

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Today we're cooking Yogurt Parfaits for Y is for Yogurt!

This is a great food activity that focuses on exposure of new foods and textures. It's also an easy way to work on basic knife skills, and experimenting with different textures - like sticky, crunchy, and soft.

Yogurt parfaits great way to reintroduce fruits that your little one may have started to refuse from their diet.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • Yogurt, we chose a vanilla greek yogurt

  • Fruit toppings: we chose strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but you can pick whatever you want!

  • Fun toppings: we chose graham crackers and mini chocolate chips

Two toddlers juicing fruit.
Getting ready to make our parfaits!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing ingredients

  • Grabbing tools

  • Washing fruits

Then the fun part comes:

  • Chopping up fruits with a kid-safe knife - remember to ensure fruits like blueberries and grapes are properly cut to minimize choking risk!

  • Crumbling up graham crackers

  • Spooning yogurt into a cup

  • Layering yogurt, fruit, and toppings in cup to make their own yogurt parfait creation

By focusing more on the "playing" aspect and pairing the fruit with a fun favorite, like chocolate chips, it takes the pressure off your child to actually consume what they're creating. While that might sound like the opposite of what you want, you might be surprised at the results!

Remember to take photos of your little chef chopping, spooning, and layering!

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the Y page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record, for example, "You both liked creating a lot more than eating with this one!"

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for Y is for Yogurt Parfait! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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