Nutty Pear Parfaits satisfy hunger with wholesome yogurt, pears and walnuts, drizzled with ginger syrup. Enjoy as a snack, dessert or special treat.
This week Sunday Supper is looking to satisfy after school appetites.
Best After School Snacks Kids Will Want to Eat
After a busy day at school kids tend to come home HANGRY. What to do serve to curb their snack monsters? We want to know what snack your kids are always asking for! Sweet, salty, or savory, we want to see it all!
Having snacks on hand was always a challenge for me. I kept the traditional supplies on hand. In the fridge, celery and carrot sticks floated in water. Radishes, hard boiled eggs and cheese sticks found their place in there too. Apples, oranges or bananas were always on hand.
Don’t forget the kind of yogurt that you had to stir. How barbaric! 😉
Of course peanut butter and jelly was kept well-stocked. I admit sometimes we would run out of bread.
And yes, I would buy a pack of those dark chocolate cream filled cookies too.
Only to hear, “THERE’S NEVER ANYTHING TO EAT AROUND HERE!”
Today’s snacks seem to need to be more creative. You can buy ready-made granola bars. Fancy squeeze packs of yogurt and gimmicks galore.
I think it’s still good to keep those old-fashioned snacks on hand. Maybe just kick ’em up a notch!
That’s where parfaits come in. Kids can make their own or you can have them ready to grab anytime.
Yogurt and fruit are the base ingredients. You can add granola, cookie bits, syrup, sprinkles, nuts, cake bites or just about anything goes!
Today I chose to make a parfait layered with non-fat yogurt, canned pears in fruit juice and walnuts. I made a light, ginger-flavored syrup from the juice in the can to drizzle over the top.
This parfait still has quite a bit of nutrition. Calcium and potassium from the yogurt, protein and Omega 3 from the walnuts and fiber from the pears and walnuts. Protein satisfies hunger without feeling stuffed.
So feel good about serving a snack they will enjoy. Don’t forget to make an extra one for you!
Nutty Pear Parfaits
- 1 cup plain or vanilla non-fat yogurt
- 1 15-ounce can pears in fruit juice, drained reserve liquid
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whisk together reserved juice (about 1 cup), sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook until syrup thickens and reduces to less than half in volume. Set aside to cool.
- Layer parfaits with yogurt, pears, sprinkled cinnamon. Top with walnuts. Drizzle with cooled syrup.
You can substitute canned peaches for pears if desired.
Enjoy these snack ideas to satisfy hungry snackers from Sunday Supper Tastemakers!
Sunday Supper Best After School Snacks
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- Apple Granola Cookie Butter Toast by Palatable Pastime
- Cinnamon Toast Snack Mix by My Blissful Mess
- Fried Green Apples by Soulfully Made
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding by My Life Cookbook
- How To Make Baked Apple Chips by Life Tastes Good
- Paleo Peach Muffins by Pies and Plots
- Whole30 Broccoli Cheese Muffins by Bites of Wellness
- Crispy Puffed Rice and Nut Clusters by Simple and Savory
- Mini Honey Donuts by NinjaBaker.com
- Nutty Pear Parfaits by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Surprise Inside Brownie Bites by The Freshman Cook
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