Staying Healthy as a Family + Easy Fruit Yogurt Parfait Recipe

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

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Staying healthy as family has become my priority. I believe that we have the power to take control of our health, both through mind and body. As a full time mom and person in the tech industry, balancing my work and personal life has been quite challenging. I can easily become distracted and overwhelmed by my full time job as a blogger, sitting down in front of my computer, skipping meals and not going to the gym.

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

So here’s the list of things we try to do in order to stay healthy and fit as family :

(1) Never skip meals

I’ve noticed that my body acts differently if I skip meals. It tends to crave junk foods and can lead to over eating. Breakfast is the most important part of my healthy diet.

(2) Have 3 big meals and 3 snacks per day

I started to make a rule that everybody needs to have their breakfast, lunch and dinner on time. I also allow 3 snacks: 2 hours after each meals to satisfy. Healthy snacking is a great way to fill our body with important nutrients, help stabilize our blood sugar and prevent over eating at meal times. We try to stay away from high sugary drinks or other junk foods, and instead prefer to eat fresh fruits, yogurt, unsweetened and unsalted nuts and cottage cheese.

(3) Let my kids get involved in the kitchen

It’s a great idea to invite your kids to get involved in the kitchen. I enjoy this activity because my kids love being chefs. I also notice that my kids always finish their food if they get involved in baking or cooking. During our cooking time, I try to explain the health benefits of each piece of fresh produce, and what foods to avoid. This has been a great success.

(4) Be active as family

I am just not a morning person so I often wake up late. There is no way I could go to the gym in the morning because I have to drive my kids to school then check my work emails and eventually sit back down at my computer (oftentimes for the remainder of the day). A thing that that I do differently to be active is to do a short workout every 2-3 hours. Each workout only last for 5 minutes but pretty intense, such as push up, sit up, squats , weight lifting. This new technique has been pretty helpful, at least better than nothing. To be active as family, you don’t need to plan much of anything. We throw on some music and have dance offs, hit a hiking trail or take out the bikes and scooters. Heading outdoors is usually a good first step, and if it’s at a park then we are golden. Lead by example and put your phone away for family tie, especially active family time.

Today I am going to show you how to make this easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe with Yoplait® yogurt as one of the main ingredients. Yoplait® has countless ways to help you 1-Up Your Cup! Don’t forget to check out Yoplait® “1-Up Your Cup pinterest board for more recipes and ideas. You can purchase your Yoplait® yogurt product at Walmart stores.

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe
easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

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easy fruit yogurt parfait recipe

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Staying Healthy as Family + Easy Fruit Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Yoplait Greek 100 calories Tropical Fruit
  • 1/2 cup mixed granola of your choice low sugar
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1/3 cup banana
  • 1 sliced kiwi
  • 1/3 cup sliced mango
  • Sprinkle Chia Seeds
  • Sprinkle Hemp Seeds
Instructions
  1. Place granola in a glass then layer with slices banana, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, chia seeds, hemp seeds.
  2. Repeat this step as necessary to fill glass to your desired amount
  3. Garnish with mixed berries, kiwi , mango on top

 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    littlemisscant
    Feb 5, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I’m drooling over here! Our fruit supply is pretty limited so I am going to have to supplement with what’s available to make this. I love mango with fish but I haven’t eaten it with yogurt before. Looks yummy!

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    Miles Basilio
    Feb 6, 2016 at 5:52 am

    What a great way to enjoy yogurt! I love yogurt and this idea. I’d really have to try this one.

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    Pinkchesy's Closet
    Feb 6, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Taste is heaven!

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    Pinkchesy's Closet
    Feb 6, 2016 at 5:55 am

    The yogurt presentation is enticing!

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    Katie
    Feb 6, 2016 at 6:49 am

    What a beautiful presentation! The flowers are stunning. It looks like something you’d be served in a fancy restaurant.

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    Heather
    Feb 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

    It sounds like you have a great plan for staying healthy. It can be really hard with busy schedules, but its not impossible. I go to the gym twice a week, and sometimes its hard to balance with blogging, but I’m learning balance really makes me happy.

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    Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog
    Feb 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I love anything with fresh fruit. And trying to get back on track with a healthy diet will be even better with this recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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    ascendingbutterfly
    Feb 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    This looks so pretty! I’m not a morning person either so this sounds perfect 🙂

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    Krystle Chaney Cook
    Feb 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I love the beautiful pictures! And I love parfaits too!! This is a win win for me. You make me want to do something fancy with my yogurt now 🙂

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    Victoria
    Feb 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Wow that looks was absolutely delicious. I want this for my breakfast

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    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    Feb 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    this looks like a perfect way to start the day!

  • Reply
    Lisa Rios
    Feb 9, 2016 at 4:10 am

    My goodness, this looks absolutely delicious & healthy as well. The best thing about the recipe is, it looks so easy to do in a short with the combination of some healthy ingredients for a yummy recipe that anyone would fall in love.

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    Hannah Adkins
    Feb 9, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I love parfaits! Theyre such a great thing to have for breakfast or a snack, and a great way to get some fresh fruits and grains in your daily diet

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