Ready for a fun new healthy snack idea that the kids will love? Try these Rainbow Fruit Parfaits! Eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies helps ensure your body is getting a complete range of nutrients. These Rainbow Fruit Parfaits make a great addition to breakfast or a fun after-school snack. Kids will also have fun assembling their own, just set out the ingredients and let them layer!
We love these Rainbow Fruit Parfaits all year long but they are especially fun for Saint Patrick’s Day, to help celebrate Spring, or for birthday parties for the kids. These would even make a great classroom snack or activity, too. Last year we made our Rainbow Fruit Tray so this year we started making these fruit parfaits in cups. Loaded up with all of the family’s favorite fruits. Just use the fruits your family enjoys in the colors of the rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Key Ingredients for these Rainbow Fruit Parfaits
What is a parfait?
A typical parfait is a dessert that has layers of fruit, cream, and other assorted items. We of course wanted to have a healthy version so this fruit parfait is loaded with bright fruits and topped with some Greek Yogurt for a sweet healthy topping.
These fruit parfaits are loaded with Vitamin C, fiber, anti-oxidants, potassium, and folate. The fruits in this recipe are great for your vision, skin health, mental health, and so much more.
Those are just a few wonderful benefits of all of these fruits. For more fun facts, make sure to check out our complete Produce Tips Page!
How to Assemble these Fruit Parfaits like a Rainbow
First wash and prepare all of the fruit you are using. I had the kids help with this one, too. We washed the strawberries, grapes, and blueberries. Peel the kiwi and the mandarins. If your kids are helping have them do that and use some kid friendly knives to cut the fruit into pieces.
Then grab out your favorite clear classes or parfait cups and start layering in order of the colors of a rainbow. Strawberries, mandarins, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and then the grapes.
Top each parfait with a dollop of Greek Yogurt and serve. Or cover and refrigerate to have ready for serving or for a delicious treat all week long.
Make sure to PIN IT!
Additions & Substitutions:
- Other red fruit that would work: watermelon, cherries, raspberries, or even slices of red apple.
- No mandarins? Oranges, or melon will work, too.
- Other green fruits that would be great would be green grapes, slices of green apples, or honeydew melon.
- Of course you could always add some granola or whipped cream on top, too.
For other rainbow themed foods, check out our Rainbow Buddha Bowl or our Rainbow Veggie Wraps!
Rainbow Fruit Parfaits
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 mandarins peeled, segmented
- 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
- 2 kiwi peeled, chopped
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Assemble parfaits by layering strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and grapes in 4 parfait glasses. Top with yogurt.