4-Ingredient Fruit Yogurt Snack Hack {four ways}

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A fruit yogurt snack hack is the perfect portable way to pack your favorite yogurt parfait to go. With a little mason jar trick using Dole Fruit Bowls and Frozen Fruit, here are four different fruit and yogurt snacks, each with only four ingredients. For a wholesome idea to pack for breakfast, lunch, or any time in between, you’ll love this 4-Ingredient Fruit Yogurt Snack Hack.

Disclaimer: This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Dole Packaged Foods. As always, all opinions are my own.

Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - a simple mason jar hack makes it easy to pack your favorite fruit and yogurt parfaits - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada, each with only four ingredients. Save empty @dolesunshine Fruit Bowls to make these for breakfast, snack, or dessert and #SharetheSunshine. #AD

How to Make Fruit Yogurt Parfait Snacks

When I tell people I develop recipes to publish on my own website for a living, I get a lot of different reactions, but one of the most common is some variation on, “Wow, you and your family must always be eating amazing different things,” or ,”You must eat so well all the time,” or “Your kids must be great eaters.”

And while all of the above is true at least some of the time, I’m also just your average, everyday busy mom with average, everyday kids. So just like the rest of you, I have to get the kids to and from two different schools, get them to after school activities, help with or at least check over the homework, lunches, dinners, laundry. You know how it is, so let’s keep it real.

Sure, dinner gets on the table every night, and I do try to have it be a dinner that represents what one would consider a well-balanced meal. But sometimes protein comes in the form of a hot dog, and those bags of frozen veggies you can steam in the microwave are my best friend. And you can bet one night of the week I’ll pull out all the random leftovers, heat them up, pile it all in bowls and on cutting boards with some slices of cheese, cut up veggies, and a quick batch of my favorite honey mustard dip, call it “family dinner” and let my kids think I am a culinary genius.

And then let’s talk about the aforementioned average, everyday kids. Do you know what average, everyday kids do? Suddenly, out of nowhere, on a whim, the decide that something they used to love and eat regularly now is suddenly repulsive and they might die if it crosses their lips. Oh, and not only do their tastes change on a whim, but they basically want to eat all the time, until suddenly they don’t want to eat at all and they take their barely-touched previously-favorite food and dump it in the trash. I’m sorry, but that is only acceptable if you are pregnant.

OK, so I am getting on my kids about their ever-evolving (sometimes devolving) tastebuds, but I am a creature of habit, and tend to stick to the same routine for my daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks, only switching up one or two things every few months. And some of the things I eat are just plain weird. Yeah, smoothies and salads and such, but I’ve been known to mix cottage cheese, honey, and cocoa powder to dip apple slices. Lately lunch has been lettuce wraps with turkey, mustard, and sauteed mushrooms. And then, since I basically would be happy to live on ice cream but know that’s not really the best choice for my longevity and overall well-being, I sweeten up some yogurt, add cocoa powder, and stir in frozen cherries to pretend I am eating chocolate cherry ice cream.

But that bizarre daily snack gave me an idea for a little snack hack to be prepared to tame my little snack monsters…

Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada yogurt parfaits and a simple mason jar snack hack make these an easy breakfast, snack, or dessert recipe. Save empty @dolesunshine Fruit Bowls for these portable snacks and #SharetheSunshine. #AD

With four flavor combos and a genius trick, keep your fridge stocked with this 4-Ingredient Fruit Yogurt Snack Hack!

 

I know, you’re thinking, “It’s fruit and yogurt. What’s so genius about that?” Well, it’s all in how you pack them, thanks to a little trick with some of my favorite products from Dole Sunshine and wide-mouth mason jars (you don’t even need these fancy ones. Wide mouth pint jars work too!)…

Four-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - this easy snack recipe and a simple mason jar hack makes it easy to pack your favorite fruit and yogurt parfaits - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada made with @dolesunshine! #SharetheSunshine. #AD

First, I let my kids snack on their favorite Cherry Mixed Fruit or Mandarin Oranges (one snack attack down), but instead of recycling I keep the plastic bowls. Then in the jars I make a simple mixture of plain Greek yogurt, a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup or another sweetener, and one other ingredient to add some flavor. Slip that plastic bowl you saved right into the opening of the jar and add about a half cup of Dole Frozen Fruit. Screw on the top and pop them in the fridge until you are ready to snack!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait in a Jar - this snack hack has only four ingredients to make Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada yogurt snacks with @dolesunshine to #SharetheSunshine #AD

So I know you want to know about these four tasty combinations, which, of course, you can totally mix and match…

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits with only four-ingredients in each recipe - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada - and an easy mason jar snack hack with @dolesunshine to #SharetheSunshine. #AD

I am proud to be partnering with Dole Packaged Foods to create recipes featuring their highest quality, GMO-free fruits and veggies. You can always find Dole in my freezer and pantry, and often in #BugsLunchbox, so I am thrilled to share ways to use their products to make it easy to get more fruits and veggies in your diet in a no-fuss way. Find out more about their products by following Dole Sunshine on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - only four-ingredients in each of these yogurt parfaits and an easy mason jar hack to make these portable Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada fruity yogurt snacks made with @dolesunshine to #SharetheSunshine #AD

If you like this 4-Ingredient Fruit Yogurt Snack Hack, maybe you want to try a few of my other easy snack hacks…

Chocolate Pudding "Snack Hack" - just three ingredients, three minutes, and no cooking, no box mixes, and no added sugar for a healthy dessert! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free Pistachio Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates Recipe Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Fruit Dip

 

My friends have some super smart snack hacks too! No need to visit a theme park when you can make Dole Whips at Home from Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate. Or for a little dessert hack, how about these Tropical Fruit Dessert Burritos from Princess Pinky Girl?! And if you’ve saved more of those Fruit Bowls, you’ll find some other creative ideas in these 10 Healthy Snacks to Prep in Advance from Bless this Mess Please.

Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - a simple mason jar hack makes it easy to pack your favorite fruit and yogurt parfaits - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada, each with only four ingredients. Save empty @dolesunshine Fruit Bowls to make these for breakfast, snack, or dessert and #SharetheSunshine. #AD

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4-Ingredient Fruit Yogurt Snack Hack {four ways}

For a wholesome idea to pack for breakfast, lunch, or any time in between, this is the perfect portable way to pack your favorite yogurt parfait to go. With a little mason jar trick using Dole Fruit Bowls and Frozen Fruit, here are four different fruit and yogurt snacks, each with only four ingredients. 
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

Maple Cinnamon Blueberry

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Dole Frozen Blueberries

Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Dole Frozen Sliced Strawberries

Pina Colada

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut or brown sugar or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut cream or scoop 1 Tablespoon of the thick nearly solid cream portion from a can of chilled full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Dole Frozen Pineapple Chunks

Chocolate Covered Cherry

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Dole Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries

Instructions

  • For each of the flavors, in a bowl or jar (wide mouth pint-sized jar), stir together the yogurt, sweetener (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc.), and the third flavoring ingredient.
  • If serving immediately, all the fruit to thaw slightly and use it to top the yogurt.
  • If storing in jars, place the fruit in reserved empty plastic bowls from Dole Fruit Bowls and slide onto the top of the jar. Screw on the top and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

4-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Snack Hack - this snack recipe with a mason jar hack makes it easy to pack your favorite fruit and yogurt parfaits - Maple Cinnamon Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Cherry, and Pina Colada. Save your @dolesunshine Fruit Bowls to make these for breakfast, snack, or even dessert and #SharetheSunshine. #AD

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