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Honey Papaya Yogurt Parfait

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Honey Papaya Yogurt Parfait

Papaya parfait, c’est parfait! A sweet and satisfying snack, breakfast, or dessert, this healthy Greek yogurt parfait is sure to be a favorite.

Greek yogurt contains protein and bacterial cultures (hello natural probiotics!) for optimal digestion and gut-health promoting benefits. This makes it the perfect base for this parfait.

Health Benefits of Papaya

Papaya packs a nutritional punch all on its own. This fruit contains vitamins A and C, which are important for eye health, inflammation, and heart health. (2) Papaya also has a few grams of fiber per serving, which promotes regularity. (2,3)

Building a Yogurt Parfait

Have your child arrange their own cups by choosing which order to layer the ingredients – papaya, honey, then yogurt, and cereal? Or maybe yogurt, honey, cereal, papaya? Play with your papaya, but don’t forget to eat it.

See how this parfait fits into a meal plan for a 5-year-old with Mexican flavors!

Honey Papaya Yogurt Parfait

This is a sweet snack yogurt parfait with fruit and cereal. It is packed with carbohydrates, fiber and protein for long-lasting energy.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings 1


  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt low-fat or fat-free
  • ½ cup diced papaya
  • ½ cup low-sugar cereal
  • 1 tsp honey


  • Add a bottom layer of yogurt to your cup with 1/2 of your yogurt.
  • Add diced papaya and sprinkles of papaya and a drizzle of honey.
  • Layer the other half of your yogurt.
  • Top with the remaining papaya, granola, and honey.
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  1. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, et al. Greek Yogurt and 12 Weeks of Exercise Training on Strength, Muscle Thickness and Body Composition in Lean, Untrained, University-Aged Males. Front Nutr. 2019;6:55. Published 2019 Apr 30. doi:10.3389/fnut.2019.00055
  2. Vidya, M., Bhavya, S., Sunitha, P. and Rashmi, P., 2019. Benefits of Papaya. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management, 7(2), p.165.

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