Picnic Berry Parfait
Although it is easy to plan a picnic with commercially produced foods – there is just something special about preparing the eats yourself. Maybe it’s that we rarely get to eat country fresh meals anymore – or it’s just that things taste better outside – and berries are one of those things that just go hand in hand with a picnic on a clean, warm Spring afternoon.
With that said, this ultra-simple dessert treat is filled with sliced strawberries, raspberries and blue berries, crushed peanuts and a dash of brown sugar. The banana yogurt brings out the flavor of the fruit, and is a Spring picnic treat that will be a sure hit with kids and adults – even those that aren’t crazy about yogurt.
The use of low fat / zero fat Banana yogurt mixed in with the fresh berries is equal to any high calorie ice cream cone for flavor and taste – but without the calories despite the use of brown sugar.
If you use slurpee cups or a similar container these wonderful Spring treats can be easily transported and will stay fresh for several hours during a picnic on a warm Spring day if kept in a chill bag or cooler. An optional way to make these is to layer them with yogurt / fruit / yogurt etc.