I went to the farmer’s market yesterday and bought the most gorgeous pink grapefruit. I always find that when my kids get to try samples of new fruits or vegetables at the farmer’s market, they’re much more open minded about eating them at home. Pink grapefruit is no exception. Kenya and Chloe love the family of farmers who we buy avocados, limes and passion fruit from, so when one of them offered my little ones a taste of pink grapefruit there was little doubt in my mind that they would enjoy it.

I’ve been making this super healthy parfait for breakfast a lot lately — since grapefruit and oranges are in season — but Kenya has started asking for it for dessert, too. Smooth, tangy, crunchy and sweet, this dish stimulates all of a kid’s taste buds as well as being gorgeous to boot.


Citrus Parfait

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Servings: 2
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1 Cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Small Oranges and/or Grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1/4 Cup grape-nuts cereal


  • Place yogurt and honey in a bowl and combine.
  • In a small glass cup, place 1/4 cup of the yogurt mixture.
  • Layer some cut sections of oranges and/or grapefruit and 1 tbsp of Grape-Nuts.
  • Add another 1/4 cup of the yogurt mixture on top of the fruit and Grape-Nuts and layer again with more fruit and Grape-Nuts.
  • Repeat to make the second parfait.
  • Serve.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I tried this diet for three weeks. Before I went on this diet, I was on a pretty stcrit diet and exercise regimen for a few months. I was trying to lose college application and winter weight and prom was coming up in a few months. I lost about 12-15 pounds this way. Then I stopped right after prom and I got pretty lazy about the diet and exercise. So I gained a few pounds back. Then a friend introduced me to the American Heart Association diet. And it seemed easy enough.When I tried it, it wasn’t too tough. Really though, 10 pounds is surely a stretch but I did lose weight. I lost about 3-5 pounds (it was different for every set of 3 days) every 3 days that I tried it. So I ended up losing about 11 pounds in 3 weeks, but I gained back about 2 or 3 pounds total quickly. So those 9 days of diet in 3 weeks helped me lose about 8 pounds. Not bad.That was alot faster/easier than the regimen my trainer put me on which made me lose weight at the ideal 2 pounds a week rate. But I think the exercise and diet is alot healthier and better in the long run for you than the American Heart Association diet. But I had a decent experience with it, so I would recommend it just as a start to losing weight. But then I would recommend that you move on to more legitimate ways.

  2. We make our parfaits with quinoa or whole wheat couscous! They are always a hit! Never thought to use citrus though!

  3. wow! Awesome! My lo doesn’ have many teeth yet but as soon as she can deal w grapenuts this will be awesome!

  4. we make these sorts of things all the time. I buy a lot of frozen fruits without sugar and layer them the night before frozen with the yogurt. it makes it amazing!

  5. I made this over the weekend and loved it!! My daughter is only 6 mos old, so she isn’t eating many solid foods yet. However, I love your recipes for me!! This is a great breakfast/dessert/snack. You can never go wrong with grapefruit and Greek yogurt!

  6. This looks awesome. Don’t have any Grape Nuts, but I’m sure we have granola or something around here!

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