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Tropical Yogurt Parfait

written by Julie Cohn

It’s funny.  As a mom, I thought I would be running around more when my son was younger, but now that he is a older, I am always on the go.  I am certainly not complaining, I love this part of motherhood and it will be over before I know it when he goes off to college, but every now and then I need a break.  Do you find yourself running more as your kids get older too? With this Tropical Yogurt Parfait, made with Sunsweet’s Philippine Tropicals dried fruit, I can have a five minute tropical time out in paradise!

{Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers. All opinions are 100% mine.}

Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals

Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals 1Life as a work-from-home Mom can be crazy sometimes. When I’m not working, I am running my son to school or an after-school activity, helping with fundraisers for his senior trip, filling out college financial aid paperwork, stopping at the store to get supplies for the state convention, coordinating surprise birthday parties with his friends, and prom shopping.

As much as I love this life, sometimes I would like to get away from it all, even if just for a few moments.   Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals dried fruit is the perfect snack pick-me-up, and the sweet natural flavors make me feel like I am in a sarong in the tropics, not in my pajamas in the carpool line.

Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals 7Sunsweet’s Philippine Tropical dried fruit has two new exciting flavors:  Philippine Green Mango  picked just as it ripens, so it has a sweet tanginess, and Thai Coconut Chip, crunchy sweet with hints of vanilla, to go along with the   Philippine Mango and Philippine Pineapple tropical flavors.

Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals 9Because they are sourced from unique micro-climates, with ideal growing conditions, the fruit is picked sweet and juicy, with natural flavor.  In fact, the Philippine mango is from a small, less traveled island in the Philippines that holds one of the sweetest fruits in the world, the Marabella mango.

Tropical Yogurt Parfait

Tropical Yogurt Parfait

  • 1 Container Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Sunsweet Thai Coconut Chips, crumbled
  • 2-3 Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango slices, chopped
  • 1 Sunsweet Philippine Mango slices, chopped
  • 1-2 Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple pieces, chopped

Tropical Yogurt Parfait 2Scoop 3-4 tablespoons of the yogurt into a parfait glass.  Sprinkle with half the coconut, green mango, mango, and pineapple.  Spoon the remaining yogurt into the glass and top with the rest of the dried fruit.  Grab a spoon, close your eyes, open the window, and feel the tropical breeze on your face as you snack.

Note: If you mix the Thai Coconut chips together with honey yogurt, it tastes like coconut cream pie!

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