Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday--Jarfaits


Just Another Meatless Monday--Jarfaits

Hey What's For Dinner

A what? A Jarfait! A Parfait in a Jar, Jarfait. A parfait is simply a layered dessert, usually pudding layers topped with fruit and whipped cream.  I make mine with yogurt in jars for boy's school lunches instead of  those expensive single servings of yogurt. Plus since I control the ingredients we stay far away from food coloring and unneeded additives. And talk about about inexpensive! I can make 2 weeks+ worth of yogurt for less than 7 dollars. 

Jarfaits--makes two jarfaits
2 half pint canning jars with lids 
1 1/3 cup of yogurt
2 Tablespoon kefir
1 ripe pear, chopped bite sized
2 Tablespoons--more or less to taste

in the bottom of each canning jar layer in 1/6 of the chopped pear
drizzle on some of the honey 
put 1/3 of the yogurt in each jar
top with 1 Tablespoon of kefir
repeat the pear and honey layer
add the last of the yogurt to each jar
top with the remaining pears and honey
screw in the lid and off it goes to school
don't forget to take a spoon

Low Sugar Blueberry on the left, Pears and Honey on the right

To make low sugar jam jarfaits simply layer jam, yogurt and kefir in the jars. Start with jam then add yogurt and kefir and more jam in layers. Try all different kinds of fresh made Jarfaits, you'll be amazed at how versatile and delicious yogurt can be.

If you want to start making low sugar jam or jelly, no sugar jam or jelly or jam and jelly made with honey I would recommend Pomona Pectin. Here's a list of my posts and a few recipes using Pomona Pectin:

 Peace and Love--



  1. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a Cacao Date Energy Bar. Also, an article about fructose.
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. I love the name 'jarfait' - what a great idea! They look so delicious, and I love how portable they are as well. Thank you for sharing them, and for hosting!

  3. Those jarfaits look delicious. This week I'm sharing a recipe for Celeriac and Potato Mash. Thanks for hosting.

  4. This week I shared a favorite condiment that is ridiculously easy to make: mayonnaise!

    I also shared a healthier treat that is loaded with protein: Sugar Free Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies.

    Thanks for hosting yet another week! Great giveaway!

  5. Yum! I so wish I was enjoying a jarfait for breakfast right now!
    Thank you for the Meatless Monday linkup! I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and love finding new recipes.

  6. Love your jarfait! What a great idea! Thanks for hosting again this week!

  7. Thanks for hosting!! Have a great week!

  8. Happy Monday,

    This week I am sharing two recipes: (1) a very sweet, decadent, vegan, cane-sugar free treat that will seriously knock your socks off! Coffee flavored, maple sweetened coconut whipped cream (or mousse). Everyone that has tried this claims it tastes like a mousse or pudding, but it can also be used as a whipped cream or icing for cake/cupcakes, and (2) a super easy, basic marinara sauce (creating no kitchen waste).

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

    Coffee Mousse: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/02/mocha-up-your-whip-vegan-mocha-whipped.html

    Sauce: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/02/super-simple-super-tasty-marinara-sauce.html

  9. They look excellent, I see why your boys love them in their lunches!! How do you keep them cold enough?

  10. I didn't want to mess up your giveaway post, since I'm already a Full Circle member, but I was curious... What box size do you get from them? Do you add a lot to the box each week?

    Just curious. I've only been with Full Circle since January, so I'm curious about how other people use their Full Circle boxes. I noticed it seems you're using some things that I didn't see in my list, but we only get a Seed box right now (just 1 adult, 1 toddler at the moment)...

  11. Coleen-We just send them with our boys, their lunch boxes are wool, so I suppose they stay cool? Their fruit and cheese are cold too. I've never had a complaint about it being warm and yogurt is already rotten anyway!! :D

    Erin: I get the biggest box from Full Circle-we usually make it through a whole box in a week, with maybe one or two things left over. Usually Lettuce!


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