WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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YOGURT BERRY PARFAIT This recipe combines fresh fruit and yogurt, with granola for a crunchy contrast. Make sure to send a spoon with this item. 1 cup blueberries or raspberries, or a mixture 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup granola cup of yogurt in the bottom of a round container with a tight lid. Place 1 berries on top. Repeat, alternating 1⁄4 cup yogurt and 1⁄4 cup of berries. Continue alternat- ing yogurt and berries until you have created n Place 1 ⁄4 ⁄4 cup four layers. n Pack the granola on the side to be mixed in at lunchtime. Variations: Try layering other fruits, such as sliced bananas and strawberries. Or use plain yogurt and add a drizzle of honey to each layer. Serves 1 ticularly like her homemade madeleine cook- ies. Bade doesn't view sweets as a specific no- no for lunchboxes. "I think foods such as desserts, flavored milks, juices, and high calo- rie snack foods are fine for anyone from time-to-time, but do not need to be making a regular appearance in a child's lunch bag. I think it's up to the parent to decide how often these foods are provided based on their child's needs and the feeding values of the household," she says. Once menus are negotiated and re-negoti- ated according to children's ever-changing palates, parents say that basic organization makes packing lunch run more smoothly. Small containers with tight lids and a thermos that doesn't leak serve many purposes. They 177 fall 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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