Mandarin Oranges are a type of in season fruit that can be found in any stores or farmers markets around this time of year. The term mandarin orange refers to all types of tangerines like Clementines, Satsuma, Dancy and Honey. Tangerines are the sweetest of the citrus fruits. They are a good source of Vitamin C and A, and are lovely for children and adults alike because of their small, dainty size. When tangerines are not found by whole, you can find them in a can, which makes any recipe easy. Using mandarin oranges from a can comes a fast and easy breakfast that highlights a seasonal fruit. From the cooks at Food Network, we are given a Tropical Breakfast Parfait.
2 cups vanilla yogurt (low-fat or non-fat is fine)
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
3/4 cup crisped rice breakfast cereal
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
Put 2 tablespoons of yogurt in the bottom of each of four juice glasses. Top with 4 orange slices. Sprinkle the oranges with a 1 1/2 tablespoons of cereal, followed by 2 more tablespoons of yogurt. Top with diced pineapple then with another 1 1/2 tablespoons cereal.