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01. Mashed Banana

Yogurt has an abundance of beneficial nutrients including protein, calcium, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, and potassium. It is also a very easy way to consume probiotics, healthy “bugs” that thrive in the gastrointestinal system. Different strains of these probiotics have been shown to help with several issues including:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Immune support
  • Vaginal health
  • Lactose intolerance

Most yogurts contain the phrase “live and active cultures” within the ingredient list and then list several strains included (ie. L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, etc).

Since yogurt is made from milk, it contains a naturally occurring form of sugar called lactose. But, most brands also add sugars OR artificial sweeteners (like sucralose, acesulfame potassium, etc) to sweeten them. Because plain yogurt has a slight tang, brands doctor up their yogurt to make them more appealing to the masses.

BUT, as you know, sugar is simply empty calories. It doesn’t mean we must be sugar-phobic but it certainly does NOTHING to improve our health and only causes more cravings for sugar and spikes in our blood glucose.

While the 5-6 ounce containers of yogurt in the refrigerated section of the grocery store are quite tempting to grab, there are sooooo many easy ways to sweeten and flavor your yogurt WITHOUT adding any sugar whatsoever! These individual containers of sweetened yogurt usually contain anywhere from 3-4 teaspoons of added sugar!! While a couple brands have a little less, there are very few brands that haven’t tainted this nutrient rich food with a heaping dose of sugar.

Right now, nutrition labels list total sugars and do not differentiate between added sugars and naturally occurring sugars. By July 2018, brands are required to list added sugars on containers in addition to naturally occurring so that consumers can easily make educated decisions about what they want to buy for themselves and their families. This is a HUGE WIN because there will be less confusion and brands will not be able to disguise sugary foods as “healthy”.

While there are less refined forms of sugar you can add to yogurt like raw honey, agave, coconut sugar, and maple syrup, these are all sources of calories, sugar, and very few nutritional benefits. Sure, they are tasty sweeteners, but still a source of empty calories.

If you have been hesitant to try plain yogurt due to the tang, there is a little trick… instead of buying fat-free yogurt, choose low-fat yogurt (greek or regular). The little bit of fat actually tames the tartness, making it more appealing for many. ALSO, make sure that you try a few different brands, as some are better than others. My favorite brand is FAGE Total 2%- it is creamy and oh so good!

After choosing your favorite plain yogurt, it is time to flavor it up and add some pizazz! Here are 10 creative and easy ways to transform boring yogurt into a flavorful treat!

You won’t miss the sugar and the sky is the limit to what you can stir up!

Super ripe bananas are incredibly sweet and they also mash easily! A large banana is actually 2 fruit servings so when adding to yogurt, use ¼-½ of a large banana. Half a banana provides almost 20% of your daily needs for B6 (pyridoxine), a nutrient involved in protein metabolism, immune function, cognitive development and more! It also contains a healthy dose of manganese (8%) and potassium (5%). One serving of a banana has virtually no fat, about 2 grams fiber, 60 calories and 15 grams carbohydrate. There are few things easier than mashing banana in a bowl and stirring in yogurt for an on-the-go breakfast!

According to PBH Foundation, Bananas were the top consumed fruit in 2014 with 46%. Apples and berries were runners up with 32% and 24% popularity. Bananas are obviously a common fruit being placed in the grocery cart each week. Creamy mashed banana yogurt is the perfect breakfast pairing for healthy carbohydrate, protein, and fat.

02. Applesauce

Whether homemade or from a jar, no-sugar-added applesauce is a perfect sweetener for yogurt. It stirs in easily and is already is most people’s pantry or fridge. Applesauce contains 2 grams fiber per ½ cup serving for only 50 calories.

Make sure to avoid any brands that include sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates or any other forms of sugar or artificial sweeteners in the ingredient list.

Curious to try making your own crock pot applesauce? Try out this recipe from Registered Dietitian Sally Kuzemchak at Real Mom Nutrition

03. Fresh Fruit

Berries, peaches, plums, melon, mango, papaya,… There are just no limits to how creative you can be in adding fruit to your yogurt! Use what you have on hand, what is in season or what needs to be eaten before it begins to turn. Why not add some sweet orange slices and a squeeze of the juice? How about stirring in the leftover fruit salad from last night’s dinner?

04. Cinnamon

This warm spice has a touch of sweetness and easily stirs in, enhancing your bowl of yogurt. It is virtually calorie free and boasts some impressive nutrition benefits. Cinnamon may increase sensitivity to insulin, helping improve blood glucose control. Some studies show that it also may help fight inflammation and possibly improve heart health. While a few sprinkles of cinnamon in your yogurt won’t be a magic cure, it certainly is worth incorporating into meals, particularly yogurt, for great flavor and a hint of sweetness.

05. Vanilla and other Extracts

Extracts are powerful flavor weapons that can transform a boring bowl of yogurt. There are dozens of extracts you can buy, the most common being vanilla. You only need a few drops, but they can certainly take it up a notch!

Here are a few flavors you might want to try:

  • Almond
  • Banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Maple
  • Coffee
  • Mint
  • Orange
  • Pumpkin pie spice

These are also tasty in yogurt smoothies!

06. Blueberry Sauce

Did you know you can make your own fruit syrup or compote in less than 20 minutes! It barely takes any attention! This Super Simple No-Guilt Blueberry Syrup is hardly a recipe. Blueberries and water… that’s it! Oh, you do need a small saucepan 🙂 When berries are ripe and sweet, melting them down to develop those rich, candy-sweet flavors is a perfect idea! This syrup thickens in the fridge. I have even been caught grabbing a spoonful by itself but… NO GUILT… it’s just blueberries! Your blueberry goodness can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

07. Sweet Potato

Maybe a little bit odd sounding, but sweet potato yogurt is fantastic! I developed this idea recently after looking for another creative way to help my daughter eat more nutrient dense foods. We usually bake several sweet potatoes each weekend and eat them during the week. After noticing an abundance of sweet potatoes in the fridge that needed to be used, I decided to try mashing some into yogurt. I was happily surprised!

Sweet potatoes are practically exploding with nutrition and flavor! These sweet jewels are jam-packed with vitamin A, Vitamin C, copper, manganese, B-6 and B-5. Even just ½ cup of mashed sweet potato provides over 3 grams fiber and more than 100% of your daily needs for Vitamin A. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, there are no other plant foods (fruits or vegetables) that provide as much vitamin A as sweet potatoes!

Mashed sweet potato yogurt…give it a try…you just might be pleasantly surprised!

08. Mango Puree

Many types of fruit can be pureed (just like baby food) to stir into yogurt as a natural fruit sweetener. Mango (fresh or frozen) is a great fruit that blends in a food processor well, but many others can work great too! Purees can be added directly to a large container of yogurt or stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Sometimes you can find frozen fruit puree with NO ADDED SUGARS/juice concentrates in the frozen section at the grocery store, often near frozen mixed drink ingredients. If you make your own, simply freeze portions in a small ice cube tray. Once frozen, place in an air-tight ziplock bag and remove a cube as needed. It will melt over several hours, keeping your yogurt cold in your lunch box!

09. Nuts and Nut Butters

While these may not add much sweetness to your yogurt, they can certainly add richness, crunch, and decadence! And, especially when paired with some fruit, it turns into the perfect bite hitting all the notes for sweet, savory, and tangy.

Some nut butters are very loose and stir in well, while others are a little thick. Either way, the yogurt is better for it! Make sure to buy nut butters where the only ingredient is nuts, and maybe a bit of salt- nothing else is needed! You can include any type of chopped nuts in your yogurt bowl including walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts or pistachios. See what you already have in your pantry.

While the nut nutrition varies depending on the actual type, most nuts are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats that help improve cholesterol numbers as well as rich in a variety of minerals!

The addition of 1 tablespoon of nuts or nut butter to yogurt adds 50-90 calories and healthy fat that will help keep you full for longer. If you haven’t tried almond butter, make it a priority! It has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that I think is simply divine! Add a tablespoon today!

10. Prune or Date Puree

Dried fruit can be rehydrated and pureed in a food processor to create a sweet paste to add to yogurt (or oatmeal, or even baked goods!). This might sound complicated but is really quite simple. I first tried this out about a year ago when my 1 year-old daughter was having some challenges with constipation, but prunes are much more than a constipation cure, they are incredibly sweet and rich in minerals. You don’t need much to sweeten up yogurt, just a tablespoon or so.

For a super simple recipe to follow to create your own prune or date paste, check out this Eating Well recipe.

SOME OF MY FAVORITE YOGURT PAIRINGS:

Banana Nut Greek Yogurt

6oz low-fat greek yogurt

¼-½ large banana

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

1/16- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Yogurt

4oz low-fat greek yogurt

¼ cup mashed sweet potato

⅛ tsp ground cinnamon

2-3 drops maple extract (optional)

Blueberry Vanilla Almond Yogurt

6oz low-fat greek yogurt

⅓ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1-2 tbsp slivered almonds

2-3 drops vanilla extract

TRUTH: How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103 (AMP)

So your eating plan has prescribed plain yogurt for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (or at least one of your meals), but you just can’t stomach the idea of eating a whole serving of the creamy but tasteless concoction.

Years ago, we all used to eat and use plain yogurt. Then sweetened yogurt happened. Suddenly we had sweetened fruit “on the bottom” and sugar everywhere in between, with all sorts of flavors to choose from — from key lime pie to coffee. And frankly, we’ve never looked back.

Trouble is, this fancy, flavored yogurt contains about 27 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving and 170 calories compared with plain, low-fat yogurt, which has around 110 calories and no added sugar. It’s time to get back to plain yogurt, don’t you think?

But how do we do this after teasing our taste buds with a cornucopia of sweet flavors? We need to use plain yogurt in new ways, and we need to think up some fun, more healthful ways to sweeten and flavor plain yogurt.

The way I see it, you can spice up that plain yogurt at least three ways:

  • Substitute plain yogurt as an ingredient in recipes or as a topping.
  • Use it as a base for dips and spreads.
  • Dress it up with tasty, lower-sugar ingredients for a snack.

You can start to incorporate plain yogurt into your day using one of these ways, or all three! See what works for you.

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls // 5 Ways + VIDEO

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Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are packed with calcium, protein & vitamins. They’re the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.

I teamed up with FAGE to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Now that the New Year is here, it’s time to start thinking nutrition again.

One of my worst habits is not eating breakfast in the morning.

Most days, I’ll drink a cup of coffee and call it good until lunchtime.

But my resolution for the New Year is to make more of an effort to start the day with a healthy meal.

These simple, healthy Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are my new favorite way to start the day, and I’m sharing my five favorite topping ideas. They’re quick and easy to throw together with simple toppings and FAGE Total Greek yogurt and they’re high in calcium, protein and fiber.

How Do You Make Breakfast Bowls?

To make these breakfast bowls, you need three key ingredients: FAGE Total Greek yogurt, fruit & crunch:

Greek Yogurt

  • My favorite Greek yogurt to use in these breakfast bowls is FAGE Total 0% Greek yogurt. I also love that you can buy it in a large size so that you can create different Greek yogurt bowls each day.

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Kiwi

Crunch

  • Toasted Coconut
  • Granola
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Chia Seeds

Extras

  • Nut Butter
  • Spices (turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg)
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Bee Pollen

Tips and Tricks for Making Breakfast Bowls with Greek Yogurt:

  • Look for your crunchy bits in the bulk section of your grocery store. It’s a great place to find add-ins like coconut flakes, granola, chia seeds and nuts and you don’t have to buy a large amount at once. That way you can have fun switching up your combinations from day to day.
  • This time of year, it can be difficult to find fresh fruit. No worries! You can also use frozen fruit to top your breakfast bowls!
  • These breakfast bowls are great when you’re entertaining. You can set out lots of different toppings and your guests can customize their bowls.

I’m sharing my five favorite Greek yogurt breakfast bowl topping ideas below. But be sure to have fun with this and come up with your combination!

Grapefruit Pomegranate

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt + Pink Grapefruit + Mango + Pomegranate + Granola

Pina Colada

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt + Fresh Pineapple + Toasted Coconut + Macadamia Nuts

Triple Berry + Banana

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt + Strawberries + Raspberries + Blackberries + Banana + Sliced Almonds

Blueberry Crumble

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt + Blueberries + Granola + Peanut Butter + Cinnamon

Strawberry Kiwi

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt + Strawberries + Kiwi Fruit

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls // 5 Ways

Course: Breakfast Cuisine: American Keyword: breakfast bowls, greek yogurt bowls, greek yogurt bowls with toppings, yogurt breakfast bowls Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Servings: 1 Calories: 100 kcal Author: Platings & Pairings

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are packed with calcium, protein & vitamins. They’re the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

FAGE Total 0% Greek yogurt.

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Granola
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Nut Butter
  • Spices turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Bee Pollen

Pina Colada:

  • Greek Yogurt + Fresh Pineapple + Toasted Coconut + Macadamia Nuts

Strawberry Kiwi:

  • Greek Yogurt + Strawberries + Kiwi Fruit + Chia Seeds

Blueberry Crumble:

  • Greek Yogurt + Blueberries + Granola + Peanut Butter + Cinnamon

Grapefruit Pomegranate:

  • Greek Yogurt + Pink Grapefruit + Persimmon + Pomegranate + Granola
  • Greek Yogurt + Strawberries + Raspberries + Blackberries + Banana + Sliced Almonds

Instructions

  1. Place Greek Yogurt in Bowl.

  2. Top with fresh fruits, nuts, and granola, as desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls // 5 Ways Amount Per Serving Calories 100 % Daily Value* Cholesterol 1mg0% Sodium 1mg0% Carbohydrates 1g0% Sugar 1g1% Protein 1g2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I’d love to see a shot of your finished breakfast bowl! Snap a picture and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

Breakfast Recipes:

  • Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
  • Bacon Breakfast Tostadas
  • Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake
  • Migas with Seasoned Black Beans

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Yogurt Breakfast Bowl – Make your favorite morning meals more nutritious with this protein-packed, berry-loaded breakfast bowl.

Hiiii, internets-friends!! Happy TGIF!

Today is the day I’ve been looking forward to all week because we get to discuss simple, healthy eats. Like, super super simple healthy yogurt things and breakfast things.

Breakfast and ME are like *this*! You see that very first photo? THAT is exactly how I like to eat my morning cereal: whole grain cereal on a bed of sweet and creamy yogurt + a bagazillion berries on top. It’s the best healthy life hack in the whole wide world.

Up until my early 20’s, just like everyone else, I ate my cereal with milk. However, after meeting a 94-year old man who was as healthy as can be, and who believed that eating yogurt every day was the reason for his long life, I was all like gimme some of what you’re having!

After that little pep talk, my love affair with yogurt just got stronger. I mean, you and I have spent a lot of time talking about yogurt on this blog. Yogurt Parfaits, Yogurt Cakes, Yogurt Doughnuts… so, basically, you know what’s up.

As a result, when Yulu approached moi about introducing them to my readers, I was all like, bring it on! We LOVE yogurt!

I’m gonna tell you something super untrendy about myself. I seriously dislike Greek Yogurt. That’s not yogurt. THAT is sour cream. Yes, it is. Don’t try to change me.

Yulu Yogurt, on the other hand, is just as creamy, but without the sour taste that I find in Greek. Also? Though inspired by Aussie-style yogurt, Yulu is made in the USA. AND? Yulu is smoothed twice for extra creaminess. Double smoothed. Double delicious. So far, Yulu is winning!

While it’s pretty awesome to eat it straight from the container, I also think it should be enjoyed with a handful of berries served alongside a bowl of cereal. Healthy, versatile, and delicious. I like it. A lot. I hope you have a chance to try it.

Please take a moment to check out the Yulu Yogurt website and Facebook Page for more flavors and information on where you can find Yulu near you.

ENJOY!

Yogurt Breakfast Bowl Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins Make your favorite morning meals more nutritious with this protein-packed, berry-loaded breakfast bowl. Course: Breakfast Servings: 1 Calories: 466 kcal Author: Katerina Petrovska Ingredients

  • 1 tub Yulu Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup whole grain , sugar-free cereal
  • 1 cup fresh berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon honey , optional

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Drizzle with honey and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 19

Nutrition Facts Yogurt Breakfast Bowl Amount Per Serving Calories 466 Calories from Fat 252 % Daily Value* Fat 28g43% Saturated Fat 13g65% Cholesterol 0mg0% Sodium 2838mg118% Potassium 591mg17% Carbohydrates 48g16% Fiber 19g76% Sugar 22g24% Protein 15g30% Vitamin A 250IU5% Vitamin C 7.6mg9% Calcium 233mg23% Iron 5.7mg32% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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These colorful Greek yogurt bowls are are a great way to eat lighter and healthier for the New Year!

This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

For many of us, the New Year is a great time to refresh and recharge! I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions (they’re too easy to break) but I do like to think of January 1st as a fresh start. By the time the New Year comes around after a busy, indulgent holiday season, I’m usually more than ready to start eating lighter and healthier.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be monotonous or boring. The key is to find high quality, nutritious ingredients that are convenient, taste great, and versatile enough to be incorporated into a wide variety of delicious dishes.

When I’m craving a nutritious breakfast or snack, I love making homemade yogurt bowls with my favorite Greek yogurt- FAGE. FAGE Total 2% Greek yogurt is an all-natural Greek yogurt that has a distinctive rich and delicious taste. The thick, creamy texture of their yogurt is achieved through an extensive straining process- no thickeners, additives or preservatives are used. It’s made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures and is rich in protein with no added sugars. FAGE Greek yogurt is also a good source of calcium and is Non-GMO Project Verified.

FAGE pairs well with a wide variety of toppings and I love coming up with fun new combinations. I like to vary the colors and textures of my toppings and I often use seasonal ingredients. Why reach for the leftover holiday cookies when you can have one of these delicious and nutritious yogurt bowls instead?

Bananas and almond butter are always a favorite combination for my daughter Sienna. I also like to add a boost of omega-3s, fiber and antioxidants to this yogurt bowl by adding a sprinkling of crunchy chia seeds.

Fresh berries are a classic pairing with yogurt. Sweet strawberries and raspberries work perfectly with the tangy yogurt. Remember, if you can’t find fresh berries, you can always opt for frozen. To add a pop of color and a tropical spin, I also add some slices of kiwi to this pretty bowl.

I’ve always loved the combination of orange and dark chocolate and it works great as a yogurt topping too. The juicy mandarin oranges are complemented by the dark chocolate shavings- you just need a little bit for a hint of sweetness. And I love a little texture in my yogurt bowls so a handful of cashews adds the perfect crunch.

For a little tropical flavor, I created this colorful yogurt bowl with fresh pineapple and coconut shavings. I also add pomegranate seeds, which are in season now. They add just the right pop of color, flavor and texture!

And finally, when I’m in the mood for a hearty, comforting yogurt bowl, I combine apples with granola. I sliced these Honeycrisp apples and had some fun arranging them in a heart shape but you can also dice or grate them if you prefer. I also add some of my favorite homemade or store-bought granola on top. Paired with the protein-rich Greek yogurt, this bowl is the perfect dish to fuel my day.

What are your favorite yogurt bowl toppings? Check out FAGE’s site HERE to get inspired by some recipe ideas!

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These 5 quick, simple, and healthy yogurt bowl ideas are packed with nutrition and will make your mouth water. Perfect for a balanced breakfast or tasty mid-day snack!

5 Easy Healthy Yogurt Bowl Ideas

I love starting off my morning with a healthy, hearty breakfast and I think it’s so important to get my kids well-fed in the morning so that they are ready to learn, grow, and explore in their day. Healthy yogurt bowls are one of my very favorite ways to encourage healthy eating in the morning and today I’m sharing five recipes to get your breakfast ideas flowing.

I have found that when I have a great morning, it leads to a great day. I try to start my mornings early before the house wakes up and spend some time reading, praying, writing, and then working. Getting the kids up and moving and serving a healthy breakfast is always next on the list. When I can start my day like this, I’m more likely to have a good, centered, healthy day moving forward.

Simple, healthy yogurt bowls are one of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts that are high in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, but are low in simple carbs and extra sugar. Just what our minds and bodies need.

Tips and Tricks for Making Healthy Yogurt Bowls

  • I love to serve this meal as a DIY buffet. I’ll cut up assorted fruits and place them on a plate, put out the yogurt, and then fill up a muffin tin with a small amount of additional “extras”. I’ll add my nuts, seeds, granola, and anything else that I might have to the cups of the muffin tin and then my kids can dish up what they like.
  • This is a great way to use seasonal fruit! If what you love isn’t in season, feel free to use frozen fruit. It’s just as delicious!
  • I serve unsweetened yogurt and if the kids think they need a little something extra, I’ll give it a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. The fruit and extras add enough sweet to the whole dish that sweetened or flavored yogurt isn’t necessary.
  • I like to use plain Greek yogurt for our healthy yogurt bowls (here’s how I make my own yogurt in the slow cooker). You can use whatever yogurt you like, including non-dairy yogurts like coconut or almond milk yogurts.
  • If you are new to buying “specialty” ingredients (that are so nutrient dense and good for you!), I’d suggest looking for them in the bulk bins of your local health food store. That way you can try a little without committing to a whole bag. I also have good luck with buying nuts and seeds at Costco, online at Nuts.com (they have tons of stuff including the unsweetened coconut, all of the nuts, and freeze-dried fruit, which is a big treat in this house). Amazon also has lots and lots of food items.

I’ve included some of our favorite healthy yogurt bowl topping combinations to give you some ideas. Of course the possibilities are endless – there are so many different ways to make a great yogurt breakfast bowl. The one above is a very berry bowl made with plain Greek yogurt, pecans, toasted unsweetened coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

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These 5 quick, simple, and healthy yogurt bowl ideas are packed with nutrition and will make your mouth water. Perfect for a balanced breakfast or tasty mid-day snack!

  • Yogurt (I prefer whole milk, plain, Greek yogurt)
  • Bite-sized pieces of fruit (such as mango, pineapple, kiwi, pomegranate, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or other fresh or frozen seasonal fruit)
  • Nuts and Seeds (such as walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), hulled hemp seeds, and chia seeds)
  • Homemade granola
  • Additional toppings (such as toasted coconut flakes, chocolate chips, cinnamon)
  • Sweetener to taste (such as honey or maple syrup)
  1. In a small serving bowl dish one serving of yogurt.
  2. Top with your favorite fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, and additional toppings as you like.
  3. Top with sweetener as needed.
  4. Serve right away.

Notes

  • I like to place the fruit/toppings/extras in a muffin tin so that my kids can easily scoop out what they like onto their yogurt.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Yogurt Bowl, Healthy Breakfast, Yogurt Bowl ideas, Easy Yogurt Bowl, Acai Bowl Recipes, Yogurt Bowl Recipes, Easy Breakfast Idea, Healthy Snack Options

This yogurt bowl is a sunshine tropical bowl made with plain Greek yogurt, sliced pineapple, mango, Mandarin orange segments, whole almonds, my favorite homemade granola (it’s naturally sweetened and super easy to make), toasted unsweetened coconut, and hulled hemp seed hearts.

This bowl has a base of plain Greek yogurt topped with whole cherries (no need to pit…), bananas, toasted coconut, pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), and almonds. The banana is a great inexpensive way to add some natural sweetness to the bowl.

This is my kids favorite combination! Unsweetened Greek yogurt topped with whole pecans, blueberries, blackberries, banana, and homemade granola. It’s sweet, it’s pretty, and it isn’t fussy. They also really like chia seeds. They add them to the top and call them sprinkles.

And last but not least, a Green Goddess yogurt bowl that has plain Greek yogurt, kiwi, pomagranate, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and hulled hemp seeds. Seriously though, how pretty is that?

I didn’t do the nutritional breakdown for these since they will vary so much depending on your yogurt and what you add to them. If you are intentional about what you are piling on that yogurt, though, you are really coming out with a super food powerhouse that is naturally sweetened, full of fiber and fat, and filling.

Check out some of my favorite yogurt recipes:

  • 4 Ingredient Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (5 minute recipe!)
  • Homemade Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Yogurt

Have I convinced you to try these yet?!

There you have it! Some super simple but deliciously healthy yogurt bowl ideas that will keep you full and making good choices the rest of the day.

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Greek Yogurt is one of our favorite breakfasts, snacks, and even desserts. I think anyone can agree that it is 100x more filling than plain yogurt with the extra protein and lower sugar content. I love plain greek yogurt and could it like that all day, but for most people, that’s not the case. No worries though, since greek yogurt is so versatile, there are so many ways to enjoy it, especially for breakfast. Getting sick of greek yogurt or don’t know what to do with it? Then you’ve come to the right place where you can use your greek yogurt in a breakfast bowl with spiralized noodles or make some fluffy biscuits. Or how about a delicious smoothie? Whatever recipe you decide to make, you will enjoy the awesome benefits of greek yogurt in a delicious filling and healthy breakfast. Without further ado, we bring you 12 Healthy Greek Yogurt Breakfast Recipes from ourselves and other healthy living bloggers!

1. Apple Noodle Breakfast Bowl from Athletic Avocado

2. Apple Pie Yogurt Brûlée from Athletic Avocado

3. Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins from Running with Spoons

4. Greek Yogurt and Steel Cut Oatmeal Parfait from Fit Foodie Finds

5. Cherry Cashew Butter Smoothie from Fit Mitten Kitchen

6. Baked Acorn Squash with Greek Yogurt, Honey and Pecans from Ambitious Kitchen

7. Fluffy Greek Yogurt Biscuits from Apple of My Eye

8. Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Breakfast Bowl from In It 4 The Long Run

9. Vanilla Greek Yogurt Pancakes from With Salt and Wit

10. Gluten-Free Pancake Parfait with Blueberries and Yogurt from Food Faith and Fitness

11. Blueberry Yogurt Waffles from Two Peas and Their Pod

12. Greek Yogurt French Toast from Real Kids Eat Spinach

  • What’s your favorite way to enjoy greek yogurt?

21 healthy and easy Greek yogurt breakfast recipes to make mornings a breeze! Yogurt bowls, yogurt parfaits, and Greek yogurt bread, OHHH MY!

Happy post Thanksgiving shenanigans! How was your Thanksgiving holiday break? Ours was gloriously a long relaxing weekend. So happy to have Parent-Teacher Conference week over. That was great and all but a little challenging having a young one napping at 12:00 pick-up time. No breaks in the day that week! It was more like load kids in the car, unload kids, load toddler, go somewhere and unload toddler, load toddler, grocery shop, pick-up and load more kids in the car…then unload kids. Taxi cab future here I come with dignity and R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Or maybe I should just start calling myself Uber-MOM because that sounds way Uber-cooler.

My Thanksgiving morning started out with a bowl of this delicious maple syrup tropical yogurt bowl with crunchy GoMacro Thrive bars sprinkled on top. Greek yogurt breakfast bowls are one of my favorite breakfast foods that I eat almost daily.

GoMacro donated a box of their delicious THRIVE bars for our family to try out and we absolutely love their all natural fresh ingredients (see below to enter to win a box of your own)! They are vegan based company and their energy bars are all natural made of ancient grains with less than 200 calories per bar. We love to eat these bars for snacks, breakfast or in our Greek yogurt breakfast recipes so that we also get a few extra nutrients that compliment one another.

Anyways our Thanksgiving was fantastic! Since I love to cook and bake I joyfully enjoyed our little pot-luck style family gathering followed by flag football. Everyone brought a delicious dish to share. My sister and brother-in-law made the salad, in-laws brought the pie and the host and their house guests made everything else including the main dish. We brought the bread and stuffing. I made a large garlic herb bread, spelt flour sweet bread, orange cranberry bread (hostess gift) and gluten free pumpkin bread. I actually made too much including extras sitting at our house and have been eating homemade spelt flour herb bread every morning for breakfast. Yumm… I can not seem to get enough! Once I finish devouring the entire loaf I will be back to my daily healthy Greek yogurt breakfast recipes that are filling, delicious and packed with protein and healthy probiotics.

The most satisfying healthy breakfast recipes are those that are packed with protein, natural sugars and crunch carbohydrates. Usually my boys want some form of ‘bars’ anytime of day and especially on mornings that are rushed but there are other options for those slower-pace mornings. Like eggs with toast and homemade jam, Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit and granola or smoothie bowls with fruit and nuts. They all satisfy sugar, crunch, carbs and protein cravings (which provide sustainable energy). I vote for Greek yogurt and fresh fruit please!

Greek yogurt is actually super easy to make homemade in the slow cooker and cheaper than store bought. I have made it in the past and will share my favorite recipe with you using grass fed milk or goat milk – it is our family preference of choice for dairy.

20 Best Greek Yogurt Breakfast Recipes:

  1. Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Muffins (Grain Free)
  2. Greek Yogurt Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (healthy enough for breakfast topped with fruit!)
  3. Greek Yogurt Turmeric and Honey Overnight Oatmeal
  4. Low Sugar Maple Greek Yogurt Topped Waffles
  5. Cardamon Cherry Pecan Scones With Greek Yogurt Parfaits
  6. Pumpkin Spice Granola Over Greek Yogurt
  7. Chocolate Chip Muffins made with Greek Yogurt
  8. Greek Yogurt Sweet Potato Smoothie
  9. Greek Yogurt Gluten Free Banana Pecan Bread
  10. Greek Yogurt Protein Fruit Smoothie
  11. Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits by Destination Delish
  12. Grilled Peach Breakfast Parfait by Kitchens Sanctuary
  13. Banana Split Breakfast Jar by Organize Yourself Skinny
  14. Roasted Blueberry Parfaits by The Cake Blog
  15. Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding by Little Broken
  16. Apple Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins by Running with Spoons
  17. Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
  18. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  19. Blueberry Muffin Greek Yogurt Granola Breakfast Bowl
  20. Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl by Spoonful of Flavor
  21. Maple Greek Yogurt With Tropical Fruit and Persimmon (see below for recipe)

Healthy Benefits of Greek Yogurt:

  1. Good for your digestive system.
  2. Builds muscle thanks to that it is high in protein.
  3. Can get it high in fat (great for children’s brain development) or fat free (looking to loose or maintain a healthy weight).
  4. It is a low carbohydrate food.
  5. Boosts immunity thanks to gut healing probiotics.
  6. Greek yogurt is full of iodine. Iodine keeps your thyroid in check!

Now you know there are so many fabulous options for yogurt bowls and healthy Greek yogurt breakfast recipes its time to eat healthy! Recipes such as Greek yogurt breads, scones, muffins and yogurt parfaits are so easy to make! We never buy sugar or flavored Greek yogurt for our breakfast bowls or yogurt snacks. There is so much extra sugar in there that is not needed. You can control the sugar by sweetening with a dash of maple syrup and fresh fruit on top.

I will admit I go through spurts of what Greek yogurt breakfast recipes I like best for breakfast. I start to get board of the same Greek yogurt bowls every morning. You can totally change up the typical yogurt and granola bowl by mashing up a granola bar on top. And always change up the fruit to be either tropical fruit themed like mango, banana and pineapples. Or try a very berry theme like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Or a fall theme like persimmons and apples mixed with a few tropical flavors of pineapple and banana.

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Tropical Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Greek yogurt breakfast bowl 0 from 0 votes Pin Course: Breakfast Keyword: Breakfast Bowl Recipe, Greek Yogurt, Greek Yogurt Bowl, Recipes, Tropical Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 2 Author: Danielle | Delightful Mom Food

  • 2 cups of non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple fresh
  • 1/2 cup mango diced or 1 persimmon, diced or cut into fun shapes
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup acai berries
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 bars of GoMacro Thrive Bars crumbled or diced
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes optional
  • In a small bowl add the Greek yogurt and honey (or maple syrup) and blend together. In two bowls add 1 cup of the Greek yogurt mixture to each bowl. Top each bowl evenly with persimmon fruit (or mango), pineapple chunks, banana, acai berries, coconut flakes and GoMacro Bars.
  • Serve with a glass of fresh water with lime juice (optional as it is alkaline for the body).

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GoMacro, but all opinions and text are my own.

Photo: Claire Lower

Eating a frozen dessert for breakfast seems like the ultimate morning rebellion. Not only is it the “wrong” time of day, but starting your day with all that sugar is a bold choice, though not much bolder than kicking off your morning with a cinnamon roll, if you think about it.

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But starting your day with frozen yogurt actually makes a lot of sense, particularly during the summer months, and double particularly if you don’t have air conditioning (though I really hope you have air conditioning).

I’m not suggesting you swap out your morning Starbucks run for Pinkberry, but that’s mainly because I don’t think they’re open that early. What I am suggesting you do is make your own (reasonably sweetened) honey vanilla froyo with Greek yogurt, so you can feel virtuous about all the protein, but still bring some whimsy and fun into your day before lunch. There are a lot of frozen yogurt recipes out there (and some decent store-bought options (like frozen kefir), but I like a modified version of this recipe from Cooking Light (I use more honey and a higher-fat yogurt). To make it yourself, you will need:

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (I go for the full-fat here)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • The contents of one vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Mix everything but the heavy cream in a bowl and stir to combine completely. Pour into a freezer bag, and gently push the mixture to the edges of the bag, pushing out as much air as you can before sealing it. Lay it flat in the freezer and freeze until it’s frozen (at least three hours).

Break the mixture into pieces, chuck ‘em into a food processor along with the heavy cream, and let that baby whirr until the mixture is completely smooth. Immediately scrape the yogurt batter into a loaf pan, and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap onto the surface of the froyo. Pop it back in the freezer for another couple of hours, then scoop and serve with sugary cereal (if you’re feeling naughty) or fruit (if you’re feeling virtuous).

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Valentine’s Day just passed us by… and it’s officially the month of love.

Our daughter Olivia is now at the age where she understands and gets excited for holidays, birthdays, and pretty much any reason to decorate the house for a celebration. When she started seeing heart decorations appear at every store and in the windows of several neighbors’ houses, Olivia immediately became curious. I explained that Valentine’s Day was a day that we got to tell all the special people in our lives how much we love and appreciate them.

Although I’m right with Olivia in my love of decorating the house and having a reason to celebrate pretty much anything, I try to make it a point to make my family feel important and appreciated on a daily basis. Being the fan of food that I am, that love is usually shown through the food I serve.

We are big fans of yogurt in this house. It’s our go-to weekday breakfast routine. When we want to feel extra fancy, we dress it up like these Breakfast Superfood Yogurt Bowls. It contains our favorite rich and creamy variety… FAGE Total 5% plain Greek yogurt along with some especially nutritious and tasty toppings!

When I think luxury in the yogurt aisle of our local grocery story, my eyes (and stomach) always goes to FAGE. The all-natural Greek yogurt is unmatched in its rich and creamy texture and delicious taste. Made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures, FAGE Total 5% plain Greek yogurt is full of protein, contains no added sugar, is a good source of calcium, and is Non-GMO Project Verified!

Best of all, it pairs perfectly with your favorite toppings!

The topping options are pretty much endless when it comes to yogurt bowls, but we have our tried and trusted favorites around our house. Hands down Olivia’s favorite topping is sprinkles (i.e. chia seeds). That’s right. In quite possibly our greatest feat as parents to date, Olivia thinks that superfood-tastic chia seeds are indeed sprinkles.

With Olivia’s peanut allergy, we’ve been digging almond butter around here lately. It’s a flavorful and healthy addition to theseBreakfast Superfood Yogurt Bowls!

Asheley is a fan of crunchy granola and those powerhouse flaxseeds, which contain a whole bunch of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants.

Me? I’m a fruit topping kind of guy. Give me all the superfood power that strawberries, blueberries, tangerines, and bananas have to offer. Of course I swap out fruit depending on what looks good at the supermarket, but these are definitely some of my favorites!

When it comes time to create aBreakfast Superfood Yogurt Bowls that the whole family will enjoy, we make sure to include it all on top of our favorite FAGE Total 5% plain Greek yogurt! It’s such a luxuriously nutritious way to start our day and keeps us going strong all morning long!

Check out how versatile FAGE Total 5% Plain Greek Yogurt is with all of these recipes!

Superfood Breakfast Yogurt Bowl

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

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  • 1 cup FAGE Total 5% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup assorted fresh fruit (sliced strawberries + bananas, nectarine wedges, blueberries, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons granola
  • drizzle of honey
  • sprinkle of coconut flakes
  1. Scoop yogurt into a bowl and top with toppings. Devour.

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A healthy and protein-pack breakfast, this quinoa breakfast cereal bowl can be made with your favorite fresh fruit and yogurt, and is perfect for on the go!

If you’ve been following me for any extended period of time you know this: I love quinoa breakfast recipes! I think quinoa is the ultimate breakfast food for a few reasons, but mainly it’s easy.

Breakfast isn’t supposed to be something overly complicated or time-consuming. It’s something you should be able to throw together in a matter of minutes. Or better yet, make it ahead of time.

Well, that’s what I’ve got in store for you today! A delicious, healthy and super easy Quinoa Breakfast Cereal recipe that is pretty much a bowl full of all my favorite breakfasty things.

A New Way of Cooking Quinoa for Breakfast

I didn’t think it was possible to find a new way to enjoy quinoa, but I have discovered something great with this quinoa breakfast cereal!

And guess what?! It’s just plain cooked quinoa.

When I think about adding cooked quinoa to my meals, I usually toss it with some veggies, maybe a little protein, the occasional piece of fruit, and call it a day. But I’ve never thought to eat it like granola.

Just plain cooked quinoa.

Eaten as if it were cereal.

Nothing added.

So simple.

And oh-so-very good.

How to Meal Prep Breakfast Cereal

For meal prep purposes, you can think of this breakfast bowl as a parfait. We’re layering it in a jar which means we’re keeping the ingredients separated and fresh, but also making the recipe portable.

When you’re ready to eat it, all you gotta do is just dump it into a bowl, give it a stir and enjoy.

Quinoa will last in the fridge for at least 4 – 5 days. As will the yogurt and berries. I like to keep the berries on top to keep them as fresh as possible, but you could easily make 4 – 5 batches of these and have them for breakfast all week long!

The Ultimate Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

My quinoa breakfast game was totally just kicked up a notch.

Some of you may be thinking, “how has she not thought of this sooner?” My reply to you is, “I don’t know!!! How could I have been missing this the whole time?” I’m feeling a bit sheepish and behind the times on this one.

So, my friends, cooked quinoa is not only a scrumptious addition to salads or even a lively side dish.

No, it’s quinoa breakfast cereal is a thing. And you need to hop on board!

More Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas:

  • Blueberry Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal
  • Strawberry Infused Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
  • Triple Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bake
  • Easy & Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes
  • Simple Banana Quinoa Pancakes
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

VIDEO: How to Make Fruit & Yogurt Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Bowls

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Fruit & Yogurt Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Bowls

A quick & healthy breakfast recipe that combines yogurt, fruit and cooked quinoa. High in protein, super creamy and so delicious!

Course Breakfast Cuisine American Keyword breakfast bowl, coconut yogurt, quinoa breakfast, yogurt Prep Time 2 minutes Total Time 2 minutes Servings 1 serving Calories 234 kcal

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • honey, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, etc. to garnish
  1. Add yogurt to a bowl and top with quinoa, fruit and desired toppings.

  2. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add other fruits (it would be tasty with some peaches and strawberries) or top with nuts!

Nutrition Facts Fruit & Yogurt Quinoa Breakfast Cereal Bowls Amount Per Serving Calories 234 Calories from Fat 36 % Daily Value* Fat 4g6% Saturated Fat 1g6% Sodium 22mg1% Potassium 259mg7% Carbohydrates 42g14% Fiber 7g29% Sugar 14g16% Protein 8g16% Vitamin C 47.6mg58% Calcium 166mg17% Iron 1.6mg9% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Greek yogurt with just a hint of sweetness, layered with fruits and topped with granola, 5 WAYS!! Prep any one of these ideas tonight and grab it on your way out the door tomorrow. Here are 5 Make-Ahead Fruit & Greek Yogurt Parfait Ideas to Try for Breakfast!
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I love fruit. I love yogurt. And I certainly love granola. So I decided to aim for a healthy-ish version of a “fruit and yogurt” parfait to make at home. Plus, I’m positive they are drastically cheaper than picking one up at Starbucks. Seriously.

Here are some tips to make great fruit and yogurt parfaits at home:

  • Reduce added sugar and incorporate more protein by using plain Greek yogurt. Add a single teaspoon of pure maple syrup or honey to cover up the tartness of the yogurt and add a tiny hint of sweetness. Yes, this is still adding sugar carbs, but it’s way better than all the processed sugar added to flavored yogurt.
  • Save money and reduce waste by purchasing a large container of yogurt and dividing it between your parfaits, instead of individually wrapped portions.
  • Top layer = granola! Or add it to the parfait right before eating. Keep the granola away from the fruit during storage for maximum crunch. I’m still on the hunt for a sturdy granola that can last in the jar for more than 2 days.
  • Completely customizable to fit your needs – pick your favorite granola, fruits, and nut combos to fit your tastes and macro needs. Some granolas have added protein, some aim for lower sugar, etc. There are tons of options! Have you seen the granola section lately? Not an easy choice for this one 🙋.

Now let’s get to those ideas…

5 Make-Ahead Fruit & Greek Yogurt Parfait Ideas to Try for Breakfast

Original Mixed Berry – When I think of a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, I think of Mixed Berry. I’m pretty sure this is the most common combo, but for good reason. Raspberries, blueberries, granola, and lightly sweetened yogurt layered snuggly in a mason jar. Got no time for breakfast in the morning? Here’s your solution.

Blueberry Lemon Bar – A couple squeezes of lemon gives this parfait a burst of flavor, combined with blueberries and slivered almonds (almonds = bar… it’s a little far out I know).

I like this one because it’s a bit different that a parfait you might normally get in a store. The lemon is not at all overpowering and blends right in once mixed with the yogurt and blueberries.

Peanut Butter Banana Crunch – Don’t judge, but PB and banana make up one of my favorite sandwich combos. Try it if you’re ever in need of a new sandwich idea. This is basically that, but a parfait version (these ideas weren’t nearly as weird sounding when I came up with them).

I added a few peanuts to my parfait as well to give it an added crunch. Feel free to use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Alternatively, you could use almond butter and almonds!

Apples & Cinnamon – Chopped apple and almonds sprinkled with cinnamon. I like to add a squeeze of lemon juice to the second layer of apples – that way it will sort of drip down the jar and keep the apples from getting brown overnight, but won’t make it too lemony. Using a firm apple is best. Almonds or peanuts would work for this parfait.

Peanut Butter & “Jelly” – Perhaps the most interesting parfait combination right here. I used the back of a spoon to squish a bunch of raspberries and make a jam, which was layered with peanut butter and yogurt. PLUS, I also decided to toss in some peanuts to go even deeper into the PB&J theme.

This would be another great place to use almond butter and almonds if peanuts aren’t an option for you.

More make-ahead breakfast recipes from Project Meal Plan:

  • Southwest Muffin Tin Hash Brown Egg Cups
  • Make-Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos
  • Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Greek yogurt with just a hint of sweetness, layered with fruits and topped with granola, 5 WAYS!! Prep ahead and grab it on your way out the door tomorrow!

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Each parfait contains:

  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup granola

Original Mixed Berry: 1/3 cup blueberries, 1/3 cup raspberries
Blueberry Lemon Bar: 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Apple Cinnamon: 1/2 honeycrisp apple, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoon slivered almonds, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
PB Banana Crunch: 1 small banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1/4 cup peanuts
Peanut Butter & “Jelly”: 2/3 cup smushed raspberries, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1/4 cup peanuts

  1. In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt and maple syrup until well mixed. Mix 1 teaspoon of maple syrup per 6 ounce serving of yogurt.
  2. Layer yogurt and selected parfait add-ins in a small mason jar or sealable container. I like to do two layers each of yogurt and add-ins, as pictured. Top with granola.
  3. Store in the refrigerator and eat within 1-2 days. You can also wait to add the granola until the night before, or right before eating, for maximum crunch. In that case, the parfait should be consumed within 4 days.

Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal, using Peanut Butter Banana Crunch as an example.

  • Serving Size: 1 parfait
  • Calories: 438
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 61g
  • Protein: 25g

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