what i like to put in this power breakfast
This healthy breakfast comes together in 2 minutes making it more convenient than having to toast bread. I always keep a few flavors of yogurt in my fridge from vanilla to strawberry to blueberry, even plain greek yogurt (which is great when making dipping sauces too). Since my meal planning recently concentrates on limiting sugar, salt and fat…I try to buy the 2% but whole milk will be just as tasty. My favorite organic brand is Stoneyfield but as you’ll see in these pictures, I had Green Valley that day which is a great lactose free option. I also enjoy the 365 Every Day Value from Wholefoods although this one is on the lower end of protein at 5g per 5.3 o z. container.
To make this breakfast easier to eat (because I’m too lazy in the morning to keep mixing in tiny handfuls into the yogurt cup), I transfer the yogurt to a small bowl or in this case as you can see from the picture I used a wide mouth galss cup, give it a quick stir. I them add 1/4 cup of granola (sometimes I’ll sneek in a little more). You can use whatever your favorite kind is. Then I add 1/4 cup of trail mix. Feel free to do this in any order you like. The trail mix I use has a combination of dried fruits, seeds and walnuts, but you can add any trail mix you like. In case you’re interested in getting the same one I use, it’s called Power Up Trail Mix by Gourmet Nut.
is yogurt good for you
As with most other items in the grocery store, there are many options to choose from. There are several types of yogurt such as plain whole milk yogurt, 2% or fat free yogurt, Greek yogurt there’s even a lactose free option at my local market which I buy for one of my kids that is lactose sensitive. While I won’t go into all of the factors because I am not a nutritionist, I will say depending on your dietary needs and meal planning, the label on the back of the yogurt container will give you lots of information to help you make the best choice. I have many varieties except the fat free yogurt. Whichever one you choose, there is very little compromised as far as taste between one or the other.
I prefer yogurts high in protein and calcium. They also contain live-cultures (good bacteria), vitamins. Some varieties have probiotics could help boost your immune system. The yogurt varieties with live cultures may also be good for digestive health. An article on WebMD, The Benefits of Yogurt really helped me to put a lot of this information into perspective.
why choose yogurt for breakfast or as a snack
Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day. In fact, I can easily go without it. Now I know, we’ve always been taught that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” so I’m trying to get better at it. My mornings always and I mean ALWAYS start off with coffee. I mean, come on, this is a necessity right? For those of you who don’t drink coffee, my hat off to you. That being said, I do find that when I have my yogurt for breakfast, as lunch time comes around I’m still feeling ok because my stomach isn’t eating itself.
Most yogurt varieties range between 100 for non-fat greek yogurt to around 200 calories per serving for some others. In the same WebMD article as mentioned above, a study showed those who had around a 200 calorie yogurt as a snack felt fuller and were less hungry before their next meal. That’s a check for me 🙂 I’ve been doing something right all along without even knowing it.
here’s how to make this healthy yogurt breakfast
- In small bowl or a wide mouthed glass stir your favorite yogurt.
- Add 1/4 cup of your favorite granola.
- Add 1/4 cup of your favorite trail mix.
- Enjoy! That’s it peeps. There’s nothing else to this meal.
Yogurt and granola with trail mix
Heart healthy, vitamin and protein packed breakfast. No cooking required. Use your favorite yogurt, granola and trail mix.
- Prep Time: 2
- Total Time: 2
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Vegetarian
- 1 cup of your favorite yogurt
- 1/4 cup of granola
- 1/4 dried fruit, nut and seed trail mix
In a small bowl or a wide mouthed glass, stir the yogurt. Add the granola and the trail mix.
- When I use plain Greek yogurt, I like to add a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.
- Be sure to seal the granola and trail mix bags all the way closed to maintain freshness.
Keywords: Yogurt, Breakfast, Granola, Trail Mix, Vegetarian