Posts Tagged ‘greek yogurt’

Coconut Cake Yogurt

coconut-yogurtI like this breakfast because it is filled with healthy fat and protein to keep you satisfied for a few hours. It is also very low in sugar! The coconut oil helps smooth the taste of plain yogurt. Not only is this perfect in the morning, but also if you are looking for a “dessert” after dinner. This will do the trick!

 

  • 2/3 cup plain Wallaby 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein (or one spoonful of vanilla yogurt)
  • 1tbsp organic coconut oil (liquid form)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans

Mix together!

359 Calories, 21g Fat, 1g Fiber, 6g Sugar, 22g Protein

Yogurt Chicken

yogurt chickenMy client, Jill passed this recipe on from Budget Bytes and I didn’t change a thing. It is really good and the whole family liked it, yeah! My new goal is to try to make dishes that everyone will eat…day 1 was a success! This was simple but had great taste.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 medium lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1-2lbs chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces

Combine all ingredients into a bowl besides the chicken. Mix well. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, mix in with yogurt mixture and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Empty into a 8×8 pyrex baking dish and bake 20-25 minutes, stir half way through the baking time. I cooked rice and some veggies to go along with it. Delicious!

6 Servings, Per Serving: 261 Calories, 9g Fat, 0g Fiber, 1g Sugar, 40g Protein

Super Seed Stir & Take Yogurt

superseedThis Super Seed Blend is from Trader Joe’s (located near the cereal) and is an easy & quick way to add flavor and fiber to your morning! It contains chia & hemp seeds, buckwheat groats, coconut chips, cranberries.

The easy thing about the breakfast is you can make everyone’s the night before. When you wake up, stir it up and either eat it or take it with you.

I use frozen berries so once its mixed, it creates a beautiful color that makes my kids really happy.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup berries at the bottom
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt (I am in love with Wallaby’s Greek for its smooth & creamy consistency – found at Whole Foods, Lucky’s and Dierbergs)
  • Add a hint of sweetness (we use plain yogurt so it needs a touch of sweetness) – I use 1tbsp vanilla protein powder, but you can also use 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Super Seed Blend
  • Top with 1/3 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk

Banana Greek Yogurt Parfait

smashed banana parfaitI love banana yogurt and actually started making this when my son was not quite on whole foods yet.  Lately, it’s been my new favorite breakfast.  I don’t know if you are like me in this, but I will eat the same breakfast over and over until it is no longer appealing and then change it up.  But, I do like starting the day with greek yogurt.  I think is satisfying and filling.  And, that it is packed with probiotics and protein.  My all time favorite greek yogurt is Wallaby’s.  It is actually on sale this week at Whole Foods for $5.99.  I bought a case (6) and saved an additional 10%!  Anyway, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Wallaby Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Udi’s Crunchy Original Granola (gluten and soy free)

Instructions:

Start with a half banana and mash with potato masher or fork in bottom of bowl.  Add yogurt, chia and granola and enjoy!   So easy and satisfying!  

If you get really hungry in the morning, increase to 3/4 cup yogurt and whole banana.