It’s been a hectic month around here. While I haven’t had much time to write about food and enjoying it, I have been doing in real life. In fact I have a new breakfast routine that has been working for me as it’s a delicious healthy option that takes only a few minutes to enjoy. I’ve been having some Greek yogurt with fruit. I love the tangy taste of the yogurt mixed with some sweet mango or pineapple.
It’s a change for me. I’ve never been a huge fan of yogurt growing up. In fact the only time I’ve consistently eaten yogurt and enjoyed it was when I was pregnant. I used to get some lowfat vanilla yogurt and mix that with Kashi GoLean Crunch. It was so quick and simple and it would tide me over until lunch most days. As soon as I had my baby girl, I became sporadic again.
When we visited our friends last month they made us big breakfasts and one option was Greek yogurt and fruit. They had peaches which were the perfect combination in my opinion and as soon as we got home I stocked up.
The great thing about this breakfast is that I get some protein in along with fruit and it’s a grab and go option.
For those not familiar with Greek yogurt, US News recapped some of its advantages over the more common yogurt many people are familiar with.
In roughly the same amount of calories, it can pack up to double the protein, while cutting sugar content by half. Those are “two things dietitians love,” says Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and author of The Flexitarian Diet. “For someone who wants the creamier texture, a little bit of a protein edge, and a sugar decrease, going Greek is definitely not all hype.”
That’s not to say that regular yogurt is a bad choice, it isn’t. However if you want to get the most bang for your buck you may want to swap out your yogurt selection. In fact that same article pointed out that in a typical serving you can get the same amount of protein as eating 2-3 oz of lean meat. Just as a heads up though, make sure that you get a low fat option with the Greek yogurt.
Thoughts on Healthy Breakfast Options
How about you? What is you regular breakfast like? How do you include fruit in your daily diet?
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