This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As you know, I’m all about being mindful when choosing each and every piece of food I put in my mouth. In today’s world, it’s extremely important to read food labels and ensure what you’re eating is actually something you should be eating. For the longest time, it was really hard for me to find a breakfast meal or snack that I really enjoyed. Like many of you, I love sweet foods but know they are not always the best choice. A year or so ago, I researched long and hard and chatted with some of my nutritionist friends and realized that FAGE Total 5% might just do the trick! I’ve always loved yogurt!
This yogurt is all-natural, protein-rich, creamy, and delicious! Thankfully, it has no added sugar (it only contains the sugar that is naturally occurring in the milk), gluten-free, non-GMO, is made with only milk and live and active yogurt cultures, and is low-carb (only about 6g per serving)! I also love that it comes in three convenient sizes depending on your needs: 7 ounces, 17.6 ounces, and 35.3 ounces. We always have a few of each size stocked in our fridge!
Here are some of the awesome yogurt recipe ideas I found for breakfast:
- Greek Yogurt Everything Bagels
- Crustless Yogurt Quiche
- Fruit Parfait
- Yogurt Smoothies
- Yogurt Veggie Dip
- Yogurt Filled Frozen Raspberries
- Chia Pudding with Yogurt
- Yogurt Popsicles
- Fruit and Yogurt Bowls (see photos below!)
Of all the recipes above, one of the most simple, quick, and delicious is the Fruit and Yogurt Bowls. You can create them in less than 5 minutes and they are so delicious!
- FAGE Total 5% yogurt
- Fruit (our favorites are blueberries and strawberries)
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chia Seeds
Simply add your desired amount of FAGE Total 5% yogurt as a base to your yogurt bowl. Add your fruit. Add chia seeds. Add coconut flakes. And enjoy! See… its super simple to make! 🙂
So… why 5% milkfat in your yogurt?
Many of my family, friends, and clients ask why I eat and recommend the 5% milkfat yogurt version versus the 0% milkfat yogurt version. There are many different opinions on this, but the reasoning behind my choice is that when you have fat in your food, it keeps you feeling full, longer. It is likely that if you ate the 0% milkfat version, you’d feel hungrier sooner — and in turn consume more calories in the long run, rather than just eating the 2% or 5% version in the first place. In addition, nutritionally, fat helps you better absorb the nutrients found in dairy, including calcium, potassium, and vitamins A, B12, and D. Seems like a win-win to me!
Have you tried any of these recipe ideas? What’s your favorite snack made with yogurt?
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