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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Love your recipe. Want to try
Ideal healthy meal for those who are always on the go
Kristian Thomas says
I just started making chia pudding a staple in my diet. Adding yogurt will be good to boost the protein!
I really love this yogurt. It really tastes good. Thanks for sharing other ways to love it.
Sincerely Jackline says
I would definitely love it with chia and strawberries.. So healthy and so delicious..! Yum!
This looks delicious. I love having a dairy free yogurt with fruit and chia seeds as a snack! Yours looks so lovely and delicious!
This is a great recipe will try to make some
Lian Wright says
I have recently began my love of yogurt. I love using it in parfaits and smoothies! I will have to search for this brand.
This yogurt really is the absolute best, and such a practical and healthy breakfast option for someone who never has time to cook in the morning!
Heather Barber McMechan says
Oh wow. Only 5% in your yogurt? This is pretty impressive. Worth giving this one a try.
I love making these kind of yogurt bowls as well. I usually have them for breakfast. I love the combination of coconut flakes on top of yogurt.
Thank you. I love yogurt. I can eat them whole day. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe. I have sweet tooth so I gonna try everything.
Kalyan Panja says
That looks quite an exotic and lavish yogurt. You surely had some of the best breakfasts with this delicious spread.
I love putting vegan coconut yogurt in my smoothies. That’s one of my fav ways to use it. Wonderful post!
alexandra cook says
I will certainly try this recipe, always wanted to try someyhing new as much as possible. ty for sharing
Geraline Batarra says
Oh thanks for sharing this article, I love Fage yogurt too.. It’s definitely perfect with fruits and nuts.
Bindu Thomas says
Delicious, healthy and easy – all in one recipe. Thanks for sharing