5 Healthy Additions to Your Morning Yogurt
Ah, yogurt. A quick and easy, ready-to-go snack that is good at any time of the day. But eating healthy shouldn't mean being bored with your meal. Instead of settling for the average vanilla or strawberry yogurt flavor, here are five healthy additions to add to your morning yogurt, sure to bring excitement back into your breakfast. And after all, your mother was right: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!
1. Strawberries, Walnuts and Maple Syrup
Try opting out of sweetened yogurt and go for a plain yogurt that you can sweeten yourself, with a healthy and easy combination of berries and nuts sprinkled on top.
2. Blueberries and Lemon
Dress up some good ole' vanilla yogurt with lemon zest and blueberries. If you'd rather go for plain yogurt to avoid those added sugar calories, sweeten your breakfast with some maple syrup or brown sugar.
3. Sweet Potatoes, Maple Syrup and Hazelnuts
Whether its a sweet potato left over from last night's dinner, or one that you threw in the oven at 375°F before work, this unassuming root vegetable will work perfectly with your morning yogurt -- providing you with a tasty and nutritious way to start the day. Once your potato is cooked, it can be mashed and sweetened with maple syrup (or honey) and layered in a parfait glass -- yogurt, sweet potato, yogurt -- with a sprinkle of hazelnuts and drizzle of maple syrup on top.
4. Honey, Almonds, Apricots
With the sweetness of honey, chewiness of apricots and crunch of almonds, what's not to love about this meal? If you want to change it up, try substituting your fresh or dried apricots with some local apricot jam.
5. Pistachios, Crystalized Ginger, Orange, and Honey
This combination is nothing short of an easy, gourmet way to start the day. The sweetness of the crystalized ginger and honey, the crunch of pistachios, and the colorful essence of orange zest will have you starting off your morning feeling fresh and healthy.