10 Healthier Ways to Top Greek Yogurt for Breakfast

Travis Stork, MD, cohost of the syndicated TV show "The Doctors," has creative and nutritious ways to top Greek yogurt for a lower-carb, higher-protein breakfast bowl.

Tropical Yogurt Bowl

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Top 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1 cut-up kiwi and 1/2 cut-up banana (freeze the other half for smoothies). Sprinkle with a handful of chopped unsalted roasted cashews or unsweetened coconut flakes.

Granola Yogurt Parfaits

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Fill a parfait glass with alternating layers of plain Greek yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit; drizzle with a teaspoon of pure maple syrup if you like.

On-the-Go Fruit Parfaits

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Fill pint-size mason jars with alternating layers of plain Greek yogurt and fruit. Cover and store in the fridge until breakfast (make it the night before) and enjoy at home or at the office.

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Melon Yogurt Bowl

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Use half a cantaloupe as your bowl; fill with 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and top with berries and pumpkin seeds.

Smoothie Yogurt Bowl

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Blend 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1 cup frozen berries and a little honey if you like until smooth. Top with toasted nuts or granola.

Peach and Cinnamon Yogurt Bowl

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Top 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1 diced peach; finish with a dusting of cinnamon.

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Chia Cereal Yogurt Bowl

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Top 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of your favorite whole-grain or bran boxed cereal and a sprinkling of chia seeds.

Maple Walnut Cereal Bowl

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Top 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a handful of toasted walnuts.

Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Bowl

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Mash 1/4 cup frozen defrosted unsweetened cherries along with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract into 1 cup plain Greek yogurt.

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Savory Avocado Yogurt Bowl

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Remove the pit from 1/2 avocado and top with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and top with herbs, a pinch of salt, and a little hot sauce if you like.

Get more tasty meals for incredible health:

The Doctor’s Diet Cookbook is packed with dozens of recipes that follow the 10 Food Prescriptions in the New York Times best-selling book The Doctor’s Diet, designed to help with weight loss while restoring health and preventing disease. Read more at birdstreetbooks.com. Reprinted with permission from Bird Street Books, Inc. 2014


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