Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. A simple cup is under 150 calories, but you get over 20 grams of protein. Plus, the simple dish also gives you a low amount of sugar and a boost of calcium.
But if you are like other moms, it can get boring to eat the same thing every day and sometimes, it’s just hard to get that dose of protein. Well, we’ve created six different options for you by combining fruits, nuts, and more.
Pineapple and chocolate
All you’ll need for this one is pineapple and a few dark chocolate chips. It’s really simple but combines the sweet pineapple with the bitter chocolate taste.
Depending on where you live, it may be difficult to get fresh pineapple, but you can use canned pineapple. Just go for the one that’s plain with no added sugars or flavors. Chop up the pineapple in the sizes you like, and sprinkle some chocolate on top.
Banana and pears
Again, a super simple approach here. Slice a banana, cut up a pear and put it on top of your greek yogurt. If chunks are not your thing, you could put the fruit in the food processor and create a fruit puree, which you then fold into the greek yogurt.
Yum, yum, yum!
Sometimes, we just want a combination of ingredients. In this recipe, we invite you to use all kinds of berries you can find. Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries may be your go-to berries, but we invite you to explore other options as well.
Think blackberries, acai berry, boysenberry, mulberry, cranberry, currant, elderberry, goji berry, and gooseberry. So if you have berries growing in your yard, it’s time to harvest. Check out this list for more.
Chocolate crunch is almost like a dessert – and can be used as one! Here, simply use a few chocolate chips, some oats and a bit of honey. On an oven pan, place some parchment paper. Spread out the oats and drizzle honey on top. Bake in the oven until the oats are golden brown and appear crunchy.
Once cooled, transfer to a small bowl and add the chocolate chips. Mix mildly and spread over your greek yogurt! Yum!
The Sweet Tooth
For this one, we are going to add more honey! For a sweeter take without the overwhelming amount of calories, drizzle honey over your greek yogurt and stir. Then, cut up honeydew melon to add sweetness without the guilt.
The Simple Approach
Our simple approach is – well, simple! Just choose one berry, such as blueberry. You can choose to simply layer the berries with yogurt in a cup, or blend the fruit to make a puree. If textures is an issue for you, then pureeing may be the best option. Or you can do a combination, like in the picture for this article. Puree on the bottom and whole berries on top!
What combinations would you create? Share your thoughts below and help other moms who are struggling to stay healthy!