These colorful Greek yogurt bowls are are a great way to eat lighter and healthier for the New Year!
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
For many of us, the New Year is a great time to refresh and recharge! I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions (they’re too easy to break) but I do like to think of January 1st as a fresh start. By the time the New Year comes around after a busy, indulgent holiday season, I’m usually more than ready to start eating lighter and healthier.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be monotonous or boring. The key is to find high quality, nutritious ingredients that are convenient, taste great, and versatile enough to be incorporated into a wide variety of delicious dishes.
When I’m craving a nutritious breakfast or snack, I love making homemade yogurt bowls with my favorite Greek yogurt- FAGE. FAGE Total 2% Greek yogurt is an all-natural Greek yogurt that has a distinctive rich and delicious taste. The thick, creamy texture of their yogurt is achieved through an extensive straining process- no thickeners, additives or preservatives are used. It’s made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures and is rich in protein with no added sugars. FAGE Greek yogurt is also a good source of calcium and is Non-GMO Project Verified.
FAGE pairs well with a wide variety of toppings and I love coming up with fun new combinations. I like to vary the colors and textures of my toppings and I often use seasonal ingredients. Why reach for the leftover holiday cookies when you can have one of these delicious and nutritious yogurt bowls instead?
Bananas and almond butter are always a favorite combination for my daughter Sienna. I also like to add a boost of omega-3s, fiber and antioxidants to this yogurt bowl by adding a sprinkling of crunchy chia seeds.
Fresh berries are a classic pairing with yogurt. Sweet strawberries and raspberries work perfectly with the tangy yogurt. Remember, if you can’t find fresh berries, you can always opt for frozen. To add a pop of color and a tropical spin, I also add some slices of kiwi to this pretty bowl.
I’ve always loved the combination of orange and dark chocolate and it works great as a yogurt topping too. The juicy mandarin oranges are complemented by the dark chocolate shavings- you just need a little bit for a hint of sweetness. And I love a little texture in my yogurt bowls so a handful of cashews adds the perfect crunch.
For a little tropical flavor, I created this colorful yogurt bowl with fresh pineapple and coconut shavings. I also add pomegranate seeds, which are in season now. They add just the right pop of color, flavor and texture!
And finally, when I’m in the mood for a hearty, comforting yogurt bowl, I combine apples with granola. I sliced these Honeycrisp apples and had some fun arranging them in a heart shape but you can also dice or grate them if you prefer. I also add some of my favorite homemade or store-bought granola on top. Paired with the protein-rich Greek yogurt, this bowl is the perfect dish to fuel my day.
What are your favorite yogurt bowl toppings? Check out FAGE’s site HERE to get inspired by some recipe ideas!
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