My New Favorite Breakfast Ever

Happy Tuesday!

Not that Tuesday is ever all that exciting…

Unless, of course, some of you had off work yesterday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so you get to enjoy a four day work week! If so, I hope you enjoyed your day off! I can’t say that I’m not jealous…because I totally am…and instead I got to enjoy a full and lazy productive day at work. :)

If I had to pick something I did get to enjoy recently, though, it would have to be my new favorite breakfasttttttt!

How many of you are fans of greek yogurt? Show of hands…

GOOD! I can’t get enough of the stuff!! I live off of Wegman’s brand (because I’m poor and it’s the cheapest one when I shop there…and it’s fantastic so I don’t care!)  I went through a brief period where I was eating their nonfat black cherry greek yogurt  with a few walnuts mixed in every morning for breakfast. It’s absolutely delicious.

It also has 18 grams of sugar per 6 ounce serving.

 

*INSERT GLASS SHATTERING SOUND*

B-b-but…that’s so much sugar for so little yogurt!!

After doing a little research I came to discover that just about any flavored yogurt will have this much sugar in it, maybe more. I’d be cool with having something like this as a treat once in a while, but I really can’t justify consuming that much sugar (that’s not naturally occurring in fruit) for breakfast everyday.

Then…I found this recipe for Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt.

Now, I don’t think this recipe tastes very much like cookie dough, but I do think it’s brilliant and flippin delicious!

Here’s my version of this recipe…I’ve had it for breakfast every day for the last week!

PB Greek Yogurt

  • 6 oz plain, nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chunky peanut butter (of course you could use creamy peanut butter, but I like the crunch!)
  • 1 packet of Splenda or 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine all of your ingredients in a small bowl and mix well until combined!

How easy is that?! Note that I like to microwave my peanut butter for about 10 seconds before I mix to make things a bit easier – but I also use a giant tub of greek yogurt that I measure out myself. If you have a little container of greek yogurt you can just mix it all up in there and I know it mixes fine that way, too! According to the myfitnesspal calculator, this delicious concoction is about 260 calories with 19 grams of protein and only 9.5 grams of sugar!

I like to serve mine with a chopped up apple or banana for dipping!!

greek yogurt of deliciousness

 

 

3 comments

  1. AllieBeau says:

    First off, this is my first time here–so, hi! Love it! Excited to look around.
    Anyway.
    Is this for real with the crack-levels of sugar in Greek yogurt?!
    Say it ain’t so.
    I can’t bring myself to go look even though I know it is true. Usually I am good about labels but I am definitely guilty of having one of those suckers, like daily lately, as an afternoon snack. Looks like I’ll be switching to this glorious concoction! Also–having plain yogurt on hand is so much more useful for other cooking endeavors. Win/win!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi @AllieBeau! Thanks so much for popping by. :)
    Annnnd I’m afraid it is so. *sigh* My FAVORITE greek yogurt is Chobani’s nonfat pomegranate and it has 19 grams of sugar in it! I think, of the most popular brands out there, Fage averages the lowest amount in their products – around 16 grams per 6 oz container. I still say it’s a snack I feel better about eating than some Oreos, but I was definitely surprised by the sugar content! Plain greek yogurt has about 1 gram per ounce-ish. And I use in in everything lately. Definitely Win/Win. :)

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