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What to Eat with Greek Yogurt

Updated on September 12, 2014

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Recipes

I recently tried Greek yogurt and love it! It's tangier than regular yogurt, thicker, and very filling. But I had to decide what to eat with Greek yogurt to add a little texture and extra goodness.

I rarely eat a bowl of cereal. To me, it's just boring. But I love sprinkling a handful of healthy cereal on a bowl of Greek yogurt! Another great way to make yogurt even better is to slice fresh fruit, add nuts, and enjoy.

However you eat Greek yogurt, it makes for a delicious, healthy vegetarian breakfast. And yogurt is considered a superfood, so eat up!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Greek yogurt parfait with crunchy granola.
Greek yogurt parfait with crunchy granola.

Recipes with Greek Yogurt

Keep it simple for a quick breakfast that's nutritious and delicious!

Greek yogurt is creamy and delicious. You can do lots with it so you won't get tired of it. Try these ideas and eat Greek yogurt every day if you want but in a new way!

Sweet Breakfast Ideas

~ Add honey and some crunchy granola or other cereal.

~ Add sweet berries like blueberries or strawberries.

~ Slice peaches, bananas, or apples to mix in.

~ Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts.

~ Stir in apple sauce, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Savory Breakfast Ideas

~ Mix in spices like garlic and dill and dip into it with whole wheat toast.

~ Eat it on a whole wheat tortilla or bagel and sprinkle with garlic or onion or your preferred spices.

~ Stir in nut butter for even more protein.

Greek Yogurt Smoothies

~ Use less Greek yogurt than regular yogurt and make a breakfast smoothie with milk, fruit, and honey. Use bananas, strawberries, peaches, berries, whatever you like to whip up a delicious, healthy smoothie.

Custard Bowls for Greek Yogurt

These bowls hold 6 ounces so are the perfect size for 4 or 5 ounces of Greek yogurt with some fruit or cereal mixed in for a healthy, quick breakfast.

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Greek Yogurt Nutrition

Here's a comparison of Greek and regular yogurt.

According to US News & World Report, Greek yogurt indeed has more health benefits than regular yogurt. Here are the facts:

~ Greek yogurt has 15 to 20 grams of protein in 6 ounces compared to 9 grams of protein in regular yogurt.

~ Greek yogurt has fewer grams of carbohydrates per serving (only 5 to 8 grams) compared to 13 to 17 grams of carbs in regular yogurt.

~ Regular yogurt wins in the fat category with just 5 grams of saturated fat in 8 ounces compared to Greek yogurt, which has 16 grams of saturated fat in 7 ounces.

~ Regular yogurt has more calcium per serving than Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt has 30 percent and Greek yogurt has 15 to 20 percent of the daily amount.

~ Greek yogurt has less than half the sodium of regular yogurt.

~*~ Regular Yogurt or Greek Yogurt ~*~

The bottom line:

Eat plain, non-fat or low-fat yogurt

(regular or Greek) for the best nutrition

without lots of added sugar and fat.

Whip Up Greek Yogurt Smoothies - Check Out These Great Products to Get You Eating Healthier

Oster 6706 6-Cup 450-Watt, 10-Speed Blender, Black
Oster 6706 6-Cup 450-Watt, 10-Speed Blender, Black

This blender will whip up smoothies for a light lunch or snack that is packed with goodness when you start with yogurt.

 
Simply Organic Cinnamon Ground Certified Organic, 2.45-Ounce Containers  (Pack of 3)
Simply Organic Cinnamon Ground Certified Organic, 2.45-Ounce Containers (Pack of 3)

According to Organic Authority, eating cinnamon aids in good health by lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as boosting memory and cognition by just smelling it!

 
Tropic Bee Orange Blossom Honey, 32-Ounce Bottle
Tropic Bee Orange Blossom Honey, 32-Ounce Bottle

Care2.com states that honey is great for preventing heart disease and cancer as well as being an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial. And yes, it does help to ease coughing.

 

Which yogurt is better?

Do you prefer regular yogurt or Greek yogurt?

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      Recently I got an excellent deal on a large tub of plain yogurt--just .49 after sale and coupon. My daughter and I have been eating it with both fresh and canned fruits mixed in. Now I have a bzz campaign for Greek yogurt, so this lens was very helpful to me with suggestions on different ways to try it.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      I prefer any kind of berries together with my Greek yogurt, honey is also fine sometimes.

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      aiclogcabins 5 years ago

      I like honey on yoghurt

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      I also recently discovered Greek yogurt, and I'm a fan. I have to admit, though, I've found myself in a bit of a yogurt-blueberries-granola breakfast rut. Looking forward to trying it with honey and almonds!

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      I like natural bio yoghurt best but I do love Greek yoghurt too. It's lovely over fruit or I like adding it to Greek recipes like tzatziki.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @lclchors: That sounds tasty!

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      I mix mine with garlic and avocado for a great dip/spread. Recipe is in my Mayo lens

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