By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
This submit was created in partnership with Dannon Light & Fit. I’ve been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are solely my own and I’ve not been paid to publish constructive feedback.
As a working mother of three youngsters, I want to ensure to have a quick and wholesome breakfast each morning. I sometimes flip to yogurt for breakfast to help make my busy mornings much less demanding. Sometimes I wish to eat it proper from the cup, and other occasions I’ll get slightly fancier with my yogurt hack. And I’m not the only one! I really like swapping breakfast hacks with fellow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and you’ll find four RDNs’ #BreakfastHacks under.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends growing your intake of nutrient-dense meals, including fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt. Yogurt is nutrient dense and lots of yogurts are a great source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Greek yogurts sometimes include more protein than common yogurts.
A well-balanced breakfast doesn’t should be boring. Luckily, Dannon Light & Fit has better-for-you choices that also suit your lively way of life.
My Breakfast Hack
My choice is Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Nonfat Yogurt with 80 calories and 12 grams of protein per 5.3 oz. Although my simple breakfast hack is to add leftover fruit into the cup (just like the grapes under), I additionally love slicing up items of entire grain waffles to either spoon out or dip into the yogurt.
Heather’s Smoothie Bowl Hack
Heather Mangieri, registered dietitian and writer of Fueling Young Athletes shares simple meals to gasoline busy life on her weblog. Her primary breakfast hack is to make a nutrient and protein-packed smoothie bowl as a part of her breakfast with fruit and entire grains. “I top ¾ cup of Greek yogurt with lots of frozen berries, then let it sit while I get ready for work. Once the berries are defrosted, I stir the juices into the yogurt, and then top with crushed walnuts. The sweet and sour flavors mixed with the smooth and crunchy texture make a great nutrient dense breakfast that I can take with me on the go.”
Stephanie’s Bark Hack
Stephanie Middleberg, RD founder of Middleberg Nutrition and writer of the bestseller books, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food and The Big Book of Organic Toddler Food loves making bark with yogurt. “It’s such an easy snack or fun breakfast for the family. I mix yogurt, honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Pour the yogurt mixtures into a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and then sprinkle with berries and/or pumpkin seeds, and then freeze for at least 4 hours. Once frozen, break the bark into pieces, and then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.”
Karman’s Breakfast Bar Hack
Karman Meyer, RD and recipe creator at TheNutritionAdventure.com likes to help reduce calories and add protein. “I like to use Greek yogurt in baked goods like these Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars. This recipe is great to make on the weekend so you have a quick, nutritious breakfast to take on-the-go.”
Dana’s Smoothie Pack Hack
Registered dietitian and authorized athletic trainer Dana Angelo White hates wasting food and loves to save lots of time! Make-ahead smoothie packs are Dana’s reply to fast breakfasts, plus they’re a terrific option to scale back waste in the kitchen. When a bunch of bananas are getting too ripe or that container of yogurt is about to expire, she measures out and tosses elements into freezer protected luggage. When she needs a fast choice as a part of her breakfast with fruit and entire grains; you simply add liquid and mix.
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