Once I was seven-years-old, my mama told me… Sit down and eat your yogurt, sweetie!
My family had a strict policy when I was a kid. Sugary cereals were for SATURDAY MORNINGS ONLY. And that included Yo-Crunch. You know the stuff. It’s got those little plastic covers filled with crushed Oreos or mini M&Ms to mix into your yogurt. These were one of my favorite childhood foods. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to add dessert to breakfast?
Looking back on it now I’ve got some fond memories, but mostly just relief that years separate me and the last Yo-Crunch I ate. Full of added sugars, the health benefits of yogurt are essentially nullified.
Since then I’ve gone through my share of brands. Chobani was good for a while, until the weird aftertaste it left began to bother me. Plus I looked at the ingredients and realized that, yet again, I had found a company adding unnecessary sweeteners. So I moved onto Fage, and actually still really like the plain flavor. Thick and creamy, just the way Greek yogurt should be. None of that soupy stuff.
Lately, though, my favorite has been Siggi’s. Even the flavored ones have an incredibly short and 100% recognizable ingredient list (hey, there’s a first!). Sadly the grocery stores near me don’t carry all of the awesome flavors I’ve heard Siggi’s has, but I’ve managed to find a couple that I was originally on the fence about (like orange and ginger), and then was instantly convinced are unbeatable. It’s like scooping a little bit of heaven every time!
With a fridge constantly stocked with Siggi’s now, it’s easy to whip up breakfast bowls that will star in any foodie’s dreams.
How to Make Yogurt Bowls
- In your favorite bowl, scoop in yogurt of choice.
- Slice fruit. Fresh fruit is ideal, in my opinion. If you don’t mind the cold, throw on some frozen berries. (The frosty sheen adds a really interesting element to photos.)
- Arrange fruit, seeds and nuts in circles, stripes, or a messy “I just threw this on” manner on top of the yogurt.
- Add on a drizzle of nut butter or liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup for the final touch.
- Try and keep yourself from inhaling the beauty before snapping a good picture!
What combination do you like best? When it comes to yogurt- Greek or not?