This is a guest post from RD & Chobani advocate Dana White, who created a few easy, RD-approved recipes made with Chobani Greek Yogurt to ease your back-to-routine transition this fall!
Back to school season is in full swing and parents everywhere are already running out of time, ideas and motivation for healthy breakfasts. I’ve teamed up with Chobani to create 3 healthy, no-cook timesaving breakfasts that are RD-approved and will help make your morning shine. Check them out below!
Recipe 1: Breakfast Popsicles
No kid can resist a frozen treat for breakfast. These ice pops are made with wholesome ingredients and are packed with protein for long-lasting energy. You won’t find any artificial preservatives, sweeteners or flavors since they’re made with Chobani® Greek Yogurt – and you can’t say that about most popsicles. Be sure to make extra – adults will love these too!
Chobani Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Popsicles
½ cup granola, divided
¾ cup Chobani® Whole Milk Vanilla Greek Yogurt
¼ cup 1% milk
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
Prepare popsicle molds and add 1 tablespoon of granola into each mold. Combine yogurt, milk, banana and peanut butter in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, sprinkle with an additional tablespoon of granola. Freeze overnight.
Nutrition Info Per Serving:
Calories: 165; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Total Carbohydrate: 21 grams
Sugars: 11 grams; Protein: 6 grams; Sodium: 55 milligrams; Cholesterol: 7 milligrams
Fiber: 3 grams
Recipe 2: Overnight Oats
Here’s a tasty and healthy bowl of oatmeal that “cooks” in the fridge while you sleep. Follow this method with any combination of oats, Greek yogurt and fruit. I used Chobani® Fruit on the Bottom Pomegranate, then garnished with orange segments and nuts for a little crunch.
Orange & Pomegranate Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup vanilla coconut milk
1 (5.3oz) cup Chobani® Fruit on the Bottom Pomegranate
Pinch kosher salt
½ cup orange segments
2 tablespoons chopped nuts
In 2 small jars, evenly divide oats, coconut milk, yogurt and salt, then stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Top with orange segments and nuts before serving.
Nutrition Info Per Serving:
Calories: 288; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Total Carbohydrate: 47grams
Sugars: 15 grams; Protein: 13 grams; Sodium: 177 milligrams; Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Fiber: 7 grams
Recipe 3: Chobani Fruit Salad Fun
Make breakfast colorful and fun so kiddos can’t help but to run to the table. Customize a fresh fruit salad and pair it with a fun flavor of Chobani Kids® Greek Yogurt pouches or tubes. Not only are they easy and fun to slurp down, they are a good source of bone-building calcium and contain 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt. Squeeze them out and pair them up with your kiddos’ favorite fruit. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.
• Chobani Kids® Vanilla with Chocolate Dust pouch with raspberries and slivered almonds
• Chobani Kids® Grape pouch with diced pineapple and dried coconut chips
• Chobani Kids® Watermelon tube with sliced banana and honeydew melon
• Chobani Kids® Strawberry-Banana tube with grapes and sunflower seeds