The Easiest Healthy Breakfast Ever

Friends, hello! It’s been a while since I posted last mainly due to life just flat happening. All good things! All good things! {Frozen reference… how many of you have kids?} Summer has been cuh-razy in the best way possible — full of travel, birthday parties, anniversaries, lots of music and even an awards show if you can believe that! Shameless plug, but if you like feel-good summertime music head over here to check out the music video from last year that a friend and I did.

Anyway, today I’m here to chat with you about breakfast. Here’s the thing, whether school’s starting back for your kids {or for you}, you’re a stay at home parent or you’re out in the business world, we’ve all gotta eat! My husband and I started a clean eating regimen back in June which has changed our lives {I’ll post on that sometime, I promise}, and there’s just not always time to make eggs or stovetop oatmeal first thing in the morning. Do you know what there is time for, though? Yogurt. Now before you go, “Nope, not for me,” this is not a Yoplait or Dannon sponsored post or whatever other brand you might be thinking. I’m talking delicious breakfast parfait style yogurt that you put together on your own with ingredients that you trust — and it only takes a couple minutes. Seriously. Still with me? I really hope so because this is, like, an every morning meal/sometimes snack for me. Just saying.

So here’s how this recipe goes:

  • 1 cup {or 2 or 3… depends on how hungry you are} organic plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries {strawberries are delicious, too}
  • 2 tbsp organic honey
  • 1/2 cup natural granola

Y’all, I’m not going to lie. It’s next to impossible to find granola without artificial or natural flavors, but Kind and Bear Naked are two brands that I’ve found that fit the bill. The rest of it is really easy, friends. Just mix all of those things together! I love to mix the honey and yogurt together before adding the toppings, but that’s just a personal preference.

That’s it! So. Darn. Easy.

Now, let’s say you decide you’re hungry while you’re out but don’t have any of these things on hand… or say you’re with some friends trying to figure out a brunch or lunch idea… or you’re just flat hungry. I packed up with Amanda earlier this week to try out a new Greek place in town, and Oh. My. Goodness. If you’re local or live near The Simple Greek in your area, y’all need to go. I’ll be perfectly honest. I’ve never been a fan of Greek food outside of Greek salad. I didn’t even love the yogurt until I discovered the mixture above which I actually stumbled upon in an airport and modified {full disclosure, friends}. But the lunch I had at The Simple Greek was amazing, totally customizable, completely clean eating {yay!} and the best part, in my opinion, they have a yogurt bar for desert. Oh, my gosh.

Okay, so let me back up. A friend of ours invited us out to try it and, of course, you don’t say no to things like that! We’re pretty much always up for a new place to eat and, seriously, the yogurt bar was calling my name. Not to mention that, while it’s a franchise, it’s locally owned and I am all about supporting local businesses. Then we get there and discover that, with the exception of imported items like, you know, olives {because they get the good stuff … yep, I said imported}, all of their food comes from local growers. Well, I’m sold. Knowing where your food comes from and that eating somewhere local is not only helping out the local owner but also local farmers, well why wouldn’t you want to reinvest in your community like that. Am I right?

Okay, so the good stuff. The food. Y’all. I got a brown rice bowl with green beans, potatoes, lamb, tzatziki, feta cheese, green onions and chickpeas and, I’m here to tell you, it was incredible! Anybody love Chipotle!?! Well, this is the Greek version. Totally fresh, absolutely delicious. Then they asked if I wanted Greek fries. I had no idea what that was, but who says no to fries that are actual potatoes? Come to find out, they’re fries with a red wine vinegar, feta cheese, seasoning… no. ketchup. needed. Amanda got a lamb gyro which also looked amazing!!!

I know what you’re thinking. This post was about yogurt, right? Friends. Friends! My little one and I went back through to get some yogurt, and I’m pretty sure we were both as excited as if we were getting ice cream! Ash had Greek yogurt with Greek honey (yes. Greek honeys from Crete), strawberries and chocolate chips. I had Greek yogurt with Greek honey, strawberries, blueberries and walnuts. Gracious! I was absolutely stuffed but determined to finish it all because I didn’t want any to go to waste!

Here are some pics from lunch to give you an idea.

Long story short, friends, try this recipe! If you don’t have time or just want to support some local people, head to The Simple Greek! I’d love to know what you think about either or both below! Happy eating, y’all!





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