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My Favorite Healthy Breakfast

My Favorite Healthy Breakfast

OK, letís get real. This time of year itís about focusing on health, not indulgence. And as much as some people out there would like to cultivate the fantasy that every morning involves either some sort of breakfast casserole or stack oí pancakes, the truth is we girls on the go need a reliable breakfast that is quick, easy, healthy, and filling.

Work breakfast into your day and find easy recipes that will stick to your ribs all morning.

I donít have time to make oatmeal from scratch (and the instant stuff is too yuck for me). As much as I love eggs, and eat both the yellows and the whites, I donít have time or inclination to eat them every day, either.† So Iím about to reveal my most trusty, reliable breakfast, that not only keeps me full until lunch, but has, I think, helped me lose some weight this past year, too (along with all the running and riding!).

Here it is: yogurt with nuts. The variations are endless. But the basic recipe is one container of Stonyfield organic yogurt with the lid off, topped with a handful of walnuts. (I also like Wallaby organic yogurt, and slivered almonds, too.) Thatís it! Without the nuts, I donít feel full. But nuts alone just arenít enough, and are kind of dry and boring. You donít even need to dirty a bowl if you donít want toójust open the container and throw the nuts on top.

Hidden inside that wrinkly shell is a nutritional powerhouse, and a nut so versatile you could eat some at every meal.

Sometimes, if I am feeling the need for something a bit more fancy, I go for one of my special variations:

Stonyfield Yogurt

Sometimes, if I am feeling the need for something a bit more fancy, I go for one of my special variations:

Banana-Maple Parfait


1 single serving container yogurt (I like Stonyfieldís plain Oikos Greek yogurt)

1 banana, sliced

3 Tablespoons walnuts

2 Tablespoons maple syrup


Mix together and enjoy!

Almost Apple Pie Parfait


1 single-serving container of yogurt (I like Stonyfieldís plain Oikos Greek yogurt)

1/3 cup applesauce

3 Tablespoons walnuts

2 Tablespoons maple syrup


Stir together and eat. Itís better than pie!

How about youÖwhatís your favorite quick-and-easy healthy breakfast? (Just in case I get bored of yogurt and nuts, that isÖ.)

Next week: My favorite HEFTY breakfastÖbecause sometimes only the heftiest will do.

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12:00AM PST on Dec 7, 2014

Sounds delicious!! I'm trying out your banana-maple parfait for breakfast today :) My favorite healthy breakfast is an egg on tomato fondue. Here's the link to my recipe:
I'd love to know if you try it out :)

9:01PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thank you :)

10:49AM PST on Feb 18, 2013


7:58AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thank you Maria, for Sharing this!

4:34AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

I started eating healthy so I can loose weight for my upcoming Viking River Cruises vacation in June.

4:58PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Yummy! Thank you for the ideas.

5:15PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

thanks for the delicious ideas !

10:56AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Yum. They look good. I usually eat oatmeal with blueberries. My grains professor always told us that oats have all the amino acids necessary for mamallian nutrition.

4:46PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thank you

4:19AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thanks. Nice ,yummy picture!

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