Better Breakfast Month: Fruit & Nut Yogurt

Eating fruits and vegetables early in the day provides longer lasting energy than its more sugar-filled counterparts. An easy breakfast like this one is the perfect way to incorporate some fruit into your morning.

Strawberries are high in fiber, but low in calories. They also are packed with Vitamin C which can help your immune system. They’re the perfect addition to your breakfast. Stirring in some almonds will provide the perfect amount of crunch, while also supporting brain and skin health.

What You’ll Need:

One container of Yoplait Light Yogurt (I like the Boston Crème Pie flavor)
½ of a cup of sliced strawberries
¼ of a cup of chopped almonds

What You’ll Do:

1) Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl.
2) Stir in the strawberries and almonds.
3) Enjoy!

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Dish It: Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicles

While on my never-ending quest to find foods that are both delicious AND healthy, I was downright ecstatic when I stumbled upon this mouth-watering treat on the Livestrong website. With January 24th being National Peanut Butter Day, it is only appropriate that today’s Dish It feature this high-protein spread.


What You’ll Need
:

1 Banana
2 Cups of creamy peanut butter
2 Popsicle sticks
1 Cup of your choice chopped nuts or shredded coconut

*
makes two Popsicles

What You’ll Do:

1) Peel the banana and cut it in half, width-wise. Slide one Popsicle stick in the bottom of each half.

2) Spread a layer of peanut butter over each banana.

3) Roll each Popsicle in either the chopped nuts or shredded coconut.

4) Freeze each for a few hours.

Enjoy the delicious, guilt-free concoction you’ve just put together, and share one with a friend. The nuts and peanut butter are high sources of protein while the banana has you covered on potassium! Now THAT is something to enjoy!

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