By: Jess DeGore RD LDN CDCES CHWC
Raise your hand if you are looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast!? Heading into the holiday season there are many people looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution that doesn’t involve a drive thru or sugary packaged pastry.
Yogurt toast is not only quick and easy, but it’s also healthy! Yogurt contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria that aid in digestion and boost the immune system. Yogurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. It contains many vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories. Yogurt is a cultured milk product, meaning it has been soured and thickened by lactic acid-producing cultures.
I tend to reach for the Greek varieties over regular to have the additional protein. I frequently have clients ask me about dairy products and encourage them to consume dairy products regularly as long as they don’t exhibit any intolerances. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing intake of nutrient-dense foods, such as fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt. Yogurt is nutrient-dense and many yogurts are a good source of protein, calcium and Vitamin D.
Yogurt toast is the best quick and easy healthy breakfast option. It’s just like the popular avocado toast only packed with protein. Yogurt toast is simple to make and the delicious yogurt flavors speak for themselves. By using a hearty loaf of bread and some crunchy toppings yogurt toast provides perfect texture and balance to your breakfast. I elected to use pistachios, pecans, chia seeds, and figs as my toppings but you can get as creative as you want- do what fits your preferences! (My favorite combo was strawberry yogurt with pecans and pistachios.)
- 2-4 slices bread
- 2 cups yogurt
- toppings (optional)
- Toast your choice of bread
- Spread yogurt liberally onto bread
- Add toppings
Bio: Jess DeGore RD LDN CDCES CHWC is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Dietitian Jess Nutrition LLC where she provides virtual nutrition counseling, meal planning, and consulting services and can be found at https://www.dietitianjess.com/