Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Healthy Breakfast Obsession

I love yogurt parfaits for breakfast: yogurt, granola and fresh berries. I prefer vanilla yogurt, but I soon realized that most yogurts are full of sugar, even some of the organic ones. Many of the "light" yogurts are sweetened with aspartame, also not a desirable choice. So I have been on a quest to find a healthy yogurt that tastes great, but isn't full of sweetener.

I have concluded that Fage 0 yogurt is the best. It is a thick, creamy Greek yogurt that is fat free and has a ton of protein - 20 grams! However, the flavored ones have a lot of sugar, so my solution is to buy the plain then drizzle a little bit of honey on top. Then I top with granola and fresh berries. It is delicious, filling and healthy.
I feel that so many foods have a ton of added sugar in them that I have become accustomed to it and now when I eat something that has little sugar it doesn't taste right. I am trying to retrain my taste buds to not like supersweet.

Looks pretty good to me!


  1. I used to drink lattes and switched to cappuccinos...Now when I drink a latte it tastes soooooo sweet. Tastebuds can totally be retrained!

  2. I am trying and with other items too. I only use one splenda with my coffee now, I have switched to real maple syrup and natural peanut butter.