This post is sponsored by FAGE.
During my weight loss in grad school, there were a few things I learned to love for their healthy factors and for the their versatility. One of those was rice cakes (see my rice cake toppings here). The other was nonfat Greek yogurt. Not only is yogurt great for breakfast (full of protein), it’s also great as a snack, mixed into baking recipes, and as a topping for soups and tacos. The best part of it, however, is that it can be made into a sweet snack or a savory one. Below are just 5 yogurt topping ideas to get your wheels spinning on the deliciousness of Greek yogurt.
The first brand of Greek yogurt that I ever tried (and still absolutely love) is FAGE. It’s available in three sizes (how deluxe, right?), is Non-GMO Project Verified, and has no added sugars. It has this delicious thickness that not all Greek yogurts do – it’s sublimely delicious. . .
SWEET :: Fresh Fruit + Granola
Definitely the most straightforward, this combination of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit (navel and cara cara orange slices in this case), and your favorite granola or muesli is a go to. It’s a wonderful mix of crunchy, fresh, and filling. I have this for breakfast almost every single day and have for at least 5 years – it’s standing my test of time.
Savory :: Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes, + Toasted Pine Nuts
I can’t pick a favorite of these combinations (the other savory one is just as scrumptious), but this one is super tasty. I did a quick pesto with some basil I had on hand, but you could use store-bought pesto. For the tomatoes, I broiled them in my toaster oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper for about 10 minutes. I stuck some pine nuts in for the last minute (they burn easily) and then topped my yogurt with it all. I also added some chili flakes because I like a bit of heat, but that’s obviously optional!
Sweet :: Fruit Jam, Brown Sugar, and Salted Pumpkin Seeds
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, this is the yogurt topping idea for you. I probably went a little overboard with the brown sugar, but can you really blame me? Because the fruit jam (tart cherry used here) and brown sugar are sweet, I can’t recommend using salted, roasted pumpkin seeds enough. It helps to cut the sweetness along with the plain yogurt.
I often put my nonfat Greek yogurt and jam on crackers for a mid afternoon snack too! You can find more FAGE Greek Yogurt Recipes here.
Savory :: Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cucumber Slices, Pine Nuts, + Lemon Zest
If you like sun-dried tomatoes (I’m obsessed), then you HAVE to try this yogurt topping combination. I used sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil. I didn’t add oil to the dish, but I didn’t drain the tomatoes well either, so you can see some of it in the dish. The cucumber slices and lemon zest add a wonderful freshness and the pine nuts offer a good crunch!
Sweet :: Banana Slices, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Dried Coconut
This is a somewhat classic combination in life, but not nearly enough with Greek yogurt! There are a number of nut spreads out there (peanut, almond, and cashew that I know of) that have cocoa mixed in. It’s a delectable addition to this tasty treat. So much deliciousness and even more protein! Talk about a healthy yogurt topping idea to crave for dessert, right?!
Thank you to FAGE for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.