Berry Bruschetta

Berry Bruschetta

I admit, summer has made me berry obsessed. With farmer’s markets and grocery stores overflowing with seasonal produce, I’ve been tempted to try new recipes and incorporate berries into as many things as I can. While berry bruschetta is not new to the foodie scene, this was my first taste of a nontraditional bruschetta!

Berry Bruschetta

On their own, I like everything in this recipe. Therefore, I was surprised that I was hesitant to take the first bite. Any doubt I had quickly vanished once I tried the berry bruschetta and I soon was reaching for another piece. The flavors are light and fresh, perfect for a summer picnic or backyard BBQ. If you are looking for something to satisfy your chocolate cravings, this recipe can easily be modified by swapping out the Greek yogurt spread with Nutella!

Berry Bruschetta

Berry Bruschetta

Ingredients:

  • French baguette
  • 1 C. plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbs. honey
  • 2 C. fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400˚
  • Slice baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices and lay onto a backing sheet
  • Place in the oven on the top rack and toast for 5 minutes then remove and let cool
  • Mix the Greek yogurt with honey and spread a thin layer on top of each piece of toast
  • Top with berries and add a drizzle of honey before serving
Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

The importance of reading food labels isn’t a new topic. It’s always a good idea to be informed and know what you are putting into your body. Overall, I feel like I have a handle on what I put in my shopping cart, but last week I had a wake up call. I took the lazy route and placed a carton of strawberry Greek yogurt in my cart without reading the label. I mean, it had all the healthy buzz words on it – so it must be good for you. Right?! Oh, how wrong I was. I was blown away by the amount of sugar packed into one serving!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Luckily, it only takes a bit more effort to transform plain Greek yogurt into a delicious berry bowl. I admit, it’s not as simple as tearing off a yogurt lid, but in the end it’s significantly more delicious. Plus, with a few glass containers you can divide out single servings to grab and take with you to work. Just proof that homemade can still be convenient!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 C. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C. granola
  • Handful of blueberries and strawberry slices
  • Drizzle of honey

Directions:

  • Add Greek yogurt in a bowl, top with granola, berries and a drizzle of honey
  • If preparing for the next morning, store the granola in a separate container.

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

If someone were to offer me a rice cake for a snack a few weeks ago I would have been offended. Does it look like I need to be on a diet?! However, I was recently bored of my usual mid-morning snack options and a little light bulb went on inside my head. Would a chocolate rice cake drizzled in peanut butter taste like a healthy version of a peanut butter cup? The answer was yes.

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

After snacking on this treat for a few days I realized how wrong I had been about rice cakes! Who knew a simple drizzle of peanut butter could make such a big impact?! This realization made me stop and think about how I could take these rice cakes to a new level – queue the addition of greek yogurt and berries!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

In a few simple steps you can spread whipped peanut butter greek yogurt over a rice cake and top it with fresh berries to have an indulgent, yet low calorie snack. I have a feeling our cupboard will be stocked with a pack of rice cakes from now on! This snack is seriously delicious!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Rice Cake
  • 1 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. Greek Yogurt
  • Handful fresh berries

Recipe:

  • In a small bowl, whip together the greek yogurt and peanut butter
  • Spread the yogurt mixture over a rice cake
  • Top with berries