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.

Strawberry Compote Parfait

Strawberry Compote Parfait

When I was growing up I always thought we had a large garden. It spread the length of our backyard and was home to rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries – the list could go on! After an afternoon playing out in the yard or swimming in the pool, my siblings and I would scavenge around in the garden for a quick snack.

Strawberry Compote Parfait

Now that my siblings and I are all grown, you would think the family garden would scale back. Wrong. My parents have taken it to a whole new level and expanded the garden to triple it’s original size. While they sell produce at the farmers market, they still have an overflow of fruits and veggies. Luckily, that means I get to stock my fridge with fresh homegrown produce.

Strawberry Compote Parfait

My last haul included a bag of strawberries. I ran through a list of recipes to use the strawberries and settled on these yogurt parfaits. They are quick and easy to assemble and make for a delicious mid-week breakfast.

Strawberry Compote Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. strawberries, slices
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • Greek yogurt

Recipe:

  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring the strawberries, honey and lemon juice to a simmer.
  • Once bubbling, reduce the heat and use a wooden spoon to mash the strawberries.
  • Continue cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • In an airtight container, layer the strawberry compote under a dollop of greek yogurt.
  • Top with strawberry slices and a drizzle of honey.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve.