The possibilities are endless when it comes to these easy and creative, Sweet and Savory Breakfast Yogurt combinations.
Yogurt is one of the most quintessential breakfast items, and it's quite the versatile ingredient, as well. Sure, it can be enjoyed as is with just a few toppings, such as fruits (dried or fresh) and nuts, but it can also be added to smoothies, overnight oats, pancakes, breakfast cookies, and much much more!
As you probably noticed, these are all sweet options. Then I read 2016 Food Trends and tried the Tex Mex savory yogurt parfait. Mind blown. So I decided to mosey on over to the savory side of yogurt for breakfast. However, I found that I am not ready to completely hop onto that train just yet, as my palate continues to search for something sweet. Even if it's just a lil'.
My first creation was this mango and cucumber raita with lentils. I'm pretty sure I ate it every day that week. My husband made an ugly face initially, but he soon came around and happily devoured it with me. That meant I had to make double. Doh!
Then as I was doing my meal prep for the week and roasting a ton of vegetables like I always do, I thought these would be fabulous with yogurt. And they were.
Here are some suggestions to help you get started in creating the most delicious sweet and savory breakfast yogurt! Now, I say breakfast, but these make for a hearty snack any time of the day!
The best part is that you don't really need a recipe. The "a little bit of this and a little bit of that" method really works here . The ingredients I like to add to my yogurt are: roasted veggies and/or beans, grains, spices (can add to either the veggies or the yogurt), fruits, nuts, and seeds.
- Roasted sweet potato + black beans + chili powder + cumin + yogurt + mango + walnuts
- Roasted beets + yogurt + cinnamon + grapefruit + almonds + a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- Lentils + yogurt + cucumber + cilantro + coriander + cumin + lemon juice + mango + pine nuts + a drizzle of olive oil (click here for the exact measurements I used)
- Farro + mushrooms + yogurt + thyme + lemon juice + a drizzle of walnut oil
You can also make these yogurt concoctions ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week. I like to store mine in pint-sized mason jars. Regarding layering, I suggest adding the veggies, beans, and/or grains at the bottom, followed by the yogurt, and then the fruits, nuts and seeds at the top. Now it's your turn to have some fun in the kitchen!! If you do, please do share your delicious creations by leaving a comment below!
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