So here's the thing... I've always wanted to be "that mom" or "that wife" -- heck, "that person" -- who was organized and disciplined enough to meal prep and stick to it. My main priorities have been simplicity and taste. Healthy and convenience were pluses too, but if it was too complicated or ended up tasting gross, it was pointless, and I would never stick to it. That's until I made this breakfast yogurt.
My motivation was in high gear, so I finally took the plunge and bought mason jars. I got my 16oz mason jars from Target. They're awesome. They weren't quite as large as I expected since I was hoping to make salads & ramen noodles, so I decided to make the yogurt breakfast.
It's super easy and so yummy if you like strawberries, but that can be substituted without a problem.
- about a cup of yogurt (or 5-6 tablespoon scoops) of fat-free Greek yogurt, or plain nonfat yogurt
- 1/2-3/4 cup of strawberries, or fruit of choice
- 1-2 tbs of almond slivers, or granola
- Scoop in yogurt to bottom of the mason jar.
- Add a drizzle of honey for sweetness.*
- Top with your strawberries.
Optional: You can add your almonds when prepping, so you don't forget. It adds some crunch to your yogurt, AND protein. My husband prefers to add his almonds when he's ready to eat it because he thinks it's not as crunchy when refrigerated.
Substitutions: You can substitute the almonds for granola. You can obviously substitute the strawberries with the fruit of your choice, although I must say that the typical yogurt flavors -- peach, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry -- are ideal. You can switch fat-free Greek yogurt with nonfat plain yogurt, if you don't care for Greek yogurt. I used to think Greek yogurt was really tart, but once I added honey & enough strawberries, you can't even taste the tartness. You could also try honey flavored Greek yogurt. That way, you won't have to worry about adding enough honey. The natural probiotics in Greek yogurt are awesome! At the end of the day, it ends up tasting like fresca con crema, and I can eat that all day long.
Tips: My husband diced the strawberries. It took him about 15 minutes. We got a 2-lb. basket of strawberries from Target. That was more than enough for 10 jars, so it's perfect for a week's worth for the both of us. One large (32 oz) container of yogurt can make 4 mason jars.
Try it! Let me know what substitutions you make! Enjoy!