I am not a morning person. If I don’t have my 8 hours of sleep, good luck trying to get me out of bed. But as much as I like my ZzZzs, I don’t always get as many as I like. Those are the days where I especially need an easy and quick breakfast. If I haven’t made my Overnight Oats the night before, then I turn to my other trusty favorite: Greek yogurt with berries and two hard-boiled eggs.
Now, there is a tiny bit of prep that goes into this meal. Every Sunday, I boil up a dozen eggs (this is the method I use) and have them sitting in the fridge to munch on throughout the week. Since cleaning up my diet, hard-boiled eggs have been a lifesaver! They are super portable, full of protein, and can be used in other recipes or eaten on their own. The only problem is fearing being the girl with the stinky cubicle at lunch time… But I love my eggs so much that it’s worth the risk.
To make my breakfast complete, I make up a quick yogurt parfait to complement my two pre-boiled eggs. Alright, so maybe it isn’t a true parfait because layering it and making it pretty would take much longer than 5 minutes and who wants to spend more time than that when making breakfast Monday morning?! To keep things simple, I grab my plain Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, and whatever fruit I have on hand (berries are my fave).
If you’re wondering why I don’t just buy flavored yogurt and make this breakfast even quicker, here’s the reason.
- 5.3 oz container Fage Total Greek yogurt strawberry split cup
- Calories: 170 | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 6 g | Carbs: 17 g | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 16 g
- 1/2 cup of Fage Total Greek yogurt plain + 1 tsp pure maple syrup + 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
- Calories: 141 | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 6 g | Carbs: 12 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 10 g
When you buy flavored yogurts, they almost always have more added sugar than necessary and lots of times unknown additives, which also makes them more processed. Why not buy the natural plain stuff that only contains milk, cream, and live cultures and sweeten it yourself with pure maple syrup or honey?
I also like that when I buy plain, I can use my Greek yogurt in other sweet and savory ways (like as a sour cream substitute), plus the big tubs are cheaper than the individual containers. More yogurt for less money with more uses? I’ll take it!
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (113 g): $.87
- 1 tsp purple maple syrup (7 g): $.14
- 1/4 cup blackberries (36 g): $.42
- 2 large eggs, hard-boiled (100 g): $.30
- Add Greek yogurt to a small bowl or 1 cup to-go container.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and stir.
- Top with berries.
- Enjoy with 2 hard boiled eggs for a complete breakfast!
- I like to use pure maple syrup (different from table syrup) because it's easy to pour, but honey is just as tasty!
- I'm not someone who likes a heavy breakfast. This light meal along with a cup of black coffee keeps me satisfied until lunch. If you need more to eat in the mornings, make a double serving of yogurt!
Total Servings: 1 | Total Cost: $1.73 | Cost per Serving: $1.73
Calories: 286 | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 6 g | Carbs: 12 g | Full Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts calculated using Fage Total plain Greek yogurt and includes two large eggs.
What’s your favorite quick and healthy breakfast?
Curious where I get my prices from? Even though I may have found an ingredient cheaper, to keep things simple, I’ve calculated all costs based on my Budget Grocery Price List, my list of maximum prices I’ll pay for any groceries.