If You Eat Greek Yogurt, Read This

Need a quick breakfast, protein-packed post-workout snack, or a sweet treat after dinner? Greek yogurt has your back, but with so many brands on the shelves, how do you know which one to choose? See how popular brands stack up, so you can pick the one that meets your nutritional needs best.

5.3 oz. Yogurt Calories Total Fat (g) Chol. (mg) Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Calcium (%)

Chobani Nonfat Plain9000741515Chobani Nonfat Vanilla1200516131315Chobani Low-Fat Mixed Berry1502.51519161215Fage Total 0% Plain (6 oz.)100010771820Fage Total 2% (7 oz.)1500020181515Fage Total 0% Split Cup Strawberry120420882020Dannon Oikos Nonfat Plain80010661515Dannon Oikos Nonfat Vanilla1200519181215Dannon Oikos Nonfat Strawberry1200519181215Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla1200<51571515Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Plain800<5661520Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Vanilla1300<520191215Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Strawberry (5.3 oz.)13001019181115Yoplait Vanilla1400<522181110Yoplait Strawberry1400<522181110Wallaby 0% Fat Plain (6 oz.)10005641720Wallaby 0% Fat Lemon1200518151215Wallaby 0% Fat Mixed Berries1200517151215

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If You Eat Greek Yogurt, Read This

Need a quick breakfast| protein-packed post-workout snack| or a sweet treat after dinner? Greek yogurt has your back| but with so many brands on the shelves| how do you know which one to choose? See how popular brands stack up| so you can pick the one that meets your nutritional needs best.

5.3 oz. Yogurt Calories Total Fat (g) Chol. (mg) Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Calcium (%)

Chobani Nonfat Plain9000741515Chobani Nonfat Vanilla1200516131315Chobani Low-Fat Mixed Berry1502.51519161215Fage Total 0% Plain (6 oz.)100010771820Fage Total 2% (7 oz.)1500020181515Fage Total 0% Split Cup Strawberry120420882020Dannon Oikos Nonfat Plain80010661515Dannon Oikos Nonfat Vanilla1200519181215Dannon Oikos Nonfat Strawberry1200519181215Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla1200<51571515Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Plain800<5661520Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Vanilla1300<520191215Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Strawberry (5.3 oz.)13001019181115Yoplait Vanilla1400<522181110Yoplait Strawberry1400<522181110Wallaby 0% Fat Plain (6 oz.)10005641720Wallaby 0% Fat Lemon1200518151215Wallaby 0% Fat Mixed Berries1200517151215

Related: What’s the Liquid on Top of Yogurt?

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A Deceptively Easy Breakfast That Powers Up the Body With Protein

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth| but when it comes to any and all things cookie dough| I’m in. I was able to put my raw habit to rest after mixing up this chickpea cookie dough snack for the first time| and now I can enjoy another iteration of that sweet stuff with this overnight oats combination.

It does not get any easier than combining a few ingredients before bed| popping your jar into the fridge| and grabbing a spoon when you’re ready to enjoy it the following morning. The creamy combination of almond milk and Greek yogurt makes these overnight oats taste just like the classic treat.

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

From Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Notes

This recipe makes two servings| so you can have a healthy breakfast ready to go two mornings in a row!

A Deceptively Easy Breakfast That Powers Up the Body With Protein

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when it comes to any and all things cookie dough, I’m in. I was able to put my raw habit to rest after mixing up this chickpea cookie dough snack for the first time, and now I can enjoy another iteration of that sweet stuff with this overnight oats combination.

It does not get any easier than combining a few ingredients before bed, popping your jar into the fridge, and grabbing a spoon when you’re ready to enjoy it the following morning. The creamy combination of almond milk and Greek yogurt makes these overnight oats taste just like the classic treat.

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

From Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Notes

This recipe makes two servings, so you can have a healthy breakfast ready to go two mornings in a row!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Loading up on a hefty dose of the white stuff isn’t exactly the best way to start your morning. Baked goods like scones and quick breads tend to be high in sugar and fat| so if you’re craving a homemade treat from the oven| bake up a batch of these oatmeal breakfast bites ¡ª they taste like cookies! They’re sweetened with banana and a touch of maple syrup| but each chewy bite has only 2.6 grams of sugar and 0.3 grams of saturated fat.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas1/3 cup almond butter (I used crunchy)1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce2 tablespoons unsweetened soy milk2 tablespoons maple syrup1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups rolled oats1 cup quick oats1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Loading up on a hefty dose of the white stuff isn’t exactly the best way to start your morning. Baked goods like scones and quick breads tend to be high in sugar and fat, so if you’re craving a homemade treat from the oven, bake up a batch of these oatmeal breakfast bites ¡ª they taste like cookies! They’re sweetened with banana and a touch of maple syrup, but each chewy bite has only 2.6 grams of sugar and 0.3 grams of saturated fat.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas1/3 cup almond butter (I used crunchy)1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce2 tablespoons unsweetened soy milk2 tablespoons maple syrup1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups rolled oats1 cup quick oats1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Better-Than-Pumpkin-Pie Pancakes Make Breakfast a Treat

I had a leftover can of pumpkin pur¨¦e and decided to put it to use for breakfast. To the delight of my daughters| I made pumpkin pancakes| but I kept things healthy using whole wheat flour and adding some ground chia seeds into the mix. The outcome was tasty and filling| I might add. Topped with maple yogurt and toasted pecans| these pancakes were a seasonal delight.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

Pumpkin Pancakes

Notes

I served with maple yogurt and toasted pecans| but feel free to top off as you wish. A drizzle of maple syrup with sliced bananas would be another delicious topping combination.

Better-Than-Pumpkin-Pie Pancakes Make Breakfast a Treat

I had a leftover can of pumpkin pur¨¦e and decided to put it to use for breakfast. To the delight of my daughters, I made pumpkin pancakes, but I kept things healthy using whole wheat flour and adding some ground chia seeds into the mix. The outcome was tasty and filling, I might add. Topped with maple yogurt and toasted pecans, these pancakes were a seasonal delight.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

Pumpkin Pancakes

Notes

I served with maple yogurt and toasted pecans, but feel free to top off as you wish. A drizzle of maple syrup with sliced bananas would be another delicious topping combination.

Bake-Ahead Breakfasts For Weight-Loss Success

Bake-Ahead Breakfasts For Weight-Loss Success

A well-balanced| healthy breakfast may be what you plan on eating| but one too many snooze buttons later and you’re rushing out the door and grabbing a cafe muffin on the way to work. Stop the weight-loss sabotage by taking time during the weekend to bake a big batch of healthier| lower-calorie| and lower-fat options that you can grab as you head out the door. These breakfast batches are just what you need.

| Banana Oatmeal Muffins

A little bit of pea protein powder| a few bananas| and avocado instead of butter make these banana oatmeal muffins a healthier breakfast option.

| Coconut Almond Energy Bars

These protein- and carb-packed energy bars are the perfect breakfast to grab when you need serious energy. Almonds| cashews| sesame seeds| and sunflower seeds fill you up| while honey and dates will give you the carbs you need for active mornings. And at 300 calories| each bar will keep you full for hours.

| Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

For a grain-free breakfast treat that tastes like dessert| opt for this Paleo lemon poppy seed bread.

| Sweet Potato Bread

Bake up this sweet potato bread at the beginning of the week| and you’ll have a quick| delicious breakfast all week long.

| Egg and Turkey Sausage Muffins

Make a batch of these egg| broccoli| and turkey sausage muffins over the weekend to grab and go during the workweek. At 150 calories and 12 grams of protein| these muffins are a smarter choice over any coffee shop pastry.

| Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffins

Love blueberry muffins but hate the fat and calories that usually make up the traditional variety? This healthy blueberry muffin recipe has fewer calories (only 221 per serving)| less saturated fat| and lower cholesterol.

| Oatmeal Muffins

So busy you don’t have time to even cook up a bowl of oatmeal? These make-ahead oatmeal muffins are just for you.

| Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Bake ahead a pan of this cinnamon quinoa bake| then enjoy a hearty 255-calorie square with a dollop of nut butter no matter how hectic your morning is.

| Zucchini Carrot Bread

Get ready| because this slightly sweet| fiber-filled zucchini carrot bread is the only zucchini bread recipe you’ll need.

| Gluten-Free Breakfast Bar

These chewy| nutty| and energy-packed breakfast bars are just what you need if you’re craving carbs but can’t eat wheat. At only 176 calories each| you can fill up on two and stay satisfied until lunch.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

| Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Just 20 minutes of prep and a few overnight hours in your slow cooker| and you have a hearty| savory breakfast to enjoy all week. Learn how to make this overnight breakfast casserole here.

| Paleo Banana Muffins

Almond meal makes these banana muffins dense| moist| and gluten free. Each muffin will fill you up at only 273 calories each.

| Coconut-Blueberry Bars

These coconut-blueberry bars offer almost 20 percent of your daily fiber intake and a good amount of iron| all while being a low-calorie (181 calories per serving) way to treat yourself in the morning.

| Gluten-Free Apple and Banana Muffins

Model Miranda Kerr loves these gluten-free apple and banana muffins so much| she makes them at least once a week. Filled with fruit| chia seeds| yogurt| and more| you’ll marvel at the fact that each muffin is only 140 calories each.

| Dairy-Free Apple Pie Muffins

Instead of chopping apples and mixing them into the batter like traditional apple muffins| there’s actual apple-pie filling bursting inside each of these moist| cinnamony apple muffins. Even better? Each muffin is 200 calories and dairy free.

| Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These slightly sweet oatmeal dark chocolate chip pumpkin muffins make for a quick but surprisingly filling breakfast| with five grams of protein| 2.4 grams of fiber| and heart-healthy fats from the walnuts.

| Banana Smoothie Muffins

Made with pureed banana| spinach| and strawberries| these muffins are naturally sweet and clock in at only 155 calories apiece.

| Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

Fluffy specks of quinoa are the secret to these filling pumpkin quinoa muffins| while pumpkin puree and applesauce keep things moist without the need for eggs or oil.

| Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Protein-packed quinoa is just what you need to fuel your morning| and it’ll help fend off fatigue as well. This apple cinnamon quinoa breakfast bake will warm you up for Fall.

| Cranberry Oat Bread

This quick and easy cranberry oat bread is just what you need when busy mornings prevail. It’s also a great addition to your banana bread rotation: the gluten-free bread uses ripe bananas and just a touch of honey to sweeten it| so there’s not a lot of added sugar.

| Low-Calorie Pumpkin Muffins

Swap the normal amount of butter you’d add to your muffin recipe with an avocado and save hundreds of calories without feeling like you have to quit your morning muffin. These 150-calorie apple pumpkin muffins are great for colder weather.

These Banana Protein Pancakes Are the Perfect Breakfast Treat

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

It’s funny because I’ve never been a huge pancake fan until a few years ago. I think it’s mainly because my parents rarely made them. We were more of a biscuits and gravy type family. Anyhow, my love for pancakes started a few years ago when I tried protein pancakes. I’ve made so many different protein pancakes. I go through phases where it’s all I want for breakfast.

I usually just make flourless pancakes with protein powder, banana, and egg whites, but this Summer I was going through old posts and found this one about protein pancakes. Reading it reminded me of Julie’s banana bread protein pancakes, and I decided to make a batch with chocolate chips, egg whites, and Friendship cottage cheese (the only cottage cheese I buy). The pancakes turned out to be insanely delicious, so I thought I’d share the recipe.

I should note that these aren’t light and fluffy pancakes. They’re pretty dense and kind of chewy, but I really like the texture and find that they’re more filling because of it. Isaac and I both commented several times about how hearty and satisfying they are. As expected, the banana flavor with the melty chocolate chips is perfection. You can leave the chocolate chips out, but really why would you?

To learn more about this recipe, check out the recipe on Eating Bird Food.

Banana, Cottage Cheese, and Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

From Eating Bird Food

Banana, Cottage Cheese, and Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients

1 cup oats (rolled oats or quick-cooking oats will work)1 banana1/2 cup cottage cheese1/4 cup egg whites2 to 3 tablespoons almond milk1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 cup mini chocolate chipsToppings: banana slices, maple syrup, more chocolate chips