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The best part: These are ready in no time.
I like to think of breakfast as a skill. When first rolling out of bed and scrambling to start work on time, prepping something tasty can feel like mission impossible. Tbh, more often than not, I find myself settling for a toaster waffle (or two), which leaves me hungry an hour later.
But certain breakfasts allow you to have it all. The nutrients, the taste, and the convenience. I’m looking at you, yogurt bowls.
Yogurt bowls are a fun way to get in a tasty breakfast or snack and lots of good-for-you nutrients. “The yogurt itself provides plenty of calcium, magnesium, and protein, in addition to active, live cultures,” says Marisa Moore, RDN, a culinary and integrative dietitian. “[Yogurt bowls] are a convenient way to get those probiotics that are linked to a number of potential health benefits including digestive and immune system.”
Plus, you can truly make them your own by adding your preferred toppings, anything from oats to fruit to nuts, like almonds. When it comes to personalizing her own specialty bowl, Moore says she loves almonds for crunch and texture and a boost of plant-based protein, fiber, and good fats, and adding fruit for color and sweetness to otherwise tart yogurt.
She also recommends choosing seasonal toppings when you can. For example, in the fall, try adding some pumpkin puree and maple syrup into your yogurt bowl. You won’t regret it.
It’s simple. It really comes down to layering and mixing your ingredients. One classic way to make it is to start with a base of plain yogurt (though you can try a flavored one if you like). Then, lay fruit and seeds on top of it and finish off with a drizzle of honey.
You can also try the reverse, especially if you are having your bowl as a snack or lunch later in the day. Placing your flavorful yogurt toppings at the bottom of your jar may help your tart yogurt better absorb the additional flavors, says Moore. “When taking the bowl on the go, I take advantage of frozen fruit. I add frozen fruit to the bottom of the bowl, then top with yogurt. As the fruit defrosts you get a juicy, fruit-on-the bottom effect,” she explains.
You can also try alternating layers, so yogurt, then fruit, then yogurt again, then nuts, and so forth. Layering the toppings this way will let you get a taste of everything in one scoop, Moore says. That way, finishing the top won’t mean you’ve got nothing good left. Talk about a general food life hack!

Need some inspo? These seven recipes will show you just how appealing a health-hearty yogurt bowl can be. The quickest meal prep you’ll ever see and the closest to dessert a meal could ever come, these yogurt bowl recipes are the real deal.
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The pomegranate seeds in this yogurt bowl makes it a nutritional powerhouse. They pack antioxidants that build up your immunity. For this recipe, Brynn, the recipe author, recommends using plain Greek yogurt because it lets the flavors of the fruit shine through without the excess sweetness of flavored yogurts.
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Per one yogurt bowl: 298 calories, 13 g fat, 24 g carbs, 15 g sugar, 124 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein
This cranberry orange smoothie bowl is a light, gluten-free breakfast or snack with many nutritional benefits. Oranges pack vitamin C and cranberries are full of healthy gut bacteria. This recipe also adds in some granola dust to deliver a hearty crunch.
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Per three smoothie bowls: 527 calories, 79.3 g carbs, 56 g sugar, 24.1 mg sodium, 13.1 g fiber, 11. 6 g protein
Here’s a crunchy bowl that blends sweet (the jelly) and tart (the yogurt) flavors while offering a yummy mix of several textures—gooey jelly, creamy peanut butter, and the airy yogurt. The nuts also add a crunchy surprise. In other words, every last bite will definitely feel like a party.

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Per one yogurt bowl: 207 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 g carbs, 141 mg sodium, 21 g protein
This wintery yogurt bowl is bursting with flavor. Zainab, the bowl’s creator, describes persimmon as “a mix between a pumpkin and a pear.” It’s a good source of vitamins A and C, and lends a pretty color to this breakfast or snack. The coconut granola, pistachios, and chia seeds also add a crunch factor to the creamy yogurt base.
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Per one serving: 633 calories, 23.6 g fat (6.4 g saturated fat), 89.5 g carbs, 28.8 g sugar, 752.2 mg sodium, 6.37 g fiber, 24.1 g protein
Start your morning with a burst of vitamin C from the fresh fruit in this yogurt bowl. The peaches and blueberries sweeten up the yogurt, and you can add in some cacao nibs for a hint of chocolatey flavor.
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Per one bowl: 218 calories, 8 g fat, 31 g carbs, 20 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein
Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? Now imagine eating it for breakfast without the resulting sugar crash. This yogurt bowl lets you do just that. It’s made with pumpkin puree to create a to-die-for flavor that’s perfect for the fall months. Throw in some cinnamon or extra toppings and this creation is dream-worthy.
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Per one bowl: 208 calories, 7 g fat, 22 g carbs, 15 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein
This bowl doubles up as a smoothie and a yogurt bowl. Instead of traditional Greek yogurt, it uses a dairy-free alternative from Silk. The base consists of a blend of yogurt, bananas, flaxseed, and coconut oil. You’ll then top it off with a mix of berries and walnuts, or whatever you prefer, really.
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Per one serving: 695 calories, 26.8 g fat (13.9 g saturated fat), 94.1 g carbs, 64.7 g sugar, 264 mg sodium, 11.6 g fiber, 20.3 g protein


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