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9 Healthy Greek Yogurt Parfait Topping Ideas

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Greek yogurt parfaits are a delicious and nutritious start to your day. Start with a base of yogurt. You can use plain or flavored yogurt though if you’re adding toppings, start with plain! You can use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt. Greek yogurt has a lot more protein than regular yogurt and also has a thicker texture and more of a tart flavor. So go with whatever you prefer – and then it’s time to add toppings. You can pick as many or as few as you like or have on hand. Spoon layers into a clear cup or dish for a beautiful presentation or layer into a bowl or make a few ahead in a meal prep container so you can take it on your way out the door.

Berries

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Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make for beautiful, sweet, and antioxidant-packed fruit toppings. You can also use frozen berries, just let them thaw a bit before digging in.

Sliced Bananas

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Berries may be bright and colorful, but bananas add a great sweet flavor as well as some extra bulk to your parfait. Slice up and add to yogurt for an affordable and easy-to-find fruit addition.

Jam

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No fresh fruit? Try using jam or fruit compote. Jam is a great way to add sweet and fruit flavor to plain yogurt. For about 1 cup of yogurt, start by stirring in 1 tablespoon of jam as a starting point, then taste test and add more if necessary.

Granola

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Make your own granola or buy it to save time. Look for a granola that is loaded with nuts, seeds, and whole oats for a nutritious dose of sweetness and crunch to your yogurt.

Honey

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If you use plain Greek yogurt, you may want to sweeten it up with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Just like the jam, start with a small amount (a few teaspoons), stir in, and taste. Adjust and add more as desired. High quality honey with a full fat Greek yogurt is truly delightful!

Chopped Nuts

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Chop up your favorite nuts for a nutritious boost and crunchy texture. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts are all good options.

Nut Butter

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Nut butter won’t add crunch, but it will add an extra boost of protein, fiber, and fats to keep you satisfied. Use a drizzle of almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter. You can also stir it into the yogurt instead of drizzling it over the top for a nut-butter flavored yogurt.

Seeds

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Add a nutritious crunch with chia seeds, hemp seeds, and/or flaxseeds. You could also add a chia seed pudding layer by soaking chia seeds in your milk of choice for 15 minutes before layering your parfait.

Cacoa Nibs

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Try adding cacao nibs, which are small pieces of crushed cacao beans. They have a bitter, dark chocolate flavor and a crunchy texture – both of which are great additions to your yogurt, especially paired with berries or banana.

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