We’re lightening up around the Sarah’s Cucina Bella household these days. That means some big changes in the kitchen: less butter, oil and the like, more healthy food. And one of the biggest places that needed lightening up was our breakfast.
Given the opportunity, Will would eat homemade buttermilk pancakes for breakfast daily. Paige would eat a big plate of scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and toast with butter. Shawn? He’d probably opt for Eggs Benedict. And me? Two eggs over easy with buttered white toast and bacon. Those are all fine options for the weekend. But most days, we really need to take a lighter approach — a lighter, easier approach.
Good thing that we all happen to like yogurt. It’s not only light, but it’s also quick and easy. Plus, if you like it, it can be a very tasty wake-up meal. You just have to make sure that you like the taste of the yogurt you purchase. Not all yogurts are the same. Some are tangier than others, some are sweeter. Find one that works for you. I am a big fan of the Trader Joe’s Organic French Vanilla Yogurt. It has a lovely taste, and is pretty inexpensive per serving when you buy the big container of it.
This simple preparation takes a good yogurt and gives it a little jolt of excitement. It’s sort of like those yogurt cups with the fun mix-ins that you have to stir in yourself. Except, since you make this at home, you are guaranteed a good-tasting yogurt base, instead of a cheap and sour one.
With Thanksgiving just days away, this is the perfect, light meal to pregame the big day. You can bet that we’ll be eating this that day.
Cinnamon Graham Breakfast Yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat French Vanilla yogurt (I like Trader Joe’s brand)
1/2 graham cracker
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sugar
Pour the yogurt into a serving dish. Crumble the graham on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Serve. Stir before eating.