Healthy Yogurt-Inspired Dishes You’ll Actually Want To Eat


I’m not saying dairy makes everyone break out, but if you’re suffering from acne it’s worth cutting out and seeing how your body reacts. I’m pretty much guaranteed to get a blemish the day after I eat yogurt, a big piece of cheese etc. (this has also been backed by science…). Many yogurts also have a TON of sugar added to them – they’re not as healthy as you think! And sugar too may cause acne. While some of the alternatives aren’t perfect either (again always read the nutrition label to make sure there isn’t too much sugar), at least when it comes to my skin I saw an improvement when I switched over to Greek yogurt. Cottage cheese is another option if you suffer from breakouts but can’t bring yourself to trade in your dairy yogurt for the Greek kind (I haven’t noticed breakouts with cottage cheese, even if it’s not dairy-free – again we’re all different so the only way to know for sure is to do an elimination diet). Same goes for Skyr; while it’s dairy my skin doesn’t seem to have issues with it in the same way that I do with traditional yogurt.

With all of that said, here’s a look at some delicious alternatives to your traditional yogurt-based breakfast or snack!

Banana Chip Parfait (1 serving)

  • bare Simply Banana Chips (or Cinnamon)
  • 1 container Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of blackberries
  • Drizzle of honey (or substitute agave)

Alternately layer the parfait glass with yogurt, berries, and banana chips. Add some berries to the top of the parfait. Drizzle honey over the top of the parfait. ** I love this after an intense early morning session with my trainer.

Breakfast Bowl With Balsamic-Roasted Strawberries (1 serving) 


  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 containers good culture blueberry acaí chia
  • fresh mint leaves

Preheat oven to 375F. In a baking dish, toss strawberries with vinegar and honey. Roast until berries are softened and syrupy, about 30-35 minutes. In a skillet over medium heat, toast coconut, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove from heat to cool. Spoon each container of cottage cheese into a bowl. Top each with half of the strawberries and an extra drizzle of the balsamic syrup. sprinkle with coconut and finish with mint.

Loaded Sweet Potato (2 servings) 


  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 5.3 oz good culture classic cheese pack
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pieces of uncured, all natural turkey bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp olive or ghee
  • Hot sauce to taste


Skyr with Roasted Pears on Toast


Spread a thick layer of Skyr on toast, then add sliced pear. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with nuts.

Skyr with Beets


Slice the beets thin, and place alongside a large dollop of Skyr. Sprinkle thyme over everything.

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