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Weekly Recipe #287: Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Photo credit: Celeste Lindell/Flickr

By Brianna Elliott, Open Arms Registered Dietetian

March is a great time of year. Spring is in the air, and it’s National Nutrition Month! Open Arms takes pride in providing healthy, medically-tailored meals to our clients, so we’re excited to celebrate the power of good nutrition during the weeks ahead. As the dietitian at OAM, I’m especially looking forward to inspiring our community to make healthy choices this month (and always).

This year, the theme for National Nutrition Month is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Even minor shifts in your food choices can add up over time, and lead to long-lasting lifestyle change that will keep you healthy and feeling great.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the key nutrition messages for 2017 include the following:

  1. Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
  2. Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
  3. How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  4. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  5. Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian. RDs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

For this entire month, we will be posting weekly nutrition challenges to our Facebook page, so make sure that you’re following us!

To kick off the month, enjoy this Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl recipe that comes from one of my favorite food blogs. It’s high in protein and fiber, and I added some chia seeds and raisins for more flavor and healthy fats.

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

Adapted from FitFoodieFinds

(Serves 1)


  • ¾ cups nonfat Greek yogurt, plain
  • ½ tbsp. maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 cup berries (or seasonal fruit of your choice)
  • ¼ cup granola
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Place Greek yogurt in a bowl and add maple syrup. Mix.
  2. Top with fruit, granola, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins and cinnamon. Add any other toppings you would like!

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 430 calories, 9 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 g protein, 52 g carbohydrates, 11 g fiber, 140 mg sodium

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