This Greek yogurt bowl with a savory twist is high in protein, easy to throw together and packed with delicious veggies and fiber, healthy fats and loaded with flavor. It’s great for meal prep and busy mornings when you want healthy breakfast recipes that aren’t loaded with added sugar and will keep you full and satisfied.
You all know how much I love protein focused breakfasts, as they are a great option for the most important meal of the day. Check out my egg bites, protein overnight oats and even this breakfast salad! High protein breakfasts help to set the mental and nutrient tone of the day.
When you have a high protein breakfast, you are more likely to stick to a healthy eating pattern the rest of the day, and are less likely to snack and graze. Why? Because the protein helps you feel full and satisfied, balances blood sugar and when eaten on a consistent basis, helps you build and maintain lean muscle mass.
While we often think of eggs as the staple high protein savory breakfast option, plain Greek yogurt is actually a much better option gram for gram. This nutritious breakfast bowl has 29 grams of protein and low in sugar. Typically yogurt bowls are sweet, so this is a fun departure off the typical fruit focused breakfast yogurt parfait.
There are a bunch of different ways you can switch up the ingredients to make various combinations of healthy Greek yogurt breakfast bowls, but the following combo is one of my favorite!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Uses easy, simple ingredients and requires no cooking to make eating healthier easier and more manageable. Just spend a few minutes prepping the sliced veggies the night before, and you can have this healthy yogurt bowl assembled and out the door in less than 5 minutes!
- Packed with flavor and nutrients. Traditional Greek yogurt is naturally high in protein, has much less sugar than regular strained yogurt, and is a good source of calcium, vitamin B12 and gut friendly probiotics via its active yogurt cultures. When all the other wonderfully nutritious topping options are added in, you have a powerhouse breakfast that tastes fantastic.
- Highly customizable with different combinations of toppings, and affordable! A tub of good quality Greek yogurt goes for less than $8, making it less than $1 per serving. Add in your favorite toppings – some simple veggies of your choice, nuts and seeds and a drizzle of olive oil, tahini or almond butter or peanut butter, and you’re looking at a breakfast that is a fantastic healthy choice for less than $3.
Ingredients for Greek yogurt bowls
- Creamy plain Greek yogurt – no need for it to be organic Greek yogurt! Just choose whichever brand you like. I like Fage lactose free version, as it tends to be a little less sour taste and doesn’t and I seem to digest it easier, but you go with whichever Greek-style yogurt brand you love. You can use plain yogurt, but it will not have as high of a protein content.
- Fresh vegetables including tomatoes and cucumbers, and herbs like parsley and mint.
- Roasted chickpeas – I recommend using my recipe to make your own, as they are super easy and affordable. However you can also find store-bought roasted chickpeas which are tasty!
- Pine nuts for a dose of healthy good fats. Other raw nuts like almond slivers or pumpkin seeds would also be good options.
- Olive oil or your favorite nut or seed butter – I have made them using a drizzle of olive oil and fresh made tahini, and you can’t go wrong with either!
How to make the best Greek yogurt bowl
The steps to throw this perfect healthy breakfast together couldn’t be easier! Simply grab a bowl or meal prep container, and layer in the ingredients.
Start with the creamy yogurt, spreading ¾ cup – 1 cup in your serving bowl. Layer on the veggies, then the roasted chickpeas. Top with the chopped herbs and nuts, then drizzle on either olive oil or your nut butter of choice.
Finish the bowl off with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and/or a fun Mediterranean inspired seasoning like Za’atar. Serve and enjoy the heck out of this yummy dish!
And a little tip, if you are prepping these in advance for meal prep, a sealable mason jar works great.
Absolutely this dish works for any time of day!
Yes, you can, just keep in mind that most plant based yogurts won’t contain as much protein. So if your goal is to pack in the protein, you’ll want to stick to Greek yogurt.
Sliced red onions, olives, sauteed veggies like zucchini and eggplant are all great options that keeps the flavor profile in line with the Mediterranean vibes.
More High Protein Breakfast Ideas
Make sure to check out my other great high protein breakfast options like Greek yogurt overnight oats, roasted red pepper and spinach egg white bites, and this Mediterranean egg bake. All are great for meal prep, so make eating healthier much easier and manageable.
High Protein Greek Yogurt Bowls (Savory)
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 Persian cucumber sliced thin on the diagonal
- 1 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- ½ cup Roasted chickpeas See recipe notes for recipe
- 4 tablespoon Herbs chopped, mint and parsley recommended
- 2 tablespoon Pine nuts
- 2 tablespoon Tahini or olive oil
- Za'atar seasoning, salt and pepper to tate optional
- In 2 separate bowls, layer in equal parts Greek yogurt, veggies, herbs, chickpeas, and nuts.
- Drizzle with olive oil or tahini and sprinkle with Za'atar, salt and pepper. Serve or store in a sealed container overnight for up to 2-3 days.