Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Honey.Cinnamon.Greek.Yogurt with Nectarines and Toasted.Walnuts

I'm completely craving nectarines right now.  They are in season --- and so juicy and delicious.  This week will definitely be dedicated to these little guys...

Yesterday at Central Market I was laughing to myself as I literally tested every single nectarine on display for ripeness.  I wanted to eat one immediately vs. wait for it to ripen so I was lightly squeezing every one.  Probably tested like 50 different ones to try to find one what was ripe enough...and was laughing because it reminded me of Jenga!  You know how you lightly tap-tap-tap each block to find the one that moves?  That was me at the nectarine display.

Besides nectarines, my other new kick is Greek yogurt.  I really like FAGE Total 0% that I found at Whole Foods yesterday.  For 1 cup of yogurt it's 120 cal / 0g fat / 20g of protein.  So this morning, I made the following for breakfast:

::Honey Cinnamon Greek Yogurt with Nectarines & Toasted Walnuts::

Just scoop a cup of the yogurt into a bowl --- sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey (I used sugar free).  Then added fresh, cubed nectarines and chopped walnuts that I quickly toasted on the stove.  Was delicious, healthy, and perfect combination of creamy, sweet, and crunchy.

It can also be made really quickly.  If you know me, you know I'm NOT a morning person.  I'm usually on two-wheels trying to get to work on time while simultaneously eating a bowl of cereal and curling my eyelashes.  I know.  It's terrible.  I've really tried to lock-it up a bit since the great cereal disaster of 2009 (pictured below) and that usually just means forgoing breakfast until I get to work...and get to eat some instant oatmeal out of a styrofoam cup.

However, you can pre-toast and chop the walnuts and dice the nectarine the night before and put the whole thing together quickly.  This was great and easy and delicious.  Hope you enjoy!


  1. Ah, the great cereal disaster of 2009. What an event.