A savory alternative to yogurt+granola?
- nooodles Sep 21, 2005 02:05 AM
So for the last month, I've been eating plain yogurt, granola, and a small amount of either honey or preserves for breakfast. I love it: the textures, the flavors, the sweetness.
However, I notice that I like it even more with a handful of salted toasted nuts.
So, are there any people out there who have a great idea for something savory to put in the yogurt instead? Is there an unsweetened granola I should know about? Is there a crunchy alternative that's salty?
I don't just want bland, which is what I'd get if I ate my yogurt plain or without the honey. I want something salty to alternate with my something sweet. I've hit a wall with this one, but I'm sure others have great ideas.
Maybe soy nuts? They come in savory flavors (salted, honey/mustard, BBQ) and def. have a crunch. Also sesame sticks? Lots of savory snackie things at Trader Joe's.
I get my granola mailorder from Galaxy Granola. Its pretty low cal and REALLY crunchy. See link. My favorite is cranberry-orange. I mix it w vanilla yogurt which I put in the freezer for about an hour and add cut up fruit in season (lateley its peaches), a mix of TJ's high fiber cereal and Special K w vanilla. Sometimes I add honey roasted cashews. Its my ultimate comfort meal.
re: Katie Nell
That was what I was going to suggest, except with peanut butter chips :)
Trail mix makes a great sweet, salty addition. Raisins, seeds, nuts, a carob or white chocolate chip here and there...
Don't know if they're too sweet, but unsweetned, natural graham crackers are good, especially with unsweetened applesauce.
Also, if you make or buy not very sweet bran muffins, they're great heated and crumbled up into yogurt.
Bob's Red Mill also makes an apple granola that isn't very sweet at all.
Don't know how "savory" you're looking for, but yogurt makes a great substitute for mayonnaise in egg salad, chicken salad, potato salad, etc.
My favorite granola is the Granny Apple from Trader Joe's, which has really lovely chunks of walnuts in it. Perhaps not as savory as you want... I've been tempted to throw in soynuts before, but resisted.