Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Photo: Ashley Pettit

A Reason to Take a Break from Oatmeal
Quinoa is a superfood that's made its way into breakfast bowls. But if you haven't tried it with maple syrup, you may not realize just how tasty it can be. Nutritionist Ashley Pettit plays up the seed's nuttiness by pairing it with maple's buttery flavor, and it's a perfect match. A spoonful of hemp seeds add crunch, and cinnamon and vanilla extract give the dish a dessert-y taste.

Get the recipe: Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Spiced Pear-Greek Yogurt Parfait

Photo: Ashley Pettit

A New Way to Enjoy a Favorite Winter Fruit
We've seen pears served alongside creamy brie or gorgonzola, garnished with a spoonful of honey, as an appetizer. This is Pettit's morning-meal take on the delicious trio, using plain Greek yogurt instead of cheese and pure maple syrup rather than honey. She chops the fruit and cooks it quickly with butter, cardamom, cinnamon and syrup (the toasty notes go especially well with the slightly spicy cardamom); stirs in raw pumpkin seeds; then spoons the mixture over yogurt for an unexpected warm-and-cool breakfast.

Get the recipe: Spiced Pear-Greek Yogurt Parfait