How to eat breakfast like a (healthy) French woman

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Photo: Choosing Chia
At Well+Good, we’re constantly coming across genius recipes—whether it’s on Instagram, in soon-to-be published cookbooks, or directly from buzzy food bloggers themselves. And we’re sharing, by spotlighting the most awesome recipe we’ve come across each week. Ready to get cooking? Check out this week’s pick, below!

You’ve got the perfectly tousled hair look down. You eschew water when it comes to cleansing your face. You might even have a closet full of chic, striped activewear.

But how can you eat like a French woman if you’re trying to eat healthy—and pain au chocolat and macarons (yes, even gluten-free ones) just don’t cut it?

You make this genius Gallic-inspired pastry for breakfast, that’s how. It looks like a tart you’d dig into at a stylish corner cafe, only your go-to granola replaces the flaky crust and probiotic-rich yogurt becomes the custard—making it perfect for days when you want something that is simple, low in sugar, and Instagram-worthy.

Plus, these adorable tarts can be made in advance, so all you have to do is top with yogurt and blueberries before digging in (allowing more time for a little morning gratitude). And since the tarts are packed with healthy ingredients—think almonds and coconut oil—you’ll feel good about enjoying every last bite of crust.

This recipe comes from Jess Hoffman, the healthy food blogger behind Choosing Chia, whose mostly vegetarian recipes focus on fresh produce and natural ingredients (something that all women, regardless of where they hail from, can get behind).

Ready for a week full of these adorable breakfast tarts? Scroll down for the recipe.

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Photo: Choosing Chia

Choosing Chia’s Blueberry Granola Tarts

Yields 4 small tarts

Granola Crust
2 cups oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

1 cup of your favorite plain yogurt (Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt is recommended)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a food processor, add the oats and almonds, and pulse until crumbly.

3. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt, and pulse again for about 1 minute, until it forms a crumbly dough. The dough should feel moist in your fingers, but not too wet.

4. Firmly press the dough into mini tart pans (or a large tart pan) until it covers the bottom of the pans, about half an inch thick.

5. Place the tart crusts in the oven for 16-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. Remove and let cool.*

7. In a small bowl, mix your yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup together.

8. Using a spatula or spoon, spread the yogurt evenly on top of the tarts.

9. Top with fresh blueberries and serve immediately.

*If not eating immediately, the tarts can be stored on the counter in an air-tight container.

Looking for other ways to change up your breakfast routine? Zoats are a fiber-rich, nutrient packed option. Or, this tropical smoothie recipe will have you waking up to summer vibes.

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