Saturday, December 13, 2014

Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt
It seems like I add Greek Yogurt to anything and everything. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is somehow incorporated. I discovered it at Trader Joe's a couple years ago and have never looked back. It has all of the probiotics and live cultures that regular yogurt has. Just without all the sugar.

-I add it to store bought salad dressing to make them lower fat or lower sodium per serving.
-Try it on taco's, burritos or inside omelets to replace sour cream. It has the same texture and consistency as sour cream. It is just a tiny bit more tart. But my husband never knows that it is replacing the sour cream ;)
-Add it to smoothies for some high protein and low sugar snack or breakfast.
-Spoon it over some berries with a little honey for a breakfast or dessert.
-I even used it instead of sour cream in beef stroganoff. And it tasted amazing!

Why to try it: Yogurt promotes intestinal and vaginal health, improves lactose intolerance, builds stronger bones, enhances immunity, lowers blood pressure, and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects. In a recent study in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers found that obese adults who ate three servings of fat-free yogurt a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than those who just cut calories. A plus for Greek yogurt, in particular, is that it doesn’t give you the sugar overload of what you usually find in U.S. grocery stores.

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