Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Yogurt (Check back soon for health benefits and the latest science)

Stonyfield Vanilla Yogurt (Low Fat) 
Photo Credit: Jenny 

Yogurt is one of my favorite things to consume. When I was in the hospital after having been rushed to the emergency room with a stomach infection, the doctor told me to eat yogurt everyday because it contains probiotics. Probiotics are bacteria that help to maintain a natural balance of microflora (organisms) in the intestines.  It helped me immensely and my stomach felt so much better. 

My family and I commonly eat Stonyfield Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt. It has 170 calories per cup with 9 grams of protein. We put yogurt over oatmeal, pancakes, toast, chocolate babka bread from Breadsmith, blueberry muffins and French toast. It almost tastes like frosting!

Non-fat chobani Greek yogurt has 15 grams of protein per 90 calories. Isn’t that amazing? Greek yogurt is a great substitution for sour cream. I have added it to many of my wraps and sandwiches. The sour taste is a good contrast with turkey, beef or ham if you are looking to increase your protein levels. I like to mix protein powder with non-fat Greek yogurt to make a pudding.

Chocolate Apple Dip
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 Chocolate Apple Dip: Mix all these ingredients togethe
  • ½ cup of vanilla yogurt: 85 calories
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder: 10 calories
Protein Cookie Dough 
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Protein Cookie Dough: Mix all these ingredients together
  • ½ cup of non-fat greek yogurt: 85 calories
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder: 55 calories ( I used cookies and cream formula 1 from herbal life) 
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips: 70 
Greek Yogurt Frosting: Mix all these ingredients together
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar 
Greek Yogurt Mac n Cheese Recipe:
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