SS | Greek Yogurt

 by jen sweet [Travels in Cooking]  


I’ve never liked milk, and I’ve never liked yogurt. Greek yogurt is the dairy exception to my very strong dislike of the milk and yogurt taste and I have been very pleased to add it to my diet. I recently went to a Herbalife health consultation and one of the many recommendations was to incorporate healthier and high protein snacks into your diet. I will divulge into more specifics on some other great healthy ideas, however I thought this would be a great way to start. I really love the taste of Greek yogurt and it’s amazing how much this stuff keeps you full too!

Dannon's Greek Yogurt comes in many flavors including: strawberry, blueberry and vanilla!

 

Why eat Greek Yogurt?

  • Greek yogurt has only 110-120 calories and has about 12-14 grams of protein!!
  • Regular yogurt can be anywhere from about 110-250 calories and only has about 3-7 grams of protein.
  • It has a very creamy texture!
  • It’s an easy snack!
  • You will stay fuller longer because it has almost double the protein as regular yogurt!
  • Lower sugar!
  • Promotes intestinal and “womanly” health

Only 110 calories and 12 grams of protein!

Fun Facts:

  • 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. (Source: health.com)
  • The Greek’s have been eating it for thousands of years!

Here are some great resources if you want to learn more about why Greek yogurt is so healthy for you! 

  1. Health.com
  2. Webmd.com

Greek Yogurt makes a healthy lunch snack!
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Posted on March 6, 2011, in Eat. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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