If you are growing tired of egg whites in the morning, why
not try a new lean protein option? Greek yogurt is a potential choice that may
be new to you. Greek yogurt is typically found right next to the yogurt section
you already shop, or sometimes in a designated organic area.
To prevent any confusion, yogurt is typically and correctly
considered a carbohydrate on Body-for-LIFE®.
Greek yogurt can be an exception to this rule because it is high in protein, and
low in carbohydrates and fat. It is hard to believe with such a good nutrition
profile that Greek yogurt is delicious, with a rich and creamy texture! Be sure
to choose an unflavored, 0% fat variety, as flavored varieties may add a lot of
extra sugar. Like anything else on Body-for-LIFE,
check the label first!
Just like other yogurts, Greek yogurt is available in large
containers and convenient single serving containers. One serving of unflavored,
0% fat Greek yogurt with low fat granola or fruit on top is a quick Body-for-LIFE approved meal. Since it is
similar in consistency to sour cream, you can even try substituting Greek yogurt
for sour cream in dip recipes to improve the nutrition value!
Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips with 60 calories per serving and Omega 3 are a decent choice for dipping veggies or spreading on a turkey breast sandwich for some zip. Just watch your portions!
I also like to blend Greek yogurt with some fresh fruit and freeze it for a well deserved treat. Adding in some pasteurized egg whites gives it a really creamy texture.
If you don't focus on what your feel you're missing out on, you'll discover that there's some really delicious and healthy treats you can come up with.