Greek Week

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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.