Healthify Your Yogurt

http://www.glorioustreats.com/2013/01/simple-yogurt-parfaits.htmlI’ve almost always loved yogurt: first the sickly sweet kind laden with chunky fruit, then the whipped kind, and the custard kind. Soon after starting my weight loss journey, I took on Greek yogurt, and I’ve never looked back. I have to be adaptable on what brand I buy, but even so, I have favorites. Fage undoubtedly has my favorite fruit flavors. Light N Fit Greek is only 80 calories per cup and makes a few fantastic chocolaty flavors. But even buying them at $1 a cup on sale, it can get pricey. Plus, a lot of my favorite flavors are loaded with sugar. My solution? Buying large tubs of plain and topping them myself!

Plain Fage Greek yogurt is just 130 calories per cup and boasts around 24 grams of protein. If you can tolerate the taste plain, go for it! For me, it’s just a little bit too tart. I also find that half a cup of yogurt with a little bit of topping satisfies me for quite a while, so each of the following combinations is designed for adding to a half cup serving of yogurt.

  • Almond Joy – 107 calories

7 grams dry-roasted almonds, 5 grams unsweetened coconut flakes, 5 grams dark chocolate chips

  • Nutella – 87 calories

10 grams hazelnuts, 5 grams dark chocolate chips

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly – 110 calories

14 grams cocktail peanuts, 10 grams cherry-infused craisins

  • North Africa – 103 calories

10 grams shelled pistachios, 20 grams dried apricots

  • Baklava – 130 calories

½ tablespoon honey, 16 grams chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon

http://www.stonyfield.com/blog/yogurt-toppings-breakfast/

I’ve also pinned a bunch of other ideas on our new Pinterest page! Check it out here:

Follow A Measured Life’s board Greek Yogurt Topping Ideas on Pinterest.

What are your favorite toppings for Greek yogurt?

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2 comments

  1. My wife and kids eat a lot of Greek Yogurt. I don’t eat it by itself much, but I cook with it all of the time. For many recipes it acts a great replacement for sour cream, creme cheese, mayo or cream. It adds an extra tang that I particularly like in many savory dishes, like palak paneer and stroganoff.

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