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What to Eat with Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Recipes
I recently tried Greek yogurt and love it! It's tangier than regular yogurt, thicker, and very filling. But I had to decide what to eat with Greek yogurt to add a little texture and extra goodness.
I rarely eat a bowl of cereal. To me, it's just boring. But I love sprinkling a handful of healthy cereal on a bowl of Greek yogurt! Another great way to make yogurt even better is to slice fresh fruit, add nuts, and enjoy.
However you eat Greek yogurt, it makes for a delicious, healthy vegetarian breakfast. And yogurt is considered a superfood, so eat up!
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Recipes with Greek Yogurt
Keep it simple for a quick breakfast that's nutritious and delicious!
Greek yogurt is creamy and delicious. You can do lots with it so you won't get tired of it. Try these ideas and eat Greek yogurt every day if you want but in a new way!
Sweet Breakfast Ideas
~ Add honey and some crunchy granola or other cereal.
~ Add sweet berries like blueberries or strawberries.
~ Slice peaches, bananas, or apples to mix in.
~ Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts.
~ Stir in apple sauce, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Savory Breakfast Ideas
~ Mix in spices like garlic and dill and dip into it with whole wheat toast.
~ Eat it on a whole wheat tortilla or bagel and sprinkle with garlic or onion or your preferred spices.
~ Stir in nut butter for even more protein.
Greek Yogurt Smoothies
~ Use less Greek yogurt than regular yogurt and make a breakfast smoothie with milk, fruit, and honey. Use bananas, strawberries, peaches, berries, whatever you like to whip up a delicious, healthy smoothie.
Custard Bowls for Greek Yogurt
These bowls hold 6 ounces so are the perfect size for 4 or 5 ounces of Greek yogurt with some fruit or cereal mixed in for a healthy, quick breakfast.
Do You Like Yogurt?
Greek Yogurt Nutrition
Here's a comparison of Greek and regular yogurt.
According to US News & World Report, Greek yogurt indeed has more health benefits than regular yogurt. Here are the facts:
~ Greek yogurt has 15 to 20 grams of protein in 6 ounces compared to 9 grams of protein in regular yogurt.
~ Greek yogurt has fewer grams of carbohydrates per serving (only 5 to 8 grams) compared to 13 to 17 grams of carbs in regular yogurt.
~ Regular yogurt wins in the fat category with just 5 grams of saturated fat in 8 ounces compared to Greek yogurt, which has 16 grams of saturated fat in 7 ounces.
~ Regular yogurt has more calcium per serving than Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt has 30 percent and Greek yogurt has 15 to 20 percent of the daily amount.
~ Greek yogurt has less than half the sodium of regular yogurt.
~*~ Regular Yogurt or Greek Yogurt ~*~
The bottom line:
Eat plain, non-fat or low-fat yogurt
(regular or Greek) for the best nutrition
without lots of added sugar and fat.
Whip Up Greek Yogurt Smoothies - Check Out These Great Products to Get You Eating Healthier
This blender will whip up smoothies for a light lunch or snack that is packed with goodness when you start with yogurt.
According to Organic Authority, eating cinnamon aids in good health by lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as boosting memory and cognition by just smelling it!
Care2.com states that honey is great for preventing heart disease and cancer as well as being an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial. And yes, it does help to ease coughing.
Which yogurt is better?
Do you prefer regular yogurt or Greek yogurt?
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