True Greek yogurt is made differently than traditional yogurt..
Why Go Greek??
- Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as regular yogurt.
- Since the whey contains the lactose, when the lactose is strained, the yogurt loses some of its sugar and carbohydrates. If you are watching your carbohydrate intake or have a sensitivity to carbohydrates like diabetes, then Greek yogurt is your ticket. Regular yogurts have 15 to 17 grams of carbohydrates per cup, where Greek yogurt averages around 9 grams.
- Because Greek yogurt contains less carbohydrates than regular yogurt, it has less lactose, the sugar in dairy products that can sometimes upset people's stomachs. This is especially helpful for people who have lactose intolerance.
- Greek yogurt can be used for many dishes. Due to its thick texture and rich taste, many people use it as a substitute for milk, sour cream and even use it for baking. I love to use it in baking and a substitute for mayo in chicken salad!!
Greek Yogurt Snack Ideas
Here are a couple of my Greek yogurt snack ideas. Get creative and add the ingredients you like to keep the Greek yogurt healthy and clean.
Greek Yogurt With Berries:
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup berries (fresh or frozen thawed out will both work)
1 tablespoon of Truvia (or more to taste)
I like to heat whatever berries I am using in the microwave for a few minutes to make them more juicy..this is really good with frozen mixed berries warmed in the microwave. Sometimes, you have to add more truvia depending on how sour the berries are at the time. Just mix it all together and enjoy!
|strawberries fresh from Glenmary Gardens|
|1 tablespoon of truvia the warmed in the microwave|
|add the Greek yogurt|
|yummy strawberry Greek yogurt|
Greek Yogurt With Chocolate and Granola
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 1/2 tablespoons truvia
sprinkle of clean granola and semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix all together..sometimes I have to add more truvia depending on the brand of cocoa I use...
|add cocoa and truvia to yogurt and stir|
|that granola is found at Ingles and called Simply Granola in the cereal isle|