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Month: March 2010
Today’s winner is Dannon® Greek Yogurt!
I have posted many comments about Greek yogurt as well as recipes from below, but since the craze, more and more manufacturers are coming with more varieties of Greek yogurt .
Notice you get twice as much protein from Greek yogurt than regular yogurts. It also has a thicker consistency, kind of like ricotta cheese or sour cream so you can use it in place of sour cream for dip! To one plain 6-oz Greek yogurt try adding a tablespoon of Mrs. Dash seasoning (any kind) and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt – wonderful for eating a bunch of fresh veggies!
This thick, creamy texture is decadent and perfect for dessert. It is hard to go back to regular yogurt after trying varieties of Greek yogurts. Other similar brands I have talked about and tried are Stonyfield Oikos and Fage Greek yogurts – all wonderful!
Try it out or try it in your next dip!
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Summer is just around the corner and I have the perfect recipe for a summer-fun treat!
Serves 6 Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD,
1 can (20-oz) crushed pineapple with juice
2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed (or any berries)
1 quart low fat buttermilk
Combine all ingredients and place in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
Pour into a freezer-safe dish and place in the freezer. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Eat and enjoy
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 110, Carbohydrate: 23g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Fat: 1g, Protein: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 85mg, Sugar: 19g, Trans Fat 0g
The color of this recipe is gorgeous and it is all from the fruit – all natural! The buttermilk gives it a great texture like ice cream! Super simple and super yummy! Plus you also get antioxidants from the berries and a good source (30%) of calcium from the low-fat buttermilk! WOW – much better than ice cream which is only 10%. Can’t be beat!