Going Greek with Your Yogurt?
Have you noticed the transformation in the yogurt selection over the past few years? If not, you probably don’t eat much yogurt. It’s hard to miss the Greek yogurt trend. So, what makes this yogurt so special? Here’s an article summarizing it’s benefits What’s the Scoop? – Greek Yogurt.
Yogurt is produced by fermenting milk. Greek yogurt has been strained to remove the whey resulting in a thicker, creamier texture that many people love. From a nutrition perspective, Greek yogurt is a loaded with calcium and has almost twice as much protein as regular yogurt. It’s an excellend protein source for vegetarians who include dairy and a healthy, sustaining snack for pretty much anyone who isn’t lactose intolerant. Research indicates a high-protein post-workout snack helps rebuild muscle. So you may want to consider some greek yogurt in that smoothie after your summer workout. Greek yogurt also makes for a complete, high protein and tasty breakfast when combined with berries and granola.
Looking for more benefits? This creamy yogurt can be used as a lowfat/nonfat substitue for high fat dairy products. Use it instead of sour cream in tacos or instead of mayo in chicken salad. It will produce a slightly tangier taste which many people like but if that doesn’t appeal to you, offset it with other seasonings in the recipe or maybe some agave nectar. This website for the popular greek yogurt brand, Chobani has some recipes you may want to check out (http://chobani.com/kitchen).