Yogurt is a delicious and versatile treat to enjoy as part of your healthy lifestyle. Not only for breakfast and snacks, I’m sharing 10 Simple Tips to Fit Yogurt into Every Diet!
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Do you love yogurt? It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan since it’s an easy way to add protein, calcium, and Vitamin D to any meal or snack. It’s not just for breakfast, I’ve got lots of Simple Tips to Fit Yogurt into Every Diet.
Why include yogurt in your meal plan?
Light & Fit Yogurt can fit into a variety of diet patterns and choices – along with following the Dietary Guidelines recommendations, yogurt can be part of healthy lifestyle choices including Mediterranean-style, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), vegetarian, and low-carbohydrate diets.
In fact, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing intake of nutrient-dense foods, such as fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt. Yogurt is nutrient dense, and many yogurts are a good source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Greek yogurts typically contain more protein than regular yogurts. That’s why it’s a fantastic choice to help you refuel after a workout.
Light & Fit Original Greek Nonfat Yogurt contains 80 calories and 12 grams of protein per 5.3 oz. Just what your tired muscles need after a workout. Pair any flavor cup with your favorite fruit such as berries to give you a fiber boost and some quality carbohydrates, plus some chopped nuts for some satisfying good-for-you fats.
Light & Fit offers a delicious variety of products to fit any eating occasion!
Light & Fit Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt contains 130 calories and 11-12 grams of protein per 5 oz. What an easy way to add extra protein to a vegetarian lunch like a PB sandwich on whole grain bread. Round it out with an apple and cut up veggies and you’ve got a perfectly balanced meal to keep your energy levels up all afternoon. Plus, the delicious, crunchy topping feels like an indulgent treat for kids and adults alike. With flavors like Caramel Fudge Pretzel, Coconut Chocolate Bliss, Key Lime Pie and Cookies and Cream, there’s plenty of deliciousness to enjoy.#ad Yogurt is a delicious and versatile treat to enjoy as part of your healthy lifestyle. Not only for breakfast and snacks, I’m sharing 10 Simple Tips to Fit Yogurt into Every Diet! @LightandFit #LightandFitRD #Yum #LightandFit Click To Tweet
So many flavor options to choose from!
Everyone in my house has their favorites for breakfast, snacks and dessert. One loves Tiramisu Original Greek with some mini chocolate chips or raisins, another likes Key Lime and Strawberry Cheesecake. The other is all about the Light and Fit Greek Crunch flavors. Of course, on repeat are Original Greek Cherry, Vanilla and Strawberry. Add-ins include cereal, dried cranberries, pistachios and graham crackers.
10 Simple tips to fit yogurt into every diet:
- Layer parfaits with yogurt, cereal and fruit.
- Top pancakes with yogurt instead of syrup to boost the nutrition and save on added sugar grams.
- Mix yogurt with eggs as batter for French toast to add more protein to breakfast. Top with more yogurt and fruit. (https://nutritionstarringyou.com/strawberry-vanilla-protein-french-toast/)
- Make frozen yogurt bark by spreading Light and Fit yogurt on a parchment paper lined sheet
pan, top with chopped dried fruit and nuts and freeze. Break into pieces and snack away.
- Whip some into salad dressing for a creamy, sweet addition to vinaigrettes.
- Add to smoothies for a protein boost.
- Add to sauces and marinades.
- Incorporate yogurt into homemade rice pudding (https://nutritionstarringyou.com/cranberry-coconut-black-rice-pudding/)
- Add yogurt to baked goods like muffins and baked oatmeal for a creamy protein boost.
- Mix into oatmeal and overnight oats.
What are your favorite flavors and unique ways to include yogurt in your day? Please share in the comments below!
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