During the Fall season, the cooler weather, Thanksgiving, family time…all may remind us of comfort foods. While these favorites are typically not the healthiest choices, I’ve got you covered with my fall comfort food makeovers with Greek yogurt!
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Are you a fan of the super popular yet super sugary pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop? If so, I created a way to savor the flavor while benefitting from a make-ahead breakfast filled with 18 grams of protein. The secret ingredient is Dannon Light & Fit Pumpkin Pie flavored Original Greek nonfat yogurt.
Did you know? 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 and calcium. Greek yogurts typically contain more protein than regular yogurts. That’s why I love including it in my overnight oats recipes!
This Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats is one of my absolute favorite fall meal prep breakfast options because of the creamy texture, ease of preparation and the PSL flavor with a healthier twist. Spend a few minutes in the evening and breakfast is ready to grab and go in the morning with a piece of fresh fruit to round out your meal.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 4 ounces cold brew coffee (regular or decaf)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 5.3 ounce container Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Pumpkin Pie Nonfat Yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Add all ingredients to a jar or bowl and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, grab a spoon and enjoy. Sprinkle with extra pumpkin pie spice if desired.
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Yogurt isn’t just for breakfast, AND healthier choices don’t have to be boring. With a balanced variety of delicious flavors, Dannon Light & Fit has better-for-you options that also fit your active lifestyle. I’ve created a bunch of recipes featuring Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt to include in your everyday and holiday menus!
Pumpkin Dijon Vinaigrette
One secret hack for making homemade salad dressing is to incorporate Greek yogurt with the oil and vinegar. It behaves like an emulsifier to help keep the dressing from separating. Plus, the yogurt’s sweetness helps to tame the acidity of the vinegar. No need to add any extra honey or sugar 🙂
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Pumpkin Pie Nonfat Yogurt (a little more is fine)
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped (about ½ teaspoon)
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors develop.
1 serving = 2 Tablespoons
Are you a sweet or savory comfort food lover?
I’m an equal opportunity foodie but if I HAVE to choose, I’m going for sweet. Greek yogurt is one of my daily staples and it also adds a little something-something to my favorite desserts.
Top my Mini Crustless Pumpkin Pies with a dollop of Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla or Pumpkin Pie flavored Greek yogurt. https://nutritionstarringyou.com/crustless-mini-pumpkin-pies/
This decadent Coconut Cranberry Black Rice Pudding gets its creaminess from Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Toasted Coconut Vanilla. Yum!! https://nutritionstarringyou.com/cranberry-coconut-black-rice-pudding/
Add Greek yogurt to other fall comfort foods!
The creamy texture and sweetness are magical additions to some of your fall standards.
*Top pancakes or French toast with Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple Pie or Vanilla flavored Light & Fit Original Greek yogurt instead of syrup.
*Pumpkin French toast? Blend eggs with Pumpkin Pie flavored Light & Fit and use as your batter for French Toast. YUM!!
*Enjoy your favorite flavor on top of your fall desserts instead of whipped cream.
Do you have a favorite fall comfort food that includes Greek yogurt?
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