Food Kick Pick: Greek Yogurt

 

This weeks food kick is Greek Yogurt! I eat this stuff everyday. Given my background this is a staple not only in my fridge but the fridge of my momma’s.  Growing up, I was lucky enough to have home made Greek yogurt on a weekly basis but after I moved out I quickly realized I didn’t have time to make it. Fortunately for me, it’s become a trend to eat Greek yogurt as appose to the other kinds so now I can find it at the grocery store, (although it’s never as good as my moms).  If you haven’t jumped on this thick creamy yogurt wagon, let me give you some facts before you head to the store!

In my fridge I carry the FAGE brand of non fat Greek yogurt.  I love it for its rich creamy texture and its nutritional content.  Only 6 oz of this stuff has 100 calories, 0g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 7g sugar and 18g protein.  This is my go to breakfast with a chopped green apple, a pinch of cinnamon and a table spoon of slivered almonds.  It’s protein content mixed with the good fats from almonds, keeps me full all morning and even gives me the energy I need to blast through my workout before lunch.

Yogurt is not only great for breakfast but it’s also a great substitute for anything that calls for sour cream as well as making dips and marinades.  This is something I think we all need in our fridge. Its combination of calcium, protein and probiotics for your digestive system makes this a super food in my book! Here’s some recipes you can try to incorporate in your healthy diet.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Chicken Salad 

Macaroni Salad

ENJOY!

Marga

About Marga

Marga grew up with a mother who was convinced that vegetable oil was a diet food and walking bare foot could give you anything from a cold to cancer! After tipping the scale over 145 (which was far too uncomfortable for her 5'2" frame) she knew she had to do something! She's a lover of food and being a dancer her whole life she never once thought about what was being put into her body. Once she moved to Los Angeles and stopped dancing, that slice of Baklava became her arch nemesis. So fast forward 5 years and she's the healthiest she's ever been. LA definitely makes you a heath conscious person and every time you blink there's a new health craze you just have to try! So come on that journey with her! But don't get her wrong.. just because she knows better doesn't mean she doesn't indulge. Her inner fat kid is always at the desert bar waiting for her to join in.
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