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Start Your Day with Greek Yogurt
indypt posted:
Looking for a great tasting, low-calorie breakfast option to start you day? Try a Yogurt parfait made with Greek Yogurt. I prefer Organic Greek Yogurt (Plain) in 5.3 oz containers (80 calories). I add 1 tbsp of honey (60) calories, and 1/4 cup of granola (100 calories) and a small handful of blueberries, raspberries or both (12 - 15 berries).

The really great thing about this combination is that it is very filling and sticks with you all morning. I haven't had a single mid-morning hunger pang since I started eating this. Best of all, the entire parfait is only 250 - 280 calories depending on which brand of granola you choose.

Couple of things about Greek Yogurt... Greek Yogurt is a natural product with not additives, preservatives, sugars, stabilizers, etc.. It has nearly twice the protein of regular commercial yogurt. It is also lower in lactose. You will find that it is creamier than regular, super-market yogurt. It contains probiotics that are great for gut health.

This is a great tasting treat that's easy to make and easy to take with you if you are short on time. Works for lunch too!
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Tomato05 responded:
I agree - this is a great and nutritious meal, and quick and easy to assemble. I would just suggest that you ensure the yogurt is made from skim milk, not full cream milk.

Also, the fruit adds quite a bit of sweetness (especially if you use sweet strawberries or other sweet fruit), so I would omit the honey, which could just cause a big spike blood sugar levels, or at least cut it down to 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon.
ironman97176 replied to Tomato05's response:
I agree also. I use fat free greek yogurt. I add it to my Kashi Go Lean cereal instead of granola though. I add 2 tbs of ground flax for more fiber but it can be omitted if the texture is disagreeable.

I use strawberries or blueberries for sweetness. Since I am diabetic and controlling it with diet when I feel I need a little more sweetness I use 1/2 tsp. Splenda or Stevia In the Raw.

It works good for a snack or dessert too.

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