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Greek Yogurt Study Snack December 14, 2010

Greek Yogurt Study Snack

Greek Yogurt Study Snack

It’s finals week for me… which means I won’t pick up on regular posting until Saturday.

I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite snack of the day however: FAGE non-fat plain Greek yogurt scooped onto a bed of frozen strawberries (slightly thawed) and topped with a dusting of cinnamon and turmeric. The was the best not-guilty pleasure food I’ve had all day. I let the strawberries thaw for about 20 minutes at room temperature before adding the yogurt so they would be soft enough to blend with the yogurt when I stirred everything together before taking the first bite. It was so deliciously creamy and satisfying but (unlike some of the other things I’ve had today) was also a wonderfully nutritious, low cal study snack.

Nutrition Highlight: While non-fat, plain Greek yogurts are among the healthiest foods in the dairy aisle, the kinds with added fruit usually don’t add the fruit alone. Instead, these often add extra sugar and a fruit syrup of some kind. There are still plenty of healthy qualities (like high calcium and protein) to these fruity Greek yogurts but to optimize the nutritional value of your snack add your own fresh or frozen fruit to plain yogurt instead. You’ll get all the flavor without going too sweet.

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