Sunday, March 21, 2010

Greek Yogurt - Breakfast of Champions!

Since beginning my journey to healthy living, I have become more conscious of my intake of protein. I am a pescatarian - I eat fish and seafood but no other meats and until recently, I didn't pay much attention to my protein intake. A huge mistake! Protein is essential for our bodies and is found in every one of our cells. Another great thing about increasing protein in my diet is that it provides a feeling of fullness that I certainly appreciate. On a daily basis I try to eat between 60 - 227 grams of protein, I find it in numerous ways - beans, tofu, nuts, rice, protein shakes, but my favorite has to be Greek yogurt!

Greek Yogurt can have up to 23 grams of protein per 8 oz serving. I eat this yogurt daily and many companies are now selling both plain and fruit flavors of Greek yogurt. When I eat plain I add my own fruit and it is delicious. I wanted to share my breakfast this morning with you to give you an idea of how to enjoy this treat. My yogurt parfait is only 281 calories. It packs a powerful 17 grams of protein and only 5 grams of fat. This indeed is a breakfast of champions!

4 oz of plain non-fat Greek yogurt -
1 cup frozen Dole Mixed berries (You can use any fruit that you like - fresh or frozen, whatever suits your taste buds)
Kellogg's low fat granola cereal (you can always make your own but I didn't have the ingredients on hand)
6 almonds

Layer each ingredient in a glass or bowl and enjoy!


Christyrenee said...

Greek Yogurt is one of my most favorite things! I love how it is so versatile too. I like to add a little honey and vanilla extract to mine and have it with fresh or dried fruit or with a little granola. It's also a great stand-in for sour cream if you leave it unsweetened. Rocco DiSpirito's new low-cal cookbook uses it in a ton of savory recipes. Greek yogurt is the best!!! =)

Losing in the City said...

i just got into greek yogurt.. which brand do you buy? i tried Chobani last week.. i had it with granola and sliced bananas... loved it..

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

I keep seeing them talking about Greek yogurt everywhere lately. I'm going to have to hunt it down to try. Maybe Trader Joes will have some? Your breakfast looks wonderful!

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adrienne said...

I used greek yogurt on a recent pasta recipe. You can click on my name to see. It took some getting used to but I love it even though it's expensive.

You have to be careful because some brands put alot of sugar in it.

Trish said...

Looks totally awesome!!!! MMMM

Faith | UPrinting said...

I am so craving for yogurts especially over the weekend and puff! here it is. Looks so yummy, I am so delighted to have the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your very own recipe.

~Mendie~ said...

I've never tried greek yogurt, wondered what the main difference was. More protein...might need to try one out! Looks yummy!

Tamona said...

Your food always looks it came out of a magazine lol!

Allison M. said...

I add in Kashi Go Lean Crunch with mine. It's delicious

Louise said...

It looks like dessert. Healthy & yummy works for me.

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