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)
Layer each ingredient in a glass or bowl and enjoy!