Do You Know What’s in Your Greek Yogurt?

Greek YogurtYour healthy treat may contain some hidden calories! When I first started eating Greek yogurt, I hated the plain flavor…mainly because it didn’t have any flavor! I always tell people it’s an acquired taste.

Greek yogurt has become quite popular due to its high protein content. However, some Greek yogurt is packed with sugar. All yogurt contains sugar naturally, so purchase the plain flavor to avoid the added sugar in the fruit flavoring. You’ll also save on carbohydrates.

What if the plain flavor tastes too sour? Consider slicing up fresh fruit, sweeten with stevia or add sliced nuts on top to improve the taste. By adding fresh fruit instead of buying fruit flavored yogurts, you’ll add more fiber to your snack.

Which brand is the creamiest? According to the Huffington post, Fage Total 2% and Fage Total 0% are the favorites!

Use Greek yogurt for cooking or baking substitutions!
2/3 cup yogurt + 1/4 buttermilk for 1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup butter for 1 cup butter

3/4 cup yogurt for 1 cup oil

1 cup yogurt for 1 cup sour cream

1 cup yogurt for 1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup yogurt for 1 cup cream cheese

Bite-size Frittatas

Breakfast or Snack On-The-Go!

This month, we’re sharing a recipe for delicious mini frittatas. They’re versatile enough to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and of course they’re great for snacking, right out of the fridge.

Happy cooking!
Frittatas
6 eggs
6 egg whites
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup spinach, chopped
4 sausage links, chopped
3 pinches of sun-dried tomato
Mozzarella cheese (optional)

Place whipped eggs in a bowl and chop up veggies, sausage, and sun-dried tomato. Grease your muffin tin then pinch a small amount of spinach, sun-dried tomato, onion, sausage link, cheese and pepper into each tin. Pour in eggs until each muffin tin is 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

Nutrition Facts for 1 muffin (including cheese): 4.8 grams of fat, 6.1 grams of protein, 1 carbohydrate.

**You can also use an 8×8 pan. Place all ingredients together, grease pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cut into 9 squares.