Greek yogurt- 4 ways

Being a Dietitian, I speak to people everyday about their diets...what they like, dont like, what they have for breakfast, lunch etc. Im always amazed at how many people dont eat enough protein during the day. All too often, its toast for breakfast, skipping lunch and snacking on fruits and biscuits. Where is the protein?? We NEED protein in our diet. Protein helps us stay full, protects our fat free mass, and helps us maintain a healthy metabolism.

Greek yogurt 4 ways

Greek yogurt is great way to help us meet our daily protein requirements. Average person needs at least 60grams per day of protein. One normal pot of greek yogurt (150grams) has a huge 15grams of high quality protein. 

I know, from speaking to people, that yogurts are getting a bad rep because of the added sugar etc. But please dont avoid plain, healthy yogurt. Its a cheap snack thats full of protein and calcium. Choosing a plain greek yogurt and adding your own flavours is a great way to enjoy this amazing food. 

Greek yogurt with bananas and peanut butter

Greek yogurt with bananas and peanut butter

Greek yogurt with raspberries and granola

Greek yogurt with raspberries and granola

Greek yogurt with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Greek yogurt with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Greek yogurt Smoothie (Milk, chia seeds, berries and yogurt)

Greek yogurt Smoothie (Milk, chia seeds, berries and yogurt)

Posted on April 12, 2016 and filed under recipe.