My love of Yogurt – One Yogurt 5 Ways!

Hi Everyone,

You know how much I love yogurt!  I actually panic if I’m out of it, which is very rare!  I use it in just about everything!!  Not only is it delicious creamy, smooth and so versatile, but it is so healthy for you, as along as you get Greek Yogurt.  Today I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite yogurt toppings.  One plain Greek Yogurt, 5 different ways!

Yogurt Toppings

I thought I should give you a few benefits of Greek Yogurt.  It’s high in protein, great source of calcium, The live and active cultures are healthy probiotics that not only improve your digestive health, it helps keep the bacteria in your gut healthy, plus it can also boost your immune system.  Hmmm, I wonder if Greek yogurt is the reason I rarely ever get sick?  Plus the greek yogurt is so creamy, that it satisfies that hankering sweet tooth!!  Plus it’s low-calorie, fat-free, low sodium and low carbs!!  It’s a win win!!!

Key things to look for in Greek Yogurt is that it’s low in sugar (below 11 grams sugar), low in carbs and is high in protein!  I always read my labels before purchasing my yogurt!!  Not all yogurts are the same, so do your homework!!  Here are just a few ways I like to have my Greek Yogurt!!  All of these yogurts are made with 1 Cup Chobani, Plain 0% Fat Greek Yogurt.

PIna Colada Greek Yogurt

This is my Pina Colada Greek Yogurt.  To make add 1/4 tsp. coconut extract and 1/4 tsp. stevia to greek yogurt, add 1/3 cup fresh pineapple – diced, 2 tsp. coconut granola or 2 tsp. of shredded coconut.

Calories:  202,  Fat:  1.6,  Sodium:  108, Potassium:  72,  Carbs:  21,  Fiber:  1.4,  Sugar:  15.9,  Protein:  24.2

Pina Colada Yogurt Topping

Apple Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Greek Yogurt

Apple Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Greek Yogurt To make:   Add 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. sugar-free maple syrup to greek yogurt, mix well, top with 1/3 cup apples, diced, 1 tsp. chopped walnuts and 1/2 tsp. maple syrup.

Calories:  266,  Fat:  6.5,  Sodium:  250, Potassium:  90,  Carbs:  31,  Fiber:  1.8,  Sugar:  13,  Protein:  24.5

Apple Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Greek Yogurt

Cranberry and Orange Greek Yogurt

Cranberry Orange Greek Yogurt

To make:   Add 1/4 tsp. orange extract and 1/4 tsp. stevia to greek yogurt; mix well.  Add 1/2 cup greek yogurt to a bowl and top with 1/2 mandarin orange, peeled and in segments.  Add remaining yogurt and top with remaining mandarin orange and 1 tbsp. dried cranberries.

Calories:  203,  Fat:  .03,  Sodium:  105, Potassium:  200,  Carbs:  23,  Fiber:  2.2,  Sugar:  21,  Protein:  23.5

Cranberry and Orange Greek Yogurt

Peanut Butter and Jelly Greek Yogurt

Peanut Butter and Jelly Greek Yogurt

To make:  Add 1/2 a cup of greek yogurt to a bowl and top with 2 tbsp. of jam of your choice (I used my Strawberry quick jam), top with remaining yogurt and top with 1 tbsp. peanut butter and 1/2 tsp. chopped honey roasted peanuts.

Calories:  304,  Fat:  9.7,  Sodium:  124, Potassium:  105,  Carbs:  25,  Fiber:  1.7,  Sugar:  19.6,  Protein:  27.3

Peanut Butter and Jelly Greek Yogurt

Orange Chocolate Greek Yogurt

Orange Chocolate Greek Yogurt

To make:  Add 1/3 tsp. pure orange extract, 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/4 tsp. stevia to greek yogurt.  Top with a dollop of plain greek yogurt and 1/2 tsp. mini chocolate chips.

Calories:  160,  Fat:  .05,  Sodium:  148, Potassium:  6.2,  Carbs:  11.8,  Fiber:  1.3,  Sugar:  9.8,  Protein:  23.7

Orange Chocolate Greek Yogurt

I hope you like my different greek yogurt toppings!  I had fun creating all of these, and I plan on creating more.  Here is my personal favorite Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfait Jar.  This is great for when your on the go.  I make this just about every morning and take it with me to work.  It keeps me filled till lunch!

Breakfast Jar Parfait

This is my traditional go to yogurt parfait that I make in the summer!  I love berries in my yogurt, but being winter, berries just don’t taste as good!

Berry Yogurt

Well that is it for this edition of Greek Yogurt toppings.  I have a feeling I will have more in the near future!!  Still craving some plain greek yogurt?  Here are a few of my favorite posts in which I use greek yogurt in it!!  Greek yogurt isn’t just for eating with toppings, it’s great frozen, baked and blended.

Jalapeno Cheese Bread
Cherry Pancakes
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt
Artichoke and Jalapeno Ranch Dip
Jalapeno Dressing
Ranch Dip

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie #2
California Chicken Sandwich
Cheesy Pesto Chicken

Have a great day everyone!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  What is your favorite way to eat yogurt?

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Comments

  1. Everyone loves yoghurt! Tasty and healthy :) The desserts look just delicous! Besides, I just love yoghurt pancakes.

  2. I love how versatile it is and can’t wait to bake with it more in 2013!

  3. Great tips! I love Greek yogurt, but then who doesn’t? Have a good New Year!

  4. I love yogurt as well! And all your five versions :) Greek yogurt is one of my favorite.

  5. Every single one looks fabulous. I was really digging the pina colada one though. I use yogurt in baking quite often. I dislike sour cream and find yogurt takes it place perfectly every time. I found a greek yogurt recently so I used it with cherry granola, Oh my gosh, so good.

  6. Yum, I’m a total yogurt concoction fanatic so I’m loving this post right now :)

  7. Thanks for sharing! These all look fantastic…especially the PBnJ and chocolate orange. I rarely buy Greek yogurt, but I think I’m going to have try some of your creations. The yogurt in a jar for on the go is great too!

  8. I LOVE yogurt too and use it in all kinds of sweets and savory recipes. You have so many great ideas here I can’t wait to try!!

  9. You are so creative, my sweet friend! Love, love, love all of these and look forward to your future creations!

  10. Oh my gosh, the peanut butter and jelly greek yogurt….dying….yummmm :)

  11. Apple cinnamon and maple syrup sounds lovely – a great way to brighten yogurt! Lovely blog by the way ( from another Jennifer!)

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