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!
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.
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
Apple Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Greek Yogurt
Calories: 266, Fat: 6.5, Sodium: 250, Potassium: 90, Carbs: 31, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: 13, Protein: 24.5
Cranberry and 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
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
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
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!
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!
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 Pumpkin Smoothie #2 California Chicken Sandwich Cheesy Pesto Chicken
Have a great day everyone!
P.S. What is your favorite way to eat yogurt?