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It’s Greek to Me: 5 Easy Ways to Add Greek Yogurt to Your Diet

If you’ve stepped foot in a grocery store recently you may have noticed the explosion of products in the yogurt section. Some stores even have an entire aisle dedicated to yogurt! A lot of this growth can be contributed to Greek yogurt. What makes Greek yogurt different from regular yogurt you might ask? Greek yogurt is made simply by straining the yogurt to remove the whey (the liquid you find remaining after the milk has curdled). This results in a more solid yogurt that has less sugar, fewer carbohydrates, and more protein compared to regular yogurt. However, like regular yogurt, Greek yogurt is a natural source of probiotics which are healthy bacteria that help regulate your digestive system. Greek yogurt …


6 Healthy Alternatives to Butter

Butter is a beloved ingredient that plays a starring role in some of our favorite recipes from cakes to quick breads to pasta dishes. But too much of a good thing can pose a problem: The fat found in butter is mostly the saturated variety – the kind that clogs arteries and raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, a contributing factor in heart disease. For those trying to lower their cholesterol, The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat intake to 11 to 13 grams – meaning that 2 tablespoons of butter has already put you over the daily limit. It’s safe to say that butter should be an occasional treat, but what about all of our favorite everyday recipes that call …


Berry Patriotic Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Looking for a delicious (and healthy!) recipe to celebrate the 4th of July weekend? Your kids won’t be able to resist helping you build these fun patriotic-colored parfaits. Juicy strawberries, blueberries and cherries are tucked into layers of non-fat Greek yogurt – with just enough granola added for crunch and a touch of honey. The colorful fruits supply healthy doses of vitamin C and antioxidants while the yogurt adds a calcium and protein boost. Unlike pre-sweetened yogurts, we use raw honey (reminder: never feed honey to infants under age 1) for a sweetness that’s not overly cloying. Try one for breakfast or a healthy snack today. Ingredients: • 1 quart plain, nonfat Greek yogurt • 1 cup blueberries, rinsed• 1 …