Greek Yogurt: Build a Bowl

One of my favorite meals to have after a workout or even as a late night dessert is a Greek Yogurt Bowl. I learned long ago that Greek Yogurt with the FAT is not only delicious, but healthy! You don’t need to fear fat..at least not all fat. When stocking up for your yogurt bowls be wary of SUGAR hiding in your yogurt and focus less on the fat.

Base: 2% Fat or more PLAIN Greek Yogurt ( Fage, Chobani, and Siggi’s Icelandic are my favorites) Use one small container or 1/2-1 cup of yogurt.

Fruit: Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Diced Apple, Diced Pear (One full cup..you can slice up strawberries and blueberries or just choose one. Stick to 1- 1/2 cups total of fruit so you don’t take too much sugar in)

Nuts/Nut Butters: Chopped walnuts, pecans, raw almonds, chopped cashews, peanut butter, almond butter etc.. (1 serving only. I will sometimes do 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter mixed into my yogurt, or smash up a small handful of almonds – always use NO SUGAR added nut butter and look for raw nuts- not roasted or salted)

Protein/Seasonings: I like to add 1 tbsp. of vanilla protein powder for some extra flavor or if I need to get some more protein into my diet. This is great if you just did an intense workout too. You can also add cinnamon for added kick.

Mix all your fixins together in a bowl and enjoy! If this is a meal I recommend using a cup of yogurt. If you are having a late night snack and trying to avoid a bag of chips or candy then I would go with 1/2 cup and just a serving of fruit, skip the nuts.

I may have gone a little overboard on the apples here..

Fage 2% Fat = 4G Fat, 20G Protein, 8G Carbs, 8G Sugar (7/8 cup)

Fage 5%= 10G Fat, 18G Protein, 6G Carbs, 6G Sugar (7/8 cup)

Chobani Full Fat= 5G Fat, 16G Protein, 7G Carbs, 4G Sugar (3/4 cup)

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