In my journey to getting fit, I realize that it is essential that I plan and monitor my dietary intake. I use LoseIt.com to track my caloric intake, as well as my fat/carb/fiber/protein intake. I love that I can enter a recipe on the site!
On days that I do strength training, I really try to maximize my protein intake. To that end, I recently discovered Greek yogurt, and I must say, I am in love. I love the texture and thickness of the Greek Yogurt. I also love playing around with it and creating new tasty treats.
Last night, I was in the mood for dessert, and thought I would make something with the Greek Yogurt I had in the fridge. So, I grabbed a 6 oz container, a fresh pair, and my box of Kashi GoLean. I cored the pear and then cut it into about one inch cubes. I threw it in a bowl in the microwave on high for three minutes. When I took it out, I topped it with Yoplait Greek Strawberry, then added 1/4 cup Kashi GoLean.
For 300 calories, I had a YUMMY dessert that I felt good about! This recipe yielded approximately 0.4 grams of fat, 60 grams of carbs, 9 grams of fiber, and 18.1 grams of protein.
I liked it so well, that I decided to play again tonight for dinner… This time I used a 6oz container of Yoplait Greek Strawberry, a pear, and a 1.8 oz (about 3/4 cup) Sample Box of Kashi(R) GOLEAN(R) Crisp that I received free (details applied).
I heated the pear in the microwave as before. Then I added the Greek yogurt and the Toasted Berry Crumble. This recipe yields approximately 4.2 grams of fat, 87.5 grams of carbs, 13.5 grams of fiber, and a whopping 23.7 grams of protein. Because I used the entire sample box, this dish IS worth 453 calories, but since it was dinner (and I had calories to spare), I didn’t care.
Have you tried Greek Yogurt yet? If so, have you come up with any tasty treats using it?