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 about 3/4 cup Kashi(R) GOLEAN(R) Crisp
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?
Oooh, that looks so good! I’m going to buy the ingredients next time I’m at the store, so I can try it out!
Stacie- you will have to let me know how you like it. I can’t wait to try it with apple and the honey vanilla greek yogurt, but have to go shopping first. LOL.
Wow this looks really good! I think I might have to make this for myself soon 😉
That sounds like such a healthy and satisfying treat!