My New Morning Obsession

It’s official.  I’m obsessed . . . with Greek Yogurt. Not a bad thing to be obsessed with, considering it has “40 percent less sugar, 38 percent less sodium and more than twice the amount of protein than traditional yogurt” (according to U.S. News & World Report).

When I was on vacation this past week, I mixed greek yogurt with some of the amazing granolas Maui had to offer, but prior to that, I had found the most amazing recipe in one of my favorite cook books 4 Ingredient Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen. I tried it because it had muesli in it, which I’ve always loved (also amazingly good for you as it is high in fiber and a great source of antioxidants).

I’d always been a little afraid of yogurt – the texture just kind of freaks me out.  Greek yogurt, however, has a creamier, thicker texture and rich flavor, and combining it with the muesli (that has been soaked in apple juice overnight), as found in 4 Ingredient Kids, won me over and has officially converted me to a fan of Greek yogurt.  (By the way, I know 4 Ingredient Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen sounds like a kids cook book, but it has many amazing and easy recipes for adults to enjoy too!)

If you haven’t tried Greek yogurt yet, I highly recommend it.  It has gotten to the point where I actually crave it, as I’ve heard that people do with coffee, when I get up in the morning.  Plus, thanks to having double the protein of other yogurts, it keeps you full longer.

I think the next recipe book I’ll check out is: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.  If you’ve used it or have any other Greek yogurt recipes or ideas, please share in the comment section below.  I’d love to check them out!



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