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Monday, June 27, 2011

My Big Fat Greek Breakfast

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is a bowl of fresh berries, a quarter cup of all natural granola, and Greek-style yogurt. Not only is this a healthy and delicious way for me to start the day, but it's incredibly satisfying because the combination of protein, carbohydrate, and fiber helps to keep me full for several hours.

Many people wonder about the differences between Greek-style yogurt, and the old standby. Most obviously, Greek yogurt is thicker than it's more pedestrian counterpart, but thickness isn't the only important difference. Greek yogurt is also higher in protein, an important macro-nutrient. Another benefit to eating Greek-style yogurt is that it is packed with live and active cultures, as well as probiotics, which promote healthy digestion.

There are two brands of Greek-style yogurt that I like to buy, Fage and Chobani. I like the Fage 0% for using in some savory recipes because of the luxurious texture it lends to my recipes, but without the additional fat. For breakfast, I like Chobani Strawberry. I only use a quarter cup, since it is really filling when paired with fruit and granola.

Both of these brands are all natural, both are available in Plain 0%, and both are delicious. If you are concerned about the sugar content in sweetened yogurt, you can use Plain 0% and add just a small drizzle of natural, local honey, and pure vanilla extract.

I hope you will start enjoying this nutritious and delicious ingredient in your recipes and in your breakfast bowl each morning.


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