I’ve been eating a lot of plain non-fat greek yogurt lately. This is a good option while i’m trying to increase my overall protein intake, but keep fat intake lower. It’s a great substitute for sour cream or as a base in a breakfast bowl with some oatmeal, almonds and blueberries. The tangy flavor took a little getting used to but you can help that with a bit of fruit. You can also increase the protein content by adding a half or full scoop of protein powder and mix it in (Vanilla flavored is a good option), this also helps with the tangy flavor.
If you opt for a flavored variety, be sure to check the sugar content, I was amazed to see some had upwards of 20 grams of sugar.
1 cup of plain non-fat greek yogurt provides about
- 150 calories
- 23 grams of protein
- 0 grams of fat
- 9 grams of sugar
- 340 milligrams of potassium
- 25% of your RDI of Calcium