Sunday, August 9, 2009
An awesome snack
Greek yogurt with homemade peach sauce and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.
If you've been eating any kind of "lite" yogurt you may want to give Fage Greek 2% a try. I love it topped with fresh fruit or homemade jam, fruit coulis or sauce, and then a touch of nuts or granola (or pulverized granola bar), for textural interest. The peach sauce I made because I had, sadly, about 5 extremely disappointing peaches in the bowl. I simply could not gag them down raw. I just peeled, sliced, and cooked them up with a very small amount of sugar (like 2T fro 5 peaches) and a bit of water to keep them from burning in the beginning.
Fage 2% yogurt has this creamy, lucious texture and light flavor. It's a lot thicker than most commercial yogurts, and any "lite" ones especially. When you put fruit on, it will have more calories than some nasty artificially flavored junk, but it tastes a hell of a lot better and is better for you. And fills you up, too. Get this: a 6 oz serving has 103 calories and about 14 g protein. That's twice the protein of Dannon All Natural Vanilla (kids choice around here). So with the fruit and stuff, like the photo, it's going to run about 175 cals. Ditch the nuts and you can knock it down to 150 (only 60 more than the type that's full of chemicals and leaves you unsatisfied).
Available at some Sendiks and Trader Joes.