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CPATRICK9
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3/18/13 10:35 P

I ate some vanilla greek yogurt this morning with frozen blueberries and half a grapefruit.



NSPIXIE
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3/18/13 7:36 P

When I'm in a hurry, I sometimes grab some sugarfree, fatfree vanilla yogurt and sprinkle it with a tablespoon of flaxseed and some cinnamon, and swirl it a bit.



LADYJAY714
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3/18/13 5:02 P

I like buying and having yogurt with 10g of Protein/Greek yogurt with sliced fresh fruit for breakfast some days. It curbs my appetite for a couple hours before lunch and allows me to have a higher intake of carbs I need for my "heavier" (full sandwich, extra crouton of my salad, pasta) lunch days.


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JENNILACEY
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3/18/13 11:32 A

Yes but it depends on the kind and what you're having with it. Just yogurt by itself isn't enough, it's good to include some complex carbs and a little bit of healthy fats. Some yogurts are loaded in sugar, not good. Some yogurts are higher in protein than others.

I'm usually an oatmeal eater in the morning but occassionally switch it up with a yogurt parfait; plain, no fat Greek yogurt with 1/4 serving chocolate protein powder (heavenly), berries and a seed/nut/fruit granola or cottage cheese and oat pancakes.



COREY04
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3/18/13 9:19 A

I eat yogurt every day. My favorite breakfast food is my home made oatmeal with raw honey and blueberries. I am trying to cut down on my carbs, so I will switch my breakfast to kefir with a splah of granola. We'll see.



SUNSHINE6442
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3/18/13 9:15 A

Low sugar based yogurt is good anytime of the day. Fage 0% Greek plain yogurt is the one I have found with the least amount of sugar...I add fresh berries or frozen berries to sweeten.
Active culture yogurt has lots of the good bacteria and Fage is a good probiotic and a good souce of protein for me.



JILLO137
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3/18/13 9:14 A

Greek Yogurt is the only thing I can eat for breakfast during the week!! I'm really not a breakfast person, but I just love Greek Yogurt :)



IVYLASS
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3/18/13 8:30 A

I have Chobani Greek yogurt every day at work for breakfast. It does me fine until my mid-morning snack of fruit. I can't eat the Yoplait slop anymore.



SPKRAUSE
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3/18/13 8:14 A

Definitely.

Though by 'yogurt' I immediately dismiss any of the Yoplaits or similar that are just tangy, heavily sweetened and thickened milk-like stuff. But a single serving of a 'real' (active culture) yogurt, perhaps augmented with some honey and/or berries ... some oats or similar? Or Greek yogurt if you want something thicker and with a bit more protein? Either instead of milk with your cereal, on its own, or as a base for a smoothie? I repeat: definitely.



CMCOLE
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3/18/13 7:28 A

well, it's certainly better than nothing at all.
As others have said - watch the contents (not just the nutritional label).
You don't want a pile of unhealthy additives in your food, on your way to healthy living



LEKSIPATSY
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3/18/13 7:15 A

Yes! Just watch out for the sugar content. Lots of yogurts add extra sugar to them, which is why many people choose to buy plain yogurt and flavor it themselves. Any fruit that you enjoy works well! My favorites are 1/2 banana with a little honey, strawberries or raspberries. You can even buy the fruit frozen if you don't feel like cutting up fruit. (just make the yogurt the night before and stick it in the fridge).

p.s. the 2% will taste much better than the fat free IMHO - the fat free flavored also has extra added sugar oftentimes to make it more appealing. yeck.



SLIMMERKIWI
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3/18/13 6:17 A

I think it is, but go for a reduced fat or plain Greek Yoghurt and add some fresh fruit to it, and/or some nuts. I sometimes add it to some fruit and my Soy Milk plus a couple tablespoons of Oat Bran and make a nice smoothie.

Kris



MILAGRO54
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3/18/13 6:11 A

is yogurt for breakfast snack a good thing?



 
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