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Ice Cream Substitute

Sometimes I crave something cold…usually in the form of ice cream in a bowl. Popsicles are okay once in awhile….but now I buy a big bag of mixed frozen fruit…I put a portion in my bowl still frozen. Tastes delicious, fills me up especially if I add yogurt and it's all on my food plan….takes longer to eat too…melt in your mouth goodness!
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- Submitted by JACEYLEE 5/8/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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What's healthy in the Junk Food You are craving after workout?

I've noticed that after a good workout, when I am suddenly "craving" some junk food like ice cream or something cheese-y etc, if I take a moment to think about what is in the food that might be soothed with a healthier substitute. For ice cream, I usually find a small container of Greek yogurt with fruits or some nuts satisfy my craving and give me good nutrients for my muscles after the workout.

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 7/31/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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pumpkin yogurt

I love Greek yogurt but can't get used to eating the plain variety. Recently while in the Amish Country in Pennsylvania I bought something called pumpkin butter (it doesn't contain butter -- it's more like a pumpkin pie filling) I add a tablespoon of this to my plain Greek yogurt and it's delicious. And the calorie count is no higher than if I were to eat the vanilla flavor. Sometimes I add a sprinkle of cinnamon.

- Submitted by BUSYNJMOM 6/19/2013 in Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
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Afternoon Sweet Tooth?

When I get hungry in the afternoons (or after a good workout), I mix 4 ounces of regular fat free Greek yogurt with a packet of Diet Swiss Miss cocoa powder (25 calories). Its a very filling and satisfying sweet snack!

- Submitted by MEAG9686 4/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt can be subbed for many things: Mix 2 parts reg mayo w 1 part non-fat, plain Greek yogurt for tuna or chicken salad; yogurt w salsa & tortilla chips; yogurt instead of sour cream in any cold preparation. Cuts the fat & adds protein, calcium, & probiotics at the same time. ( emoticon

- Submitted by 1KELLIJ 3/31/2012 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Unleash the power of Greek Yogurt

Use greek yogurt (which is fat free and high in protein) in place of cream, mayonnaise, and sour cream when you cook. Mix plain greek yogurt with ranch seasoning to enjoy fat free dip, and add a little skim milk to make a ranch dressing. It can be added to soups, sauces, dips, and drinks to add a little creaminess without the fat.

- Submitted by RLT5089 12/30/2011 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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Quick Delicious Healthy Dessert

One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!

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- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Magic of plain yogurt

I hate plain yogurt by itself, but what I've discovered is that it works amazingly in recipes that call for sour cream. Pretty much any recipe that calls for sour cream, you can sub plain yogurt measure for measure, and you won't notice a difference. But you'll have significantly cut the fat and increased the protein. What could be better? Works especially well for dips. Mix 50-50 with regular guacamole, and you've cut your fat in half and added a lot of protein! Best is that it's yummers!

- Submitted by BESEVEN 7/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Eat BREAKFAST!!! :-)

I know, you've heard it 1,000 times (and so have I). For many years, I didnt eat breakfast. I would eat everything I could find before going to bed. Now, I eat 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 2 egg whites, half of a light english muffin, and non-fat yogurt. Sounds like a lot of food, but it's only 319 calories! I feel so much better throughout the morning!! emoticon

- Submitted by MUSICAL_LADY 6/23/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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A healthy "sweet" treat

In trying to change the cravings of our taste buds, sweets at times can be an "easier said than done" endeavor. I found that a serving of plain fat free yogurt with 2Tbs of honey added and swirled in cuts my sweet cravings and mignight munchie madness wonderfully! Want a little more flavor? Add a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice.

- Submitted by DAWNIAMW 5/21/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Reduced guilt yogurt

Love fruit yogurt (greek natural) but avoid it due to the sugar content? Can't quite hack straight plain yogurt? Blend them together in equal portions! Not only do you reduce your sugar intake, but you now have another serving to enjoy the next day.

- Submitted by MS_GOLIGHTLY 4/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Quick cereal breakfast

When I'm in a hurry and don't have time to eat breakfast before I leave the house, I put 1/2 cup of Fiber One cereal in a container and mix it with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt. You get a great breakfast and don't have to worry about carting milk with you!

- Submitted by CMB2048 1/30/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Agave

Instead of honey I use Agave in everything, it is also good in plain yogurt, or when making a healthy smoothie. emoticon

- Submitted by MOONERSGIRL 1/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Agave

Instead of honey I use Agave in everything, it is also good in plain yogurt, or when making a healthy smoothie. emoticon

- Submitted by MOONERSGIRL 1/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Greek Yogurt

Versitile!! I love what I can do with low calorie, high protein ingredient. Fat free greek yogurt has replaced sour cream, regular yogurt, 1/2 my salad dressing, thickener, and replaces mayo! So good and much healthier.

- Submitted by MEWIEGELE 12/31/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Fage 0% Greek Yogurt [cheapest price at Costco]

I love this brand the best because it is so creamy, thick, versatile & high protein. I've tried other brands but they taste thin or watery compared to this one, which seems as creamy as 2% in other brands. I get it at Costco for $5.50 a quart - 4 oz is just 60 cals & mixed w/Splenda & Frozen fruit, it even makes a great ice cream substitute!

- Submitted by LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/6/2010 in Product Reviews | 5 Comments
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Dannon Activia Works!

Thought it was all hype, even read not to believe what you see on tv - lol, like you can believe what you read! I noticed 4-5 days, I was moving my bowels a lot, like cleaning out. Then it settled to daily, which is good for me. I knew it worked because I went off it for a week and back on, same cycle again! A great way to eat something healthy with extra benefits!

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 9/30/2010 in Product Reviews | 4 Comments
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My New Favorite Food

Greek Yogurt! Great for making dips, dressings, or just putting a bit on a sandwich instead of mayo.

- Submitted by DONNYE2008 9/13/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt

This brand is, without a doubt, the BEST Greek yogurt on the market, if not the best yogurt out there, period. It is rich & creamy and good enough to be eaten plain. However, for a well-rounded breakfast, I mix in a generous handful of berries and some original FiberOne or plain Kashi GoLEAN cereal to add in some antioxidants and fiber. It makes a great, breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

- Submitted by SWEETDRMS2NT 9/5/2010 in Product Reviews | 15 Comments
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Baby Steps!

Usually, I would jump all into dieting: change everything to fat-free, get the yuckiest stuff just because it's low-cal, turn away from every "fattening" thing I saw. That can only work for so long. I have made my changes less drastic this time around. Some low-fat items are really good. Some things you just need to eat as is and count it in your calories. Moderation & baby steps will get us there!

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 8/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Make Your Snack Last

Ever look at a yogurt container and think "Yeah Right?"...once you inhale it in two bites you find yourself looking for something else. Try freezing your individual yogurt containers and you'll spend much more time consuming it allowing your "satisfied" trigger to kick in by the time you're done!

- Submitted by BELLYFUSION 8/18/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Yoplait vs. Dannon Yogurt

Dannon is better on calories, but I would prefer to have the extra 20 calories for the wonderfully yummy taste of Yoplait. The commercials weren't kidding, some of their flavors actually taste like what they claim to be, especially the Key Lime Pie, you can even taste the butteriness of the crust.

- Submitted by MEOUGHKAT3 8/17/2010 in Product Reviews | 6 Comments
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Greek Yogurt

Try PLAIN greek yogurt with fresh sliced strawberries for a lot of protein and not a lot of sugar. Greek yogurt has less sugar than regular and the strawberries help sweeten the deal. If you need a little more sweetness, try 1/2 packet of splenda or a bit of honey.

- Submitted by LISA0307 6/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Special K low fat Granola is great in lots of ways.

This lower fat version has 190 calories per half cup, with only 3g of total fat. Heat it with milk in the microwave for under a minute and mix. Yum!I love granola with yogurt, so I measure 1/4 cup granola in a ziplock bag and bring it to work with me. I mix it with the yogurt at work for lunch.

- Submitted by LUNADRAGON 6/19/2010 in Product Reviews | 3 Comments
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Patented Yogurt for Digestive Health? Skip it!!!

Yogurts that claim to boost your digestive health with their patented bacteria are NOT WORTH the extra money! ALL yogurt that contains live and active cultures will support healthy digestion and give you a dose of probiotics. So stick to low-sugar, all-natural brands and save the money!

- Submitted by BTVMADS 6/9/2010 in Product Reviews | 9 Comments
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