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New Snack Idea!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I just tried a new tasty snack that I am hoping will hold me over for a good while. I seem to be hungry all the time even with fiber and protein in abundance in my diet. I'm trying to eat only when hungry and stop when satisfied. As well as counting my calories so I don't just eat myself into oblivion.

As I said, I seem to be hungry all the time and I'm always drinking water to see if it's thirst. Sometimes that works. But this time I figured it must be something lacking in my diet today, so I thought a healthy fat might do the trick.

I thought carefully about what I had in the house that would work. I thought of nuts, but I wouldn't get to eat very many since the calories really add up fast.

emoticon Then I had an idea.

I mixed 1/2 cup unsweetened greek yogurt (FAGE is nice and thick) with one measured tablespoon of Peanut Butter! Tasted it and it needed sweetener (I have a sweet tooth) One packet of Truvia did the trick. It was so good! It gave me the yum of peanut butter, but made the flavor last longer because it was spread through the yogurt. I might even add cocoa powder sometimes.

Now I just have to see if it holds me for a while! Maybe adding more peanut butter next time would be even better. This way it had 15 grams of protein and 150 calories. Calcium, too!

Try it, it's YUM!

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    I use plain yogurt add honey and cinnoman and it's great! I also put peanutbutter and honey for the sweetner in my oatmeal which makes it more creamy and taste great. I always use greek yogurt since I found it great taste and protein. Lucinda
    1900 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great snack idea. I love peanut butter and yogurt. If you put a tsp of chia seeds in, you would stay even fuller.
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  • POPSY190
    A lateral thinking snack!
    1911 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Yum! Maybe a squirt of chocolate syrup could provide the sweet and the chocolate flavor...
    1912 days ago
    Sounds Delish! I like Greek yogurt with fruit or with cut up veggies( as a dip). I haven't tried it with cocoa powder but I have seen recipes for it. I also have tried topping some shredded wheat with Greek yogurt and drizzle it with honey. It tastes like. Baklava. I saw this on Dr. Oz. emoticon
    1912 days ago
    I hope that worked for you! I was reading everyone mentioned they eat Greek yogurt regularly. Am I the only person on the planet that does not like it?

    I should try again and try the additions you all mention. Thanks for the ideas!
    1912 days ago
    Half of pb&j on honey wheat with a cup of milk holds off hunger and puts me to sleep every time...

    God bless & thanks for sharing!

    1912 days ago
    1912 days ago
    Great idea! Getting enough fat makes a huge difference.
    1912 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    Glad you found something satisfying!
    1912 days ago
    As a peanut butter lover I am psyched that you discovered this...but saddened by the reality that I can't stop at a single serving of it!! Thanks for the idea and for the many other suggestions given!!
    1912 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Try halfsies (a half portion) of nuts (we have almonds and walnuts)! I also do the same half-portion with nut butters like Almond, Sunflower, Peanut Butter.

    I have Greek yogurt everyday, either for breakfast or lunch. Buy the big container at Costco or Sam's Club and add in a Tablespoon of Preserves. Makes it plenty sweet.

    There must've been a nut butter vibe this morning because I stirred almond butter into mine as well. ; )

    For an extra special treat on occasion - try Greek yogurt, 1 Tablespoon nut butter, and 1 Tablespoon (or a serving size) of mini chocolate chips. So, so good!
    1912 days ago
    Try a little mashed banana with the peanut butter. Peanut butter & banana sandwiches were always a favorite of mine. A little peanut butter & banana goes a LONG way in the yogurt and has so much fewer calories than the sandwich! emoticon
    1912 days ago
    I eat Fage for breakfast every morning. I pull out one of those 7oz packs of 2% plain Greek yogurt, and add fruit, honey, cocoa, almonds, and flax seed. It's sooooooo good! I love it to pieces, it's very filling, and it's only around 300 calories.
    1912 days ago
    I've been eating a cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt for breakfast for the last week. I add a chopped up orange with its juice, 2 packets of Splenda (sweet tooth here) and a squeeze of vanilla extract. Keeps me satisfied until lunch.
    1912 days ago
    Thanks for the suggestion. I love both Greek yogurt and peanut butter. I buy organic Stonyfield, but all brands should work. Maybe honey as a sweetener? Or a bit of fruit?

    1912 days ago
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