Plain Yogurt Never Tasted So Good
3 ways to spice up that plain yogurt
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
Reviewed By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
So your eating plan has prescribed plain yogurt for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (or at least one of your meals), but you just can't stomach the idea of eating a whole serving of the creamy but tasteless concoction.
Years ago, we all used to eat and use plain yogurt. Then sweetened yogurt happened. Suddenly we had sweetened fruit "on the bottom" and sugar everywhere in between, with all sorts of flavors to choose from -- from key lime pie to coffee. And frankly, we've never looked back.
Trouble is, this fancy, flavored yogurt contains about 27 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving and 170 calories compared with plain, low-fat yogurt, which has around 110 calories and no added sugar. It's time to get back to plain yogurt, don't you think?
But how do we do this after teasing our taste buds with a cornucopia of sweet flavors? We need to use plain yogurt in new ways, and we need to think up some fun, more healthful ways to sweeten and flavor plain yogurt.
The way I see it, you can spice up that plain yogurt at least three ways:
You can start to incorporate plain yogurt into your day using one of these ways, or all three! See what works for you.
Dip Into It
Make Your Own Yummy Yogurt
Originally published June 4, 2003
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