Yo, yogurt fans! Let’s talk yogurt, and its creamy goodness. Yogurt is so versatile. It can be eaten as a snack, as part of a meal, an after workout recovery food, or as a dessert. As a RD and a mom, what do I look for in a yogurt? First, I look for live/active cultures and ingredients used. I also like to see how many calories and fat I will be taking in. From a nutritional perspective yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and protein. It’s also beneficial for your colon health especially if it contains live and active cultures. Many people who suffer from lactose intolerance may be able to tolerate yogurt due to the culturing process that breaks down the lactose. If eaten regularly, yogurt may help with other health conditions such as osteoporosis, hypertension, and yeast infections. It may give your immune system a much needed boost. You might even find your doctor giving you a yogurt prescription if you or your kids are taking antibiotics to help restore healthy bacteria in your tummy.
With the yogurt market booming, sometimes it’s hard to make a choice. It’s good to mix it up so you don’t get stuck in a yogurt rut. I have 2 basic rules I follow in nutrition. Rule #1: Food must have taste, texture, and presentation. Rule #2: Put a little carbohydrate, fat, and protein on your plate for balanced eating. My favorite YoCrunch selections were the YoCrunch Peach & Blueberry Parfaits 4 ounce cups, YoCrunch Honey, New Blueberry & Peach Greek Parfaits, & YoCrunch 100 Calorie Cheesecake Yogurt. What did I like about these YoCrunch yogurts? These YoCrunch yogurts passed my first rule since they put crunch in my yogurt with the granola topping. It’s a small serving of granola so it’s perfectly portioned for me. You may be getting a few more calories but I like the creamy and crunch combination. It also passed my second rule for having carbs, fat, and protein present. This helps in keeping me satisfied longer and not reaching for something else. I also like that you have the option to add as much granola as you like. The creamy YoCrunch Fruit Parfaits (4 ounce) have 120 calories and 3 grams of protein. While the YoCrunch Greek Yogurts aren’t as thick as other brands, the big chunks of fruit are a pleasant and welcomed surprise. They have around 120 calories and 7 grams of protein in the 4 ounce cups. You may be worried about the amount of sugar per serving, but you need to consider the granola or crumb topping as part of that. As for the YoCrunch Cheesecake Yogurt, I really love that it is 100 calories, and it totally satisfies my sweet tooth. It’s 100 calorie dessert! My kids really like the YoCrunch Oreo 100 calorie packs. I like the fact that they are only getting around 2 teaspoons of cookies with a balance of yummy yogurt filled with calcium and protein.
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