Sunday, September 9, 2007

Everything goes with Yogurt

I grew up not liking to eat yogurt in my yourger years. It was only until about 5 years ago that I started to really indulge in eating yogurt (low fat ones of course). As for now, I love having yogurt as my breakfast or snack. Sometimes, even supper because it is low in calories. It is packed with lots of calcium, vitamins and mineral benefits. Like Vitagen, yogurt is good for you digestive system too.

Do you know that yogurt can goes with everything? You do not need to eat it just by it own, but you can use yogurt to have a lot of mix combination of healthy food. Here I found out a few creative ways that you can try out. It's yummy!

Fruit smoothie: Combine 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt with 1/2 cup diced ripe fruit, add one or two ice cubes, and puree in a blender.

Yogurt shake: Blend 1/2 cup fruit-flavored frozen nonfat yogurt with 1/2 cup low-fat milk until creamy.

Cucumber dip: Peel, seed, and dice a large cucumber and combine with 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh herbs. Serve as a dip for vegetables, a dressing for salad, or a sauce for fish.

Mild salsa: Mix 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt with 1 mashed ripe avocado, 1 diced tomato, and chili powder to taste. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips and a sauce for enchiladas or hamburgers. Vegetable sauce: Mix plain nonfat yogurt with minced fresh dill and chopped cashews.

Garnish: Top cold cucumber soup or vichyssoise with plain nonfat yogurt and minced chives.

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