Tips for Choosing a Healthier Yogurt

Yogurt serves as an awesome on-the-go sack as it’s a strong source of prebiotics, calcium, and protein. But mainstream yogurts are loaded with sugar and don’t even leave you satisfied. Here are some tasty tips to enjoy the health benefits of yogurt without loading on the sugar.
1. Start with a simple base
Greek yogurt and skyr are simple yogurts that are much creamier than mainstream products. A 6 oz. serving has enough protein to fill you up, while the creaminess satisfies your senses. Choose a plain skyr or greek yogurt flavor as they typically have less than 5 g of sugar (while mainstream can have around 30 g!) Picking a 0% fat skyr or greek yogurt will help you reduce the fat content of your yogurt without sacrificing consistency.

2. Add a natural sweetener
Pure honey, agave nectar, or berries are great natural sweeteners to add to yogurt. Only a small drop of honey and agave nectar is needed to do the trick! Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries combine perfectly with the yogurt to sweeten it, add flavor and plenty of antioxidants.
​3. Finish with some texture
If you mix a tablespoon of chia seeds with your yogurt and let it sit overnight, the seeds expand leaving your yogurt fluffier and more exciting on your palate. If you want a little crunch in your yogurt, you can even add a spoonful of granola, sliced almonds, pistachios, crushed pretzels, or walnuts!

Author: Stephanie Voytek, RDN

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