Turning yogurt into dessert

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Hermiones...

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Posted: 14 Nov 2016, 14:45
I've always been bored with yogurt as a snack. And in the past I've found that yogurt doesn't fill me up. But lately I've had some success with Siggi's Icelandic Style Yogurt with mix-ins. Siggi's is a thicker texture yogurt -- more like sour cream -- but you can get it in non-fat and low-fat, and it's low sugar -- even the flavored ones.

So I now have two favorite snacks:
1. Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Snack -- Mix one container of Siggi's pumpkin yogurt with 1/4 ounce raw pumpkin seeds, 1/4 tsp of dark brown sugar, and a hefty spring of pumpkin pie spice. This is really yummy.

2. Orange Ginger Yogurt Snack -- Mix one container of Siggi's orange ginger yogurt with 1/4 ounce raw pumpkin seeds and one peeled, sectioned Clementine. Also quite delicious.

Enjoy.
Hermiones...

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Posted: 14 Nov 2016, 14:46
Oops -- that was a hefty "sprinkle" of pumpkin pie spice.
Dora...

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Posted: 15 Jan 2017, 21:49
Low fat Greek yogurt tastes delicious when you add a tablespoon of plain peanut butter...no sugar, oil or salt...just stir in the peanut butter thoroughly and let stand for 5 minutes...texture is like a fluffy mousse and so healthy and delicious...
1/2 cup yogurts to 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter.
Ingria

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Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 18:30
Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla or whatever your favorite flavor whey protein powder adds extra protein and turns plain yogurt into a dessert. Try also adding fresh berries, sliced banana or peach (the last one is for summer when they are sweet). If you are not afraid of adding some sugar, canned peaches are an option. I think it would still be lower in sugar than the flavored yogurts.
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Hermiones...

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Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 20:01
Unfortunately, many protein powders have sweeteners not permitted on low FODMAP diets. But if you don't have IBS, this is a great idea.
Ingria

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Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 22:18
Oh, FODMAP is yet another beast to tackle, you have to be super careful with your choices. Did not notice it was for GI diet. Peaches are obviously not a good choice either Sad
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The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
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Hermiones...

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Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 10:58
Ingria -- I have eaten low-glycemic for a number of years, but 2 years ago I contracted a food-borne infection and I have had IBS-A ever since. So I've had to overlay low FODMAP on top of low Glycemic, which is very complicated. I am able to eat peaches now, although I limit the amount. But "ol" sweeteners do not agree with me at all, so I avoid anything "sugar free." If I want something sweet, I use good old turbinado raw sugar or 100% maple syrup. But it is possible to eat low glycemic AND low FODMAP, in fact there's a lot of cross-over between these two WOEs. But it does mean you have to be very careful.
alexmach

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Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 01:27
Here's what I do.
I take two or three Greek Yoghurts, about half a litre of almond milk, and a litre of water with enough gelatin fot the litre. (usually 20gr or so) cut up some fruit, and divide into 8 glasses.
That gives me desserts for a week, with around 120kcal and less than 5gr of carbs. (depending on the fruit)
You can go lower in kcal bu using low fat yoghurt, and lower in carbs depending on the fruit. Adding sweetness is up to what sweeteners you want to use and the texture depends. Can use less water and it will be like a full yoghurt jello, or more and it will have a finer texture, yet it will still hold well. I find its a good dessert or snack, and for the same volume as a cup of yoghurt, it will give you less kcal and carbs.
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