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VIDA Fitness Food of the Week: Greek Yogurt
Sep 21 2014

VIDA Fitness Food of the Week: Greek Yogurt

greekBenefits:

    • Double the protein as regular yogurt

 

    • Lower in carbohydrates than regular yogurt

 

    • Lower in lactose than regular yogurt, making it more tolerable for persons with lactose-intolerance

 

    • Contains natural Probiotics, which aid in digestion

 

    • Excellent source of Calcium

 

    • An easy to pack, high protein snack

 

  • Versatile use

 

Nutritional profile:

• Greek yogurt is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. At about 13 grams per 6 oz. portion, it is an efficient way to increase your protein intake at snacks or meals.
• Choosing low fat or non fat varieties provides a lean source of protein with little to no saturated fats, and is lower in calories than 2% or full fat varieties.
• The carbohydrates in Greek yogurt are primarily natural carbs in the form of lactose. Fruited varieties have additional carbohydrate in the form of natural fruit (fructose) and some added sugar (honey, evaporated cane juice, etc.)
• 6 oz. of Greek yogurt contains about 20% of your daily Calcium requirement. Calcium is critical in bone and teeth health, and the regulation of blood pressure.

Use: Pair with high fiber cereal, fruit, or nuts for a snack, use as a topping for baked potatoes and chili, incorporate in sauces, marinades, and dressings.

Recipe: CHICKEN IN CILANTRO LIME CREAM SAUCE

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Chicken
3 Tbsp. olive oil
6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (about 5 oz. each)
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Sauce
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. torn fresh cilantro
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, room temperature

1. To prepare the chicken: Place the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper and place in the skillet. Brown them for 5-7 minutes on each side until completely cooked through. Place on a plate and set aside.
2. To prepare the sauce: in a small bowl, combine the broth, salt, pepper, garlic, Dijon mustard, and cilantro; stir until smooth.
3. Pour half the Dijon mixture into the same skillet while continuing to stir. Place the cooked chicken in the skillet. Pour the remaining Dijon mixture on top of the chicken, making sure all the chicken is covered. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the Greek yogurt. Mix thoroughly. Serve immediately, and pour the extra sauce on top.

Per Serving
Calories: 226
Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 82 mg
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sodium: 229 mg
Protein: 37 g

Source: Kelly, L. The Greek Yogurt Cookbook. Avon, MA, United States: Adams Media; 2013; 77.

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