The one reason that I could never go Vegan is that I love dairy too much.
Actually, I take that back since I ate 4 eggs yesterday (nature’s perfect protein!), but you get my point. Dairy is the bomb.
Believe it or not, I was actually severely lactose intolerant as a baby. It was so bad that my parents were feeding me orange juice in my cereal instead of milk. I don’t actually remember this, but I’ve heard the stories. Trust me, they aren’t pretty.
Later on in my life, I grew out of being lactose intolerant and cheese has remained one of my favorite foods since I was about 10 years old. I haven’t always loved yogurt, but I did start eating it daily in college once I discovered that it really helped my digestion.
Plus, it tastes good!
Like I mentioned above, I started eating yogurt daily when I was in college. It’s a good source of protein, calcium, and probiotics, which really help my digestion.
I typically only buy plain Greek yogurt, but sometimes I’ll buy a big tub of plain regular yogurt to enjoy throughout the week.
The thickness and creaminess of Greek yogurt really makes it that much butter, plus it has an extra dose of protein. I like everything from fat free to 2% to full fat, but I normally just buy my favorite brands or what’s on sale.
- FAGE 2%
- Wallaby 2%
- Brown Cow (new find)
Greek yogurt can contain as much as 15 to 20 grams of protein per serving, while the typical yogurt serving contains only about 9 grams, which makes it a great addition to any meal or snack.
My favorite uses for Greek yogurt include:
- Yogurt and granola (especially LOVE Grown Foods!)
- Mayo substitute (tuna or egg salad)
- Sour cream replacement
- Sauces or salad dressing
- Waffle or pancake topping
Do you like Greek yogurt? How do you incorporate it into your diet?