Yes, you read that right, we bickered about YOGURT.
During my time with WW (weight watchers), I had heard about the “superpowers” Greek yogurt had. For whatever reason, I had never tried it. I don’t know what I thought it tasted like, but I was sure, since it was good for me, that it must taste AWFUL.
OMG, I was WRONG. (It doesn’t even hurt me to say that. Well, maybe a little.) This smooth, thick, creamy treat tastes positively sinful, but is only 130 calories, and has 15-25 grams of protein. HELLS YEAH!
So what could we POSSIBLY have been arguing about, if it's so damn awesome? Well, what does almost any argument come down to? Money. Greek yogurt is expensive as hell, coming in at about $1 a container (yikes!). That’s double the cost of a regular “American” yogurt.
To me, the “investment” is worth it. The yogurt is filling, so while it may cost $.50 more than the other yogurt I’d pack for the day, I wouldn’t need another snack to fill me up.
Plus, since love bug is also a bit of a yogurt-aholic, I told husband that I’d like to look into switching HIM over to the Greek variety. The protein is a huge benefit for my finicky eater.
“Sure”, he said, “but that means you’ll have to give it up.”
Uhh, ‘scuse me? Nope. Not gonna happen. We can cut the cookie budget and spring for some yogurt...
If he hasn’t learned it already, he’ll figure it out soon: this momma is gonna do what she wants, and momma wants Greek yogurt!
In an effort to STREEEEETCH the yogurt some (I can totally compromise, y'all), I decided to try one of my Pinterest projects—frozen yogurt dots—substituting Greek yogurt for the “regular” kind. (Thanks to the initial "pin" for the inspiration, found here)
*SPEECHLESS* (no talk-y, more eat-y. MMMMMmmmmm...)
Frozen Greek Yogurt Dots
What you need:
- Greek yogurt (I went with strawberry, my fave)
- sandwich bag
- cookie sheet (it just wasn't pretty, so it didn't make the pic)
Put the yogurt in the plastic bag, keeping it to one side.
Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. (I couldn't cut and take a picture at the same time... use your imagination)
Squeeze out dots of yogurt on the cookie sheet.
Freeze for about an hour.
Use a spatula to release the dots, then put them in your belly!