24 Jun How Do You Like To Dress Your Yogurt?
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I love a bowl of Greek yogurt in the morning or as an afternoon snack, but like to find fun ways to top it. Of course I love topping my granola with fresh summer fruit, but what about some creative combos or cooked options for toppings? First, let’s talk about the yogurt and then I’ll give you some inspirational topping ideas, including my Berry Compote (recipe below).
Nutrition Low Down of Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is one of my top convenient and versatile fridge staples, and I wanted to highlight one of my favorites in honor of World Wellbeing Week. Yogurt is a nutrition powerhouse. Each serving contains high-quality protein and delivers all nine essential amino acids our bodies need but cannot produce on their own.
About Two Good
I have recently discovered Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt, which is the breakthrough lower sugar option with 80% less sugar than the average Greek yogurt.** Each Two Good yogurt cup contains 3 grams of total carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein and 2 grams of total sugar per serving, compared to an average Greek yogurt at 11 grams of sugar per 5.3 oz. The impressive lower sugar content is achieved through a patent-pending, slow-straining process that removes most of the sugar present in the milk, resulting in a deliciously thick and creamy textured Greek yogurt. The taste is almost too good to be true for a lower sugar product!
Two Good is gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and can also fit into a keto-friendly lifestyle*** It’s now available in 10 flavors including Blueberry, Strawberry, Peach, Mixed Berry, Coconut, Black Cherry with recent additions Raspberry and Mango Hibiscus, all available in single-serve cups, and Vanilla and Plain, available in single-serve cups and multi-serve quarts.
After giving it a try, I wasn’t surprised to learn that Two Good was the biggest innovation in the yogurt category in 2019 and a top 10 food and beverage innovation overall in 2019****.
5 Creative Toppings to Try
- Raspberries and Dark Chocolate
Add fresh raspberries to your Two Good container and top with shaved dark chocolate
- Toasted nuts in maple syrup
Chop your favorite nuts like almonds, cashews, and walnuts and toast them in a sauté pan over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. This will increase the nutty flavor and keep your nuts nice and crisp. Sprinkle over yogurt and drizzle with 100% maple syrup.
- Waffles and peaches
Spoon your Two Good into a bowl and top with crunchy pieces of waffle and freshly sliced peaches. Drizzle with honey or 100% maple syrup.
- Watermelon and fresh mint
Spoon your Two Good into a bowl and top with balled watermelon and chopped fresh mint. Top with a spritz of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of honey.
- Berry Compote
I love warm berry compote over my cold Two Good yogurt. It’s a mouthwatering way to use your summer produce, especially if you overbuy your berries like I do (I just love them so much!).
Yogurt with Berry Compote
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed strawberries, quartered
¾ cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
¾ cup fresh or frozen and thawed raspberries
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 (5.3 oz) cups Two Good Vanilla, Plain, or Black Cherry lowfat yogurt
- In a medium saucepan, bring the strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, water, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the berries have thickened and broken down, 12 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and allow 10 minutes to cool.
- Spoon one (5.3 ounce) container of Two Good yogurt into a bowl and top with 5 tablespoons of the berry compote.
Serving size: 1 (5.3 ounce) container yogurt, plus 5 tablespoons berry compote
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 146; Total Fat 2g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Trans Fat: 0g; Carbs: 20g; Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 13g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 38mg
*Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian 2020 “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey
**Two Good: 2g total sugar per 5.3oz. Average Greek yogurt: 11g sugar per 5.3oz.
***Not intended for medical use. If on a medically prescribed diet, speak to your doctor before consuming this product.
****IRI Infoscan, MULO Channels & Data. Ending 11-24-19.