Rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, plain low fat yogurt is a healthful, versatile addition to your diet.
Dreamstime_13977822Rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, plain low fat yogurt is a healthful, versatile addition to your diet. One cup provides roughly 450 mg of calcium and 570 mg of potassium which per serving is enough to keep your bones and cardiovascular system strong. Many varieties also contain helpful levels of probiotic bacteria which research suggests may help keep your gut functioning at its best.

Why plain yogurt? In addition to being low in added sugars, sweeteners, and other additives, plain yogurt has a slightly tart and tangy flavor that can stand alone or be used as a base or flavoring in both sweet and savory preparations.

Here are some fun ways to incorporate yogurt into your daily diet:

• Mix with a handful of frozen fruit and a spoonful of all fruit jam. Eat. Or put into popsicle molds or paper cups with spoons in them and freeze for later.
• Top with your favorite low sugar, high fiber cereal and maybe some nuts, fruit, or chopped mint to eat instead of your morning cereal or as an afternoon snack.
• Stir in fresh herbs, spices, chopped vegetables and/or your favorite seasoning salt to use as a dip for vegetables or as a sandwich spread.
• Replace some or all of the mayo in your favorite seafood, egg, or chicken salad recipe.

Add a container of plain lowfat yogurt to your ShopWell grocery list and be sure to comment below on all ways you personalize yogurt to fit your needs.

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