Every once in a while I like to write about food that I enjoy. Today I'm thinking about Greek yogurt. I have recently started making my own at home in my Instant Pot. It's easy and turns out awesome Greek yogurt!
One of the things that I love about Greek yogurt is the high protein content. It has roughly double the protein of regular yogurt and tons less sugar. In fact, I was staying in a hotel in L. A. recently and the kitchen served yogurt as a choice at breakfast. I love yogurt so I decided to have one. I couldn't eat it! It was soooo sweet compared to the Greek variety.
Making my own yogurt at home lets me get high quality product without "mystery ingredients." I know everything that goes into my homemade kind so I know how healthy it is for me. I can pronounce the names of all the stuff that goes into it!
Another thing I love about having my own yogurt is the fact that I can decide when I'm eating it what flavor I want. Before I started making my own, I remember standing in front of the refrigerator looking at the available choices and thinking, "I don't feel like any of those flavors." Now, I leave my yogurt plain until I eat it so I can satisfy that specific hankering! My favorite flavoring right now is crushed pineapple. Yum! My favorites change, so the only quandary now is having on hand all the flavorings that I might want...
Another great benefit of making my own is that it helps with my weight loss. The flavorings that I add to my yogurt has very little sugar and thus adds very few calories to it. I can have a high protein snack any time without worries that it will hinder my march to fitting back into my bikinis.
The cost savings is tremendous! A five ounce container of Greek yogurt is usually around a dollar. From a gallon of whole milk, I get half a gallon or more (depending on desired thickness) of awesome yogurt. A gallon of whole milk here costs about $2.50. That's sixty four ounces for $2.50! How can you beat that?
I realize that Greek yogurt has little to do with tan through swimwear, except for the fact that it can help you fit into that tank swimsuit a little easier. Sometimes it's nice to talk about different things and maybe help someone in the process.
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