Yogurt “Reimagined” — Inspired by the kid in all of us!
Nov 27, 2017
Do you want to enjoy your food with health in mind? I sure do! And I remember when I was a kid, food was a lot of fun. So I’m sharing some new ways I’ve been having fun with food, and specifically, reimagining yogurt.
I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Light & Fit. I have been compensated for my time, however (as always) my opinions and ideas are my own.
Thinking outside the cup
As a Dannon Light & Fit Blogger, I was recently challenged to “think outside the cup.” I’ll admit, this challenge gave me pause at first. But then, I remembered a “sugar cookie waffle” my son created a few years ago by using yogurt instead of syrup and topping with sprinkles. That memory inspired me to tap into my inner child, combine it with the dietitian side of me, and create these fun and nutritious yogurt treats!
My family loves Scrabble. Playing with words was the inspiration to reimagine the traditional PB&J into a PB&Y by substituting the J with Y, or jelly with yogurt. I chose the Mixed Berry flavor of Dannon Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners because it reminds me of my childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but you could use any flavor you fancy.
I can’t think of a treat that’s more fun than s’mores! I took this camping favorite and swapped out the marshmallows for Vanilla Dannon Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners (although you could still include some mini-marshmallows if you want). Simply dip graham crackers into melted chocolate and then into yogurt, or top your graham cracker with yogurt and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
Easy as Pie
With Lemon Cream Dannon Light & Fit Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners topped with crushed graham crackers, I made the easiest pie ever! For a more indulgent version, use a mini pie crust (either store bought or homemade). Dannon’s Coconut Cream Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners would make another great pie flavor option.
More than just fun
Thinking of ways to reimagine yogurt isn’t just fun, it’s a great way to boost nutrition. Yogurt is nutrient-dense and many yogurts are a good source of protein, calcium and Vitamin D. As you can see, healthy choices don’t have to be boring. With a balanced variety of delicious choices, Dannon Light & Fit has better options for you including:
- Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners – contains 90 calories, 13 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per 5.3 oz.
- Light & Fit Regular Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners – contains 80 calories, 5 grams of protein per 5.3 oz.
How do YOU have fun with your food?
I hope this inspires you to enjoy your food with health in mind by reimagining food and coming up with some creative ways to reinvent yogurt! Share your creations on Instagram by using the hashtag #DoWhatFitsYou and tagging @lightandfit. Be sure to follow Light & Fit on Instagram, too!
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