September 13, 2012
Kroger, Aldi, and Walmart carry it.
Contributed by Lynnea Kraft
As this is my first blog, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Lynnea Kraft. I am a junior and mymajor is Exercise Science. I currently live in Friends Residence Hall as an RA (Resident Assistant). My interests and activities include spinning, cycling around town, swimming (just recreationally… I can’t even freestyle properly!), trying out new healthy food recipes, and I’m always looking for a new ways to exercise. Now that you know I’m a food fanatic and a health geek, I’ll kick off my first blog by telling you how to make my absolute favorite breakfast/snack.
Are you ready to learn what my super-healthy, super-tasty, super-fantastic breakfast is?
Okay…. My favorite snack/breakfast is…. wait for it…. Fage 0%fat plain Greek yogurt! But don’t worry, though, I don’t just eat it plain. I like to add granola or some high protein cereal (it adds texture, crunch, protein, fiber and other essential vitamins and minerals), honey or blueberry jam (to make it naturally sweet), and some dried or fresh fruit. I also recommend adding in some wheat germ (the most nutritious part of the wheat kernel); it’s a concentrated source of vitamin E, folic acid and other stuff your body will thank you for! Once all that tastiness is in bowl, just mix it all together… and “PRESTO!” The perfectly delicious, deliciously healthy breakfast has just been concocted. This not only makes a good breakfast because it is low-fat, but also because it is very high in protein. In just one cup of Fage Greek yogurt alone there is 23 grams of protein! If something is high in protein, it will make you feel full longer and prevent you from carb-cravings later in the day. Ever since I introduced it into my diet, I noticed that I wasn’t dying of hunger by lunch time or binging on unhealthy carbs before dinner. Unlike the cereal and milk I used to eat for breakfast, this breakfast helps keep me going and makes me feel satisfied long after I’ve eaten it. With all the stresses of school starting, it is nice to not have to be stressing out about food! Try it out for yourself and see if you notice a difference!
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