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Wake-up Wednesday: 10 diabetic friendly recipes with yogurt

Do you eat fruit flavored yogurt? When we here the word YOGURT, we often think of health food. However, that isn't always the case. Would it surprise you that regular, fruit flavored yogurt is equivalent to 2.7 Krispy Kreme doughnuts?  

Then you say, “well, I’ll just eat the “light” versions. Take a look at this:

 

With all this being said…Yogurt is actually very healthy for you…the right kind that is. What is the right kind? PLAIN (UNFLAVORED) YOGURT, preferably GREEK yogurt, due to the lower sugar content. Here is a side by side comparison. Take a look at this infographic. As you’ll see, both types have good and bad aspects. However, in my opinion, GREEK YOGURT wins out, due to the lower sugar content.:

PLUS…the health benefits  of Greek yogurt are many. Not only are they a great source of gut-friendly pro-biotics, but protein and calcium as well. Take a look at the infographic below.  :

Here are 10 recipes to help you include some yogurt into your diet. All recipes are under 30 grams of carbohydrates per serving. (As indicated in my earlier article.)

Waldorf Salad

From-Diabetic Connect

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CALORIES: 120 CARBOHYDRATES: 19 grams PROTEIN: 2 grams FAT: 4 grams

View complete recipe here

Cherry Blackberry Yogurt Pops

From: Diabetic Connect

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CALORIES: 69 CARBOHYDRATES: 12 grams PROTEIN: 5 grams FAT: 0 GRAMS

View complete recipe here

Herbed Yogurt Cheese

From: Diabetic Connect

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CALORIES: 20 CARBOHYDRATES: 4 grams PROTEIN: 2 grams FAT: 0 grams

View complete recipe here

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

From: Diabetic Connect

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CALORIES: 136 CARBOHYDRATES: 14 grams PROTEIN 14 grams FAT: 3 grams

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The Healthy Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

From: Chocolate Covered Katie

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CALORIES: 175 CARBOHYDRATES: 19 grams PROTIEN: 9 grams FAT: 7 grams

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Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing

From: Kitchen Treaty

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CALORIES: 171 CARBOHYDRATES: 27 grams PROTEIN: 3 grams FAT: 7 grams

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

From: Cupcakes and Kale Chips

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CALORIES: 53 CARBOHYDRATES: 5 grams PROTIEN: 1 gram FAT: 4 grams

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GREEK YOGURT CHICKEN SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

From: Tastes Better From Scratch

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View complete recipe here

CALORIES: 160 CARBOHYDRATES: 6 grams PROTEIN: 20 grams FAT: 6 grams

Matcha Greek yogurt breakfast smoothie

From: Great Secret of Life

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CALORIES: 99 CARBOHYDRATES: 15 grams PROTEIN: 6 grams FAT: 2 grams

View complete recipe here

About Tamara Hoerner (645 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

11 Comments on Wake-up Wednesday: 10 diabetic friendly recipes with yogurt

  1. Looks so yummy. Thanks for recipe

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  2. Looks delicious!

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  3. Very healthy and delicious

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  4. Tasty yogurt recipes & healthy too!

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