Health Benefits of Yogurt

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Yogurt is one of my family's favorite "go to" foods. I blend it with frozen fruit for a quick breakfast smoothie, pack it with a granola bar and fresh fruit for lunch and I use it in the summer as a base for a popsicle or to make tart frozen yogurt.  Rich in calcium, protein and other healthful nutrients, yogurt really packs a punch.

Yogurt can also be a fantastic source of probiotics, look for live and active cultures written on the label.  Probiotics are "good" bacteria that your body actually needs. Based on the strain, probiotics have been shown to increase immunity and improve digestion. Greek yogurt is typically strained of excess liquid, creating a thicker texture that is very popular right now.

I try and stick to plain yogurt instead of the flavored ones which contain excess sugar. If I am in the mood for a little sweetness, I just add a drop of honey or fresh fruit.

Jamie likes yogurt too, check out how she uses it Quick & Kosher style: Yogurt Parfait Buffet

Here are a few yummy yogurt recipes you will absolutely love!

Apple Crunch Bread Pudding

Quick Mixed Berry Topping

Tropical Fruit in Spiced Syrup

Cranberry Muesli