Keeping on point with your diet is hard enough but what do you do when you have cravings for the bad stuff? I have cravings all the time like Windmill hot dogs, cheese fries, pasta, bread before the pasta, etc! I don’t want to fail so I’ve found alternatives to SOME of these cravings that include Greek yogurt!
Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein and it tastes pretty good. There are many brands out there such as Fage, Oikos and Chobani that include plain or flavored. The flavored Greek yogurts are great for snacking and the plan is perfect for cooking.
If you don’t already know who Rocco DiSpirito is then you should find out! You may remember a few years back he had a reality show called The Restaurant which featured his restaurant launch and operation in Manhattan. Unfortunately it was cancelled but soon after he jumped on the healthy bus and changed recipes to be more waist friendly. He has published “Now Eat This” that featured healthy makeovers to our favorite foods. I have made his penna alla vodka and fettucini alfredo and they substitute with Greek yogurt and they are pretty good!
This weekend I tried making brownies with the Greek yogurt and it was damn good! I brought some over to my parents and didn’t tell them what was in it until they ate it – they loved it!
Try not to give in to those bad cravings but find alternatives that work for you. Here is a great tool for Greek yogurt conversions from Chobani: http://chobani.com/community/blog/2011/04/chobani-kitchen-conversion-chart/