YOGHURT AND GRANOLA

Yoghurt and granola are great as a quick breakfast or snack. Both contain lots of nutrition, which give you a power start for the day and if you need help with weight control, the protein in yoghurt and the fiber in granola can help delay the onset of hunger.

One cup of fat-free yogurt provides about 8 grams of protein, or 16 percent of the daily value for protein, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. It is also high on calcium, which is an important mineral for building and maintaining strong bones.

One cup of granola provides about 3.5 grams of dietary fiber, or 14 percent of the daily value. Granola is also a great source of vitamin D and iron, which is necessary for maintaining red blood cells.

Other nutrients in yogurt and granola include magnesium, zinc and vitamin B-12. Choose fat-free yogurt instead of full-fat or reduced fat yogurt to keep the number of calories and the amount of fat low.

Select plain yogurt instead of flavored, sugar-sweetened yogurt — and further pick a granola that is low on sodium and fat as well as added sugars. Choose granola that is unsweetened, lightly sweetened or sweetened with natural maple syrup, coconut or dried berries instead of white sugar.

You see, yoghurt and granola are a great team.

Try them with different kinds of fruits to ad even more vitamins and nutrition to your power breakfast!

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How about yoghurt with a bunch of different berries, which will give you a ton of antioxidants? Yum!

You like almonds for extra crunch and nutrition? Go ahead. Instead of almonds you could also use walnuts, peanuts or pecans. And if you like it a little sweeter ad some dried cranberries.

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And if you don’t feel like having granola you can always
have just the yoghurt with berries or fruits.
It’s your breakfast, have fun with it.

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And if you are really hungry…
well, you see for yourself.

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