If you’ve ever hung out with coworkers trying to lose weight, you’ve experienced yogurt at its plainest. But beyond those little plastic cups lies an often overlooked source of protein waiting to fuel your body.
“I think yogurt is a perfect post-workout food,” says Lindsay Langford, MS, RD, CSSD, a registered dietician with St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. And here’s why it tops her list:
Now, if your mind draws a blank when faced with the supermarket's endless wall of yogurt, simply stick with the high-protein Greek variety for post-workout snacks, says Langford. Then choose either low-fat or fat-free to limit the extra saturated fat in your diet, and if added sugar’s a concern, buy it plain—and add your own fruit.
Most of all, though, don’t let yogurt’s reputation fool you. As these six easy recipes and snack ideas will prove, it's much more versatile than just a quick snack in a cup. Read on...and power up.
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