I have to tell you about my latest snack obsession… greek yogurt! I’ve always been a fan, but recently I went from non fat to 2%. Yes, yes, I know! You’re probably thinking that I should be aiming for 0g sat fat in a yogurt.
And it’s true. One should aim to have less than 10% of total calorie intake from saturated fat. But since I eat a mostly plant-based diet that tends to be low in these less healthful fats, I do allow myself a more induldgent snack from time to time. And I can definitely say that for my taste buds, going to the 2% version has resulted in a much more satisfying snack experience. And because it’s more satisfying, I’d say I’m less inclined to snack less on other things that are not-so-healthy.
I use greek yogurt (both 2% and 0%) in many types of dishes — from healthy dips to salad dressings. But my favorite is as a simple, standalone snack. I get the plain variety and add about a teaspoon of honey and some fruit. This is still a very healthy snack that’s under 200 calories, with about 17g protein and 20% of my daily calcium needs. So here’s to (just a little bit!) of fat!