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Yogurt Uses for Heart Health

Jewel Osco Registered Dietitians

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Feb 9th, 2018

Eating yogurt is linked to having a healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels and, when eaten as part of a healthy diet, is also associated with gaining less weight long-term.  Each of these benefits helps your heart stay healthier because it doesn’t need to work as hard.

But, not all yogurts are created equal and the amount of options can make choosing one overwhelming. However, siggi’s provides an easy solution!  Siggi’s is made with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar. Made with 4x more milk than your average yogurt, siggi’s Icelandic-style strained yogurt is also a great source of protein!

Aside from a variety of delicious and creamy options that are great on their own, siggi’s also makes for a versatile and healthy substitution in everyday recipes.

Here are some of our favorite ways to swap and substitute siggi’s.

Looking for additional ways to use siggi’s at home?  Try this Lemon and Kale Hummus for a heart healthy snack or visit their website, http://siggis.com/, for ideas on how to incorporate siggi’s into all your meals!

Lemon & Kale Hummus

 

makes 1 1/2 cups / serving size: 1/4 cup

Ingredients:

1 cup chickpeas (cooked)

¼ cup siggi’s plain 0% yogurt

½ cup loosely packed kale leaves, torn into small pieces

juice of 1/2 lemon

1-2 cloves garlic

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

 

Preparation:

In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, yogurt, kale, and garlic.

On low speed, slowly pour in the olive oil about 1 Tbs at a time, adding more as needed to reach a smooth consistency.

Add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste, giving the hummus a final whirl in the food processor or blender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving) Calories 80, Protein 3g, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 115mg, Total Carbohydrates 7g, Sugars 2g

https://health.clevelandclinic.org

http://siggis.com

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