Yes, yes, I’m sure we all enjoyed watched that exciting, never-a-dull-moment debate last night!!
and we’re all ready for more excitement this morning, so with that thought in mind, let’s get right to the Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In!
Hey, that’s okay, I’ll take “same” instead of “gain” any day of the week!
Sure, or even Tuesday Weld, who was wayyyy before your time, but y’know, anything for a laugh, right?
And since that’s as political as I really want to get today, let’s focus on something REALLY important: more uses for plain Greek yogurt!
Obi Wan is right — there’s TONS (or ‘tonnes’ for my British/Canadian/lousy speller friends!) of uses for that weird tasting plain yogurt besides dumping Ranch Dressing powder in it, like I suggested last week! Here’s just a few, just off the top of my head:
- Use instead of mayonnaise or sour cream in pretty much ANYTHING. I love to make tuna salad with mayo or sour cream, but the calories, eek! So just use a couple of spoonfuls of plain yogurt instead, then sprinkle on your onion salt, celery salt, and/or whatever you like to put in your tuna salad.
- Mix in some raisins. I get those big bags of cute little 45-calorie boxes of raisins, and dump them into salads, yogurts, etc. An 80-calorie yogurt with a 45-calorie box of raisins is, er, let’s see …
… well, anyway, it’s less than 150 calories, that’s for sure! Which is pretty sweet for a breakfast treat!
3. Mix in pretty much any other kind of fruit! Blueberries, strawberries, etc. – whatever you like!
4. Add a little sugar. Yes, real sugar! One teaspoon is 15 calories, so sprinkle that in, add a dab of vanilla extract, and voila, you’ve got a yummy vanilla yogurt for less than 100 calories!
Oh all right, enough with the math! Listen, if you want more ideas for plain Yogurt, here’s a great article at Today.com with way more (and better) suggestions for you to peruse: Yogurt is not just for breakfast! 53 ways to use this magical ingredients
Enjoy — and let me know what you think, in the comments! Did author Karen B. Gibbs cover your favorite idea, or do you want to add a #54?? Go for it, and I’ll highlight your ideas in NEXT week’s post!
Have a great week!