Summer Snack.. A Must!

Looking for a new, healthy recipe for the summer?

Are you a peanut butter fanatic?

Than you must try this creamy peanut butter dip!

    • Take one 5.3-ounce container of nonfat Oikos Greek Vanilla yogurt.
    • Mix in two tbsp. peanut butter (I prefer crunchy), 1/2 tbsp. honey, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
    • Serve with slices of apple, banana, and pear. Store unused portion in the fridge.

Makes four, two-tbsp. servings. Each serving contains 66 calories, 3.75 grams of fat, .5 grams of saturated fat, .75 grams of fiber, and 5.5 grams of protein.

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3 thoughts on “Summer Snack.. A Must!

  1. Danielle–I gotta ask you a question. I’m really conflicted now about using Greek yogurt because of the toxic by-product. What are your thoughts?

    • Hi Janet– thank you for bringing this to my attention! This is actually my first time hearing about this. After doing some research, it’s a hard decision on how to feel about this topic. It looks like the acid whey in the yogurt comes from the straining process to make the yogurt naturally and finding ways to get rid of (or re-use in other ways) the acid whey in the process is the ultimate problem.

      Chobani, one of the leading producers, uses three pounds of milk to make one pound of yogurt. The company returns the majority of the acid whey to farmers, who use it as part of a fertilizer or as a protein supplement in their animal feed. A small percentage is also sent to community digesters, where the whey is used to produce energy.

      I believe that it’s good that the acid whey from the products is being used in other ways for the environment, but we also don’t know the damage that it is really doing at the same time. Hopefully the industry comes up with better ways to use the acid whey and prove that it’s not doing damage to the environment. At this point in time, Greek yogurt has become extremely popular and I believe if there were serious problems, the industry would see a decline in sales and potentially stop what they are doing. Unfortunately, like everything else in the food industry, everyone has their opinion and until they see major problems in what they’re doing, they won’t stop. Only the consumers themselves have the power to stop something they don’t want happening.

      • Very thoughtful/informative reply. Thank you. Since reading about the excess whey problem I’ve stopped buying any Greek yogurt. Hopefully the industry will figure out the best way to utilize the by-product.

        Thank you again.

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