Monday, January 16, 2012

Healthy High Protein Snack: Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

When you're working out and building muscle it's really important to get enough protein. Generally you want to eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of your goal body weight.

Also, protein keeps you full and satisfied throughout the day, which decreases cravings for lower quality foods.

This is one of my favorite high protein, healthy snacks. It takes less than a minute to prepare.

Take 1 cup of 0% plain Greek yogurt, mix it with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (you can use 2 tablespoons if you want more PB), add 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw or sweeten to taste. Mix it all together and you have a delicious high protein snack!

If I am craving sweets I add a teaspoon of Hershey's special dark chocolate chips, and then it's like having a healthy dessert. It's so filling that it kills my cravings for anything else!

Enjoy!


Calories: 225
Carbs: 13 g.
Fat: 8 g.
Protein: 27 g.
Fiber: 1 g.
Calcium: 25 g.

13 comments:

  1. Yum! Great idea, I love both greek yogurt and peanut butter so this would be great for me :) Only thing I would change is getting an organic peanut butter with no added sugar.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Great point! I have used organic PB in the past, but I haven't replaced my stock. :) It is on my next shopping list.

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  2. I have been loving your website and workouts - very intense. I'm a huge fan of peanut butter and never thought to add it to yogurt. This has been my snack this week and I think it's brilliant! Thank you!

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    1. M- I love peanut butter too! I love to eat it any way I can! :) Thank you for your comment, I am so glad you've been enjoying the blog!

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  3. SO delicious!! Thanks!

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  4. I think I am going to do this today, looks amazing. I wish I had the ingredients now.

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    1. It's so good! Let me know what you think!

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  5. Sounds great :).. I am definitely giving that a try this week (Y). You're amazing by the way, the videos just motivate me even more and more!

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  6. Can't wait to try it. This will be my breakfast tomorrow after one of your workouts!!

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  7. I am trying it RIGHT NOW!!!! I LOVE Peanut Butter!! Thanks for sharing

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  8. Thanx for this informtion. Sounds greeeat!

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  9. Another great way to enjoy yogurt and PB, add some chocolate protein powder to the yogurt and peanut butter. Tastes like Reeser peanut butter cups only better for you!!!

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