Diet and Nutrition
Yogurt Your Main Squeeze
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Have you ever wondered what are some of my
criteria for choosing a Best Food?
Foods that are nutritious, convenient, and
low in fat and calories certainly top the list, which is why the newest
innovation in yogurt is making the cut this week.
Yogurt has been through its share of
changes. Its been frozen, liquefied, blended with everything from fruit
to chocolate, and served alongside crunchy toppings. Obviously, some of these
advances have been better for your waistline than others.
Long regarded as a good-for-you food thanks
to its calcium content and live active cultures -- good bacteria that promotes
digestive health and stops harmful bacteria in its tracks -- yogurt can miss
the boat when it comes to convenience, since it requires a spoon for eating.
So if thats what has been stopping you
from making it an option in your snack repertoire, check out Yoplait Expresse
and Stonyfield Farms YoSqueeze in your supermarkets refrigerator section.
Whats the big news? Both Yoplait and
Stonyfield Farms have managed to package yogurt in plastic tubes, so you can
grab one of these streamlined containers, tear off the end and eat. Yoplait
Expresse comes in four flavor packs: Strawberry, Harvest Peach and Peaches
& Cream, Raspberry and Mixed Berry, and Key Lime and Lemon Burst.
Stonyfield Farms YoSqueeze is available in Strawberry Stratosphere, Rocket
Raspberry/Planetary Punch and Cherry Eclipse/Very Berry Blast.
When it comes to nutrition, both make
equally fine snack choices. One tube of Yoplait Expresse strawberry has 70
calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 10 percent of your daily calcium, while
YoSqueeze rings in with just 60 calories and 1 gram of fat and 10 percent of
calcium for all flavors. Try them frozen, too.
So when you absolutely, positively have to
snack on the run and you dont want to have to squeeze into those jeans,
squeeze out a creamy treat for less than 100 calories and bypass the vending