The BoomBoomBelly will feature original recipes inspired by the needs and wants of my clients as well as my own cravings.

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Greek yogurt has been all the rage for quite some time now. Whether it's fresh or froyo, this ice cream substitute created a guilt-free, "healthy" indulgent trend. But yogurt in any form has one dirty little secret: sugar. Most dairy products already contain sugars naturally, but flavored yogurts are the real culprits. Just because it's packed with probiotics doesn't mean it's healthy. Flavored yogurts are filled with artificial sugars as well as other chemicals that can interrupt weight loss attempts. Considering how hard it is to lose weight, especially when snacks claim to be clean and lean, the last thing we need is to be unsure of what is in our food. I always tell my clients the key to weight loss is to know exactly why weight loss or gain occurs in their body. That means avoiding guessing games. The best way to do that is to make your own food! Now we all are super busy with work and family and social lives and relationships and pets and everything in between. These yogurt recipes are quick, easy, low in sugar, and all under 200 calories.

I love Fage ('fa-yeh') yogurt because it is a Greek company started by a Greek family that has been making their yogurt since the 1920s. I am a sucker for supporting family businesses, especially because Dynamo Fitness is family owned and operated. Skim milk, cream, and live active yogurt cultures are the only ingredients you'll find in Fage 2%. It's Greek yogurt in it's truest form. I used a half cup for each serving (85 calories | 2.2 g fat | 4.5g carbs | 4.5g sugar | 11.5 g protein). Curb your cravings and stay on top of your snacking with these versatile recipes. Eat fresh or frozen, use as a dip or eat a dessert!

photo(1)Banana Split:

  • 1 teaspoon PB2
  • 2 squares crushed of Lily's Chocolate (sweetened with stevia)
  • 1/4 medium banana smashed

Cucumber Garlic:

  • 1/4 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • paprika to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Pumpkin Spice:

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (Trader Joe's)

Pina Colada:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut chips (Trader Joe's)
  • 1/8 cup pineapple smashed
  • squirt of lime

BOOM.

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