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April 1, 2013

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt: A Smarter Snack

The Hood Answer Mom, Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D.

Looking for a smarter way to indulge your sweet tooth?  Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is a better-for-you option that's low in fat and higher in protein than regular frozen yogurt.

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is available in four mouth-watering flavors: Blueberry, Raspberry Granola, Double Chocolate Chip, and Honey Vanilla. A serving supplies between 110 and 130 calories, depending on the flavor.

My family and I love Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt.  It's delicious on its own, and it makes a tasty ingredient in snacks and desserts.  Here are two recipes to try. Enjoy! 

Raspberry Granola Parfait
Makes 1 serving.
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon low-fat granola cereal
3/4 cup Hood Raspberry Granola Greek Frozen Yogurt
Place half the raspberries in a tall glass. Layer with ¼ cup granola and half the frozen yogurt. Repeat. Top with 1 tablespoon granola. Serve immediately.

Gingersnap Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
Makes 12 sandwiches.
Cookies:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup sugar

Filling:
About 1 1/2 cups Hood Honey Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt , softened

Preheat oven to 375˚F.
In a mixing bowl, combine half the flour (1 cup + 2 tablespoons), brown sugar, oil, molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour until just combined. 
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place sugar in small bowl. Roll each dough ball in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  Flatten by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool cookies on a wire wrack.  
Assemble sandwiches: Place about 2 tablespoons of the frozen yogurt on the underside of a cookie. Top with another cookie. Place cookies in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set before eating.

 

 


Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D., is a writer, nutrition consultant, and mother of three. She is the author of several books, including MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better and Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy . Ward is also a contributing writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers and Men's Fitness magazines.

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