Y is for Yogurt

Yogurt is a fermented dairy product and a great source of probiotics, protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and B vitamins. Yogurt is a very ancient product, so it is unknown when it was first made. However, it is believed that milk products as a whole were incorporated into the human diet as early as 10,000 BC, when milk producing animals started to be domesticated.

A fun fact about yogurt is that the word “yogurt” comes from the Turkish word “yoğurmak” which means to thicken, coagulate or curdle. Yogurt used to be used to cure a variety of symptoms and illnesses such as, diarrhea or cramps.

I love yogurt because it tastes delicious and keeps me full. This recipe is one of my favorites and incorporates other ingredients that contribute to the great taste and is perfect for any occasion!

Fisberg, Mauro, and Rachel Machado. “History of Yogurt and Current Patterns of Consumption.” Nutrition Reviews, vol. 73, no. suppl 1, 2015, pp. 4–7., doi:10.1093/nutrit/nuv020.

Yogurt Apple Dip

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • – ½ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • – 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • – 1 tablespoon of honey
  • – 3 apples any kind is fine. I prefer the green ones

Instructions
 

  • Combine the yogurt and the peanut butter together in a bowl.
  • Fold in the cinnamon and honey until fully incorporated
  • Slice up the apples

Notes

Dip the apple in the dip and enjoy!!

Hailey Fruck is an Intelligence Analyst in the Air Force and an aspiring Registered Dietitian. She is a part- time Food and Nutrition student at the University of Alabama. In her free time she enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her husband, Justin, and her three beautiful dogs, Captain, Scarlet, and Maverick.

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