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Siggi’s – the perfect back-to-school treat

August 14, 2013
By Katie Koerner , Marshall Independent

Siggi's is a thick and creamy, skim-milk yogurt, referred to as skyr, which is based on a traditional recipe used in Iceland for more than 1,000 years. Siggi's skyr yogurt is a strained version of non-fat yogurt but packs more of a nutritional punch with 14 to 15 grams per serving - two to three times the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt. It has 30 percent less sugar than most yogurts and uses no artificial sweeteners. Only all-natural, minimal ingredients - milk, fruit and sugar - are used. This special treat is lusciously thick and creamy, making it seem like a total indulgence.

Do you need to excite the kids about going back to school? Try Siggi's non-fat yogurt as an after-school snack or as the perfect side to pack in their lunch boxes. Here are five easy ways to incorporate Siggi's yogurt in the kids' back-to-school routine:

Five simple ways to Use Siggi's yogurt:

Toss in lunches: Include a Siggi's yogurt in your family's lunch boxes for a bone-building, calcium boost! The live and active cultures along with three probiotics will help with digestion and strengthen immunity. Also, the higher protein will keep the kids full and focused while working hard at school.

Freeze it: Have a picky eater at your house? As a parent, you may sometimes find it difficult to incorporate healthier snack options into your child's diet. Simply blend fresh fruit and Siggi's non-fat yogurt together, place in ice cube trays or popsicle molds, freeze and enjoy. The whole family will go crazy for this delicious, summertime bite!

Use in dip: Move over, chip dip - yogurt-based dip is the new dive. Make a sweeter dip with Siggi's fruit-flavored yogurt of choice, or a more traditional flavor with the plain variety. Pair with fun dippers, such as graham crackers, mini whole grain waffles, pita chips, vegetables, animal crackers, baked chips or breadsticks, fresh fruit and granola bites. Your kids will be ready to dip right in and start snacking!

Parfaits: You can still put on the layers, even in the summer! Parfaits are a great way to get the whole family in the kitchen together. All you do is layer granola or whole grain cereal, fresh fruit and Siggi's delicious yogurt in a container.

Smoothies: The summer season means hot weather. Cool the kids down after playing outside with a cold and creamy smoothie in minutes. Choose one of Siggi's flavored yogurts, low-fat milk, and fresh or frozen fruit. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a fun cup and get sipping!

Want more fun-filled yogurt facts? Go to Hy-VeeHealth.com to discover delicious recipes and exciting nutrition tips.

Berry Smoothie

Serves: 1 (about 2-1/2 cups)

Source: Modified from Hy-Vee Seasons 2011

All you need

1 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tbsp flaxseed meal

1/3 cup Siggi's blueberry-flavored yogurt

1 cup crushed ice

All you do

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. May use more or less ice, depending upon personal preference.

Nutrition information per serving: 240 calories; 12 g protein; 47 g carbohydrates; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 30 mg sodium; 15 g dietary fiber; 26 g sugar; 4 g fat; 0 g trans fat; Daily nutritional values: 2% vitamin A; 15% calcium; 230% vitamin C; 10% iron

Katie Koerner is a registered dietitian at the Marshall Hy-Vee Food Store.

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

 
 

 

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