By: Brooke Marvin/News Editor
Looking for something to add to your holiday season? Try out this new recipe! It contains the perfect, delicious taste everyone is looking for while not racking up a high amount of calories. In addition, it contains a high-quality dairy product known as yogurt. What could be better? Yogurt is a nutritious, excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It helps maintain the balance of bacteria necessary for a healthy digestive system, boosts the immune system, and shortens the length and severity of sickness in people of all ages.
On another note, yogurt offers great beneficial nutrients such as calcium, protein, and probiotics. It helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis and abnormally high blood pressure. In fact, according to recent research, adding yogurt in any diet is shown to improve the metabolism in order to reduce body fat, speed weight loss, and trim around the waist of people of all ages. Better yet, don’t forget that yogurt comes in numerous flavors and brands. I, Brooke Marvin, challenge you to venture out and discover what is new on the shelves of our local grocery stores in the dairy aisle. There is surely something for everyone!
All in all, don’t forget to include yogurt along with other dairy products in your diet during the upcoming holiday seasons. Enjoy!
Yogurt Key Lime Pie
Makes 8 servings
1 box of sugar-free lime-flavor gelatin
½ cup boiling water
2 containers of key lime pie-flavor light yogurt
1 container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 prepared 9” reduced -fat graham cracker pie crust
- In a large heat-resistant bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. With a wire whisk, stir in yogurt; with wooden spoon, fold in whipped topping.
- Transfer mixture to prepared crust; refrigerate overnight, or at least 2 hours.