“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.”
~George Dennison Prentice (Food Quotes)
Something new from the home non-cooking front. My current yogurt obsession is Great Value’s Peach Lowfat Yogurt. (I buy the four pack, so mine looks a bit different than what’s pictured on the site.) It’s cheap, available in my area, & has stats comparable to other brands; not to mention it has a great texture & flavor, & actual bits of peach in it. Not a lot of fruit yogurts can say that.
If you’ve been reading a while you know I like to add Fiber One to my yogurt to fill it out some. I’m also a big fan of adding cinnamon & ginger to anything. They both have many health benefits, which will of course vary by the quality & freshness of what you’re using. (I’m not specifically recommending – or not recommending – my brands for either of those, but they are within my budget & accessible.)
So here is what I do to make my peach yogurt taste more like a peach pie (notice I said more; this simple method will not have you swearing you just ate some peach cobbler, but it’ll give you a taste of it).
- Peach yogurt (you already know what I’m using)
- Fiber One cereal
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- light brown sugar (optional)
- Scoop the yogurt into a bowl big enough for it & at least as much again in cereal.
- Add cinnamon, ginger, & brown sugar* to taste. The sugar gives it a closer taste to actual peach pie (or cobbler, whatevs), but it isn’t necessary. I like lots of cinnamon, but just a little ginger, & maybe a tablespoon of sugar for the whole thing.
- Add in the Fiber One. I probably use about 1&1/2 as much as the yogurt, but of course I don’t actually measure anything. If you do the yogurt cup would make a simple way of doing it. I like a good bit of cereal in mine, but not so much it’s dry.
- Mix it all up & eat it. Voila!
Hopefully you’ll enjoy it. Nothing I’ll be winning any culinary awards over, but maybe something you hadn’t thought of.
*You can see in the first pic I’m using Domino’s “Brownulated” granulated light brown sugar. This was something I decided to try for the first time. It tastes well enough in this, or in the carrots I made for Thanksgiving, but when I tried it straight meh. It has a bit of an off, maybe styrofoamish taste to it. But it doesn’t clump & does pour easy, which are its selling points. And it costs about the same as regular brown sugar & comes in a zip top bag, & the only ingredient in it is brown sugar so it doesn’t seem to actually be made with styrofoam.
Like I said, it tastes well enough in other foods, but I’d keep in mind how it does measure for measure. Taste it for yourself if you try it & decide how much more you need to measure out for the sweetness you want, since it is less compact that traditional brown sugar.