Greek Geek? Like, Totally . . .
Thursday, December 01, 2011
It's not just my Greek omelettes . . . Omega 3 liquid egg plus liquid egg white plus Greek seasoning plus low fat feta and spinach, now protein-boosted with turkey and volume boosted with mushrooms. (Is there a more flavourful low fat cheese than feta? If so, haven't found it . . . ).
Yup, in addition to the Greek omelettes, I'm all about the no fat sugar free Greek yogourt too -- huge whack o' protein, great creamy texture, nice zing: I've been using the PC brand. Which has lots of apps (e.g. instead of sour cream on baked potato; swirled into soups; incorporated into salad dressings . . . ) but most often enjoyed by me with a touch of Splenda (I know, I know . . . artificial sweetener, but still the lesser of several evils) and fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries (I know, I know: carbon foot print . . . of which the largest portion is driving them home from the grocery store. Nope, no store close enough to walk or bike . . . there it is).
Hadn't known, however, until 4A-HEALTHY-BMI pointed it out yesterday, that Greek yogourt has less lactose. Yay!
And apparently, a colleague reported to me last night at a professional dinner meeting, fat free dairy products have less estrogen (from the hormones administered to keep cows lactating . . . ). Does anyone know if this is so?? It's an issue for me as a breast cancer survivor . . (Proud to report: mixed, mingled, avoided appetizers, clocked in well within calorie range by making judicious choices and avoiding resolve-weakening wine!!)
Grateful for reduced lactic acid, hoping for reduced estrogen . . . in the meantime there is no question that I embrace the Greek bearing gifts.
And when on rare occasions I'm ordering salad in a restaurant, I love to request (with a bit of a saucy smile) a "small Greek"!!