Blue Hill

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - BLUE HILL FARMS YOGURT

 

Blue Hill ... Have you seen them on shelves in the dairy section? Maybe not... If not, shop at a different store! This is where its at. Nutritionists like myself are always saying 'get the unsweetened yogurt!' (and if your nutritionist is telling you it is okay to have the bluberry, apple pie or M&M junk yogurt, you need to fire them and hire me)... any ways, I digress, back to the Blue Hill. This is SAVORY yogurt. Yes, that's right, savory.  

 

I hear it so often from athletes ''I know I need carbs... but I'm so sick of eating sweet food while training!". And that really happens. If you are an endurance athlete and training hours and hours a day, there does come a point where you'd rather suffer a bonk than eat one more chew, gel, or even homemade date ball. Definitely the last thing you want to do is grab a sweet yogurt as a snack. Again, in comes Blue Hill!  Now... I'm not going to lie. This might be an instance of 'dietitian taste buds' ( a real medical condition...), but I swear, you can adapt to them and like them!!  Just do not grab one as a snack by itself and expect to fall in love. This is an 'ease in' situation for sure. 

How I really advise you to consume this product is not as a yogurt, but rather as a condiment. 

Use it as a sauce or dressing to add natural, nutritious flavor to your meals. 

One way I love to use them is as a sandwich condiment. Here, I use the Beet flavor instead of mayonnaise on a BLT (heirloom tomato, uncured bacon, gluten free bread...). 

Another great way I've used these are as a sauce. Recently I made an omelet with farm fresh eggs, fresh peas, and goat cheese and dressed it with the carrot yogurt with a touch of chili paste stirred in. Seriously, it was great! 

Now that you're understanding how easily these savory yogurts can be incorporated into your diet, et's take a quick look at the nutrition. They are like a yogurt. A tasty, grassfed, natural yogurt and the nutrition reflects that. The ingredient label is simple and easy to understand. They come in at 100 calories per little container. There is a good calcium content. There is also a good fat content. I know I know, FAT?! Yes, FAT! Because we want a little bit of fat in our diet intake and we want it to come from natural sources, preferable unsaturated. Since it is an animal product, there is saturate fat here, but also 2g unsaturated. Since it is a grassfed product, you can assume there is a decent profile of healthier fatty acids. 

So get creative and give these a try!

Enjoy!! 

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