Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just A Spoonful Of Sugar Helps

 I had my million dollar lamb curry on Thursday and Friday.  The only major addition was smooth, cool and creamy Greek yogurt.

  • Indian lamb curry with spinach
  • green salad with peppers and cucumbers
  • strawberries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • clementines
  • vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt

I still can't stand plain yogurt so I chose vanilla flavored Chobani,  There are 17 grams of sugar for an 8 oz. serving.  I only had about 4 oz. in my container for lunch.  Oh! I finally looked up the conversion from grams to teaspoons.  Nobody actually weighs anything in grams in a regular kitchen so I had to know how much sugar I would I have to put in my yogurt or whatever to make it taste as sweet as it is when the major food manufacturer makes it.  Anyway, it turns out that 1 teaspoon is about 4 grams.  That means I would have to put at least 2 teaspoons of sugar into plain Greek yogurt to make it taste sweet enough.  Honestly, that's not that bad to me.  I put 2 teaspoons of sugar in my black tea with milk.  I'm sure things like Coke and Snapple have a zillion grams of sugar (i.e., a quarter of a zillion teaspoons of sugar).  But 2-4 teaspoons of sugar for a "dessert" type treat seems pretty reasonable to me.

Have a great weekend!

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