Good Ingredients Make Good Food

This post is inspired by a sponsored event I attended with Siggi’s Dairy. I have joined their ambassador program to keep up with their product offerings and to have access to goodies and coupons to share with clients. They did not compensate me for this post, but they did provide me with a fantastic meal and some super yummy free products. All of this is my honest opinion, yo.

The tastiest and most nutritious foods that inspire a life filled with vibrancy starts with the best ingredients. Great ingredients should be full of flavor, but not full of added sugar, fat, and artificial ingredients. In my house, one of the foods we eat all. the. time. is yogurt. The vast majority of the time, I use plain yogurt in cooking and meal prep, but we also eat flavored yogurt as a snack or as part of or breakfast meal.

Tart recipe

While I do try to avoid too many sweet things and we don’t have dessert often, we do love a good indulgence. Especially when the indulgence isn’t actually indulgent at all! When we pull together tasty, healthy ingredients in creative ways it’s easy to include treats in a healthy lifestyle.

Enter plain skyr (skyr is Icelandic yogurt, not unlike Greek yogurt), peanut butter, and fruit. In my house, we are peanut butter lovers, so when we want something sweet, it usually also includes peanut butter. Peanut butter is full of good fats, protein, and lots of vitamins and minerals. Skyr is the like, a source of protein, with the added benefit of good bacteria for the gut. And, of course, fruit provides fiber and phytonutrients so good for our bodies. Pull together these simple ingredients, plus a few flavorings, and you have something special! I hope you’ll give these little treats a try the next time you want to have something sweet. You choose if you want to make your little pie crust cups from scratch or use store-bought. If store-bought, look for products without trans-fat.

Peanut Butter Skyr Tarts
Yield: 18 mini-tarts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe/package of pie crust, rolled out
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plain skyr, such as Siggi’s brand 0% fat
  • 4 Tbs maple syrup, divided
  • Raspberries
  • Peanuts, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Using a biscuit cutter, cut small rounds out of the pie crust. Fit them over the backside of a mini-muffin tin and bake about 8 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, mix together the peanut butter, skyr, and 2 Tbs maple syrup. Divide the filling between each of the cups. Top each cup with a raspberry, chopped peanuts, and a drizzle of the remaining syrup.

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