Sugar has been reduced in its Yoplait® Original brand by 25 percent and aspartame has been removed from Yoplait Light, which is a significant achievement for General Mills as neither product now contains artificial ingredients. Pure cane sugar is the only type of sugar used in General Mills yogurt. Additionally, Yoplait Greek 100 Protein™ now boasts more protein with a creamier texture.
In terms of Health & Wellness, substituting yogurt for mayonnaise in recipes is a smart way to cut calories when cooking. General Mills’ Mountain High® Yoghurt, a clean label product, contains only milk and yogurt cultures, making it the ideal substitute with only 10 calories per serving! “Culinarians did a cutting on Mountain High, and they absolutely fell in love. It doesn’t break down when you cook with it, and it makes a significant difference in the health profile of recipes without compromising taste,” said Friedmann.
Since smoothies go hand-in-hand with yogurt, those made with Yoplait yogurts are now healthier, too. General Mills is pleased to offer consumers innovative alternatives that incorporate smoothies, such as the Yoplait Smoothie Bowl, which capitalizes on another big breakfast trend, the breakfast bowl. Breakfast bowls make for a sound nutritious selection since they contain a mélange of ingredients in one easy meal. In the instance of the General Mills Smoothie Bowls, ingredients include its innovative Yoplait® ParfaitPro® Greek honey vanilla yogurt mixed with milk and fruit, along with peanut butter, pineapple and bananas in one recipe and avocado, pineapple and bananas in another.
According to Datassential, breakfast bowls appear on seven percent of U.S. breakfast menus, an increase of 66 percent over the last four years.4 Smoothie Bowls are an excellent option for operators looking to provide a healthy and trendy grab-and-go meal or snack consumers are sure to love.
General Mills is an entegra Supplier Partner. This article is an excerpt from entegra’s magazine Insights2Solutions. Entegra Program Participants have access to the full magazine. Log on to entegraPS.com and visit the Health & Wellness section.
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