What's your favorite Greek Yogurt?

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Vickie 5966

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 16:23
Hi everyone....I had some oral surgery a few months ago and made my forray into Greek Yog for the protein. I wasn't too concerned about calories at the time. After a couple weeks, I attempted to switch to a low/no fat version and found that everything I had was WAAAAY too gritty. It all had a mouthfeel like there was sand or powder in it. I later read reviews in various places and this wasn't an uncommon complaint.

I'm doing another proceedure in a couple weeks and will be doing a lot of yogurt again. I'll go full fat if I have to - but would prefer to keep cal/fat/sugar down if at all possible.

Which lowfat yog do you find has the smoothest mouthfeel?

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Draglist

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 17:14
I like the Dannon and Oikos. Low cal, high protein. Pretty creamy.
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KJLioness

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 17:59
I love the nonfat Fage. Kefir is good to go too.
ktheccgrl

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 18:05
I love the yoplait greek 100 calorie vanilla... it's so creamy and just sweet enough.. goes well with mixed berries and homemade granola!
Hoser

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 22:00
Wallaby Organic.

Read the ingredients labels. The ingredients for the yogurt itself should be nothing but milk and cultures. If your yogurt contains a thickener like locust bean gum, pectin,or gelatin then run away-- it's not real Greek yogurt. You don't need other ingredients to be added to yogurt.
bodycheetah

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Posted: 02 Mar 2014, 08:12
Total - full fat - with strawberries, blueberries, walnuts & almonds. Mmmmmm
notdobie

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 09:07
The FAGE brand is by far the best. I love the Total version, but it has a lot of fat. I switched to the 0% and buy the large tub. I measure out 1/2 a cup and have found a wonderful powdered organic chocolate peanut butter. I stir in a tablespoon or two et voila a low fat, low carb healthy chocolate mousse. Alternatively I add some no sugar jam...my local farm market carries a huge assortment of jams sweetened with grape juice...10 calories per tablespoon, max of 3 carbs (2 gms sugar). YUMMY!
ChristyF

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 11:04
Dannon Light and Fit, Toasted Coconut Vanilla-- my favorite! Creamy, no grit.
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kkd1125

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 12:13
I use the Fage 0% and love it! I have it often with berries or other fruit, and nuts. One of my favorite recipes is what I call
"Mock Choc Mousse." I stir 1 tablespoon of Nutella into 1/2 Cup of Fage 0%. It's rich and creamy and delicious! I know some don't eat Nutella due to sugars, but you can probably also make this with your own organic, low or non sugar version of a cocoa hazelnut butter (which I need to try!).
notjune1

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 13:55
I am all about the Oikos Greek with the fruit on the bottom.......nice protein, not too much sugar and pretty creamy.
chadlius88

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 14:03
Taste of Inspirations, Hannaford store brand 0% fat greek yogurt, cheaper than all of the name brands and has the same protein and less sugar.
cyd69

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 14:34
I like Dannon Light and Fit. 80 calories, no fat and 12g of protein.
Vickie 5966

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 15:18
Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I plan to taste test a few of them so I can narrow down my faves and know what works.

I wish I would have noted which ones I didn't care for at the time. I tried the Trader Joe's nonfat yesterday. Still a little chalky IMO - but not as bad as it seemed the first time. I think the first time around I was getting used to pudding and jello so everything seemed a bit off!
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Sandy shore

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 15:44
Dannon 80 Greek. Eat it everyday for breakfast with either dole frozen fruit or granola. Love the choc rasp for dessert or snack!
cyd69

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 16:41
I love all of the flavors except the carmel Maccah. I just can't stand the taste.Yoplait is good also but a little too much sugar.
Sandy shore

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Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 17:25
Did not like the Carmel either. Chocolate raspberry is my fav for dessert. Not a fan of strawberry cheesecake or coconut. The fruit ones are great for breakfast.
CleoHaley

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Posted: 05 Mar 2014, 08:15
The Dannon Light and Fit Strawberry Cheesecake and Caramel Macchiato are also great. And both plus the Toasted Coconut I think only have 80 calories!
mrshutch

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Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 11:42
I like Skotidakis...my favorite flavor is the blueberry pomegranate.



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