Greek yogurt vs regular yogurt?

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rosycheeksfl

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Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 09:13
I've seen greek yogurt listed a lot in the food diaries but I've never tried it. How does it differ from regular yogurt? Nutrients, calories, carbs, protein...taste?? Is the consistency different? Is it sweet or more cheese tasting. I'm looking for things to snack on and/or for breakfast and think this could be good for that...if I like it. Smile
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Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 09:21
I love Greek yogurt! It is thicker and creamier. It is also tangier, so I recommend eating it with just a bit of honey. Don't stir the honey in, or you'll end up with the same consistency of regular yogurt, and what fun would that be? Dip the tip of your spoon into the honey, then get a spoonful of yogurt. It's also great with berries or melon, and makes a wonderful substitute for sour cream.
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Nimm

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Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 09:25
Greek yogurt is typically thicker and creamier, with more protein and less sugar/fat/carbs by volume. Because there's less sugar, it's also less sweet. Some people don't like that, but at this point I prefer it - it's just richer overall (never mind the healthier/lower cal aspect).
gnat824

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Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 09:27
I eat it largely for the increased protein. I also find other nonfat yogurt to be absurdly sweet, since its always artificially sweetened. Greek yogurts tend not to have that problem and are super thick and rich tasting. Plus the plain variety is a good substitute for mayo and sour cream in various dishes, or even oil in many baked goods. I stock up at Trader Joe's, where it's generally more reasonably priced (since store brands don't exist at most grocery stores). I always have the nonfat vanilla and plain varieties in my frige. In addition to the berries and melon mentioned above, I also like the vanilla kind with granola for breakfast. You can also make a great smoothie with it and a mix of fresh and frozen fruit (frozen acts as ice) and maybe a splash of juice. A smoothie with an extra bump of protein is much more filling.
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