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How to Buy the Best Yogurt

Navigate the Dairy Case with Confidence

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2/11/2010 6:38:15 AM

PATTYINATHENS's SparkPage
My usual breakfast includes yogurt. I prefer to buy the bigger sizes of plain--less waste for the landfill. Then I can control how much sweetener. Just a teaspoon of honey usually does it. If i have time, I might put a dash of cinnamon and vanilla and usually fresh fruit--bananas are the most common, but strawberries, blueberries and a ripe pear are really good. Sometimes I make my own yogurt, too. It's tasty, but usually a little more runny. Lots cheaper and even less for the landfill.
2/11/2010 6:35:54 AM

PATTYINATHENS's SparkPage
My usual breakfast includes yogurt. I prefer to buy the bigger sizes of plain--less waste for the landfill. Then I can control how much sweetener. Just a teaspoon of honey usually does it. If i have time, I might put a dash of cinnamon and vanilla and usually fresh fruit--bananas are the most common, but strawberries, blueberries and a ripe pear are really good. Sometimes I make my own yogurt, too. It's tasty, but usually a little more runny. Lots cheaper and even less for the landfill.
RAFFAELA2710
1/4/2010 3:28:39 PM

I love the non-fat Greek yogurt Chobani. It's thick and creamy and is wonderful added to soups. And there no added ingredients. Just milk and cultures. I'm wary of the other ingredients added to yogurts in general. Cheers.
9/15/2009 7:22:10 PM

GERIART's SparkPage
I have been eating Dannon Yogurt (vanilla) low fat. in the large size. They carry it at Target for $2.09 where as the major grocery stores charge $2.70 or more.

That's insane. I am considering making my own. Not sure if it is difficult, doesn't sound like it is.

I add it to smoothies, fiber cereal, etc.
Wtrcolor
6/23/2009 9:48:58 AM

NINAGETSFIT's SparkPage
I started making yogurt cheese but have a question about nutrition. I first thought the nutritional content would be the same as yogurt, only concentrated. However the liquid that drains out is whey and whey is used to make protein shakes etc so I'm worried that I'm draining out the good for you stuff.

Anyone know how to estimate the change in nutrition from yogurt to yogurt cheese?
3/12/2009 11:31:36 AM

CCCNILES's SparkPage
My favorite is Trader Joe's European Style Thick & Creamy Organic Plain Nonfat yogurt = for 1 cup it has 120 cal, 0 g fat, 10 mg Cholesterol, 160 mg Sodium, 540 mg Potassium, 17 carbs (1 g fiber, 10 g sugar), and 14 GRAMS PROTIEN!! - only milk and live cultures - nothing else. Love it with apples and raisins for a creamy sweet (but not too sweet) snack.
SNOEBUD
3/10/2009 7:53:07 AM

Hi I make my own yogurt at home using nonfat powdered mili, was wondering what is the calorie difference between the yogurt and the yogurt cheese ?? I don't let it sit for 8 hrs but maybe 3-4 it is much creamier than the regular Woulg greatly appreciate any info you can offer, Thank you
2/24/2009 11:52:48 AM

RUTHXG's SparkPage
Thanks for the instructions for making yogurt cheese! I am making yogurt at home these days with a Salton yogurt maker & skim milk with a bit of start yogurt plus 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk solids. It doesn't look as pretty as commercial yogurt--less smooth--but it's delicious & creamy in the mouth. It will be great to take a step further into homemade dairy with these cheese.
NDRALLIBOR
2/24/2009 10:40:51 AM

I add 1/2 to 1 scoop of vanilla or strawberry whey protein powder to plain, fat-free yogurt which is pretty awful on its own. I sometimes then add 1/2 c. fiber one, ground flax seed, thawed frozen fruit like cherries or blueberries. Its a very filling breakfast.
2/24/2009 10:26:44 AM

ASTER2606's SparkPage
Like Marly, I wouldn't touch the yogurts with added artificial sweeteners. Adding unsweetened frozen or fresh fruit is enough to boost flavor and unlike the "fruit" added yogurts, I can get a whole serving of fruit that way. I'll also keep the taste and texture of the plain whole milk yogurt. Better to cut the fat somewhere else in the diet by avoiding processed foods with added fat.
2/24/2009 9:20:26 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Love new articles. Thanks for this good one.
ENFINMINCE
2/24/2009 8:28:16 AM

I love Activa! Their new product is Activa + Fiber. Can I consider that as a Healthy Choice?
ENFINMINCE
2/24/2009 8:27:11 AM

I love activa ! Now it comes with the Fiber. Can I consider that as a healthy choice?
2/24/2009 8:11:50 AM

SALTYCHOCOLATE's SparkPage
I'm not a fan of any of the flavored yogurts. I really enjoy Fage 2% plain. Fage is Greek strained yogurt and it doesn't have that harsh tanginess that other plain yogurts have. It's really delicious.
JARCHIMOM
2/24/2009 6:59:28 AM

For me, the BEST yogurt is Stonyfield Farm Organic YoKid. It comes in 4 oz. containers with just 80 calories but still has 5 gm of protein and 13 sugars, using no artificial sweeteners. I layer the creamy raspberry or strawberry/vanilla flavor in a parfait glass with 1/2 cup raspberries. I eat this every day as my afternoon snack and for 150 total calories I know I am really eating a treat that is both sweet and good for my body!

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