Greek Yogurt is a new fad, but for those of us post ops it is a great source of protein and it has considerbly more protein than your basic flavored yogurt.
Now I'm picky about my yogurt - very very picky. I've tried alot of Greek yogurt out there and I swear to you it is alot like picking your protein powder. The taste, the texture, the smell - all of that goes into eating Greek yogurt and if you don't like it you don't like it. No harm no foul. I tried brand after brand and nothing came to my liking.
Most tasted sour to me. The texture was too thick. It smelled horrible. I literally remember pinching my nose, closing my eyes, and forcing myself to try these brands. They just weren't going to be in my belly, but after much research (that was so not scientific) I found something that works for me that I want to share with you all that I love.
If you are looking to try to eat Greek yogurt and want to do it straight out of the cup - this is my way to do it. Flavored all the way, but I'm not beyond using Greek yogurt in baking and such that does call for the non-flavored regular yogurt and I still think Oikos is the best! (It has nothing to do with John Stamos either!)
If you want to do some reading up on Oikos check out their webpage: www.oikosyogurt.com/ and http://www.oikosyogurt.com/where-to-buy-greek-yogurt/
These tips can be found on the site and I love them so I had to share:
Top 5 Swaps
Enjoy these tasty ways to swap Dannon® Oikos® in your everyday cooking:
- Add 1 cup Greek yogurt to 2 lbs. mashed potatoes in place of 4 Tbsp. butter.
- Replace Greek yogurt for sour cream, cup for cup,
in your favorite muffin
or coffee cake recipes.
- Replace 1½ lbs. cream cheese with 1½ lbs. Greek yogurt for cheesecake.
- Use the same amount of Greek nonfat yogurt in
place of oil in marinades
for chicken, fish or pork before grilling for a tangy flavor.
- Use 1 Tbsp. Greek nonfat yogurt per serving
instead of 1 Tbsp.
sour cream to garnish bean soups or chili.