Greek Yogurt: Yay or Nay?

What’s the sitch? According to Stonyfield Farm, “Greek yogurt has an incredibly rich and creamy texture, about twice the protein of regular yogurt, less lactose, and fewer carbs.”

I’ve seen it on the shelves at my local grocery store, and I’ve noticed that it’s a bit more expensive than the norm. So does it taste good? I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to splurge for a few more (potentially gross) grams of protein. I’m also what some may call a “comfort eater.” Once I find something that I like, I’m not usually one to switch it up.

So, we asked YOU via @20sTweet. #Greekyogurt… Yay or Nay? Here’s what some of you had to say:

@BROgala: yes! Bc the live cultures keep your GI in check, esp when on antibiotics, and you can always add mini choc chips to spice it up!

@lstows: greek yogurt..Yay! I bring it to lunch 4 work w/ some kashi cereal mixed in. It’s so healthy and SO good!!

@Becca_Lizz: love greek yogurt! Twice the protein of regular yogurt, so it keeps you full longer…perfect with fruit for breakfast πŸ™‚

@csherm15: Liberte yogurt is my FAVORITE and the only kind I will eat!! Find it at #wholefoods

Hmm… Is it really that good? Well, yes, apparently it is. Here’s the facts:

  • Probiotics (the live cultures or “good bacteria”) that might have got some of you eating yogurt in the first place. Regular yogurt: about two strands. Greek yogurt: About five or six.
  • Protein. Almost double the regular!
  • About half the carbs in Greek yogurt vs. regular.
  • As for taste? “As for taste and creaminess, Greek yogurt definitely wins over regular yogurt. The thicker texture is more appealing because of the way Greek yogurt is made. While regular yogurt is only strained two times to remove the whey (water), Greek yogurt is strained three times. Removing more water creates a thicker and more substantial yogurt product” (www.thegreekyogurt.com).

I guess it’s time for this picky eater to give it a try. It’s still pretty close to that New Year’s Resolution time, right?

Do you have a favorite brand? Tweet away @20sTweet!

~E

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4 Responses to Greek Yogurt: Yay or Nay?

  1. ps: Britny aka BROgala is a future Pharmacist… so she’s pretty damn close to being a professional opinion! πŸ™‚

  2. tovah11 says:

    MY MOTTO: NO YOGURT
    MY LATEST MOTTO: NO GREEK YOGURT. I cannot believe anyone like the taste of this stuff.

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