100 lb. Club - What do you do with your Greek Yogurt?
05-19-2008, 11:11 PM
Okay, I thought everyone was NUTS raving about greek yogurt. I had gone and bought a container of Fage and it was expensive. And it was HORRID. Sour, runny, nothing like the "rich creamy dessert" everyone talks about. I figured.. whatever, they are all nuts.
Well I read in a magazine that OIKOS brand greek yogurt won the taste test. I saw it in Walmart today for $1.26 for a little 5oz container. I bought it (0% fat, honey on the bottom).
OH. MY. GOODNESS. It is HEAVEN. It is really really thick and creamy like... like maybe totally thick full fat sour cream. And not at all sour. It is thick like frosting!! I wolfed it down, 120 calories. Now I am quite sure there was something wrong with the first one I got that was yucky.
So now, what do you do with this stuff? Besides just eat it plain. Do you use it on things or in things? I was thinking of mixing cocoa into it and see if it was good... anyone tried that? Tell me how you like to use your greek yogurt. I am a convert!
05-19-2008, 11:14 PM
I actually don't like it plain :) I love the texture, though.
I mix in honey or agave nectar.
05-19-2008, 11:18 PM
Ohh, I've never tried Greek yogurt. This sounds really exciting! Thanks Lyn for the question, and always Faerie for being so on top of things! ;) :)!
05-19-2008, 11:36 PM
I can't handle the 0% Fage, but the 1% is awesome with a bit of agave nectar. Yum yum!
05-19-2008, 11:57 PM
I love the Fage 5%!! I usually add some frozen blueberries, a splash of DaVinci's hazelnut, caramel or english toffee syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon and some toasted slivered almonds on top.....mmmmmmmm!!!!:)
05-19-2008, 11:59 PM
What exactly is agave nectar?
05-20-2008, 12:05 AM
What exactly is agave nectar?
I usually buy my supply at Trader Joe's.
05-20-2008, 12:26 AM
I get Trader Joe's brand of Greek yogurt and I put agave and frozen blueberries in mine. All from TJ's. I LOVE Greek yogurt! It is so creamy and way better than normal yogurt! I sometimes put pecans in it also.
05-20-2008, 12:54 AM
Lyn2007 - when you bought the Fage did you stir it? It says not to stir it or it will turn out goopy and runny. I pour the little bit of liquid off the top.
Anyhoo I usually just stir in a bit of honey or maple syrup. I like to add fruit to it sometimes (raspberries or bananas are my favorite) and I use the unsweetened "sour" kind in place of sour cream as a topping.
05-20-2008, 02:06 AM
Try this website. It has number of different recipes using greek yogurt:
05-20-2008, 04:58 AM
I put Greek yogurt on a meringue nest (55 cals, 0g fat) and add fresh berries; blackberries and blueberries are my favourite but also strawberries and raspberries when these are in season. Hey presto, a lovely dessert for 200 cals.
05-20-2008, 05:15 AM
DH says that he has made some cucumber salad with it to top burgers with. Here are some more recipes:
05-20-2008, 09:24 AM
I eat the 2% - it is much better than the 0%, IMHO.
I just had some today for brekkie!
My favorite is to chop up strawberries and add it to the plain yogurt. Stir in a tsp of honey and top with a lowfat granola. There is an organic hemp granola my store carries that is light and crispy and this is what I use. It's my favorite breakfast!!
05-20-2008, 10:28 AM
Well, Lynn, I smear it all over my body and...
Sorry, couldn't resist. Actually it would probably make a great beauty treatment.
BTW, I like the Fage brand, also the Oikos, and Trader Joe's has their own brand which is very good. I don't mind the 0%. There's always tsatsiki. But my favorite is after dinner, with some slivered almonds and agave nectar drizzled over. Oh, so yummy...
05-20-2008, 11:20 AM
I have only been able to find ONE store that has any kind of greek yogart. It is greek gods, and I buy the already mixed together honey kind and pominganite. Good stuff, but I sure wish the other stores around here carried some.
05-20-2008, 11:24 AM
I do like Fage, but my regular grocery store and Trader Joe's don't carry it, so I rarely make a special trip to Whole Foods (the closest place around here I can find it) to buy it. I love to mix Fage with fresh blackberries, if I'm feeling extremely decadent, I add a drizzle of honey (almost makes it TOO sweet, but so good).
I get the Trader Joe's fat free Greek yogurt with honey. I love to mix it with 1/2 cup Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola cereal, one of my favorite breakfasts!
05-20-2008, 01:32 PM
mix it with berries a bit spoon of honey and soem crushed cornflakes or branflakes.
I prefer Fage --- but ONLY The "Fage Total" full-fat version, which I eat with straberries, blackberries, etc. in the morning. The no-fat version is a bit gross. Try the full-fat -- Ive been eating it steady for a few weeks (not EVERYDAY, but 3 - 4 times a week) and I have lost weight, so even though its fatty, it probably wont make you fat. Fage IS expensive, but imo it's so worth it considering how much I like it.
05-20-2008, 01:56 PM
I think I like the Trader Joe's 0% brand better (and it's less expensive) than the Fage 0%. However, since I just bought a case of the Fage, I will be eating that for a while. Plus we don't have a TJ's where I live. I really detest the Greek God's stuff--to me it's sour and not creamy like Greek yogurt should be.
Although I don't do it often, I love Greek yogurt with honey and chopped walnuts. Normally, I just eat it with berries and some TJ's High Fiber cereal mixed in. I'm going to have to look into some of the ideas people have suggested, especially since i have a case to get through by June 6.
05-20-2008, 02:59 PM
I buy the 0% and the 2% Fage from Trader Joes pretty regularly. I LOVE the TJ's regular Greek yogurt--it is amazing--but too high fat for me for every day. I could literally eat the whole container in one sitting! :nono:
I eat mine Lebne style (a Middle Eastern herbed yogurt cheese) I add in 2 tsp of good olive oil, a bit of sea salt, about 1/2 T dried oregano or thyme (or both) 12-15 chopped fresh mint leaves from my garden and 5 kalamata olives sliced in half. YUM! YUM! YUM! I eat it just like this, or if I have calories for it is great on a fresh warm pita too!
05-20-2008, 03:15 PM
I get the TJ's o% and do one of 2 things, depending upon my mood:
I eat it with kashi Crunchy cereal -- a nice crunchy snack.
I also eat it as a dessert with some chocolate chips sprinkled in and a drizzle of santa cruz organic caramel syrup!! This has completely eliminated my need (and I do mean NEED) for ice cream.
05-20-2008, 04:44 PM
All these sound so good. I haven't tried Greek yogurt yet. but with regular yogurt I find that mixing in some nutrasweet works as well as honey.
05-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Wow! What a great response! Thank you all for the GREAT ideas and websites. Caramel syrup?!? YUM. And Schmoodle, how do you know I am not already smearing it all over myself? Maybe it is the cure for loose skin :)
I remembered it was not FAGE I bought the first time. It was that Greek Gods kind.
Meanwhile, I found this:
I want it!!
05-20-2008, 05:55 PM
Oh, that looks so good and I haven't had my snack this afternoon...
I would think it's similar in taste to what I have with the agave nectar, and I use almonds usually, my preference, but great with any nut. Tastes very sinful!
05-20-2008, 06:01 PM
i eat it with garlic chives parsley cucumbers hmmm yummy!