Snacks - Phase 1 - Ideas to make plain yogurt taste better




jlh88
06-20-2009, 02:27 PM
I can't get used to fat free plain yogurt. Any ideas on how to make it taste better? I tried searching the threads for recipes but had no luck. :dizzy:


Scorpio1986
06-20-2009, 02:31 PM
Honey!!!!

Lexxiss
06-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Hi:sunny:

Of course, honey doesn't work for P1. I used the yogurt jello recipe and it suited me fine. Maybe someone else will come up with an idea.


suefrommars
06-20-2009, 03:00 PM
I love the Fage Greek yogurt - I mix in a fruit and an ounce of shredded wheat or all bran.

It is my favorite breakfast!

Alana in Canada
06-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Add frozen fruit and whip it up in a blender. Use an artificial sweetner is you can/want to.

I like cutting up an apple and sprinkling cinnamon over the top.

Cinnamon and banana is really nice too (and the banana is sweeter).

Oh--sorry, I just realised this is South Beach. I have no idea what would be allowed and what isn't. Anyway. Hope this helps.

jlh88
06-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Hehe I failed to mention that I'm on Phase 1.

Chelby29
06-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Mix in SF maple syrup.

chris313
06-20-2009, 03:26 PM
I love Fage Greek yogurt with Equal and different flavored extracts, particularly almond and vanilla. :dizzy:

Ruthxxx
06-20-2009, 03:35 PM
I sometimes mix in some Crystal Lite powder. For hot days I make cacik (http://www.soupsong.com/rcacik.html), a chilled dip or soup.
You can also drain it through a coffee filter in the fridge overnight and blend in onions and herbs to make a "cream cheese" spread.

jlh88
06-20-2009, 03:54 PM
good ideas! I didn't even think about the SF Maple Syrup! Crystal light and the extracts are perfect too!

Thanks guys!

CyndiM
06-20-2009, 03:59 PM
soften a spoonful of PB (I prefer crunchy) and mix some cocoa powder with that. Add the mess to the yogurt with the allowed sweetener of your choice. I'm in P2 and use agave. Any allowable liquid sweetener will work. I always feel completely decadent when I eat this. It's like a rich, thick pudding. :drool:

blondiebear
06-21-2009, 02:39 PM
equal parts coco powder and splenda make sort of a chocolate pudding. it's pretty good.

jlh88
06-22-2009, 03:47 AM
Should I be looking at specific ingredients that I DON'T want in my plain yogurt? Some of the ingredients in some yogurt is stuff that I have no clue about.

Also, it looks like fat free cream cheese has sugar in its ingredients. Is it not ideal to buy fat free cream cheese?

Schmoodle
07-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Check the ingredients on your cc. If there is added sugar, then it's not okay. But I have never seen sugar added to ff cc, unless it's flavored (strawberry,etc.). If you see sugar grams in the nutrition information, but not in the ingredients, then that is the lactose, or natural sugars from the milk, and that's perfectly fine.

Your plain yogurt should only have milk and live cultures as ingredients. Once you are off of Ph1, (fruit and artificial sweeteners) are okay too. What you need to check is if they have added thickeners - corn starch or other. We should not have those.

JulieJ08
07-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Check the ingredients on your cc. If there is added sugar, then it's not okay. But I have never seen sugar added to ff cc, unless it's flavored (strawberry,etc.). If you see sugar grams in the nutrition information, but not in the ingredients, then that is the lactose, or natural sugars from the milk, and that's perfectly fine.

Your plain yogurt should only have milk and live cultures as ingredients. Once you are off of Ph1, (fruit and artificial sweeteners) are okay too. What you need to check is if they have added thickeners - corn starch or other. We should not have those.

Hehe, I know of one exception, and it is so weird to me. Trader Joe's has a "Plain Nonfat Frozen Yogurt." I thought, hmm, what an interesting idea. You guessed it, there is added sugar in this plain yogurt! Craziness.

KDHW
09-17-2009, 03:28 PM
I add about a half of teaspoon of sugar free preserves to a plain yogurt or cottage cheese and its YUMMY!!

Fat Melanie
12-17-2009, 02:00 PM
So can we have the light and fit yogurt, the fat free, sugar free vanilla flavored yogurt? I was told before (I think, not sure) that we could on phase 2. Because if we can, that's a good alternative. On phase 2 that stuff is great with chopped apples. Used to eat that all the time after I gave birth and it helped me lose weight (the pre SBD days though, so I probably ate stuff not SBD kosher.)

Anyhow plain yogurt could be used to make a lovely 'cream' sauce for chicken if you're going the savory route.

Sweet? How about a packet of splenda and a crushed up sugar free chocolate andy? Russell Stover makes some good ones. There is a pecan chocolate caramel kind that is divine. It would be like that ice cream you can get at Baskin Robbins only more of a pudding like consistency.

Jlyne327
07-18-2010, 03:54 PM
I just put some vanilla, cinnamon, and some agave nectar with my greek fat free yogurt.

LaurenBelle
09-17-2010, 08:00 AM
how about vanilla essence, cinnamon and some nuts (pecans or walnuts maybe?)

GinaS
10-06-2010, 02:20 AM
I use a little bit of sugar free syrup in my plain greek yogurt. I have this like 3 times per week on phase 1. Yum yum. :carrot:

NurseKim112
03-02-2011, 10:44 AM
Crystal light has a Strawberry drink mix! I mix it with the Fage fat free greek yogurt! Yummy!

fozentusic
05-27-2011, 10:10 PM
Instant coffee and starbucks SF vanilla syrup (or whatever brand you want).

Serious YUM.

asphyxia63
05-28-2011, 12:07 PM
oooh, never thought of adding instant coffee to my yogurt, yum!
good with so many extracts- a little sf chocolate syrup or cocoa and imitation banana extract, or choc/caramel, or swirl some natural peanut butter and splenda or agave... i have to admit, i was a fage girl, but chobani has less of a tart flavor to it that is kind of refreshing...

1oftheLuvs
05-29-2011, 02:55 AM
SF jello powder works great... Our favorite is about 1/8 teaspoon of lemon jello in a cup of NF Plain Yogurt... nummy!

Strawbryrain
06-29-2011, 10:50 PM
Oh! I just tried this and thought that I must share it!
I used orange jello in my plain yogurt (only about 1/8 tsp or so, but you might like more), but also I added some Coffeemate Sugar Free Vanilla Creamer (the artificial, powdered stuff). It tasted like an orange creamcicle! It was heavenly~! This is my new staple snack.

tamburrow
01-13-2012, 05:21 PM
I JUST had this as a snack
1 large container of ff plain yogurt
1 package SF lemon jello
Mix it all together so you can go grab it anytime. I als mixed in some ff cool whip and it is delish!
I like the lemon b/c it most reminds me of cheesecake :)

thefrenchgirl
01-13-2012, 05:45 PM
Once you get to phase 2, greek Fage with frozen blueberries and a packet of sweetner is really good.

pimms
02-11-2012, 07:38 PM
SF pudding mix is too yummy in it, I'm looking for my ice cream maker because I have a hunch it'll taste even better frozen.