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chubbybunny29
10-06-2010, 03:32 PM
So I'd been eating non-greek yogurt, I eat it every day or my stomach hates me. So this week I decided to buy some greek yogurt and I think its just ghastly. I could barely force it down.

So my question is two-fold

1) Is there any way I can use greek yogurt that it doesn't taste so....greek yogurty (ie smoothies, etc) that people have tried and liked?

2) What is the best non-greek option?

I had such high hopes for it, but I just can't do it. I don't dislike much, but this I just can't stomach!


atreyyena
10-06-2010, 03:41 PM
I know, it's like sour tangy sour cream.....I can't stand the stuff either. I know it's supposed to be good for you, I've tried 4 different brands.....at least for me I haven't found a way I can handle it. The greek yogurt aftertaste is still there in a smoothie, although the brand does make a huge difference.

jyoyo78
10-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Yeah...I can't eat it plain like some other folks can. I can only stand it if it's the flavored kind. Even then, I'd much rather have the fat free yoplait :) I don't even know if that kind is allowed...but I eat it anyway.


dudesmom
10-06-2010, 04:25 PM
I use it like sour cream, in mexican dishes, stir a dollop into my homemade mushroom soup, use it on potatoes, etc. I know a lot of people say they use sweeteners like honey or splenda, but I'm fine using it the way I do!

Joy2MeNu
10-06-2010, 04:34 PM
I love it. But anyway, try adding a packet or two of TRUVIA!

QuilterInVA
10-06-2010, 04:51 PM
For goodness sakes, no one told you to eat it as is. Do you just sit down to a bowl of sour cream? Mix it with fruit, preserves, add lemon or vanilla and a little sweetener. I like to put a teaspoon of cocoa, a little vanilla and a packet of sweetener in it. Or you could just by the flavored Greek Yogurt. The stuff you are eating is barely yogurt - look at the ingredients. It has half the portein and is thicken with chemicals.

cottagebythesea
10-06-2010, 04:57 PM
Several of us here on The Beach enjoy it with a drizzle of agave nectar and toasted nuts. Yum!

Leonor
10-06-2010, 05:01 PM
Do you like Kefir? I don't like greek yogurt either.

Gelene
10-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Sorry, new to SB and a little off subject. I saw that some are using agave. Is that ok, on all phases, or just 3. I would have guessed it would only be safe on phase 3.

chevauchee
10-06-2010, 05:55 PM
I can't eat it without a dash of Splenda.

murphmitch
10-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Splenda, vanilla and cinnamon. Right now I'm into putting pumpkin pie spices in it. On Phase II I add fruit to it. Microwaving an apple and mixing it in with cinnamon is fantastic!

greer
10-06-2010, 07:18 PM
I enjoy Greek yogurt, but I can see your point. We always buy Stony Field Farms yogurt, both Greek and not. I can actually enjoy the non and low fat yogurts.

cottagebythesea
10-06-2010, 09:05 PM
Sorry, new to SB and a little off subject. I saw that some are using agave. Is that ok, on all phases, or just 3. I would have guessed it would only be safe on phase 3.

I think it's OK to use it on Phase 2; however, it is not a low-calorie food, so use it sparingly. Agave nectar's redeeming value is that it is low on the glycemic index and does not induce cravings.

Natasha1534
10-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Someone on here posted that they mix the greek yogurt w/ 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter and a couple of packets of Splenda. I tried that and it is YUMMY!!! I use it to dip my apples in. YUM!!!

SusanMay
10-06-2010, 09:36 PM
I think it's OK to use it on Phase 2; however, it is not a low-calorie food, so use it sparingly. Agave nectar's redeeming value is that it is low on the glycemic index and does not induce cravings.

When I use it I count the calories towards the 100 calorie daily sweet-treat limit.

audri8301
10-06-2010, 09:48 PM
I read somewhere that people mix sugar free jello into it to flavor it. I've started doing this and it's really good!

Gelene
10-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Wow thanks cottagebythesea. I know it is low on the GI, I just thought ALL forms of even natural sugar would be out. Makes sense thou, being that the diet is more geared toward low GI and not low carb. Being able to use agave is going to help DH a lot!

RiverGirl
10-06-2010, 11:50 PM
I add crystal lite to mine.... only way I can stand the stuff, and some flavours are better than others (cant really give you a ratio though... gotta just add and taste, add and taste).... but if you don't like it, then don't eat it.... have a glass of skim milk instead!

Boo-Boo
10-07-2010, 07:19 AM
I live in Greece. Fresh Greek yogurt in Greece is like cream, no icky taste and could be eaten by itself tho is commonly enjoyed with honey, fruit in syrup, nuts, different cereals, meaning oats, meusli, etc. I know Fage 0% is available there, a brand that is also in our supermarkets. Fage is good, but I can't even eat that by itself and because it's 0% fat, well there you have it however, it's still so healthy.

It is common in restaurants here to have a huge tray of yogurt brought to the table as a dessert with assorted fruits in syrup, and nuts but it is full fat, heavenly and I could eat a huge bowl of it. I don't know why I am writing this now, guess it's just in defense of the real Greek yogurt, the best yogurt on earth. ;)

Have a great day everyone.

An American living in Greece :carrot:

chubbybunny29
10-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Maybe I need to try another brand or something. I was eating the flavored stuff, and the flavor was fine, I just can't take the after taste. I'll give it another shot before I give up and go back to regular yogurt.

Boo Boo - I think its the only Greek food I've ever tried and didn't like!

zeffryn
10-07-2010, 04:55 PM
cb - i've tried most of the brands available in supermarkets and specialty stores. my favorite widely known brands are fage, voskos and oikos (but only the flavored oikos, the plain is weird). yoplait and dannon are trying to jump on the greek yogurt band wagon and have failed terribly. the taste and texture are both off.

shop around for different brands, each one tastes different and has a bit different texture.

murphmitch
10-07-2010, 06:08 PM
The Dannon one tasted horrible to me. I use either Oikos or Trader Joe's.

Boo-Boo
10-08-2010, 12:54 AM
I've never even heard of the voskos or oikos brands...Fage is a big name here tho with dairy products. Wonder if they're imported or made there? Funny.

theCandEs
10-08-2010, 11:17 AM
I love the Fage kind! All the rest I've tried were not very good, IMO. I put cinnamon and a packet of Splenda in mine.

BelovedK
10-08-2010, 11:19 AM
I hate it plain, but it's great as an add in for chicken salad or potato salad. I have a weight watcher recipe for that.

Scarlett
10-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Splenda, vanilla and cinnamon. Right now I'm into putting pumpkin pie spices in it. On Phase II I add fruit to it. Microwaving an apple and mixing it in with cinnamon is fantastic!

god bless you. I just tried nonfat fage with two packets of splenda, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and a hefty dose of cinnamon and it was absolutely divine. Would never have thought of this on my own. I will also try using it in place of sour cream in the future.

Munchy
10-08-2010, 01:11 PM
I use it like sour cream, in mexican dishes, stir a dollop into my homemade mushroom soup, use it on potatoes, etc. I know a lot of people say they use sweeteners like honey or splenda, but I'm fine using it the way I do!

Ditto. It has so much more protein than sour cream. It's fab.

jenn33082
10-08-2010, 04:36 PM
I buy the Greek yogurt for my little one. He loves it. I think the after-taste is vomit-y. I do like how thick and creamy it is. Just the aftertaste gets me.

BelovedK
10-08-2010, 09:25 PM
I buy the Greek yogurt for my little one. He loves it. I think the after-taste is vomit-y. I do like how thick and creamy it is. Just the aftertaste gets me.

Ooo, that would get me too, now I will have to think of something else :dizzy:

With my chicken salad, I use so many other ingredients that it covers any afterftaste.

I imagine a little lemon and some stevia or other sweetener would be good.