Tag: greek yogurt

New Products Made With Greek Yogurt

by in Grocery Shopping, May 21, 2013

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Everyone seems to be going ga-ga for Greek yogurt these days! While the tangy, creamy goodness makes for flavorful chicken salad, smoothies and dips, food manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon offering all kinds of Greek yogurt-filled goods.

Greek Goodness
Folks dig Greek yogurt for it’s thicker texture and pungent flavor. It’s also higher in protein than regular yogurt, plus it offers those tummy-pleasing probiotics. Our recent taste tests (for plain and flavored varieties) unveiled that there’s quite a difference in flavor across the numerous brands out there.

Frozen Treats
The freezer section has gone Greek! Not only can you find pints of Greek fro -o (Vanilla Honey Carmel from Ben & Jerry’s anyone?), you can also find portion-controlled frozen bars made with Greek yogurt and real fruit. As far as we can tell, the majority of these frozen goodies are made with real Greek yogurt, but buyers should beware of the health “halo” – many brands have just as much sugar and calories as ice cream!

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Taste Test: Strawberry Greek Yogurt

by in Taste Test, April 28, 2013

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Back in 2010, we did our Nonfat Greek Yogurt Taste Test and there were only a few brands to choose from. Today, the number of companies making Greek yogurt has exploded, and so have the flavor options. So how do the flavored varieties stack up? Find out.

The Criteria
I used our typical 5-point scale (5 being the highest) to rate these yogurts. For nutrition, I paid close attention to calories, protein and sugar content. Even plain Greek yogurt contains some natural sugars from milk (aka lactose) but when looking at flavored varieties, there’s often a large variation of ingredients. Sugars on the label can come from milk, fruit and/or added sugars.

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Win These Greek Yogurt Bars!

by in Giveaway, January 23, 2013

Rickland Greek Yogurt Bars

Greek yogurt is all the rage lately–just ask Iron Chef Michael Symon who eats the stuff every day. But have you tried it in convenient granola bar form? Made with oats and a dash of honey plus various fruits and nuts, Rickland Orchards gives each bar a Greek yogurt coating to seal the deal.

You can buy your own Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bars or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite way to eat Greek yogurt. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, January 25 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one sleeve of Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bars (that’s 40 bars!) to five lucky, randomly-selected commenters. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on January 23 and 5 p.m. EST on January 25, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $55. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, how do you eat your Greek yogurt?

Food Fight: Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

by in Which is Healthier?, August 7, 2012

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Deciding whether a food is healthy or not can be really difficult, especially when food companies market their products in such clever ways. It’s even harder to decide between foods with healthy components, or similar-sounding foods. For this food fight we’ll explore regular and Greek-style yogurt — which one is the better choice?

Greek
Greek-style yogurt contains less water than regular varieties. This creates yogurt with tangier flavor and thicker consistency; this also affects the nutrition facts. One cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt has 80 calories and 13 grams of protein (comparison to regular yogurt is below). The calcium and vitamin D content of all yogurts will vary from brand to brand (and whether you choose, non-fat, low-fat or whole milk) so check labels.

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Win Chobani Greek Yogurt!

by in Giveaway, July 25, 2012

Chobani

Diet is a critical part of any athlete’s training—especially at the London 2012 Olympics. Long hours of practice make protein-rich good-for-you foods a must. That’s where Chobani comes in. Whether you’re an average Joe or a medal winning athlete, this high-protein, all-natural yogurt is the perfect fuel to power your day.

You can buy your own Chobani or enter in the comments for a chance to win coupons good for free Chobani yogurt, which you can redeem at your local grocery store. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite Greek yogurt flavor.  The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, July 27 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away five Chobani (6 oz.) coupons to 25 lucky, randomly-selected commenters. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on July 25 and 5 p.m. EST on July 27, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: approx $6.45. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your favorite Greek yogurt flavor?

Taste Test: Nonfat Greek Yogurt

by in Taste Test, June 22, 2010
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?

When we did our vanilla yogurt taste test a few weeks back, everyone asked about Greek yogurt. We shopped for the brands our Facebook fans asked for — find out how they stacked up. Plus: Our favorite ways (sweet and savory) to use this creamy treat.

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Weekly Bits: Summertime

by in Reader Tips & Comments, June 12, 2010

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There’s plenty to love about warm-weather eats. On this week’s menu of reader comments: spice rubs (great for grilling!) and a seasonal veggie salad, perfect as a side dish at a summer cookout. Plus, weigh in on our next taste test.

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Weekly Bits: Fire Up The Grill

by in Reader Tips & Comments, May 29, 2010

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Cookout season kicks off this holiday weekend, and with ideas from our readers, we’re ready to get started. Plus, we’ve included the latest feedback on our yogurt taste test, including a savory yogurt-based dip — perfect for nibbling while you get your grill on.

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Aisle by Aisle: Navigating the Dairy Case

by in Grocery Shopping, July 17, 2009

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One day while we were shopping in the dairy aisle, my son reached down and grabbed a purple-colored carton of yogurt and asked, “Mom, can I have this?” My answer, “Dude, cows don’t make purple milk.” Poor kid, he looked at me with this perplexed face. The dairy section can get a bit overwhelming for an adult too, but here are some hints on what you should be looking for on your next trip to the market.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Loving Greek Yogurt

by in Uncategorized, June 21, 2009

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When it comes to healthy foods, yogurt makes most folks’ favorite lists. It’s a great source of calcium, good for a healthy snack or a star ingredient in many dishes all around the world. I was disappointed to see my market was stocking its cold case with yogurts filled with artificial sweeteners or sugar. Then, in the sea of fake ingredients and sugar overload, Greek yogurt appeared!

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