Saturday, July 12, 2008

Natural Greek Yogurt, Fage and Chobani

I've been eating this stuff for months, I was in the search to make the perfect Tatziki and plain "American" yogurt just wasn't cutting it... until I discovered this stuff. It's creamy with a very smooth texture and you can use it just like regular American yogurt, but you never have to strain it. It has a very dense texture and fruit doesn't sit at the bottom but lovingly floats among it's creaminess. So far I've only been able to find Fage in the plain variety and a new favorite is Chobani which comes in 6 varieties. Chobani's web site is a little more user friendly and gives you a list of stores in your area where you can buy it, unlike the Fage site which does not.

Now, this post came to be tonight when P. came to me and said "Mom, do we have any of that good yogurt that you mixed with sugar and heath bits?" Yea, it's in the fridge.. his response.. "can you make it for me?" Sure! I almost forgot it was in there in the fist place and since I had a 8 ounce container of plain yogurt I went and split it in half and mixed P's half in a bowl with a teaspoon of vanilla sugar and about a tablespoon of heath bits and I stirred some honey and frozen berries into mine.

I love yogurt and I'm really glad that I found this stuff, when I was a kid we would get big bottles of Kifir (smooth, drinkable yogurt) in the supermarket and then it disappeared until a few years ago when I noticed it again in a local store by work, I become concerned with the amount of sugar in these products though so I'm really more careful with what I buy and I really prefer to just buy the Greek yogurt and make smoothies using fresh or frozen fruit and milk.

Just a quick comparison here..


  • All Natural
  • Live & Active Cultures
  • Great source of protein
  • Perfect way to increase energy
  • Rich smooth creamy texture
  • A great mid day snack
  • Helps prevent the risk of Osteoporosis
  • Includes (3) active probiotics
  • Gluten free

  • Nonfat Nutritional Information

    FAGE Total 0% Greek Yogurt

    A truly guiltless treat that can be
    enjoyed by anyone, FAGE Total 0%
    Greek yogurt successfully
    delivers its trademark rich flavor
    and thick, smooth body with
    absolutely no fat. An excellent
    diet aid that can be enjoyed on its
    own or mixed with fresh fruit, cereal
    and other wholesome ingredients
    for a great tasting and healthy
    low fat meal.

    Each 150 grams (5-ounce) serving includes:
    80 calories (0% from fat)
    15 grams or 30% of daily value of protein,
    10% calcium,
    6 grams or 2% of carbohydrates in the form of lactose (based on a 2,000 calorie diet).

    DANNON® All Natural Nonfat 6 oz, 32 oz
    Serving Size: 6 oz; 170g

    Amount Per Serving

    % DV*

    Calories 80

    Calories from Fat 0

    Total Fat 0g 0%

    Saturated Fat 0g 0%

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 5mg 2%

    Sodium 120mg 5%

    Potassium 400mg 11%

    Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%

    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

    Sugars 12g

    Protein 9g 18%

    Vitamin A

    Vitamin C

    Thiamin (Vitamin B1)


    Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B12



    Vitamin D




    Pantothenic Acid



    *%DV means % Daily Value based on a 2000-calorie diet


    Cultured grade A milk. Contains active yogurt cultures including L. acidophilus.