Okay, so I went out to do my post surgery diet shopping yesterday and for the life of me cannot find low fat, no sugar added yogurt. I know a few of use Oikos Greek yogurt which only comes in low fat or regular. Is that alright to use? Has anyone tried the new yogurt called iogo yogurt they have low fat greek yogurt. Need some assistance in finding yogurt please and thank you. Can I have fruit in it or does it have to be plain?
The only ones that are really low in sugar are the plain ones. Anything with fruit or even the vanilla/honey yogurts have a lot of grams of sugar. I buy the Liberte 0% plain greek yogurt (2 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup serving). I then add SF torani syrup to it for flavour.
I hope this helps!
Referral - December 2011 * Orientation TWH - March 13th, 2012 * Nurse Practitioner - April 17th, 2012 * Nutrition Class - April 17th, 2012 * Social Worker - April 24th, 2012 * Dietician - May 1st, 2012 * Psych - May 1st, 2012 * Surgeon - August 17th, 2012 * PATTS - Sept. 12th, 2012 * SURGERY TEGH, Dr. Cyriac - October 16th, 2012
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Oikos or Greek Yogurt is great.. High in proteins.
Fruit added yogurts typically have a higher sugar content. Any "flavoured" yogurts will have a higher sugar/carb content.
If you want fruit in your yogurt, do it the old fashioned way and cut up a pear (in to 2 ounce sections) and put it in yourself. Keep in mind that you might want to use low carb fruits ie berries, peaches, apples etc.
my two cents.. and I could be wrong
Stay away from the flavoured ones and you will have the right one. I always buy Oikos in either 0% or 2% as the caloric difference is nothing. I think it's about 20 extra calories for 3/4 cup and I never eat that much anyway. Not all greek yogurts are low fat, I picked up an Astro plain one and it was like 10% fat. I had never seen any brands with anything higher than 2% before so now I check the label if I have to buy a brand other than my beloved OIkos so I don't have to throw away another container. I do like the other poster and just add my own sweetener, syrup, agave or fruit or nsa jam to it. It's also good to use for savory things like dip or tzatziki. I use the plain instead of sour cream on stuff too.
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I find that some dieticians say greek yogurt and others say no greek yogurt depending who you are talking to. If you want low fat, no sugar added, usually people go for the source yogurts.
I have used Oikos, liberte and kirkland from costco. All the ones I use are plain ones o% fat and no more that 5g sugar. The other have too much fat and sugar. It is a great source of protein. The good thing is you can doctor them up with syrups, fruit, granola or anything else that you fancy. If you are used to regular yogurts you will find the greek yogurts rather tart at first but add things and they are a great source of protein