It is definitely a good practice to become a label reader. Since most of intake is very limited in added sugar, I don't mind the sugar from the Chobani (my favorite greek yogurt as well) yogurt. I use the plain fat free Chobani mixed with some sugar free pudding or jello mix, when I am tired of the regular flavors. I am loving my concoction of the plain yogurt and sf cheescake pudding. I do thin it down a bit with some of my unsweetened vanilla almond milk, as the pudding and jello mixes do thicken it up substantially.
I have completely replaced mayo with plain fat free yogurt. I have found if I use enough seasonings and let the flavors mingle for a couple of hours in the fridge, most people don't even know that they are eating yogurt instead of mayo. If you aren't ready to completely give up mayo, try replacing a portion of it with the yogurt.
I also use the yogurt in place of sour cream on my nachos. I use rice cakes or vegetable slices as the chips. Try a dollop on your cup of chili. Use it in your dip recipes. The possibilities are endless and you are getting more protein and calcium with fewer calories than mayo.
Happy Monday Everyone,
Kim - who is off to eat her tuna salad made with the fat free greek yogurt!