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Recently I have become more conscious about adding healthy, nutritious snacks into my diet as part of my goal to improve my health. My friends have been raving about Greek Yogurt for months now online and I decided since I like regular yogurt that I would give Greek yogurt a try. I am certainly glad that I did. First let me say that if you are used to the thin texture of regular fat-free yogurt, you will be pleasantly surprised that this creamy Greek yogurt is low in fat. Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts.
I purchased 3 of the 0% fat, single serve containers in the flavors Vanilla, Honey and Peach. I loved them all! My favorite way to eat them is to add a tablespoon of oat bran to my yogurt and eat it for breakfast. The yogurt is very filling itself and keeps even me, the constant snacker, away from the cupboards for a few hours. The texture of the yogurt is very rich and creamy. I seriously couldn’t believe the kind I was eating was fat-free. I have always made an association between a food being rich and creamy to it also containing a ton of fat and me not being able to eat a lot of it. Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. This allows the yogurt to still be extremely enjoyable, but without all of the fat!
I also love how the flavors include a lot of fruit in the bottom. With regular fruit and yogurt combinations, sometimes you have to go looking for the fruit and wonder if it was just mixed in. I love the quantity that Dannon gives you and I always take my spoon and stir it all together for a great taste. I even used the Vanilla yogurt in my recipe for 3-Minute Muffins in a cup. Because of it’s consistency, Greek yogurt can be used to substitute for oil, butter and even sour cream in some recipes to make them even more healthy.
Have you tried this yogurt yet? Do you love it as much as I do?