By lisaloo2429 Latest Reply 2011-10-07 21:20:11 -0500
Started 2011-09-27 13:27:57 -0500

I luv yogurt. What is the best type to eat that is low in carbs and sugar? I've been eating Chobani low fat vanilla.

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MrsCDogg 2011-09-30 20:52:04 -0500 Report

I love Greek yogurt. I've just discovered Greek Gods brand. My favorite is the full fat plain but I got some non-fat today and it is ok. I don't add any fruit instead I add some salt and pepper and a little parmesan cheese. yummy!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-27 14:50:50 -0500 Report

Hi Lisa, I am an on/off person with yogurt, so my memory isn't always the best, but i will tell you what I look for. I disregard the price to start with and read the labels. I look for the lowest carbs. Now don't be tricked by some of the manufacturers. It is a pain, but check the size of your container. 30 grams of carbs for a 5oz, 6oz, 8oz servings are not the same. You will get 30 grams of carbs in each, but you get 3 more oz. of yogurt in the 8 oz. Forget looking for your sugars. They do not matter if you watch your carbs as your carbs change into sugar. The other thing I look for, especially if I am taking an antibiotic, is live active cultures. The antibiotics kills bacteria, both good and bad. The active cultures restore your good bacteria and help your bowels to work better. I often get plain yogurt and add a tablespoon or 2, or 3 of no sugar added jelly, or I will add honey, or vanilla, which I make myself! Plus yogurt brands differ in different sections of the country. I have never heard of Chobani or Greek Gods. Who knows, maybe I don't get out enough! Oh, I almost forgot, I also add cinnamon.

Beata2 2011-09-27 13:35:10 -0500 Report

I love Greek Gods plain yogurt. Only 5 carbs per half cup. I add vanilla extract and splenda with fiber. Try it with half a cup of cottage cheese. Delish and filling. Hope you like it! You'll find it at health food stores, some high end grocers and in Utah I found it at Wal mart.

grammy215 2011-09-27 21:54:48 -0500 Report

Great ideas from you and Jim, thank you. I was also wondering about yogurt. I never considered adding things to plain yogurt to make my own flavors. Thank you!

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