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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fage Greek Yogurt and my Sleeve


I haven't forgotten about the drawing for my Google Friend Connect Peeps. I've been busy, busy, with my mother in law in town. As far as mothers-in-law go, she's a good one, but I'm not sure there is such a thing as a stress free m-i-l visit.
Sooooooo, I was in Target today meandering aimlessly in the food section. We didn't really need anything, it was just an outing for my mother in law, so I was just kinda wandering around. Picking up this, reading that, audibly gasping at the price of that!?....I finally made my way to the dairy section and my nosy eyes kept a-moving until they happened upon the Greek yogurt.
I've tried it before, and I wasn't something that made my tastebuds tingle. Well, it did, but not in a good way. To me, it tasted like eating spoonfuls of sour cream............. Wait! ding! ding! ding! ding!......... That's when a lightbulb went off!
I said to myself, "Self, you don't dislike sour cream just cause you can't eat it by the spoonful. You like it in dips, on your tacos. Self, you've got to look at Greek yogurt in a different way!"
You don't hate mustard cause it sucks as a pasta sauce and you don't hate KY, wait you do hate KY, its Astroglide that you love. Anyway, back to the dairy section...You know what I'm getting at.
So I picked up the 2%, cause you know ya girl don't do fat free. Not my dairy, not my meat, not my anything. The only thing I do fat free is fruit. Anyway, the 7 ounce portion size was just enough that it wouldn't be a waste if I decided to give it a flying scissor kick right up outta my kitchen AND at 99 cents, I didn't have to dip into my bbq fund to get it.
So tonight, I sliced up a Pink Lady apple, the best apple ever created and dipped it into the yogurt. I've got to say, it was pretty freaking good.! The apple was just sweet enough and the yogurt was just tart enough and the marriage of the two was as wonderful as Kim and Kris. Well maybe marriage isn't the best term. But to make a short story even shorter, if you don't like Greek yogurt, try it with something else. You might be surprised.


18 comments:

  1. 0% with Splenda and fresh berries, it's good. I promise! The 2% is to heavy for me.

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    1. I'll take your word. I think I'll try truvia though.

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  2. I tried it by the spoon and oiiiii. My pouch protested.
    Will try your suggestion
    Thank you

    Mitzi x

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE my Fage. I do the 0% (less cals, less fat) and I add a sprinkle of Sugar Free Pudding to it (the powdered kind, Jello pudding mix in the blue box) for instance try Cheesecake pudding mix and add it to your fage. It's like eating CHEESECAKE FOR DESSERT! YUM! I have heard its also good with your fav. flav. of crytal lite (haven't tried that yet cuz I'm sold on the pudding deal!)

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  4. Now the SF pudding sounds like something I could really like. I'll pick up a 0% cause you and VSGMOM told me to and I think you two are kinda awesome.

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  5. I add Torani SF vanilla syrup to my Greek yogurt. Makes it much more tasty. I have most recently been getting the Chobani. 14 grms of protein!

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    1. I bought some SF syrups from the Dollar Store that I need to try. i'm not a big syrup user, but these were just small enough that they wouldn't be a waste either. Thanks for commenting :)

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  6. Oh, your posts always just crack me up! Good for you for trying the Fage, I agree, if you don't like it for sweet, I'll bet you like it for sour cream replacement.

    Thanks for the laughs this morning! :)

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    1. thanks, Julie. If the time allows (mother in law is here!) I'm gonna make a dip recipe and post it.

      I hope i never stop bringing the lolz :D

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  7. I mix in sugar free syrups (like the DaVinci or Torani). I also use plain greek yogurt (2% here, too, I don't do the fat free crap) in place of sour cream in ALL recipes that call for it. It's very versatile, you can make it sweet or savory. I also make smoothie kits (idea from Bariatric Foodie). I freeze plain greek yogurt into ice cube trays, put two cubes into a baggie with 1/2 cup frozen, no sugar added fruit. Cheaper than the Yoplait smoothie kits and it adds a little protein boost to my smoothies, plus nice texture.

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    1. I haven't owned an ice cube tray since we moved to our house and have an icemaker in the fridge. lol. I have some frozen fruit in the fridge and I would make smoothies, but for some reason, the lid to the blender has decided to go MIA.

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    2. I bought ice cube trays just to do that, LOL.

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  8. Some strawberries and blueberries soaked in Truvia, then stirred into the 0% makes a great bedtime snack. Hi in protien, not bad in carbs, and fat free.

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  9. Can you believe that I've never even had the inclination to TRY Greek style yogurt as a dip? It's not that I don't think it will taste good, it's just that I don't want to. Lol.

    But for real, when I was just a few months out from surgery, that's all I kept seeing: eat Greek yogurt, eat Greek yogurt, eat Greek yogurt.

    What no one mentioned was that my body, my tastebuds, my DS wouldn't WANT it. So for months I avoided it. I stuck to Light & Fit and not feeling the least little sad about it.

    Then one day, over a year later, a coworker offered me hers from her lunch. I ate it timidly, AND FELL IN LOVE.

    The End.

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  10. You just figured this out? LOL! Glad you did. I've been using Eggface's dip recipes for awhile know. She mixed Fage into avocado, blue cheese, roasted red peppers, feta, caramelized onions,Torani syrups, etc.

    I agree that the flavored ones are not so good. I tried pineapple once and yes, it was like sour cream with a hint on pineapple.

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