The yogurt aisle of the supermarket seems to be growing faster than the bacteria within. Greek yogurt has traveled from the Mediterranean to America and many of us are making the switch from conventional yogurts for good reason.
If you're looking to stay fuller for longer periods of time, get this: A single serving of Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Some Greek brands are also lower in carbs and sodium than conventional types, but buyer beware — not all yogurts are alike. Although dairy-based yogurts contain some naturally occurring milk sugar, check food labels carefully to see how much added sugar is keeping your yogurt company. Stock up on the ones that contain real fruit and ingredients you can recognize. Even better, buy plain Greek yogurt and add fresh fruit and other toppings yourself!
To me, Greek yogurt is like the chameleon of the plate — it can seamlessly appear at any time of the day to bring you the perfect combo of good taste, convenience, and healthy ingredients at a decent price point. Whether it's for a breakfast, lunch, a snack, side dish, dinner, dessert, or brunch, here's how nutritionists go Greek.