Yogurt

Simple Spicy Greek Yogurt Dip

Below is a tasty Greek yogurt dip that is easy enough for just about anyone. Simply open a plain single-serve (5.3oz) Greek yogurt, add a hot sauce like Frank’s Red Hot or Sriracha, sprinkle in some garlic powder, and stir. It is that easy. The amount of hot sauce will depend on your desired level of …

Simple Spicy Greek Yogurt Dip Read More »

Icelandic Yogurt Explained

Icelandic Yogurt

  Icelandic yogurt, also known as Skyr, is thicker than Greek yogurt and very high in protein. It is thick to the point where some people like to thin it out with added milk. However, we love it just the way it is. Icelandic yogurt  is typically made from non-fat milk and live cultures. However, …

Icelandic Yogurt Explained Read More »

Is Greek Yogurt Fattening?

Greek Yogurt Fattening

Greek yogurt started to become the cool kid in about 2009 with its popularity spiking over recent years. There are now whole sections of the grocery store devoted to just Greek yogurt. As the number of Greek yogurt products have rapidly increased, so to has the confusion over which products are healthy or unhealthy. It …

Is Greek Yogurt Fattening? Read More »

Is Greek Yogurt Paleo?

The Paleo diet looks to mirror the way cavemen ate during the Paleolithic era (the beginning of human life to about 12,000 years ago). So how exactly did they eat? They ate foods that were available through hunting or gathering. These foods included meats, eggs, shellfish, plants, vegetables, nuts, seeds and oils like olive and …

Is Greek Yogurt Paleo? Read More »

Can You Freeze Greek Yogurt?

Can I Freeze Greek Yogurt

Q: Can you freeze Greek yogurt? A: Let’s say there is a  BOGO sale for your favorite Greek yogurt at your local supermarket. You want to buy a cart full but will not be able to eat it before the expiration date. Will the Greek yogurt still be good if you freeze it? Yes, it is …

Can You Freeze Greek Yogurt? Read More »

Greek Yogurt vs Regular Yogurt

Regular Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt

Why Is Greek Yogurt Thicker Than Regular Yogurt? Many people know that Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt. But, why? Yogurt is made by heating milk and then cooling it down before live cultures are introduced. As the milk sits, a fermentation process takes place that turns the milk sugars (lactose) into lactic acid. The lactic acid …

Greek Yogurt vs Regular Yogurt Read More »

How Much Calcium in Greek Yogurt?

Greek Yogurt Calcium

Consuming adequate calcium from sources like Greek yogurt is critical, especially when we are younger. During our youth, calcium is stored within our bones to help maintain bone density as we grow older. Children and teens store more bone density than is used as the bones continue to grow. Unfortunately, as people age into their 30’s, bone …

How Much Calcium in Greek Yogurt? Read More »