I too love it and began slowly by mixing with other things - in the morning with fresh fruit, a sprinkle of connamon and sometimes a drizzle of honey. On cucumbers for salad, on tacos, on potatoes everywhere. I mixed half and half with sour cream until I weaned the family to it 100%. Prefer Fage to the others.
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61 5/14/12 11:53 A
Are there any brands that sell a small single serving? I haven't seen any, and I don't want to waste food or money if I get too much and can't stand it.
5/11/12 7:06 P
You can sweeten it yourself, with a little honey or Splenda or some other sweetener. I love it with granola on top!
It definitely doesn't taste like the yogurt you are probably used to! When I started eating it, I added 1T of Barlean's Omega Swirl (it's a flax oil that does NOT taste oily at all, I like the strawberry banana flavor). You can buy it at the health food store. But I started leaving that out and mixing it with 1.5 cups fresh strawberries and 1T toasted wheat germ. The sweetness of the strawberries overpowers the yogurt and it is now what I eat for breakfast almost every morning!
I love the Greek yogurt. If I get it plain I can use it in recipes for sour cream. It can be used to make dips and dressings, on baked potatoes, etc. If I'm having for lunch I may put on a tad of honey and a bit of homemade granola. It is outstanding!
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4/8/12 7:02 P
I will use plain Greek yogurt in savory foods as a substitute for mayo or sour cream. If I want a sweet snack, I will mix a little honey or fresh fruit.
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7 4/8/12 12:01 P
I dOnt mind Greek Yogurt, but I usually eat Balkan style yogurt. Astro has a Balkan yogurt that is still a little sour, but not quite as intense. It is sugar and gelatin free and has the same amount of protein as Greek yogurt.
The brands vary quite a bit. I find that Fage and Chobani are less sour than some of the cheaper brands...
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3/29/12 1:03 P
I prefer the vanilla flavored on top of fruit which does have some sweeteners in it but I just can't eat the plain. If I do use plain in smoothies I add a little vanilla flavoring.
3/29/12 1:08 A
it is not my favorite - but, I had some last week that was not too bad when I added fresh fruit!
3/26/12 3:14 P
I really love plain greek yogurt, but at times I do add unsweetened frozen fruit to it at times. I have also used it in place mayo in deviled eggs and in place of sour cream in any recipe calling for sour cream.
3/23/12 6:31 P
I actually love the sour taste; when you add some fruit, it makes it very sweet/tangy. Or just as is, as a sour cream substitute.
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227 3/21/12 5:14 P
I don't like sour either! But yogurt with added fruit is full of sugar, so I eat plain Bulgarian yogurt, which is much thinner than Greek yogurt, and mix it with cereal. I put a couple of teaspoons of xylitol or some stevia in it, which sweetens it up to the point that I like it. My current favorite cereal is by Ezekiel, and is a little lower in carbs than other "healthy" cereals. A serving is 1/2 c., but with 1 c. of the yogurt it is very filling. You can also add a little vanilla and some cinnamon (good for blood sugar) to ramp up the flavor.
3/21/12 11:37 A
I add fruit. You do get used to the taste and actuallywill enjoy it! The other yoguart is way too sweet!!! There are things you can make with it if you cant bring yourself to eat it.
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2,704 3/20/12 8:22 P
If you want to sweeten it, stir in a quantity of honey or maple syrup that fits within your daily calorie allowance. Or top with fruit.
3/20/12 2:03 P
Yogurt is delicious in savory dishes, like cucumber/yogurt salad, various raitas, salad dressings & Iskender kebap! I prefer it in savory settings, actually, although I like it with sweetish fruits too. (With sour fruits, the overall sour effect is too much.)
Edited by: NIGHTFLOAT at: 3/20/2012 (14:03)
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3/20/12 12:42 P
Thats because fruit yogurts are PACKED with sugar.
They are really not healthy food products.
Plain yogurt hasn't got loads of added sugar, it should have none, therefore tastes actually of yogurt... which by definition is soured milk!
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3/20/12 12:30 P
Plain greek yogurt is sour! I knew people like to use it in food and as sour cream but I didn't realize that it is SO sour. I bought a huge 32 oz for my smoothies and I tasted it when I got home and immediately spit it out lol. I used it this morning in a smoothie and there wasn't a difference but now I'm thinking that maybe I should start incorporating this into regular meals. I always think of yogurt as sweet...
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