- Protein– Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt- almost double the amount. The high protein content helps keep you feeling full longer. It’s a great option for breakfast to give you long-lasting energy throughout the morning. It can also be a good source of protein for vegetarians.
- Carbohydrates– Greek yogurt has less (roughly half) carbohydrates than regular yogurt because a lot of it is lost during the extensive straining process. This makes it a great option for anyone watching their carbs, including diabetics. But be careful because the carbs can add up if you add a lot of sweeteners to your yogurt.
- Fat– Greek yogurt actually has more saturated fat than traditional yogurt. Saturated fats in your diet should be limited because they raise cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease. So, if you’re going Greek, choose the fat-free or low-fat varieties instead of full-fat. The good news is that the lower fat versions are so creamy and thick, you won’t miss it.
- Sodium– Greek yogurt has less sodium than traditional yogurt because a lot of it is lost in the straining process. This makes it a great option for anyone watching their sodium intake.
- Calcium– Greek yogurt has less calcium than regular yogurt because once again, some of it is lost through the straining process. Although Greek yogurt still contains a good amount of calcium, if you are worried about your calcium intake, make sure you get adequate amounts from other sources.
- Blueberry Flax Smoothies
- Tandoori Chicken Kabobs
- Curried Chicken Salad
- Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Raspberry Sauce
What’s your favorite way to eat Greek yogurt? Leave a comment and let me know!