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Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt?

By Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., March 17, 2014 - 12:13pm

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Lisa asks: Do you prefer Greek yogurt to regular? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?


I like to strain regular yogurt and use it in salads replacing most of the mayo called for. It is really good with sliced cucumbers, lemon juice, dill and S & P! Greek yogurt is okay but more expensive and for the price, I can strain regular yogurt overnight and get pretty much the same thing!


04/24/2014 - 12:26pm

Greek all the way, with fresh fruit


04/24/2014 - 11:58am

Is vanilla greek yogurt just as healthy for you and regular GREEK yogurt?


04/23/2014 - 12:48pm

Greek, but if I can't find it, low carb option that is, I also will buy plain no sugar added yogurt!!
Next step is to make my own yogurt in a crock pot!! Which sounds incredible!!! Then we won't have to
Worry about footprints!!!


04/22/2014 - 2:15am

I prefer Greek yogurt, it tastes and feels like "more bang for the buck," which in terms of protein is true. My nutritionist advised me to use the 2% rather than the fat free, because the body needs good fat, and this is a good way to get it. I like it with fresh berries, preferably blue, and just enough of the lowest sugar content granola I can find to counterbalance the tartness of the yogurt.


04/21/2014 - 7:46pm

I like plain low-fat regular organic yogurt. T just put a sprinkle of organic cane sugar on it.


04/21/2014 - 12:51pm

Yes greek better w walnuts


04/10/2014 - 5:32pm

Plain Greek yogurt is a very useful food for the diabetic diet. You can add as much or as little sweetener as you wish, my favourite being honey, whereas flavoured yogurts are very high in added sugars. I personally prefer the thicker texture of Greek over the watery regular yogurt. Greek yogurt is also a fantastic cooking ingredient for chip or vegetable dips, coleslaw sauce, or homemade sour cream. For sour cream I add cream or whipping cream to make it less stiff, then add a bit of lemon juice. For chip dip I add herbs or garlic etc...for coleslaw, honey or sugar. The homemade sour cream recipe if you add whipping cream instead of cream or milk, is a good substitute for creme fraiche. I understand it is good in baked cheesecakes, but I have not tried this.


04/10/2014 - 12:23pm

Try Greek with a little maple syrup, yummy!


04/04/2014 - 12:43pm

I like full fat or 2% Greek yogurt. Mix 2 cups strawberries with some suger in a pan and simmer for 6min. Cool mixture then add 1tbs lemon juice, 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 12oz plain Greek yogurt. Put mixture in freezer and stir every hour or so until it taste like the best frozen yogurt you ever had. I think its yummier and healthier then ice cream by far :-)


03/28/2014 - 10:05am

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