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Cook With Greek Yogurt:Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

GREEK YOGURT

Silly Food Fact

Did you know that many people believe that yogurt was discovered on accident by Prehistoric herders who carried pouches of milk for long distances in the heat? The heat soured the milk and it turned into yogurt.

Can’t decide which yogurt is best for you? The only difference between Greek Yogurt and regular yogurt is that in the fermentation process, Greek yogurt has most of the liquid whey removed.  Making it thicker, richer and many would say, “yummier”.  Although in the United States, most greek yogurt is made with cow milk, in Greece you will often see both sheep and cow milk brands.

Why Our Bodies Love It

Greek yogurt has almost 3 times more protein than regular yogurt.  Because of that, we consider it to be a protein and calcium super-hero food!  With many low and zero fat varieties, Greek yogurt is an excellent snack that will satisfy our hunger while feeding our muscles the protein it needs.

Care and Picking

Greek yogurt should be stored in the refrigerator.  If your packing it a your lunchbox, be sure to include one or two icepacks to keep it cool.

Tips and Warnings

Be sure to check the yogurt’s expiration date and read the nutritional labels.  Each variety of Greek yogurt has different fat, calorie, protein and sugar levels.  Look for the 0% or 2% varieties in plain or vanilla for the best overall nutritional value.  You can always jazz up plain yogurt with fruit, granola or a tad bit of frozen 100% orange juice.

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