I've been mixing mine with some vanilla yogurt + adding a little fruit. I'm hoping to get used to the taste this way and be able to gradually cut back on the vanilly yogurt. Maybe we could add vanilla extract instead. I will try that and see.
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love all the ideas I am reading about plain yogurt made tasty! I like to add the plain stuff to make smooties, but need a bit of flavor of vanilla to just eat it out of the carton. Adding nuts, granola are good ideas too
- 1/2 cup berries (frozen or fresh) - 1/4 cup kashi go lean crunch
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Definitely add any fruit that has its own juice. As someone mentioned, mandarin oranges. I like peaches too. I can eat yogurt plain though - it's the vanilla flavored yogurt that I've had ENOUGH of, LOL!
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I tried the Dannon natural plain yogurt and I also could not find anything to make it taste good. I added chocolate chips and strawberries and it still tasted bitter.
I generally use plain yogurt to make smoothies by adding frozen fruit, equal, & some milk. But I have used plain yogurt, added fruit & equal & eaten it like that too, kinda like a fruit & yogurt parfait.
I don't care for regular plain yogurt (too watery) but I LOVE plain Greek yogurt. I buy Trader Joe's (the 0% fat is the one I buy but the 2% is richer tasting).
I add a few cinnamon almonds (also bought at Trader Joe's) or regular almonds and some Splenda to mine. That has been my regular dessert/snack for about 1 1/2 years now. I crave it!
Sometimes I add sliced strawberries to it and a little Splenda. Other times I had a crushed up Cinnamon Cafe Twist (Trader Joe's product that has 30 calories per twist) and it is like dessert to me. I prefer it over cake, cookies, etc. but that's me.
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a little splenda and some fruit. Mandarin oranges and their juice are a favorite.
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I use my blender - plain yogurt and a banana and a teaspoon of vanilla, and strawberries if I have them.
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I prepare the night before by topping muesli with the plain yogurt, which makes the oats more digestibly. You can add a few raisins at the same time. Next morning, add fresh melon to the mix and you're good to go.
The kids and I make "sundaes" with plain or vanilla yogurt. We top the yogurt with sliced kiwi, strawberries and blueberries (whatever fruit you like), your fav cereal such as Honey Bunches of Oats Vanilla or granola, and sprinkle some Splenda on top. My kids love it and its a good way to get in the fruit for the day. My mom used to make this for us when we were kids.
pb and cinanmon actuaaly sounds good i usually just blend with frozen fruit.. i guess im the odd one out i like plain yougurt lol..
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i'm not crazy about yogurt by itself but i do use it to make smoothies and substitute in cooking. tonight i made faux strawberry shakes. non fat yogurt and skim milk in the blender with a bunch of strawberries anda tbsp of honey
I hate sweetened yogurt. But plain is pretty good with fresh fruit added: strawberries, peaches, cherries. I add a dash of vanilla or almond extract [almond with cherry is great]. And on hot days, I'll put it in the freezer for an hour [no more] and it's a good cooling treat.
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I dice up an apple and throw it in with some cinnamon. It's not horrible. I do not like plain yogurt, either but I can get it down. I used to hate oatmeal as well, but I tried different things in it, and now I love it. Sometimes you just have to eat things more than a few times before you fall in love. Or at least like.
I hate yogurt. I have tried it several times over several years in several ways. I decided to give up. As the others have said - why eat it if we don't like it? We have so many options out there of other good, healthy foods to pick from.
I add Kashi go lean berry crunch cereal. It's like a granola and it is deeelish. I add half of a regular serving to a serving of ff greek plain yogurt. I have been eating it for a while like that, it's very tasty.
I tend to use it more as an ingrediant than eating it as a meal/snack. I use it as a substitute for mayo in dressings (at least replace half the mayo with yogurt), add it to banana or other frozen fruit 'ice cream', make a dip using 2 parts yogurt 1 part dijon mustard, etc.
I try to eat yogurt because of the "good" bacteria to help with digestion (an issue for me sometimes) but I seriously hate it too. And, I am on board with your quest to eat the version without all the added nonsense to make it taste okay!
My best solutions have been to mix it with some low-fat, low-sugar granola (almost a 50/50 blend) and maybe some berries if I happen to have any on hand. Or, a very simple smoothie with just a serving of yogurt, a serving of frozen fruit, and just enough skim milk to make it liquid enough to drink (milk and yogurt already have plenty of protein so no need to add powder).
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I agree with Unident, stop trying to make yourself eat a food you don't like.
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