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GAMERMOM81 SparkPoints: (6,946)
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3/29/10 4:16 A

Hehe I have an easy one especially if you are using plain greek yogurt..tzatziki!!! Look up recipe online, its a yogurt and cucumber dip i love to dip veggies into :)

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URSULA125 Posts: 2,370
3/29/10 3:38 A

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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3/28/10 11:00 P

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

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SUPERSNAZZ Posts: 1,139
3/28/10 10:45 P

Here's what I've been enjoying lately:

- plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder

topped with:

- 1/2 cup berries (frozen or fresh)
- 1/4 cup kashi go lean crunch

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3/28/10 10:43 P

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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3/28/10 10:12 P

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 am switching back to the processed stuff asap!


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3/28/10 10:03 P

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.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
3/28/10 6:21 P

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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3/28/10 6:20 P

a little splenda and some fruit. Mandarin oranges and their juice are a favorite.

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J21CALI_GIRL Posts: 643
3/28/10 6:16 P

add berries and a splenda

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3/28/10 5:39 P

I use my blender - plain yogurt and a banana and a teaspoon of vanilla, and strawberries if I have them.

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3/28/10 4:40 P

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.

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3/28/10 4:11 P

plain yogurt is sooo good with fruit in it, and/or granola or some trail mix.

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THEBESTME2011 Posts: 119
3/28/10 4:01 P

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.

3/28/10 2:52 P

I mix in a tsp of honey for 6 oz yogurt. Check out my photo food diary at the site below... just click on Food Diary at the top!

ANJI_RAE Posts: 948
3/28/10 2:21 P

i like to mix in sugar free maple syrup or preserves and some fruit

CTRBL48 Posts: 9
3/28/10 1:59 P

about 1-2 pkgs of splenda sweenter & 1 tsp vanilla extract to every 8oz

I normally don't eat plan yogurt either, but i think the above should help...

MYCUTEGIZMO Posts: 3,845
3/28/10 1:47 P

Putting fresh fruit would help!

Berries, melons, apples, pear absolutely anything..

Well you can use it as a substitute for mayonnaise in mayo tuna as well as sour cream on baked potato etc..

KATRET Posts: 1,716
3/28/10 7:48 A

Nuts and berries or add it to something else. Hawaiian turkey dish is great with yogurt.

LOVELYLANA9 Posts: 1,998
3/28/10 7:39 A

I don't eat plain yogurt, but I use it in recipes that call for sour cream. A lot less calories and much healthier for you!

3/28/10 2:30 A

fruit! strawberries and blueberries

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3/28/10 1:48 A

Jam or Jelly - Low sugar type

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3/28/10 12:46 A

Add some fresh berries to it.

3/28/10 12:10 A

I freeze it till it's icy but not rock hard, then I add a little, little bit of strawberry jam and some peaches.

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3/27/10 11:08 P

I fill a teacup with plain yogurt and top it with a tablespoon of granola.

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3/27/10 10:52 P

Love it. I usually add some crushed pineapple.

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BHOOMI2003 Posts: 144
3/27/10 10:32 P

I really don't like plain yogurt, so if that's all that we have, I'll mix in a tbsp of strawberry or blueberry jam or jelly, and maybe some fruit.

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3/27/10 9:41 P

Add some vanilla yogurt or applesauce. emoticon

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3/27/10 7:56 P

Add frozen raspberries

Add cut up strawberries


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3/27/10 7:47 P

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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3/27/10 6:38 P

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

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LIZBUCK1 Posts: 937
3/27/10 6:26 P

I know a lot of people frown on sugar substitutes but I mix in a spoonful of Splenda into plain yogurt and that makes it ok. On the other hand I like flavoured yogurts so tend to eat these instead.

LETOVERN Posts: 2,603
3/27/10 5:56 P

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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3/27/10 5:52 P

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.


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MIRANDA2526 Posts: 699
3/27/10 5:50 P

i like to use it for cooking to add creaminess where you would otherwise use mayo or sour cream. also, i've never tried this, but maybe mix a splenda packet and a drop of vanilla in with it?

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3/27/10 5:45 P

I like mixing in a couple of teaspoons of low sugar jam, such as the Smucker's strawberry jam I have in my fridge right now.

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3/27/10 5:12 P

I'm gonna try adding some lowfat, sugarfree instant pudding and mix with the fage plain yogurt. I'll let ya know how it tastes.

JEEPNBOYZ Posts: 539
3/27/10 4:46 P

I've tried different brands and found there's a difference in texture..I have a sweet tooth so I add 1/2 pk Truvia and 6 crushed almonds. I do that with fat free cottage cheese as well.

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DAGNY99 Posts: 1,277
3/27/10 4:29 P

But I eat food that I don't like all of the time...aka vegetables! emoticon

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2PERSEVERE Posts: 257
3/27/10 3:53 P

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.

PJSMOM31 Posts: 24
3/27/10 3:53 P

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.

3/27/10 3:49 P

I like mine toped with fresh/frozen berries and a drizzle of agave nectar.

QUTIE442001 Posts: 20
3/27/10 3:49 P

I add some honey or make a smoothie and that does the trick.

JANET0116 Posts: 672
3/27/10 3:47 P

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.

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3/27/10 3:34 P

I agree with those that have said not to eat it if you don't like it. However, I eat plain non-fat Greek yogurt and I add fresh or frozen berries and drizzle a bit of honey on top.

3/27/10 3:18 P

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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3/27/10 3:02 P

I agree with Unident, stop trying to make yourself eat a food you don't like.

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DAGNY99 Posts: 1,277
3/27/10 2:56 P

Because...flavored yogurt is processed, so I am trying to find a way to like unprocessed yogurt

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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/27/10 2:48 P

Stop eating it?

Why on earth would you eat something you don't like? The world is full of so many wonderful flavours and products, there's nothing that's so essential you must eat it even if you don't like it.

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DAGNY99 Posts: 1,277
3/27/10 2:44 P

I mixed it with peanut butter, Cinnamon but it still tastes bad to me...any other ideas?

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