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FIELDWORKING
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3/21/13 2:04 P

I had a coupon for the Yoplait 100 Calorie Greek Yogurt sometime last summer. So, I tried it out. At first, I wasn't too fond of it, but I found that if I let the natural sugars from the strawberries settle in to the yogurt, it tasted better. I like eating it after I work out. I did compare this brand to other brands and found that not only does it have fewer calories, but it also has less sugar.



SLIMANDTONED
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3/21/13 12:32 P

I prefer Greek, it has higher protein,



CILER11
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3/21/13 12:04 P

I like the greek best. It's more filling and I really like the Yocrunch Greek. It's 110 calories and have granola to put in. Can't remember what the sugar count is, but I remember it being better than other greek yogurts.



KEELY128
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3/21/13 11:54 A

I like either on, but most greek yogurts have more protein and less sugar so I think those are better



CUDA440
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3/21/13 10:44 A

Greek has a LOT more protein in it than the other lower calorie regular yogurts.
I also buy the plain 0% oikos brand the big 32 oz is cheaper. Then I had saved some of the old 5 oz containers and use that to measure the right amount. THen add 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp chia seeds, and 1/4 cup of homemade baked granola that has almonds, cashews, craisins.... I also replace ALL sour cream in recipes for the greek yogurt (enchiladas, tacos, cheesecake!!!)

Last summer when we went to the beach or other outings I would pack veggies and dip and the key lime flavor greek yogurt for my lunch. Last week I found the Caffe latte tastes just like an espresso cheesecake my husband made last month. Great treat.

Beckie



BUBBLEJ1
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3/21/13 4:51 A

160 calories for that much yogurt is good in my book. If you like it then eat it. My yogurt is high in calories, but I only have it 3 times a week, so it's all good



LOVEMOUSE82
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3/20/13 8:11 P

I eat plain chobani nonfat Greek yogurt. It is the best invention EVER. Really filling and so good with so many different things,even by itself. 6 oz is 100 calories. I even use it to substitute sour cream. I was so skeptical about this but I seriously couldn't tell the difference when I tried it.



JAMIRBLAZE
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3/20/13 8:08 P

I'll echo the plain Fage 0%. Very versatile. Use it in my morning smoothies, as a sour cream replacement, mix a bit with cucumber for a nice side, etc.



EMILYMARGO
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3/20/13 8:01 P

The strawberry, pomegranate, and blood orange are my favorites so far. I still have yet to try more of them



SENNAIRA
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3/20/13 11:05 A

I recently made the change to Greek yogurt: Chobani..haven't had any others and so far I like all the flavors. I've tried peach, mango, pomegranate, pineapple, raspberry and blood orange. Not really a fan of blood orange, too tart for me.



KKKAREN
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3/20/13 9:06 A

when I compared it to my favorite brand, lime, it had more sugar too. It also costs a lot more than regular.



SPKRAUSE
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3/20/13 2:25 A

1. I've come to prefer Greek vs. regular yogurt these days.
2. I generally go plain vs. flavored, but some of the Chobani ones make a great dessert ... like the one with chocolate chips/flakes.
3. I generally have 1/2 a cup, not a full cup.
4. I prefer lowfat to nonfat ... (a) because of the taste and (b) I hate cutting *too much* fat from my diet ... want some for vitamin absorption ... and flavor!
5. I don't do enough of it ... but I like making my own in a crockpot. Saves money.



CORTNEY-LEE
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3/20/13 12:01 A

I make a puree out of fruit (either frozen or fresh) then add it to my greek yogurt. I buy the plain 0%

The taste does take a little getting used to because there is no added sugar, but I find it marvelous



ARANYANI
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3/19/13 11:13 P

I get a 32 oz container of greek yogurt and add something different each time I eat it. Sometimes it's walnuts and honey, sometimes fresh fruit, sometimes a bit of jam. The amount of sugar in most flavored yogurts is astounding. And I've found that they are unpleasantly sweet to me.



LEKSIPATSY
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3/19/13 9:47 P

Greek yogurt is more filling IMHO. Get the plain 2% and add some fruit. 1/2 c + 1/2 grapefruit is a huge snack, and its about 100 calories!

The low calorie yogurts have lots of additives in them, I like to stick to the natural stuff.



ERICADURR
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3/19/13 8:27 P

Since I'm lactose-intolerant, I've been food processing Lactaid Cottage Cheese and adding in ingredients. :) Agree with everyone else--that pineapple flavor is a bunch of added sugars. I'd suggest adding in your own ingredients for flavor.



DANISARANAC1
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3/19/13 7:18 P

I am addicted to Chobani mango. I don't think I would give it up, despite having so many calories, but I also love the white chocolate strawberry yoplait light. OOOOHHHHH decisions!



EIDOTHEA1
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3/19/13 6:41 P

I would definitely go w/ the low fat or nonfat variety of Greek yogurt - I like Fage best &, if you have a Food Lion in your area, their store brand is also quite good.I have a cup every morning mixed w/ vanilla, Splenda & Kashi cereal. It keeps me filled until lunch since it has about 31 grams of protein.



LOVE4KITTIES
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3/19/13 2:34 P

I like Fage nonfat (0%) plain Greek Yogurt. It has a ton of protein and no added sugar. You can always sweeten it at home however you like. I like to add a little Splenda and a small drizzle of honey. You could definitely add pineapple yourself.



-POOKIE-
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3/19/13 2:09 P

A lot of those calories in pre-flavoured yogurts come from the vast amounts of sugar they add in.

Plain yogurt is a lot lower in calories, and so so easy to flavour yourself, I love mixing in cocoa and having it with frozen berries.



SASSYSACY
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3/19/13 2:02 P

I've recently discovered Chobani Greek yogurt, specifically Pineapple. Wow! Amazing. I've noticed however that while it boasts alot of good things it also has alot of calories, 160 to be exact. I love yogurt and prior to Chobani I enjoyed a higher protein yogurt variety which had significantly less calories. I realize that personal preference has alot to do with your choices however I'm trying to decide which kind is really "mindful eating" and in the best interests of a lower calorie, healthier variety that is also going to "stay with me", not to mention be economical.



 
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