I accidentally bought the whole milk greek yogurt (plain). What a difference from fat free!!!! WOW. I loooove it and can eat it plain w/o sweetener. It does have fat & a bit more calories but I think it may be a good trade since I don't have to add sweetener.
I am not a fan of completely plain yogurt, but I enjoy a really good greek yogurt with minimal sweetener. We have a local brand here in Seattle called Greek Gods which is amazing! I was visiting my mom and had some of her greek yogurt (I think it was Chiobani) with the same amount of sweetener that I usually use in mine, and it was so tart! And the nutrition on both brands is really similar, so maybe just try a few kinds to see if you happen to like one more. For adding a bit of healthy sweetness I use fruit (sweet cherries are sweet enough on their own, or a tarter fruit like blueberry with a smidge of honey), a tsp of honey, or a tbsp of minimally-processed jam (I love the locally-made blackberry preserves in yogurt. It's like eating a blended blackberry yogurt but so much better!). Hope this helps.
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I haven't been able to get used to eating it plain, but I usually add some fresh fruit and a little stevia and then it's good. Or some vaniilla or almond extract for some non calorie flavor. Also sprinkle some Kashi crunch cereal on top sometimes too.
I buy plain yogurt, but I add my own sugar. I make a cinnamon sugar mix, 2t sugar to 1t cinnamon. I sprinkle about a teaspoon of that onto my serving and mix it in. It adds less than 20 calories, and I figure it is way less sugar than the manufacturers of sweetened yogurt add.
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I love plain Gk yog with fresh, ripe fruit. Don't need sweetener that way...but then I'm not a fan of super-sweet things. I also like it plain--it's so refreshing on hot days, or sometimes a sprinkle of cinnamon is what I want.
Gk yog. is also good in place of sour cream on things like burritos.
Point is you can use it any way you want...you don't HAVE to eat it plain.
You can definitely get used to it! I eat mine plain about 75% of the time, the other times I top it with a tablespoon of jam if I have enough calories budgeted. Plain does grow on you though, well at least it did on me!
These days, it's fairly easy to find a "fruit on the bottom" type of yogurt, or one with honey added to it. Health-wise, a plain and a fruit-flavored yogurt aren't terribly different. But taste-wise, plain is going to be bland compared to adding fruit.
I use my plain yogurt for things like Indian cuisine, or as an alternative to sour cream.
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ooooo - just reading your post made my mouth like slam shut and squeeze in a nasty face
I can NOT stomach plain yogurt - I've tried and tried - I can not do it either. So I have to stick with the flavored.
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I've changed my nutrition tracker so that it shows the SP meal plans. I don't follow the suggestions often, but it gives me an idea of what I could eat and still stay in my calorie range. I've noticed it often includes a serving of plain greek yogurt. I don't think I could eat just yogurt without some kind of sweetener in it (I often eat it with no-calorie sweetner and fruit).
Does anybody eat it plain? Did it take a while to get used to the taste?
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