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KAUAI-CAROLANN's Photo KAUAI-CAROLANN SparkPoints: (138,752)
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8/23/12 6:03 P

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I emoticon Greek God's full fat/plain!
But have been known to mix it 50/50 with Fage 0% to save on a few calories or if the Fage is on sale, it will stretch the carton of the pricier but yummy Greek God's.

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KNYAGENYA's Photo KNYAGENYA Posts: 6,985
8/23/12 4:58 P

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I love Fage 0% Greek Yougurt. I eat it for breakfast, It is very versatile.

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JOY199's Photo JOY199 Posts: 1,646
8/22/12 8:51 P

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I get the Dannon Okios Plain Greek yogurt, and it does have good bacteria in it. It also also has potassium in it. Which is another added benefit that sour cream does not have.

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XANADUREALM's Photo XANADUREALM Posts: 7,243
6/26/12 5:43 A

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Commercial yogurt, either regular or greek, doesn't have the good bacteria's unless it states that they are "active" on the label. Plus the yogurt has more carbs than sour cream.

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GLC2009's Photo GLC2009 Posts: 1,301
6/23/12 10:17 P

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SOLD!!!!!!! next carton will contain greek yogurt. thanks guys!

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6/23/12 9:40 P

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Glad to know this.....thanks

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JOY199's Photo JOY199 Posts: 1,646
6/23/12 8:03 P

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I believe that the yogurt has good bacteria in it, I don't think most sour creams do.

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MOTHERUV2's Photo MOTHERUV2 Posts: 1,070
6/23/12 5:32 P

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I prefer Greek yogurt for a couple of reasons:

1. It is more versatile....can be used savory or sweet (as previously mentioned)
2. Healthy fat, but not as much as sour cream
3. Far more protein than sour cream

I also use the 0% fat Greek yogurt. :-)

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6/23/12 4:51 P

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The best way to compare NI of two food items is to use the same measurement. Here, I used 1 cup of sour cream to 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) of full fat Greek yogurt. There are 16 TBSP in 1 cup.

1 cup of regular sour cream has the following:

calories - 492.5
total fat - 48.2 g
sat. fat - 30 g
cholesterol 101.2 mg
sodium - 121.9
potassium 331.2 mg
total carbs - 9.8 g
protein - 7.3 g
calcium - 26.7%

Fage Total (full fat) Greek yogurt - 1 cup
calories 220
total fat - 11 g
sat. fat - 8 g
cholesterol - 30 mg
sodium - 80 mg
total carbs - 9 g
protein - 20 g
calcium - 25%

There's more to eating low-carb than counting carbs. Greek yogurt has fewer calories, more protein, less fat, less sodium. It can also be used as a savory - such as in dips, or as a sweet with fresh fruit. Somehow, I can't picture eating a cup of fruit mixed with sour cream.

I actually prefer fat-free Fage 0% Greek yogurt to full-fat Greek yogurt, but that's just my preference. I like it because it has fewer calories, since I'm trying to keep my calories low as well as eating low-carb.

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6/23/12 4:02 P

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ok, i tried greek yogurt. to me it tastes pretty close to sour cream. so why is it preferable/healthier to eat greek yogurt? it's hard to compare the nutrition with the containers i have, because of course they use different measurements--cup or grams for yogurt. tbsp for sour cream.
i have always used plain yogurt. i love it in most places where i would used sour cream.

but, the calories and carb counts of greek yogurt keep me from understanding the popularity.

Gail


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