Greek yogurt has become very popular lately. But what is it? Just plain yogurt, which is strained to remove most of the liquid (whey), making it very thick like sour cream. It’s tart, creamy, rich-tasting, and has 7 grams more protein per serving, but only 1/3 of the calcium (because the calcium is in the liquid part). Both unsweetened Greek and plain yogurt — if you choose fat-free or low-fat — are great choices.
Greek Nonfat Yogurt (8 oz) Regular Nonfat Yogurt (8 oz)
120 calories 127 calories
20 grams protein 13 grams protein
151 mg calcium 450 mg calcium
83 mg sodium 175 mg sodium
Drizzle 1 tsp honey, maple syrup, fruit preserves on plain yogurt if it’s too tart for you, or add some chopped fresh fruit. For more yogurt info and brand recommendations, see my Yogurt post.