You can easily buy this plain Greek yogurt at Costco, Trader Joes, or any other grocery store. My husband and I buy two tubs at Costco and we get through it pretty quickly. I think we finish one each in less than a week or so.
Here are some of its nutritional benefits I found on the Fage website:
FAGE Total Strained Greek Yogurt is an extraordinary source of nutrition. Made from an authentic recipe that dates back to 1926 and using 100% natural ingredients, it contains no added sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives and no powdered milk, powdered cream or powdered protein.
Just whole milk, cream and cultures go through our unique straining process to create this blissful, low-calorie taste experience. In fact, approximately 4 pounds of raw milk are needed to make just one pound of FAGE Total Greek Yogurt. It’s part of what makes each thick, creamy bite full of inherent nutritional benefits
FAGE Total’s unique straining process yields luxuriously thick yogurt, but also something else extraordinary: a high concentration of all-natural protein. Protein is a powerful, muscle-building nutrient that helps deliver steady and sustained energy throughout your day. So with up to 23g of protein in each individual serving, FAGE Total Greek Yogurt can help you through your day.
It’s all natural.
Healthy food starts by being all natural. FAGE Total Greek Yogurt uses only raw, 100% natural whole milk and cream supplied from rBGH-free* cows. This means you get all the calcium-rich benefits of real dairy ingredients, with nothing artificial.
It’s low-calorie — but filling.
FAGE Total Greek Yogurt is inherently low-calorie. Because we don’t use any artificial sweeteners, there are no extra “sugary” calories to keep track of. And in several cases, FAGE Total Greek Yogurt has fewer calories than other common dietary snacks and proves more filling.
SIMPLE BERRY RECIPE
- Plain Greek yogurt
HEALTHY PROTEIN RICH RECIPE
- Greek Yogurt
- Almonds or Walnuts
- Dried Cranberries
- Drizzle honey over the top to add sweetness
LEMON & HONEY RECIPE
- Greek yogurt
- Cut a lemon in half and after pitting out the seeds squeeze two spoons of lemon juice into a cup of plain yogurt.
- Then sprinkle a considerable amount of honey over the top
- Mix it all together until there is a smooth consistency
AND SOME OTHER FUN RECIPES TO TRY...
CHOBANI CHOCOLATE FROSTING
[Plain Chobani 0%]
1 1/2 C (12oz) Plain 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Measure Chobani, and let stand for 2 hours at room temperature. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler or in microwave. Cool to room temperature, then fold in Chobani 1/4 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth. Let stand at room temperature until cool and spreadable.
Calories 78, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 7mg, Carbohydrate 10g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 9g, Protein 3g
TANGY FROZEN GREEK YOGURT
Active time:10 min
Start to finish:4 hr
(I found this recipe on Gourmet Magazine)
Americans have learned to appreciate plain whole-milk “Greek-style” yogurt in all its thick, rich, creamy glory, and those attributes are played up here. Buttermilk and lemon juice bolster its pleasing tartness, and light corn syrup adds body.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
an ice cream maker
Warm sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Whisk in yogurt, buttermilk, and lemon juice and chill until very cold, 3 to 6 hours.
Freeze yogurt in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up.
Cooks’ note: Frozen yogurt keeps 1 week.
Recipe by Andrea Albin
Photograph by Romulo Yanes
MIXED BERRY POPS
[Plain Chobani 0%]
1 C fresh or frozen mixed berries
1 C (8 oz) Plain 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp honey
Puree fruit, Chobani and honey in food processor until smooth.
Fill 6 freezer-pop molds or 3-oz paper cups 3/4 full. Insert sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.
Calories 64, Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 18mg, Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Protein 4g