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Old 05-16-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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If you eat yogurt, what kinds and how much/often?

I LOOOOVE Stonyfield Whole Fat Plain Yogurt. Especially with some natural p.b. stirred in, or cocoa powder and Splenda. It's really hard to give that treat up. Do any of you have a better substitute or is this something to avoid all together? I usually try to eat 1,200-1,500 cals. a day and around 20g carbs. I have increased my fats after reading Barry Groves' book. I just really love my yogurt. I HAVE given up the "light" yogurts which are artificially sweetened and SO sweet, they made me crave sweets.
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I just buy Kroger Carbmaster yogurts. They are all yummy.
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I love the plain non-fat Dannon yogurt. I can add cinnamon or dark unsweetened cocoa powder to it.
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I buy plain, regular fat, Greek Yogurt that has 6 grams in the whole container. I use 1/2 of it at breakfast time. I add a drop or two of pure vanilla, and a little Splenda, and then I mix in either a strawberry, or a few blueberries. it is a treat when I get tired of eating eggs, and it is fairly low in carbs.
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I buy the Fage plain, full fat Greek yogurt (2 cup container).
I add SF blueberry or chocolate syrup to it, or nuts & SF pancake syrup, or vanilla...
It's like a pudding substitute for me!
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Fage 0%. I eat about a half a cup per day. Sometimes in a protein shake or I will add cocoa, sweetener and some sunflower seeds.
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Hi LisaG…
I make ours from ˝ heavy cream/˝ whole milk a gallon (and half a pint) at a time.

It is smooth, thick and silky. I make it right in quart mason jars and it turns out really nice and just perfect.

I've had FAGE and this is better and smoother than full-fat FAGE (and about ⅓ the cost). Last batch even with higher prices was under $3.00 per full quart.


It takes 20 minutes to prep and jar, and 12-14 hrs to incubate. Making some tomorrow morning (will pull it from incubation by bedtime). The comment about 3 days means nothing - it's that thick as soon as it chills. I make it because it's better and cheaper than anything we can find in stores.

Step-by-step Yogurt building w/ two forms of incubation shown-CLiCK


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When I eat yogurt, its usually Fage 2% mixed with SF sweetener such as Truvia, Torani Syrups, or SF Chocolate syrup
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liguitar- WOW that sounds great!!! Thanks.
Great suggestions everyone!
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I buy several brands based on what grocery I am in and what they have. We all eat Dannon full fat plain yogurt and the kids add what they like to it. Yesterday my youngest added blueberries and 1/2 banana to his with 2 Splenda packets. I love the Fage and get the full fat one, but when there is none in the store I go with 2%. I also enjoy the Cabot Greek Yogurt. Again full fat and plain so I can add what I like to it! I have gotten the Carbmaster for my DD (10 years old) who is diabetic. She likes that one for a quick and easy grab and go snack, but I much prefer to make my own with the plain so I can control what goes in it.

As far as how often...when berries are in season and not outrageous prices in the store I have it daily for lunch. I love my yogurt!!!
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It is getting hard to find a full fat yogurt. It seems like our local stores are all on board with the greek yogurts but at 0%.
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I buy plain, full fat Greek yogurt. But I don't eat it often...they sell it in huge tubs and I feel silly buying such a large amount. I eat 100 grams at a time (sorry, we are metric here LOL).

Usually, I mix in a little orange or cherry extract and liquid sweetener. It is also nice to mix in a little sugar free jello mix (without maltodextrin!), but I can't get this unless I bring it back from the US, so I usually stick to the extracts.

Honestly I do not eat it often. I eat it when the fancy strikes me, I guess
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I buy several brands based on what grocery I am in and what they have also.

And what I'm in the mood for, as far as texture and/or flavor. I make yocheese out of the full fat Dannon occasionally, so buy that in the big container, and I love those little low carb 80-calorie ones with various fruits and sweetened with Splenda and eat tons of those when I go on a rampage. LOL
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I agree SoHappy- why don't people get with it?!
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I LOOOOVE Stonyfield Whole Fat Plain Yogurt. Especially with some natural p.b. stirred in, or cocoa powder and Splenda. It's really hard to give that treat up. Do any of you have a better substitute or is this something to avoid all together? I usually try to eat 1,200-1,500 cals. a day and around 20g carbs. I have increased my fats after reading Barry Groves' book. I just really love my yogurt. I HAVE given up the "light" yogurts which are artificially sweetened and SO sweet, they made me crave sweets.
I love the Stonyfield whole fat with the cream on the top..... oh my. But, most around here do not sell them... I have to drive like 30 miles.
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When it's on sale, I'll buy large containers of Dannon plain yogurt and drain the whey off of it for about an hour to make it less tart and thicker, then add "extras" to it, whatever I'm in the mood for:

-chopped roasted almonds
-nat PB
-protein powder
-berries
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-coconut oil

I also regularly buy Kroger's Carb Master yogurt. Yummy stuff, and high in protein, low in fat.
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I'm in Canada - so what we have available is sometimes different.

I eat yogurt every single day. I had my gall bladder removed almost 20 years ago and used suffer from the urgent-gotta-go-right-now-diarrhea phenomenon that a small percentage of us have. When I eat yogurt every day it makes life normal most of the time

If I zip down to Washington state I get the CarbMaster at Fred Meyers, otherwize Yoplait Source 0% ones that are sweetened with splenda.
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I'm lucky enough to have a few Trader Joe's around me and I get their full fat goat milk yogurt. I eat about a cup and a half a day. Usually, I add about a third to a half cup of blueberries, a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice (I juice whole lemons), stevia, and walnuts.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:04 PM   #21
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Ohhh the Stonyfield with cream on top- yes please!
I don't know why I don't think about my SF syrups or the whole straining it to make it thicker thing...I guess I'm not too creative!!
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Either 2% Fage or when on a budget I'll buy the Dannon Greek yogurt cups from wal-mart for $1 (only 80 calories and 15g of protein!) I like to mix in some almonds with my yogurt for extra nutrients and protein as well.
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I love the Carbmaster yogurt, but am not close to a Kroger's any more (I'll have to pick a nice afternoon and drive to Virginia one day and stock up!) Otherwise, I eat the Chobani plain Greek yogurt and stir in my DaVinci cherry syrup; delicious!!

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Either 2% Fage or when on a budget I'll buy the Dannon Greek yogurt cups from wal-mart for $1 (only 80 calories and 15g of protein!) I like to mix in some almonds with my yogurt for extra nutrients and protein as well.
I was surprised to read that the Dannon Greek (the plain flavor) has 0% fat. I always thought Greek yogurt was a full fat yogurt.

ETA: I should add, I wouldn't care about whether it has fat or not if I enjoy the flavor. I get plenty of fat in my diet as it is. But interested in trying this product.

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I put unsweetened full fat yogurt on my low-carb pancakes. Only about 50grams as well as whipped cream and sugarfree maple syrup.
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I was surprised to read that the Dannon Greek (the plain flavor) has 0% fat. I always thought Greek yogurt was a full fat yogurt.
Hi SH…
These days many things which are cultured-and-named-yogurt are also 0% fat.

You can culture skimmed milk and add gelatin and other stuff to make it stiff.

Because it's hard to find full-fat yogurt is why I began to make ours over 2 yrs back. I continue to do so, because mine is better tasting, smoother texture, and much cheaper!

Takes 20 minutes to heat, cool, mix in the starter, pour in jars and set it in the incubator. Takes 5 minutes to put it away after it's incubated.


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Larry, I am really impressed with the instructions and photos! Awesome! I used to have a 'yogurt maker' back in the 70's...or maybe early 80's. I wonder what ever happened to that thing?! It was great because you plugged it in, and it made about 6 8oz containers. I have two questions... I don't have a dehydrator...do you know if there is anything that I might use other than that? Perhaps my large turkey roaster that I cook Thanksgiving turkey in? I have to see how low that thing goes. Also, how long do you incubate it, and how long does it keep in the fridge???
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MZOregon...
I think my mom used to make yogurt in the oven, over the pilot light (if you have a gas stove).

Or a warm pizza stone might help, if you have one of those...

There are instructions online for making yogurt in a thermos, too.

I've been trying to figure out how to follow Larry's recipes because I don't have a dehydrator! Great instructions, though, Larry; thanks!
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Kroger CarbMASTER with a bit of HWC on top. NOM!!!
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Kroger CarbMASTER with a bit of HWC on top. NOM!!!
If you have Kroger available, this is the way to go. Wish there were more go to products like this one.

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