My close acquaintances know I have a sweet tooth. Therefore, I usually have a homemade sweetened vanilla latte or caramel macchiato every morning. I enjoy my sweetened latte with a muffin, toast with honey, yummy granola bar or doughnut. When I visited Italy, their breakfasts consisted of sweet pastries (even pie) with an espresso. I loved breakfast in Italy.
Because my breakfast isn’t the healthiest, I tend to get hungry in the late morning. My go to snack is almost always yogurt. Yogurt is a healthy snack: low in calories, high in calcium and has live bacteria. Yogurt is typically convenient and good in taste. In the last five years there has been a movement towards Greek style yogurt. Yogurt marketed as Greek Style is typically higher in protein (Yoplait advertises 2X more), has less sodium and less sugar. There is an excellent report on Greek yogurt by US News : http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diet/articles/2011/09/30/greek-yogurt-vs-regular-yogurt-which-is-more-healthful
Usually I buy regular yogurt or light regular yogurt. It tends to be less expensive than the Greek style yogurt on the market. Today, I decided to try the Yoplait Strawberry Greek Style yogurt. Yoplait is usually very sweet, but the same is not true of the Greek style yogurt. This is the first yogurt from Yoplait that I’ve had to stir (being that it is Fruit on the Bottom style). I can smell the strawberry flavor in this yogurt, but have a difficult time tasting it. The yogurt base is extremely tart. The aroma of the strawberry flavor is like the strawberry Creme Lifesavers candy, yum! Still, I can only really taste the tart yogurt and the jammy pieces of strawberry fruit. The creamy texture of this yogurt is amazing. I’m in awe at how creamy this yogurt is without any fat. This Yoplait yogurt has 160 calories, 0 fat, 27% of DV of protein, 15% of DV of Vitamin A, 40% of DV of Calcium, 20% of DV of Vitamin D and 30% of DV of Phosphorus. I feel really good about eating this product. Too bad it can’t be a touch sweeter. I’m going to look into trying other brands and flavors.