Greek yogurt is all the rage these days. Nutritionally speaking, Greek yogurt has more bang for your buck with twice the protein of regular yogurt. There are many brands on the market, but today I am going to focus on Yoplait Greek yogurt.
I have been steering towards Greek yogurt when I eat yogurt mainly for the protein reason. A lot of times I will use yogurt to refuel after my workouts in the morning. I am not usually hungry right away, so eating something small, like 6 oz. of yogurt, is perfect for me. I then have time to shower & get the kids up & moving before I sit down for breakfast. Yoplait now has 6 flavors on the gluten-free Greek yogurt product list.
- Honey vanilla
- Key lime
Yoplait labels their gluten-free products “gluten-free” right on the side, so there is no confusion. Yoplait is part of General Mills, which maintains a gluten-free product list at Glutenfreely.com. Yogurt has many health benefits, including helping to build stronger bones with calcium (35% of the RDA in one serving), vitamin D to help with calcium absorption, probiotics to help keep your digestive system healthy and protein, as I mentioned above.
I have now worked through all of the flavors except the peach and I really like them all, but I think the key lime is my favorite. I can see making a dessert with it by crumbling up gluten-free graham crackers over the top. I like to use the plain variety for baking or on my baked potato, like sour cream. If you are trying to cut back on your sugar intake, buying the plain Greek yogurt and adding in your own, fresh fruit, is a great way to do so. I also like to eat yogurt mixed with a bowl full of cereal or as a topper for my gluten-free waffles.
Yoplait Greek yogurt can be purchased in mainstream grocery stores across the US. For a $.30 off coupon, click here and find a link on the right side of the page. **It is important to note that not all of Yoplait’s Greek yogurts are on the gluten-free list or labeled gluten-free. There are some newer versions (that come in 4-packs or with granola) that either haven’t been added to the list, or aren’t safe for us to eat. Please exercise caution if you are buying something that isn’t on the list.
Have you tried Yoplait Greek yogurt? How do you like to eat your yogurt?