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What can I do with greek yogurt?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by EmmaorEva, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Ashteadlady

    Ashteadlady · Newbie

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    If I were you I would go for full fat live Greek yoghurt (Sainsbury's do a good one) and add some berries and toasted nuts and seeds(toasting the nuts dry in a frying pan brings out the flavour and makes them taste sweeter).You can use frozen mixed berries and thaw in the microwave or fresh. Raspberries, strawerries, blackberries or my favourite, blueberries. Dr Michael Mosley's Fast 800 Recipe Book has great recipes as does his 8 week blood sugar diet recipe book. I reversed my pre-diabetes by following his advice.
     
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  2. Scimama

    Scimama Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    hi try adding cinnamon (natural ground cinnamon, not the flavoured sugar)
    Do you have any Lidl or Aldi near you? I know that many US towns now have them. They are great for full fat lower carb yogurt, nuts,glad and seeds etc
     
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    Roggg · Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately for me I love the taste of plain greek yoghurt, and I think any kind of sweetening actually makes it worse. So I found a very delicious 10%mf "Mediterranean" style yoghurt, and I have 6 500g containers in my fridge now. I am happy.
     
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  4. Happy hippy

    Happy hippy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi We are using the SKYR yogurt at the moment. I get it in Asda as it’s near me.
    The 1kg pot is around £2 20 i think.
    We make overnight oats with it or just on berries.
    Put a good dollop on All bran or Muesli.
    Also try Canderel. I sprinkle it in the overnight oats.
     
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  5. AllieRainbow

    AllieRainbow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Get higher fat content Greek yoghurt if you can - we get the 10% fat one from any supermarket.

    If you cut sugar and carbs from fruit and root vegetables from your diet, your tastes will change very quickly. Things that you didn't think were sweet will taste VERY sweet.

    I sometimes melt a square of dark chocolate and swirl it through some Greek yoghurt as a dessert.
     
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  6. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    I looooove egg salad sandwiches. That's a great idea!

    I've been experimenting with cooking bacon in the microwave. I burned a couple of pieces, lol, but I did get a couple of decent slices. Microwaved scrambled eggs I'm still working on.
     
  7. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    I'm in the US. It seems like everything is low-fat here. I just found a 10 % fat yogurt brand and it doesn't deliver to my area.
     
    #47 EmmaorEva, Feb 26, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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  8. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    I can't wait until it does. Sugar is like crack to me!
     
  9. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    I just found one on Instacart that delivers to my house. Thank you!
     
  10. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    Are oats OK on a LCHF diet? I have some KIND Almond Butter Whole Grain Clusters that I like eating, but I've been reticent to add them to it because of the carbs.
     
  11. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    According to the Southern Living article, we drink buttermilk in the Southern United States: southernliving.com/dairy/what-is-buttermilk.

    But I think it might be an old-school thing. My great grandmother used to crumble cornbread into buttermilk and eat it with a spoon. As for me, even though I'm proud of my Southern heritage, I'm just not Southern enough to drink buttermilk or eat it with cornbread.
     
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    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    Low carb granola? There's such a thing?
     
  14. kmhb

    kmhb · Newbie

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    Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients:
    1/2 English cucumber, peeled
    16 oz (2 cups) Cold plain Greek yogurt (either full fat or fat free will work)
    4 cloves garlic, pressed
    1/3 cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen
    1 1/2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (Juice of 1/2 lemon; please squeeze a real lemon)
    1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
    1/8 tsp black pepper
     
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  15. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    If you can find a level of addition which you can cope with without spiking then it could be OK - oats seem to be one of the things you need to test on yourself - for me, they were just not an option, like all other grains, legumes too - too high after eating.
     
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  16. EmmaorEva

    EmmaorEva Prediabetes · Member

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    Thanks everyone! I have a ton of ideas now. Lately I've been using it as a sour cream substitute alongside my omelettes. And I tried it with Nutella too. I've also been working on just eating it plain and getting my palate acclimated to eating unsweetened yogurt. Wish me luck!
     
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  17. resander

    resander Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nutrient values per 100g product

    YOGURT 500g per unit bought FAT(g) CARB(g) PROT(g)
    Tesco Finest Greek Yogurt 10.3 3.8 6.1
    Tesco Finest 0% Fat Greek 0.2 6.0 9.8
    Tesco Greek Style Yogurt 9.5 5.5 4.2
    ASDA Greek Authentic yogurt 9.9 3.8 6.5
    ASDA Greek Fatfree yogurt 0.1-0.4 5.5 9.3
    ASDA Greek Style yogurt 9.4 4.9 5.1
    Sainsbury's Authentic Greek 10.4 4.1 6.0
    Sainsbury's Authentic Fat 0 0.1-0.4 6.0 9.9
    Sainsbury's Greek Style Nat 9.2 5.3 4.1

    Don't know about other brands or the yogurts at Morrisons, Waitrose...

    I am attempting a 20g per day keto-diet with three meals
    and two snacks: Breakfast, SNACK, Lunch, SNACK, Dinner
    SNACK = Cream coffee: 1 tsp Nescafe + 3tbsp double cream
    OR
    100g Greek Yogurt
    OR
    50g Greek Yogurt + 50g raspberries/strawberries
    Tesco Finest Greek Yogurt and ASDA Greek Authentic Yogurt are very good for this.

    There are myriads of flavoured and sweetened yogurts some with fancy names like Wildlife Choobs, Munch Bunch and Petits Filous. Sweet, but not for my keto-diet.
     
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