Sunday, August 24, 2014

Greek Yogurt is Greeeeeeeeat! How This Yogurt Hater Became a Fan Girl

If Tony the Tiger were still around, he'd be eating Greek yogurt.

Despite myriad TV commercials showing women deriving almost sexual pleasure from eating a spoonful of yogurt, I was never a fan. Just didn't care for the tangy notes or artificial flavors.

It seemed like another Madison Avenue conspiracy to trick women into thinking they were eating something amazing instead of some sick tasting milk that was left out of the fridge too long.

Not surprisingly, yogurt commercial parodies began popping up on the Internet. Like this one. And this one.

Like the little boy in "The Emperor's New Clothes," comedians figured out that most women don't really get that excited about yogurt. They eat it because it's fast and convenient and supposedly good for their diets.

Buy your own Greek yogurt and add the honey yourself.
It's cheaper, and you control the sweetness.
Of course, Greek yogurt is different. It's thick and creamy and has twice the protein of it's older sister. It's also as close to ice cream as you can get without consuming a quart of Ben & Jerry's (which romcom woman always seem to eat straight out of the carton standing in front of the freezer in size 0 jeans).

There is a whole stock photo category of
"pretty young women eating yogurt"
Yesterday I had some plain Greek Trader Joe's Greek yogurt to which I added a fresh cut-up peach, chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey. I almost felt like one of those women from the TV commercials as I savored each thick, creamy spoonful with bursts of contrasting textures and flavors from the mix-ins.

The key to doing Greek yogurt right is to doctor it up yourself. Don't be putting candy in it and think you're eating healthy. Fresh fruit, nuts and a hint of sweetener (I use honey to keep it real) enrich its nutritional profile and balance out the protein with just the right amount of carbs and fat.

You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.

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