Yogurt Options (Week 3 of Transitioning Only)
Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt
While it's not technically a sugar-free yogurt (because dairy naturally contains sugars), Fage Total are all no-sugar-added. You can't get a much purer ingredient list than this: milk, cream, and cultures. "I love Fage Total 0% nonfat, plain Greek yogurt. It is thick, creamy and is so versatile. I always recommend using Fage yogurt in smoothies, as a sour cream replacement, dips, cooking, baking, as your dessert, etc. Since it is unflavored, you can add your own toppings (sweet or savory)," says Kostro Miller.
Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk, Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei).
Good To Know
- All natural
- Made with only milk and yogurt cultures
- Milk from cows that have been fed
- No added sugar *
- Good source of calcium
- Vegetarian friendly
Light & Fit Two Good Greek Low-Fat Yogurt, Vanilla
Like YQ, this is another nearly sugar-free yogurt. Two Good's unique slow-straining process also removes the naturally-occurring lactose in milk, which renders a super low-sugar cup with only 2 grams of sugar. This Greek yogurt is high in protein, tasty, and less than 100 calories. A touch of stevia is added to round out the flavor.
YQ Plain Yogurt
This is the closest you're going to get to a sugar-free yogurt. YQ (which is supposed to be a play on IQ) is made with ultra-filtered milk, which gets rid of most of the naturally-occurring sugars in milk while retaining very high levels of protein. The result is yogurt with only one gram of natural sugar and an incredible 17 grams of protein: the perfect combination for weight loss. A bonus is that it's 99% lactose-free.
Siggi's Icelandic Style Strained Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
Not just great-tasting, Siggi's is one of the lowest-sugar vanilla yogurts on the market. "With just 9 grams of sugar, it barely has any added sugars, as yogurt itself naturally contains about 6 grams. As opposed to most other vanilla-flavored Greek yogurts, with about 15-20 grams per serving, a moderate 9 grams of sugar in Siggi's is the winner," says Balk. The Icelandic yogurt is strained more than Greek varieties, which also ups the protein content.
Chobani Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
The healthiest yogurts, like Chobani's Plain Greek yogurt, have low sugar content and are packed with plenty of satiating protein. This container makes a great choice to keep around the house. This non-fat snack packs in 15 percent of your daily value of bone-building calcium.
Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt, Plain
Because this is made with organic non-fat milk and live active cultures, you can't go wrong with this plain, thick and delicious Greek-style yogurt. Organically raised cows aren't subject to the same hormones and antibiotics that conventional cows are; no antibiotics for them means no antibiotics for you. Pair a pot with some fresh fruit, raw nuts and a tasty weight loss teas for a complete, healthy breakfast.