A Good Thing: Greek Yogurt with Mango

If I were Martha Stewart I’d add Greek yogurt with mango to the Good Things list.

This summer Greek yogurt usurped the place of cottage cheese and plain American yogurt in my diet. Who wouldn’t gladly surrender to a creamy, sweet snack jam-packed with protein and calcium but smacks of dessert?

Thicker and tarter than its American counterpart, Greek yogurt certainly gives you more bang for your buck. With 20 g protein, 0 g fat, 25% daily value of calcium and only 9 g sugar (compare that with 25+ g in traditional sweetened yogurt), an 8 oz. serving of FAGE‘s 0% yogurt weighs in at a reasonable 120 calories. So skip the Yoplait and Dannon Lights and pick up a carton of FAGE 0% Yogurt.

Mangoes aren’t the only fruit I’ve been adding to Greek yogurt lately. My August standby was peaches with a sprinkle of cinnamon, squeeze of honey and a couple walnuts. And topping Greek yogurt with frozen berries and a handful of crushed shredded wheat had me wondering whether I was eating dessert in the middle of the day.

Martha Stewart or not, I say Greek yogurt with mangoes is a Good Thing.

5 Thoughts on “A Good Thing: Greek Yogurt with Mango

  1. Hi! Chobani Girl here, I noticed you are a fan of Greek Yogurt and I wanted to send you some Chobani to try out and tell me what you think. Please email me and let me know where is a good place to send samples to. Thanks and I look forward to speaking with you soon!
    ~Tiffany

  2. andrealein on September 16, 2008 at 1:47 PM said:

    Hi Tiffany,
    I’d love to try Chobani and write something about it on my blog. I’ve heard of it from other food blogs but haven’t seen if for sale where I normally shop. I’ll send you my address.

    –Andrea

  3. lauranne on September 16, 2008 at 2:51 PM said:

    This entry reminds me of last semester, throwing lunches together at the Cellar Door before rushing out the door. But we didn’t have the luxury of fresh mango.

  4. Hey Andrea!

    Love the blog. Read it all the time. I looked for Chobani in the store, but couldn’t find it. Is it only at specialty stores? (perhaps east coast vs. west coast shopping?)

    P.S. LOVE the German pen, letter coming soon :)

  5. andrealein on November 13, 2008 at 7:17 PM said:

    Hi Carri!

    That’s too bad you couldn’t find Chobani in your grocery store. The company is based out of New York so you would think it would have reached Connecticut if it reached California. I think it is only available out here at Whole Foods. If you can’t find Chobani, try another brand and let me know what you think!

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