“ Brand: Fage / Type: Yoghurts „
Rich taste, good price, authentic Greek yoghurt. Avoid watery 'Greek-style' imitations and look for the FAGE label. Total 0% is the way to go. Full of proteins, no fat at all.
So, I've just recently started a diet. I'm trying to cut down on unnessesary excess sugar & procesed foods with artificial colouring that are in a lot of food products. Which is really difficult to avoid, nowadays, even things that claim to be diet food seem to contain scaringly amounts of sugar. There may be less fat in them but they're jampacked with sugar, which will convert straight into fat!
So today I was wandering into Tesco's looking for healthier options. I love yoghurts, obviously I usually tend to go for ones that have a bit of flavour & taste good otherwise I wouldn't need to go on a diet, haha. My favourite yoghurt is Muller Crunch Corner Strawberry Shortcake which contains a whopping 233 cals & is packed with sugars & saturated fat. So I sadly walked past the Muller Crunch Corner pack and resisted temptation. I went along to the low fat section, there were tons to choose from I didn't know where to start or which would be the best, I nearly opted for Activia until I spotted Fage Total 0% fat.
The packaging was completely plain with just a 'Fage' logo & some information about the product but at the time it didnt matter because the 0% fat lured me in. It stated on the lid that it was 'all natural-non fat greek strained yoghurt' I'd never tried Greek yoghurt before so I had no idea what it tasted like but figured it would just taste like plain yoghurt. I didn't check the price I Just grabbed 2, 1 for me and one for my boyfriend but I've checked the price on my receipt and they were 70p for 150g tub which I find reasonable.
After dinner at my boyfriends my boyfriend tried the yoghurt first, he took off the lid, there was another plastic lid to keep the product fresh & it looked like yoghurt. He dipped his spoon into it then he realised it was another lid, plonker! lol. he took one spoonful, looked disgusted and says 'thats rotten, try it' I thought I knew I'd like it so I just brushed it off and said 'no, I'll try it when I eat mine' and he was like 'no try this first, see if you like it' so I did
I took one spoonful and I found it vile, it was rich and creamy and tasted like plain cream. I tried to force myself to eat it as it was good for me but had to throw it straight in the bin. It tasted just like a thick milk, which I hate. I now realise thats because the ingredients are : pasteurised skimmed cows milk, live active yoghurt culture. And thats purely it. Not the best for a milk hater like me, great for all you dairy lovers out there.
I still kept my own tub of yoghurt that had still not been opened though, then later gave it a try with chopped fruit. It tasted delicious, I was so pleased I'd made a healthy snack, or even breakfast out of this meal. I am going to continue to buy these yoghurts as they're all natural which is 70p well spent! You could mix it with natural honey, natural jam, bananas, raisins.. anything you want basically & it will be really good for you!
Here's some information :
Energy - 52k cal
Protein - 9g
Carbohydrate - 4g
Fat - 0g
& no artifical colouring, no sugar, completely natural!
A lot of people may also like this yoghurt plain, I don't have the same taste buds as everyone but I personally hate it plain. I love the fact it's natural & very good for you. its great for everyone to eat more naturally & benefit people who want to diet and lose weight.
Total yogurt is the only greek yogurt I buy because to me it's got the most authentic taste. However, a few weeks ago I bought 0% Total yogurt, and was hugely disappointed: I didn't think it was quite so thick; it lacked so much in richness of taste that it no longer tasted like greek yogurt, rather like any other low fat yogurt; but most of all it had lost the lovely sharp undertone of my usual tub of Total. All of this doesn't mean it's unpleasant, it just isn't sufficiently different to any other yogurt product to warrant the extra cost. Furthermore, whereas you could probably get away with it for use in sweet dishes or as a healthier substitute for cream, I cannot imagine what it would taste like if used in tzatsiki, for example. For me the whole joy of greek yogurt is that it is so much more versatile than its non-greek alternatives, but that advantage is completely lost with O% Total.
I'm a huge fan of yoghurt and particularly low or non-fat ones to ensure I get plenty of calcium in my diet without increasing the size of my waistline. My favourite is Total 0% Greek Yoghurt produced by Fage, a Greek company established in the mid 1920's though their delicious creamy products didn't hit UK shelves until the 80's, not before time either.
Their 0% fat Greek Yoghurt is a delicious strained yoghurt made from fresh skimmed cows milk and live active yoghurt culture for a rich creamy taste. It contains no added sugars or sweeteners so is perfect to add any type of dish be it sweet or savoury.
The yoghurt is sold in two sizes of tub, either 150g or 500g. I like to buy the larger one because though it costs the best part of £3 lasts all week and can be added to anything I care to cook. The only real downside to the packaging is that after peeling off the lid there's no way of securing it down again to ensure the contents stay fresh. I've taken to using an elastic band believe it or not to stop the contents being contaminated by the smells of anything else that lurks in my fridge.
Each 100g of this yoghurt contains no fat whatsoever and only 52 calories so you could eat the whole tub if you wanted with reason to feel guilty at all. It's free on the Slimming World plan so is ideal for people wanting to get a bit of weight off.
I like to serve this yoghurt with fresh fruit for breakfast or as a mid morning snack. It also goes well with savoury dishes, this evening my partner made a chicken and mushroom curry and instead of adding cream he added a couple of spoonfuls of this yoghurt to add some creaminess without the calories.
It's incredibly versatile and worth every penny in my opinion.
Fage Total 0% Greek Yoghurt is a guilt free traditional Greek Yoghurt experience! This yoghurt is fat-free, and is thick and creamy. I discovered this brand whilst in Greece, and I was so happy to find it on the supermarket shelves in Asda at home in the UK!
I also love the 2% Fage yoghurt which comes with a side compartment of honey, but the 0% doesn't compromise on taste. I reccommend this yoghurt to be eaten with a little bit of honey, with a couple of walnuts - absolutely delicious! What is great is that it doesn't contain any added sugar or sweeteners and is a great source of protein.
The pot is just a megre 52 cals, with 9g of protein and 4g of carbs.
This yoghurt is very filling, so I reccommend it for others who are dieting also! This makes a healthy breakfast, or a delicious dessert, very versitile!
Being of Greek origin, Greek yoghurt has been part of my diet since childhood. I'm so pleased that this is now so easily accessible and sold in most supermarkets.
The Total website describes their yogurt as "smooth, rich, creamy. delicious, to be served with fresh fruit, crunchy cereal or simply on its own, Total 2% Greek Yoghurt can help you lead a healthy balanced lifestyle without compromising on taste.
Yes, it's all of these but they missed the best part! This yoghurt is absolutely fantastic with Greek honey. Add loads of honey to a pot, mix it in, just a bit (don't fully blend it) and you have one of those most delicious snacks available.
According to Total it is suitable for vegetarians, diabetics, pregnant women and people on gluten-free diets, not to mention how healthy it is for growing children. It's made using traditional Greek methods from completely natural ingredients, it's 100% natural, and is a good source of protein and calcium. It is pasteurised, live, and contains no artificial additives, sugars, preservatives or thickeners. It is full of proteins, and is produced by fermenting milk with healthy cultures.
I eat this for breakfast most mornings and it helps to quick start my day. I really can recommend this for you and your children will love it with honey (what a great way to get them to eat Honey!).
I lifted this receipe from the Total website. My whole family loves cheesecake so i'm going to treat my wife by making this delicious dessert.
3 reduced fat digestive biscuits
10g low fat spread
150g TOTAL Greek Yoghurt
1 tbsp good quality lemon curd
Thin slice of lemon and lemon zest to decorate
1. Place the digestives in the polythene bag and roll a rolling pin across them, or crush with fingers until they are small, even crumbs
2. Melt the low-fat spread in a pan and add to the biscuits. Mix well until all the biscuits are lightly coated.
3. Place a small metal ring on a serving plate. Pour the biscuit mixture into the metal ring and press it down firmly with fingertips.
4. Open the yoghurt and add the lemon curd and a little lemon zest. Spoon this mixture on top of the biscuit base and chill for at least an hour.
5. Remove the metal ring and add a slice of lemon rind to serve.