Foods and Brands Chelle recommends for clean, healthy eating


Chobani Greek Yogurt - Plain

It's so easy to add your own "stuff" to this yogurt. It's smooth and creamy, with a mild flavor. Other greek yogurts tend to be "bitey" or bitter. This one isn't. You can choose their 0% fat, 2% fat or 4% fat versions.

Additions: I personally add (to 1 cup of yogurt) 1/2 cup fresh berries and 2 tbsp ground flax with a dash of cinnamon or a quarter cup of granola.
Bill and the kids enjoy it with 1/2 cup fresh berries, 1-2 tbsp honey, cinnamon and/or granola.  With the additions, my family loves this yogurt! They prefer it to Yoplait or any of the other flavored varieties on the market.
A favorite smoothie of the kids' is to take 1 cup Chobani, add 1-2 cups frozen fruit and blend until smooth.

Greek Yogurt is a fabulous replacement for sour cream. I like to mix it with Sriracha sauce (hot sauce) for a great salad dressing (also fantastic on burritos, tacos, etc). The Chobani is so mild flavored, that no one ever knows when I replace the sour cream in a dip recipe (or anything else) with this greek yogurt.

■  Mix 2 tbsp of Chobani Greek Yogurt, Plain, with a few drops of Sriracha (or other hot sauce) for a great salad dressing (also fantastic on burritos, tacos, etc).
■  Use in place of Sour Cream on Potatoes, in dips, in recipes.
■  Mix with diced green chiles and use as a sauce.

Recommended Flavored choices are:

Siggi's Icelandic Yogurt

Voted Best New Dairy Product by Men's Health Magazine!

This is FABULOUS yogurt! Similar to Greek in texture, but creamier and tastier, PLUS it's fat free, higher in healthy probiotics, higher in protein, lower in sugar, and VERY balanced in carbs vs protein.  It's GREAT!!

Available at Whole Foods Market for about $2.39/ea.

Other OK choices are:

**UPDATE: We no longer purchase either of these yogurts, now that I've found a greek yogurt my whole family loves (see Chobani & additions above). But... it was a great stepping stone for our family, and if you're going "clean" in steps, this is one to consider.

Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt
Why I like this... it's got a much better balance of protein to carbohydrate, and the sugars are lower than the majority of yogurts available. They also have a Carb & Sugar Control version!

Visit website, click on the photo to the left.


Yoplait Light - good tasting yogurt, low in sugar & carbohydrates

Yoplait Light Yogurt
Why I like this... actually, I don't eat this myself, HOWEVER... my husband and kids loved the flavors. Keep an eye on the sugar content though! 

Visit website, click on the photo to the left. View NUTRITIONAL INFO here.


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