How to Choose the Right Yogurt

What’s the difference between Greek, Icelandic, French and Australian yogurts? And which is better for your health? During this media segment, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Anne Cundiff explains the differences and how to choose the best.

Pro tip:

Look for a yogurt that’s low in sugar; bonus points for no added sugar.

4 Types of Yogurt

1. Greek - Made by straining extra whey liquid.

2. Icelandic - Made by straining even more liquid, making it thicker than Greek.

3. French - Unstrained and made in individual glass jars vs. a large vat.

4. Australian - Unstrained and made with whole milk or cooked slower and longer.

Choosing for Health

Dietitian pick for weight loss, diabetes management, blood pressure and cholesterol:

Danone Two Good Greek Yogurt

  • 2 grams of sugar

  • 80 calories

  • No aspartame, sucralose or acesulfame K


Coconutty Cream Pie Yogurt Dip

Pair this dip with fruit for a protein-fiber combination that’s good for lowering cholesterol.

All you need:

  • 1 5.3 oz container Two Good Greek Vanilla Low fat Yogurt

  • 1 tbsp creamy almond butter (or other nut butter)

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp shredded and toasted coconut

  • 1 tsp mini chocolate chips

  • Pineapple chunks or spears and strawberries (for dipping)

All you do:

Mix yogurt, nut butter and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Sprinkle coconut and chocolate chips on top.

Serve with fruit for dipping.

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