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Diet Tip: Mix the Yogurts

Yogurt is a staple at my house. We all love it. What I don't love, however, is the high sugar content in most vanilla yogurts. The trouble is my girls find plain yogurt, which has no added sugars too sour to eat. I have come up with a simple solution that I think is brilliant – I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier. I simply mix equal parts vanilla yogurt with plain yogurt in a bowl and serve this mixture.

This way everyone's taste buds are satisfied, both sweet and sour, and my need to cut unnecessary sugar and calories from breakfast and snacks is satisfied as well.


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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
the only yogurt i like it dannon light & fit carb & sugar control in the vanilla & cream flavor (that brand sure is big on their ampersands!). it tastes EXACTLY like plain and vanilla mixed together, is nice and thick, and has no sugar added. i mix it in with a little kashi go lean crunch and some flax seeds, and it's just a touch of sweetness.
Bisque Bisque 8 years
I usually add in honey as well. If not honey, then bananas. I should add vanilla too to see how it tastes like.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love plain yogurt...I buy the nonfat kind and I use it in place of sour cream/mayo in dips, etc. If I want it sweeter for desserts, I'll add a little vanilla extract and a bit of honey and that makes it really yummy.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I mix my creamy salad dressings with plain yogurt to help cut out the extra fat a calories. and it tastes the same.
oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 8 years
i do this with other things as well because sometimes thing that are fat free are just too gross on their own. so i throw some of the regular of whatever it may be (veggie dip, cottage cheese, ect. into it)
julie090583 julie090583 8 years
In addition to fruit, I add some crunchy heart to heart cereal which adds sweetness. Yogurt is such a great healthy staple!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I don't care for plain yogurt either so I'm going to try this. I like the stonyfield farms organic vanilla so I'll try mixing it with plain.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
BuzzSugar: yes, I do this all the time. A little honey + vanilla extract = delicious =) Just don't add too much or it gets weird. I also add flaxseed and berries. Yum!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
i'm not so hot on plain yogurt, and dont like all of the sugar in fruit yogurts either. i usually just eat half the cup. this is a great idea though, i may try it as a compromise!
pennylane pennylane 8 years
i am all about the FAGE yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit. low sugar and amazing! i hate runny and sweet yogurt!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Has anyone tried adding vanilla extract to plain yogurt? I was going to try it one morning but my vanilla bottle had somehow fused itself shut.
simbaspaws simbaspaws 8 years
I love plain sour yoghurt too..your tip has been my tip for For me it works the other way around though. i hate very sweet yoghurt, so that is why I mix in plain yoghurt. MMMhhh sour....pinkberry
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I LOVE plain yogurt and raisins or grapes. So good. My kids think I'm nuts.
tsp tsp 8 years
i love the tartness of plain yogurt too. but for vanilla flavor in yogurt, would it work to add some sugar free torani vanilla flavored syrup? i know it sure tastes yummy in my skinny vanilla latte's that i treat myself to at starbucks occasionally.
chellybean chellybean 8 years
PS - or Stevia, like michlny said!
chellybean chellybean 8 years
I love love love plain yogurt. Blending it with honey works really well if you don't like the sourness.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I blend plain yogurt with fresh fruit!
secretallstar secretallstar 8 years
I blend plain yogurt with frozen fruit - adds sweetness from the fruit, and makes for a great breakfast on a hot day. I usually top with some granola, too.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I like honey with my plain yogurt, especially with the Greek one (the Fage brand) sometimes with sweetness from grapes or berries added.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
perfect! I like plain yogurt though...yum!
michlny michlny 8 years
Or you can just put some Stevia in the Plain - which I do with the OIKOS (Yummy!) Greek Yogurt. You can add fresh fruit - strawberries, blueberries, bananas, et al. Or, cinammon and raisins!
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