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Food Review: Dannon Greek Yogurt, Strawberry

18 Aug
  image Strawberry
Product Dannon All Natural Vanilla Yogurt Dannon Greek Yogurt – Strawberry
Serving Size 6 oz. 5.3 oz
Carbs 26g 17g
Protein 7g 12g
Calories 150 120
Taste 5 out of 6 5 out of 6

I like yogurt, but the usual stuff I get, vanilla yogurt, is pretty high in carbs. I was looking for something with more protein and/or less carbs and ran across (at Hy-Vee on Edgewood) Dannon Greek Yogurt, which has 120 calories, 12g protein and 17g carbs. (The vanilla stuff I used to get had 7g protein and 26g carbs).

Things I like about it:

  • It tastes good! Strawberry and blueberry are best, vanilla is … ok. The “honey” one was nasty.
  • It comes in convenient single-serving containers, so it’s a perfect quick snack.
  • It satisfies a craving for something sweet.
  • It’s got “fruit on the bottom” so it’s kind of familiar, if you liked that.

The only real difference is that the texture is more “solid” than the usual yogurt I bought, but not in a bad way. Stir it up and it’s just as tasty. I give them equal marks on taste.

Try it, and let me know if you agree!


Kashi GOLEAN Cereal

15 Jul

When I’m in a hurry in the morning, Kashi GOLEAN cereal is a pretty decent tasting cereal, and the only one I’ve found that has anywhere near the right carb/protein ratio:


(a 1 cup serving with 1/2 cup skim milk has 17g protein/36g carbs/1g fat/181 calories). Don’t be afraid of the “fiber twigs” – it’s pretty tasty.

Be careful, though – there’s a bunch of Kashi GOLEAN cereals that aren’t nearly this high in protein and most have more carbs to boot! The “Crunch” version with 1/2 cup skim milk has 13g protein/43g carbs/3g fat/230 calories – the carbs put it out of my ideal range and it doesn’t taste that much better to make it worth it, in my opinion.

The Heart to Heart ones are pretty much you standard cereals, like Cheerios but not even as tasty. For Farrell’s, the one pictured above is the only one I’ve found that’s within (or even near) the recommended ratios.

Where can you find it?

At Wal-mart, its in the cereal aisle, but at Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids, it’s in the organic section. Or you can buy it at Amazon, but it seems a bit pricy there.