Great questions from Pam. “What is your recommendation on yogurt? Coconut milk? Sheep/goat? Greek? What should I be looking for on the labels?”
My personal preference is Fage, Greek Total (full fat) plain yogurt. You can select the 2% if the taste is too rich for you. Some people like the taste/consistency of other brands. (Some are more sour and thinner consistency.)
What to look for on the label? Aim for the absolute minimum number of ingredients. On the Fage ingredient label is Milk, Cream and Live Cultures – that’s it. No list of chemicals, no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners.
With plain yogurt, you control the additives. Sometimes I will add my own toppings:
– A shake or two of ground cinnamon
– 1 tsp coconut sugar or a tablespoon of fruit preserves
– ½-cup diced fresh fruit
– ¼-cup chopped nuts
– ¼-cup low-sugar granola (Select a granola that has around 5 grams of sugar per serving. Avoid those with 12+ grams of sugar per serving because that is 3 teaspoons.)
I typically choose nuts or granola and not both.
I will be helping you learn how to read all labels. Some labels are very misleading. Stay tuned.
Excellent questions, I’m happy to help so keep them coming!