Greek Yogurt with Honey

 

Greek Yogurt with honey 300x225 Greek Yogurt with HoneyGreek yogurt with honey is one of the classic ways to eat Greek yogurt. Simply scoop some plain Greek yogurt into a dish and add the desired amount of honey for your taste. There is probably no better way to eat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt with honey can be a relatively health snack assuming tons of honey is not added and you choose lowfat or nonfat Greek yogurt. Honey has about 63 calories per tablespoon and nonfat plain Greek yogurt has approximately 90 calories per six ounces.

In a previous article we discussed the benefits of Greek yogurt, but how about honey? The benefits listed below show that honey is more than just a natural sugar.

Benefits of Honey:

1. A study revealed that honey has antibacterial activity with the ability to kill bacteria.

2. Studies have shown that honey can reduce allergies if consumed before the allergy season. That is because the pollen from bees is naturally found in honey. When the honey with pollen is consumed, a person will start to get doses of the pollen causing them to get use to the pollen. It is believed that local honey is best for reducing allergies since it will likely contain pollen similar to what is in your environment.

3. Honey has been found to help clear up skin problems like zits and acne when placed on the problem areas for about 8 hours. Want a super clean face? Try our Greek yogurt face mask recipe, which has honey as an ingredient.

4. Honey can aid in weight loss as being a replacement for sugar or other high calorie sweeteners. Honey is sweeter than sugar, therefore, less honey is needed to create the same sweetness as sugar.

5. Initially studies have shown that honey has been beneficial in treating cuts, burns, and other wounds.

6. A  Penn State study found that honey is a better treatment than drugs (dextromethorphan) for suppressing coughs and aiding a sore throat.

7. Honey’s natural sugar among other ingredients help quickly increase energy levels.

8. The antioxidants in honey help boost the immune system similar to the probiotics in Greek yogurt.

Greek Yogurt Brands with Honey:

Not everyone likes to buy a big container of Greek yogurt and add their own honey. Fortunately, many Greek yogurt manufactures produce single-serve (5.3 ounces) or larger Greek yogurt with honey products. We have compiled a list below of the brands that offer Greek yogurt with honey along with the nutritional content of their products.

Chobani – Honey Flavor (Serving-Size 5.3oz)

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Flip – Clover Honey1902.5g1.5g0g10mg50mg31g0g29g11g14g

Dannon Oikos – Honey Flavor (Serving-Size 5.3oz)

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Nonfat1300g0g0g10mg50mg21g0g19g12g15%

Fage – Honey Flavor Products (Serving-Size 5.3oz)

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Total Classic2106g4.5g0g15mg45mg29g0g29g11g10%
Total 2%1902.5g1.5g0g5mg40mg29g 0g29g 12g10%
 Total 0% 1700g 0g0g0g0mg50mg30g0g29g13g15%

The Greek Gods – Various Honey Flavors and Sizes

ProductServing-SizeCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Honey6oz21010g7g0g35mg100mg25g0g25g6g25%
Fig Honey6oz2409g7g0g35mg105mg29g<1g27g7g25%
Honey, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Orange6oz21010g7g0g35mg100mg25g0g24g6g25%
Honey 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg150mg34g0g33g8g30%
Honey Lemon 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg33g0g32g8g30%
Honey Orange 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg33g0g33g8g30%
Honey Peach 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg34g0g32g8g30%
Honey Strawberry 24oz1 Cup30014g9g0g50mg130mg36g0g35g8g30%
Honey Vanilla 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg33g0g32g8g30%
Honey Blueberry 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg33g0g32g8g30%
Honey Salted Caramel 24oz1 Cup29014g9g0g50mg135mg34g0g32g8g30%

Stonyfield- Honey Flavor (Serving-Size 5.3oz)

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Nonfat1200g0g0g<5mg50mg18g0g17g13g15%

Tillamook – Honey Peach (Serving-Size 5.3oz)

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Farmstyle Greek1402g1.5g0g10mg45mg17g1g12g14g15%

Voskos – Honey Flavor (Serving-Size 5.3oz) 

ProductCaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
Nonfat1200g0g0g10mg55mg17g0g13g14g15%
*Original 8oz serving-size29014g8g0g45mg115mg32g0g27g9g30%

*Available in 16oz and 32oz containers

Both Greek yogurt and honey have health benefits beyond just being a tasty snacks or meals. Not all Greek yogurt with honey products are the same as you can see above. If you are looking for lower calories, it is best to stick with nonfat yogurt with just honey as the other ingredient. If you aren’t so concerned about calories, have fun because there are a lot of delicious choices on the market.

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Chobani Bite: Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips Review

Chobani Bite 2 300x295 Chobani Bite: Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips ReviewChobani Bite Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips is my favorite Chobani Greek yogurt product. A serving size is only 3.5 ounces, which is much smaller than a typical single-serve container at 5.3 ounces. I find myself scraping the spoon on the bottom of the container because I never quite feel satisfy. While these are sold in four packs, I have never consumed a pair back-to-back, but I have been tempted. I suppose the point of a “Bite” is to offer a snack size serving at only 100 calories so you are supposed to be content with 3.5 ounces. When reviewing the nutrition facts below, you will notice that the numbers are pretty respectable given chocolate chips is one of the main ingredients. Surprisingly, the product has 8 grams of protein and only 1.5 grams of fat, which is a bonus.

Chobani Bite: Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips (1 Container, 3.5oz)

CaloriesFatSaturated FatCholest.SodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium
1001.5g1g0mg40mg13g0g13g8g10%

How about the taste? The raspberry Greek yogurt is thick and creamy as you would expect from a Greek yogurt. I held it upside down straight out of the refrigerator with the lid off and the yogurt did not spill out. It does lose some thickness as it sits at room temperature; therefore, it is best to eat right away.  The raspberry Greek yogurt on its own is pretty standard stuff with a mild, sweet raspberry taste.  If you gave me the raspberry yogurt on its own, I wouldn’t be impressed.  However, the dark chocolate chips add a sweetness and slight bitterness that pairs well with the raspberry Greek yogurt. The chips are more like chocolate shavings or slivers, but Chobani seems to have found the right balance of chips to yogurt. I didn’t feel cheated by a lack of chocolate nor did I feel overwhelmed by chunks of chocolate. It should be noted that if you are not a fan of dark chocolate, you probably are not going to start liking it with this product. While the dark chocolate is not that bitter and is somewhat masked by the raspberry Greek yogurt, you can still taste that noticeable dark chocolate flavor.  Additionally,  it is only made with natural ingredients so you don’t get that disgusting artificial aftertaste found in other Greek yogurt products.

Chobani Bite Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips is almost a dessert-like Greek yogurt, but it only has 100 calories.  The serving size is small, but is sufficient for a light snack or for a quick sweet tooth fix. They are normally about $2.79 per four pack at my store so they are not exactly cheap, but I have found them on sale for under $2.00 from time to time. Overall, I would recommend these but I think you would most likely have to be a person who likes dark chocolate (with exception)  to enjoy these. I would not routinely pay $2.79 for these (meaning they are not a must have), but I would definitely pick them up if they were on sale. Rating 3.25 out of 4 stars.

Sugar Free Greek Yogurt Brands

Have you ever tried to find a sugar free Greek yogurt? Chances are you didn’t have any luck because yogurt made from animal milk naturally has sugar known as lactose. While technically there are not sugar free Greek yogurt brands,  there are Greek yogurt options that have only natural sugar from the milk and no added sugar. Below you will find a list no added sugar Greek yogurt products. We tried to add as many brands and products as we could find with their nutrition facts (the sugar content is in bold). If you are ever in a store and are wondering if a Greek yogurt product has added sugar, simply look at the ingredients on the label.  A product without added sugar is not going to have sugar listed as an ingredient as shown in the photo below on top (plain, nonfat Dannon Oikos). You will notice the only ingredient is milk.  The photo on the bottom is Fage Total O% Strawberry, which contains added cane sugar.

Dannon Sugar 300x224 Sugar Free Greek Yogurt Brands

 

Fage Sugar 300x224 Sugar Free Greek Yogurt Brands

When reviewing the list of no sugar added Greek yogurt products below, you will notice one common theme: they are all plain Greek yogurt. Go ahead and say “boring”, we agree. We don’t think we have ever had Greek yogurt without some sort of topping and probably many readers out there are in the same boat. If you are set on eating Greek yogurt with no added sugar and want a little added flavor, simply add your own fresh fruit to a plain Greek yogurt option  from the list below.  Unfortunately with many flavored Greek yogurt products their ingredients make them more like a dessert than a healthy Greek yogurt snack or meal. We were able to find products containing plain Greek yogurt with honey and no added sugar. An example would be Fage Total with honey. We did not include the honey products  in the list below because while they did not technically have added sugar, the honey tended to dramatically increase the sugar grams.  You will notice that the majority of products below have less than 10 grams of sugar, making them a solid choice for those looking to consume minimal sugar per day.

 

Brown Cow – Non-GMO Greek

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain5.3oz800g0g<5mg60mg6g6g15g20%
Plain – 32oz1 Cup1300g0g<5mg95mg9g9g23g30%

Chobani – Blended

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain5.3oz1306g4g30mg70mg7g4g13g15%
Plain – 32oz1 Cup2009g6g45mg100mg10g6g20g24%
Plain nonfat5.3oz900g0g10mg70mg7g4g15g15%
Plain nonfat – 16oz1 Cup1300g0g10mg105mg11g6g22g25%
Plain nonfat – 32oz1 Cup1300g0g10mg105mg11g6g22g25%

Dannon OikosNonfat Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz – Single Serve)

FlavorCaloriesFatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain80010mg50mg6g6g15g15%

Dannon OikosNonfat Greek Yogurt (Quart – Serving Size One Cup)

FlavorCaloriesFatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain1200g15mg80mg9g9g22g25%

Dannon Oikos – Traditional Greek Yogurt (Quart – Serving Size One Cup)

FlavorCaloriesFatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain1909g6g30mg75mg9g9g20g25%

Fage Total Classic

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain7 oz19010g7g25mg70mg8g8g 18g 20%
 Plain – 17.6oz 1 Cup 22011g8g30mg80mg9g9g 20g25%
 Plain – 35.3oz 1 Cup22011g8g30mg80mg9g9g20g25%

Fage Total 2%

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain7oz1504g3g10mg65mg8g8g20g20%
 Plain – 17.6ozI cup1704.5g3g15mg75mg9g9g23g25%
Plain – 35.3oz1 Cup1704.5g3g15mg75mg9g9g23g25%

Fage Total 0%

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain6oz1000g0g0mg65mg7g7g18g20%
Plain – 17.6oz1 Cup1300g0g0mg85mg9g9g23g25%
Plain – 35.3oz1 Cup1300g0g0mg85mg9g9g23g25%

The Greek Gods - Nonfat 

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain6oz1000g0g<5mg135mg16g14g9g35%
Plain – 24oz1 Cup1300g0g<5mg180mg21g18g12g45%

 

The Greek Gods – Traditional

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain – 24oz1 Cup22014g9g50mg150mg15g15g9g35%

Nancy’s Organic

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain- nonfat6oz1200g0g10mg55mg8g7g22g20%
Plain – whole milk6oz1606g4g30mg50mg7g7g20g20%

Stoneyfield Organic

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain5.3oz800g0g<5mg60mg6g6g15g20%
Plain – 16oz1 Cup1300g0g<5mg95mg9g9g23g30%
Plain – 32oz1 Cup1300g0g<5mg95mg9g9g23g30%
Plain – 4 Pack1 container – 4oz700g0g<5mg45mg5g5g12g15%

Wallaby Organic

FlavorServing SizeCaloriesFatSat. FatCholestSodiumCarbsSugarsProteinCalcium
Plain Nonfat6oz1000g0g5mg100mg6g4g17g20%
Plain Nonfat – 16oz1 Cup1300g0g5mg130mg9g5g23g25%
Plain Nonfat – 32oz1 Cup1300g0g5mg130mg9g5g23g25%
Plain Lowfat6oz1303g2g15mg100mg7g4g17g20%
Plain Lowfat – 16oz1 Cup1704.5g3g20mg130mg10g6g23g25%
Plain Lowfat – 32oz1 Cup1704.5g3g20mg130mg10g6g23g25%
Plain Whole Milk – 32 oz1 Cup21010g6g40mg100mg10g6g19g25%