(Berries and almonds not included)
Yogurt in it’s purest form is a healthy snack. Plain yogurt is great in baked goods or as a healthier alternative to sour cream. BUT, you won’t find me spoon-deep, snacking on a single-serve container of plain yogurt.
There are plenty of “fruit at the bottom” varieties to choose from but they tend to have more sugar than a doughnut in even a small 8 ounce serving. Yes, you could jazz up plain-Jane yogurt up by adding fresh fruit but it’s just not quite right. It needs a little added sugar.
Tillamook to the rescue!
The one and only flavored yogurt I buy is Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Greek yogurt. It’s not your standard artificially flavored vanilla yogurt. It’s thick and creamy and laced with those mesmerizing black specs of real vanilla bean. It’s 140 calories, low fat and has 14 grams of protein. Yes, it has 12 grams of sugar (about 8 of which are added) but it’s still better than most other (non-artificially) sweetened yogurts. Oh, and did I mention the vanilla beans??
I love to top it with a handful of fresh berries and sliced almonds for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. Tillamook does offer the same variety of yogurt in fruit flavors but the Old-Fashioned Vanilla is where it’s at! Buy it. Eat it. Repeat.
Where to buy: Conventional grocery stores, health food stores, superstores (like Target)