M’am Back Away From the Fat Free Sour Cream

by Kim Calhoun on May 1, 2010

In an effort to eat healthy, I have eaten a multitude of supposed “healthy” substitutes. One of those has been fat free sour cream.  I have tried the formaldehyde-flavored concoction in a number of recipes to get rid of the fat in my family’s diet. It is impossible to get the nasty “whang” ( that’s an official cooking term, btw) out of anything that it’s cooked in.

But ladies and gentlemen ( ok so maybe there’s not a lot of gentlemen reading my blog), I have the solution to the nastiness of fat free sour cream. It’s name is Fage ( (pronounced “fa-yeh”) and it’s 0% fat greek yogurt.

About Greek Yogurt

First off, you can pronounce all the ingredients in it. That is a wonder to the modern food supply. Milk, Cream, and Live Cultures. Gotta love that. It also has more protein than other yogurt. Fage comes in Total(full fat), 2% (low fat), and 0% fat. Now I have tried the 2% with honey and it is the most decadent, creamy luscious substance I’ve tasted in a long time. It does have more calories and fat than the 0% of course, but it’s not so high it’s a diet buster.

Fage Yogurt Container

Uses

Here’s what I use Greek yogurt for:

  • Sour Cream replacement just by itself ( I would never do that with fat free sour cream)
  • Use in dressings – as you would mayo, sour cream, or any other dairy
  • Mix with fruits with honey and cinnamon
  • Use in cream based recipes that call for other things.

Other Greek Yogurt brands

The only other brand I have tried is Oikos by Stonyfield Farms. And it is delicious as well.Although it is not as creamy and thick as Fage. I get the 4oz size for my lunch. I like the ones with honey, caramel and chocolate in the bottom. Yum!

oikos_16oz_plain

Dannon makes a Greek Yogurt as well. I have not tried their brand.

Sorry I missed blogging last week. I was traveling for my day job. Missed ya’ll!

Cheers

Disclaimer: I have not been paid or provided any product for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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Holly Renee May 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I LOVE greek yogurt. The kind with honey in it is my favorite. I just started eating it this year and I feel like I’ve been missing out!

Kim Calhoun May 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Me too Holly. I just got into it and I wonder… “Where have you been all my life!” LOL!

Tanya July 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

I mix this yogurt with a Tandoori spice mix and some extra cumin as a marinade for chicken (an hour or more) before I throw it on the barbecue. If you like Indian food, it’s very tasty!

Kim Calhoun July 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

Yum! That’s sounds delish! Thanks for stopping by!

Christine July 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Greek Yogurt is da bomb! I love it. The problem with the chemical laden fat free substitute yuckies is not only the chemicals, but they hidden sugars they use to replace the body from the fat. It’s a tricky world out there. Best of luck with the new eating plan – I’m on a similar journey.

Kim Calhoun July 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I’m beginning to think we might have been separated at birth, Christine! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny July 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Interesting. I might have to try it. I do use the fat-free sour cream in my cornbread recipe but I usually just buy whatever I can find. Do you think the yogurt would be good on a baked potato?

Kim Calhoun July 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I think Greek yogurt is GREAT on baked potatoes. Let me know if it works for you like it does for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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