{Snack} Chobani Greek Yogurt

by Leighann on June 3, 2011

You might see the shelves in the dairy aisle with rows of Greek yogurt these days. Is Greek yogurt a new “super food” that everyone is trying out?

I was recently on antibiotics and I needed a probiotic to get some good bacteria back into my system…I had some serious intestinal distress! I went to the natural foods store for lunch and picked up a bottle of probiotics, but luckily my friend pointed out to me that beet juice was the second ingredient.

I am crazy allergic to beet juice. It makes my throat swell and burn. So I returned the probiotics and bought some Greek yogurt instead because several friends said that Greek yogurt has even more live cultures and probiotics than regular yogurt.

Get to the point, right?!

Image from the Chobani website.

My kids are yogurt junkies. They eat it at least once a day, if not more.

Q and I were at Target and I saw kid-portioned Chobani Greek yogurt. I grabbed both the Honey-Nana and VeryBerry flavors so the kids could try them. Of course they loved it and my son wanted seconds (which is why I usually buy huge tubs of yogurt).

The 3.5 oz. cups have 12 carbs for the VeryBerry and 14 carbs for the Honey-Nana and also have 8 grams of protein each. Neither has artificial sweeteners like many yogurts do. In fact they are sweetened with evaporated cane juice instead of sugar.

Since they have more than 5 grams of protein, these may be a great bedtime snack.

Though I do need to e-mail the company because they are colored with vegetable juice which could very likely include beets. Fine for my kids, but not for me!

I won’t buy these all the time because my kids go through yogurt too quickly so I have to save money by buying the large tubs, which aren’t exactly cheap since I prefer organic (no hormones or antibiotics). But the kids loved them and have asked for them again.

From the Chobani website:

  • Only natural ingredients. Free of preservatives and artificial flavors.
  • Free of synthetic growth hormones. (Milk from cows not treated with rBST)
  • Includes 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics.
  • Made with real fruit.
  • Twice the protein of regular yogurts.
  • A good source of bone-building calcium.
  • Gluten-Free and Kosher-Certified.
  • Safe for people with corn, nut and soy allergies.

Further Reading

Taking the Artificial Out of Yogurt

Individual Yogurt Cups

Snack Foods Page

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1 tmana June 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

I buy the plain nonfat and the vanilla nonfat by the quart — part of my typical breakfast (yogurt with fresh fruit and ground flax seed). The nonfat plain has 22 g protein per cup and the nonfat vanilla has 18 g protein per cup. IIRC the vanilla is something like 18 g carb per cup, much less than most other vanilla yogurts.

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2 Stacey D. June 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

I should correct my tweet when I said love that stuff …. I love Chobani greek yogurt but not spefically the child portioned ones lol My absolute favorite is the pineapple but I really like the black cherry too. Great to hear your kiddies love such a healthy snack 🙂

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