I have an addiction. Greek yogurt. It's true. For those of you who've never had the pleasure, let me shine light into the darkness of your existence.
Greek yogurt is thicker than the watery gunk which passes for yogurt in the States. It has this amazing creamy consistency. Sweetened with honey, and with some fruit mixed in, it tastes sinful and decadent and wonderful, and you can't have any because it's all mine.
In fact, you can add anything that you like...fruit, nuts, peanut butter, granola, cereal...all of the above. (Who am I to judge what consenting adults want to do with their yogurt?)
It's healthy and a snack of it (yogurt, honey, fruit) is fewer than 300 calories. It provides an excellent source of protein, calcium, and vitamins. Studies have shown — as the Dairy Association tells us all the time — that people who get 3 servings of dairy calcium weigh on average 12 pounds less than those people who do not get enough.
The best source is Trader Joe's. They stopped selling it for a while and there was a there was a gnashing of teeth and much wailing in the land from me, and all the people I'd hooked on its creamy perfection, but now it's back, Baby!
The brand is called Fage Total.
But it might as well be called: