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April 8, 2012 10:01 AM
I've been eating Liberte 0% and I like it but the carbs are kind of high. I tried Fage Total 0% plain and added my own fresh fruit and this was great and still had lower carbs than the Liberte even with the fresh fruit but it is a bit of work to do this regularly. I'd like to find a low calorie, low carb, low sodium (usually not a problem), no added sugar, greek yogurt (with fruit) with a high amount of protein and good flavor and texture. Yes, I know this is asking for a lot but maybe you can help.
April 8, 2012 10:07 AM
I'd like to know the answer to this my self. I never heard of Liberte .
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April 8, 2012 10:12 AM
I'm not sure what amount of carbs you're trying to stay under, but I do believe Kroger has a low carb greek yogurt. I usually eat the Dannon Oikos 0% fat, but Stonyfield also has an Organic Oikos that is sweetened with stevia.
Here's the nutritional value for the 5.3 oz honey flavor.
130 calories
0% fat
10 mg cholesterol
50 mg sodium
150 mg potassium
21 g carbs
19g sugar
12g protein
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April 8, 2012 10:19 AM
@emilybrokaw Sounds delicious but I think the Liberte is already lower than that though the honey one may be higher than a fruit variety.

I guess this is my baseline:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/update_nutrition_facts/28344978?date=2012-04-08&show_controls=true
April 8, 2012 10:37 AM
I don't think I can buy it here in MS. My son works at Costco in CA.
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April 8, 2012 10:38 AM
I'm thinking I'm going to make yogurt.
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April 8, 2012 11:20 AM
@ninaroots, and here I was complaining about the additional work of mixing fruit into my plain yogurt.
April 8, 2012 11:25 AM
QUOTE:

I've been eating Liberte 0% and I like it but the carbs are kind of high. I tried Fage Total 0% plain and added my own fresh fruit and this was great and still had lower carbs than the Liberte even with the fresh fruit but it is a bit of work to do this regularly. I'd like to find a low calorie, low carb, low sodium (usually not a problem), no added sugar, greek yogurt (with fruit) with a high amount of protein and good flavor and texture. Yes, I know this is asking for a lot but maybe you can help.


I do the fage with a little honey. Its easier and more convenient than preparing fresh fruit every day. Then you can add your fresh fruit in somewhere else... like a banana that is much easier to prepare. :)
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April 8, 2012 11:55 AM
@thirtyandthriving I think I'll try that, good suggestion. I'd guess that the honey would add quite a few carbs though. I'll have to check it out.
April 8, 2012 2:39 PM
I use Zoi because that is what my store has. They have plain low fat although I use the traditional. Throw in a teaspoon or so of SF syrup, I use Torani Vanilla. Mmm. taste like ice cream. I also throw in about 1/4 cup or so of frozen berries. No chopping or anything. You need to stir it a bit though because the frozen fruit will start to freeze it so it's even more like ice cream.
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April 8, 2012 2:44 PM
I make my own yogurt all the time using a quart of heavy whipping cream (0 carbs) and 2.5 tablespoons of Fage plain Greek yogurt. I love it. 180 calories 0 carbs 20 gms sodium and 20 gms fat. Good luck. Hope you find something you like.
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April 10, 2012 9:23 PM
I get the plain yogurt and add banana flavoring and stevia. With a few walnuts and some dark chocolate chunks, it's even better than Ben & Jerry's chunky monkey!

I assume it would work with other food flavorings. Stevia adds no carbs, and isn't a sugar alcohol.
April 10, 2012 9:28 PM
if you want fat free, the carbs are going to be higher. its a trade off. i use zoi and the fat free version has 21g carbs/cup where the full fat version has 11g/cup. the same general stats hold for most of the brands i have looked at.
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April 10, 2012 10:14 PM
I haven't been able to find a Greek yogurt that is low in sugar which is why I stick to Carbmaster yogurt. I would also like to know if anyone knows of a low sugar Greek yogurt.
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April 11, 2012 3:16 AM
QUOTE:

I make my own yogurt all the time using a quart of heavy whipping cream (0 carbs) and 2.5 tablespoons of Fage plain Greek yogurt. I love it. 180 calories 0 carbs 20 gms sodium and 20 gms fat. Good luck. Hope you find something you like.


Am gonna try this for sure.
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April 11, 2012 3:27 AM
QUOTE:

I've been eating Liberte 0% and I like it but the carbs are kind of high. I tried Fage Total 0% plain and added my own fresh fruit and this was great and still had lower carbs than the Liberte even with the fresh fruit but it is a bit of work to do this regularly. I'd like to find a low calorie, low carb, low sodium (usually not a problem), no added sugar, greek yogurt (with fruit) with a high amount of protein and good flavor and texture. Yes, I know this is asking for a lot but maybe you can help.


Are you in the UK? i use the tesco fat-free variety and it's ok. I mix it with a teaspoon of no added sugar jam, teaspoon of no added sugar and a handful of blueberries. Comes in at 239 calories and really filling and nice too!
April 11, 2012 9:13 PM
Nope, no Tesco here. Nice idea with the no sugar added jam. I think I'll try that. Still looking for Stevia drops to try too.
April 11, 2012 9:16 PM
QUOTE:

if you want fat free, the carbs are going to be higher. its a trade off. i use zoi and the fat free version has 21g carbs/cup where the full fat version has 11g/cup. the same general stats hold for most of the brands i have looked at.


I've noticed that too. Not sure what is going on there. 18-21 is generally the range I see if it has fruit in it. If it is plain, like the Fage 0%, then it can get down a bit lower.
April 11, 2012 9:20 PM
Is the fage total 0% flavored ones too high carbs? The fruit flavors are 17g or 18g of carbs and 16g of sugars.
April 13, 2012 11:14 AM
qtiekiki: About average really, no more or less than what I've seen in other brands. I think it might just be the fruit filling they use. It would be great (and I may suggest ) of one of these Greek yogurt makers that they sweeten that fruit filling in the yogurt with stevia instead of sugar. That would probably be all that is needed to get the carbs down. I can't find Fage 0% here in any other flavor than plain. It probably does exist here, I just haven't seen it.
April 13, 2012 2:27 PM
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qtiekiki: About average really, no more or less than what I've seen in other brands. I think it might just be the fruit filling they use. It would be great (and I may suggest ) of one of these Greek yogurt makers that they sweeten that fruit filling in the yogurt with stevia instead of sugar. That would probably be all that is needed to get the carbs down. I can't find Fage 0% here in any other flavor than plain. It probably does exist here, I just haven't seen it.


I read recently that Stevia hasn't been approved for use in products yet. I wish they would speed up that process.
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April 13, 2012 8:38 PM
I just had a Quest bar from the all natural line and it contains Stevia.
April 13, 2012 8:59 PM
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I just had a Quest bar from the all natural line and it contains Stevia.


Interesting. Maybe it can be used in some forms but this is from the FDA website dated 4-4-12:

"Is Stevia an 'FDA approved' sweetener?

FDA has not permitted the use of whole-leaf Stevia or crude Stevia extracts because these substances have not been approved for use as a food additive. FDA does not consider their use in food to be GRAS in light of reports in the literature that raise concerns about the use of these substances. Among these concerns are control of blood sugar and effects on the reproductive, cardiovascular, and renal systems. Food additives and GRAS affirmation petition or pre-petition submissions for the use of such substances that FDA has received in the past have not contained the data and information necessary to establish the safe use of these substances as ingredients in food."
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April 14, 2012 8:32 AM
what i do is cut up some fruit the night before and just put it in my greek yogurt so it's ready in the morning (i buy the huge containers so i measure them out)

if i'm feeling really lazy, i take some frozen berries and let them thaw in the yogurt overnight. it's really yummy because then the juice is ready for mixing in the morning!
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April 14, 2012 8:32 AM
QUOTE:

what i do is cut up some fruit the night before and just put it in my greek yogurt so it's ready in the morning (i buy the huge containers so i measure them out)

if i'm feeling really lazy, i take some frozen berries and let them thaw in the yogurt overnight. it's really yummy because then the juice is ready for mixing in the morning!


i forgot to mention i either eat plain Fage or Chobani.
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