Love it, Like it, Hate it: Yogurt Shop Finds

Love it, Like it, Hate it:  Yogurt Shop Finds  

It may be lower in fat and calories than regular ice cream, but most of what you’ll find at frozen yogurt shops is still packed with sugary carbs, with no belly-filling whole grain fiber, and minimal protein.  In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly shares here top picks and worst bets when it comes to yogurt shop finds!


Love it!

Pinkberrygreek authentic Greek-style yogurt

80 calories, 15 grams of protein, 6 grams carbs,  6 grams of sugar per 5-ounce serving

Simple ingredients:  milk & live active cultures

Pinkberrygreek has a nutritional profile similar to that of Chobani or Fage plain 0% Greek yogurt

Served chilled, not frozen, and available plain, or topped with a variety of flavor combinations:

Sweet, including strawberry mango , kiwi strawberry, & chocolate berry

Savory, including sunflower cucumber or tomato basil with balsamic glaze

Pinkberrygreek will be available in the New Orleans area, starting Saturday March 23rd.



Like it!

While these frozen ‘Greek’ yogurts have twice much protein as regular frozen yogurt, they also have two to three times the sugar!  Plus, the ingredients aren’t nearly as simple, with added sugar, stabilizers, and emulsifiers, in addition to skim milk and live active cultures.  (The same applies to nearly all Greek yogurt products on the freezer aisle, as well).
TCBY: 100 calories, 8 grams protein, 20 grams carb, 13 grams sugar per ½ cup Greek Honey Vanilla Fro-Yo

Yogurtland:  110 calories, 7 grams protein, 20 grams carbs, 18 grams sugar per ½ cup serving of Raspberry Banana Greek

Mini & Kid-size cups of any brand of frozen yogurt also qualify as ‘like it’ options, since they’re the closest to a true ‘serving’.  Nutrition facts are typically 90-130 calories, 2-4 grams protein, 18-24 grams carbs, and 14-24 grams sugar.



Hate it!

Ginormous Serve Yourself ‘Buckets’ at Fro Yo Shops that often hold 20 to 32 ounces worth of frozen yogurt, topping 500 calories and 80 grams of sugar!

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