Home Saturday’s Food For Thought & Featured Recipe Thursday’s Winner… January 11, 2014 The winner for Featured Recipe Thursday is: Garlic Eggplant Dip By Stavros: http://kouzounaskitchen.com/2013/12/19/featured-recipe-thursday-6/ Stavros recipe came in at first place. Second runner up was Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo Sauce By Dan. Thank you to everyone who submitted their wonderful recipes. I can only pick one recipe per week, but I really enjoyed each and every one of your great recipes. If you have a great recipe for Featured Recipe Thursday, please submit to email@example.com Saturday’s Food For Thought: A thought I don’t think you want to miss. I figured since I see it everywhere at the grocery store, and post about it all the time, I would include it in today’s post. The famous Greek yogurt is today’s thought. Yes I cook with this ingredient in many recipes as you can see on Kouzounas Kitchen. Is Greek yogurt better then regular yogurt? Read below for some surprising thoughts on Greek yogurt. Greek Vs Regular Yogurt: Is Greek yogurt better then regular yogurt? I was asked this question a million times at Costco, while working for a Greek yogurt company. The answer is: Yes, Greek yogurt offers double the amount of protein then your regular yogurt. Are you asking yourself why? Regular yogurt process: Yogurt comes from milk that has a healthy bacteria added to it, causing it to ferment. During this process, yogurt thickens and starts to take on a slight tangy flavor. The yogurt is then strained through a cheesecloth, which allows the liquid whey to drain out. Regular yogurt is only strained twice. Greek yogurt process: Greek yogurt is strained 3 times to remove more whey and to create a thicker consistency. Protein: Greek yogurt has double the protein of regular yogurt. 8 Oz of Greek yogurt has about 20 grams of protein. Where as regular yogurt has about 11-13 grams. Carbs: Greek yogurt has less carbohydrates than regular yogurt. Sodium: Greek yogurt has half the sodium than regular yogurt. Calcium: This is the only downfall of Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt has 3 times the calcium than Greek yogurt. Calories: Each yogurt has similar calories. Be careful with the added sugars. I think its time to have a traditional Greek treat. Yiaourti me Meli: Yogurt with Honey Add a cup of Greek yogurt in a bowl or parfait glass. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Yummy! Advertisements Advertisements Share The Love Of Kouzounas KitchenClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Kouzounas Kitchen Welcome to my world of Greek traditional & modern recipes. Get ready to dance and drink some ouzo while enjoying our recipes. Previous Nutella Hot Chocolate With A Kick... Newer Sunday's Crazy Ingredient Is Cinnamon You May Also Like I am very excited to announce………………. November 2, 2013 Delicious Belgium Waffles October 6, 2016 Middle Eastern Couscous with Clams & Scallops April 21, 2015 4 Comments Elaine @ foodbod January 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm Reply I’ve read so many health based things that always say if you have any yoghurt at all it should be full Greek yoghurt but I never really knew why so this is really interesting, thank you xx Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen January 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm Reply Yes, after working for Dannon Greek yogurt, I learned quite a bit on Greek yogurt in general. I started doing my research and wanted to share with everyone. You are very welcome. Glad you found this of interest. 🙂 Loading... tastytreats13 January 12, 2014 at 8:00 am Reply Sounds delicious! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen January 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm Reply Thank you!! 🙂 Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.