With so many styles and brands of yogurt in the dairy case, it can be difficult to choose. Use this guide and our product spotlight to narrow it down and make a choice that’s right for you and your specific nutrition needs and goals.
Learn about the different styles…
Smooth and creamy unstrained yogurt that’s made from whole, low-fat or nonfat milk.
It’s lower in protein than strained varieties like Greek yogurt.
A thick, creamy yogurt that’s strained to remove the whey. Many varieties have twice
the protein of regular low-fat yogurt.
A strained yogurt that’s creamier and thicker than Greek yogurt. Its concentrated formula
requires more milk to produce a single serving, yielding more protein than regular yogurt.
Unstrained, velvety, creamy yogurt that’s made with whole milk and typically sweetened
with honey. It’s lower in protein than Greek yogurt, but higher than traditional yogurt.
A fermented, probiotic-rich milk drink that’s produced when milk and kefir grains (cultures of bacteria and yeast) interact. It has a tart and tangy taste.
A yogurt made from soy, almond, cashew, hemp, flax or coconut milk.
▶ Lower Sugar: Two Good™
A deliciously thick and creamy blended Greek yogurt that uses a unique slow-straining process to remove sugar from the milk. Each serving contains just two grams of total sugar, 12 grams of protein and three grams of carbs.
▶ Dairy Free/Plant-Based: So Delicious® Coconutmilk
A great option for individuals with allergy concerns, this dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free yogurt alternative is made from organic coconuts. Boasting a mildly sweet flavor and creamy and smooth texture, all varieties contain live, active cultures and are certified vegan.
▶ Organic: Organic Valley® Grassmilk™ Yogurt
Made exclusively from the milk of grassfed cows, this yogurt is non-homogenized, resulting in a rich layer of cream on top that can either be swirled into the yogurt or discarded. Each batch enjoys a distinctive seasonal flavor and naturally occurring omega-3s from the cow’s diet. Available in no-sugar-added Plain and lightly-sweetened Vanilla.
Read labels to identify products with the lowest amount of total and added sugar. Remember that yogurt contains naturally occurring sugar (lactose), which is accounted for in the Total Sugars number on the nutrition facts panel.
Starting this year, many food companies are required to include Added Sugars on their label so it will be easier to make healthful choices.