In a word? No.
Want some shopping tips for Greek yogurt? I love Greek yogurt, but you have to take care to buy the real deal because it’s not regulated like it ought to be.
I buy Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt at Aldi (see pic). At over $3, it’s about half the price of other brands, plus Fooducate gives it an A. Try adding berries, bananas, walnuts, pecans, granola, apples, chia seeds—and cinnamon. Cinnamon is not only good for you, it also tastes great. I add cinnamon to Greek yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, coffee… I find that the added flavor lessens the need for sugar.
I also buy canned pumpkin at Aldi. I sometimes mix half a can of pumpkin with a cup of their plain Greek yogurt, two teaspoons of sugar (the pumpkin needs sweetening), some cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice for a dish that’s high in protein, calcium and vitamin A. You can add granola for added crunch, but watch the sugar. I didn’t add granola until I got my blood sugar under control.
If I want all the flavor of a dessert, but with none of the downsides, I’ll buy flavored, blended Greek yogurts. However, I’m careful to check the nutritional label. I make sure it’s got at least 15g of protein, that it’s strained like Greek yogurt is supposed to be, and is not overly high in sugar.
All too often, stores sell so-called healthy yogurts that are so full of harmful additives and added sugar that they really ought be classified as a dessert. Don’t be fooled by what’s essentially junk food.
I’ll buy Chobani sometimes (the blended pumpkin spice sold during Thanksgiving is fantastic), but usually I buy Dannon Oikos Blended Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt. I love the coffee, salted caramel, chocolate, banana cream flavors… Fooducate gave Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt an A.
I buy these yogurts at my Walmart Neighborhood Market. I then scan my receipts into the Walmart app (Savings Catcher) on my phone and it checks the price against other stores in my area. If Savings Catcher finds a lower price elsewhere, I get the difference back as a Walmart credit. Walmart rarely has Triple Zero on sale, but other stores often do.
The Savings Catcher works great! And this way, I don’t have to drive all over the place, chasing sales. That’s a win-win in my book any day.