Oikos Greek Yogurt

Oikos Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is great for helping with satiety and adding to meals or snacks for a nutrient dense option, since it is packed with more protein and less sugar AND still contains probiotics to support digestion. Greek yogurt tends to have a thicker consistency than your average yogurt and is often easier on the digestive system since it is strained multiple times. Remember, protein is great for building and maintaining muscle and is essential in our diets especially for proper cell repair.

Greek yogurt can be used in smoothies, yogurt parfaits or even added as a protein packed base for creamy recipes, like buffalo chicken dip at your next Sunday football gathering.

Oikos Greek Yogurt Food Coach Rating:

This week we rated Oikos vanilla greek yogurt to see where it stacks up on our food coach rating system. This food is rated as a green dot, which is a health promoting food in our food rating system due to the following healthy qualities which are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.

  • Low in calories per serving
  • Healthy balance of fat
  • Healthy balance of saturated fat 
  • Contain zero trans fats
  • Healthy balance of sodium 
  • Healthy balance of total carbohydrates 
  • Great source of fiber per serving
  • Healthy balance of added sugars
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of Vitamin D
  • Healthy balance of food additives 
  • No artificial flavor or color 

Also please be aware that, this food seems a little high in protein for its calorie level. It also is not a significant source of Iron or potassium. Make sure you get these nutrients in your diet from other healthy food sources.

Food Coach Recommendations: This food may be incorporated into your diet but should be consumed with caution to be in balance with your daily caloric and nutrients need. No one food is perfect so you need to include foods from all food groups on a general healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives. Purchase our Medical Nutrition Therapy for the nutrition plan that is right for you! Use this coupon ( MNT20 ) to receive 20% off the services.

Written by: Mackenzie Merriman, Social Media & Nutrition Intern

Reviewed by Shraddha Chaubey, MS, RDN, CDN/LDN