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Old 10-27-11, 09:37 PM   #1
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Fage ("Faw-Yeh"), a dieter's super food!

I wanted to tell all about this awesome food I've discovered in my experiments to find something that's on my diet, but still tastes good. Fage, "greek" yogurt (really it's more like turkish or lebanese yogurt but called greek so american's won't be scared off) is a condensed yogurt that is SUPER rich and creamy, with really high protein content. I buy the "0% Fat" variety and it's still super creamy and quite tasty. It can be be used as a sweet or savory food, used with fruit or as a sour cream substitute (no really, it doesn't taste like yogurt on a potato, its actually just as good as sour cream!). Here are my four favorite ways to eat it:

1. Breakfast 1. FAGE, blueberries, rasberries, done.
2. Breakfast 2. FAGE, a couple spoonfuls of almond butter, delicious, earthy, sweet.
3. Dinner 1. Chicken cooked on a foreman grill, heavily spiced with chill powder, pepper, garlic powder, little salt, and louisiana hot sauce. put chicken on top of an undressed salad. mix FAGE with chopped cucumber and some parsley and pepper, throw it on top (I like to douse with hot sauce too). better than a buffalo chicken salad but HEALTHY
4. Dinner 2. Turkey cheese burger, lettuce, tomato (no bread-knife and fork!!), fage on top like mayo, and then add hot sauce to taste

seriously guys, girls, this FAGE stuff is a miracle food. taste's light and easy in the morning, then tastes like something you shouldn't be eating in a dinner (i.e. sour cream, or ranch, or mayo), and yet you're getting nothing but good protein!

Buy it, you'll like it.


have any other recipes? please tell me, i'm always looking to mix things up (bored dieter becomes a failing dieter)

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Old 10-28-11, 02:49 AM   #2
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Fage + Nutella = The Awesome (if not exactly low-calorie).
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Old 10-28-11, 06:49 AM   #3
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Fage, been around for Years in Astoria , Queens, believe me its real Greek Yogurt! Everybody is copying it in the chain stores, best with Honey and granola, dried fruit, my breakfast every weekend!
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Ok, I'll try it
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I've had it. It's okay. There's a honey-strawberry flavor available that tastes incredible, but adds a bunch of sugar.
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FAGE + fresh berries + unsalted nuts = ambrosia
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That brand isn't in Canada but recently a couple of different brands have started offering Greek yogurt. It is delicious and hard to believe that there is no fat in it. It's creamy and decadent, perfect topping on a bowl of Go Lean Crunch cereal in the morning. I'm trying Monkey's chicken salad recipe next week for supper and I bet it'll be incredibly tasty.
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The full fat one is like mana from heaven....
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...perfect topping on a bowl of Go Lean Crunch cereal in the morning...
I love(d) that stuff. It helped me lose weight and it tasted wonderful. Unfortunately the soy protein in it caused my arthritis to flare up badly. I still miss my morning Go Lean Crunch.
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Fage and Tandoori spices rubbed on chicken then toss it on the grill.
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Old 10-28-11, 07:43 PM   #11
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I love Fage, don't know about dieting(And I don't really need to go on a diet because I only weigh 120)
Anyway this stuff is amazing, I eat it as an after ride snack, since it contains proteins and carbs. Really helps in recovery after a hard ride.
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I love(d) that stuff. It helped me lose weight and it tasted wonderful. Unfortunately the soy protein in it caused my arthritis to flare up badly. I still miss my morning Go Lean Crunch.
How sad. I never liked milk and cereal, too lazy to make pancakes, and only like scrambled eggs, and ever since I was a kid breakfast was mostly a chore. But I do like granola with yogurt but hate the desiccated fruit nubble things in granola. There was a sale on the Go Lean Crunch and had it with yogurt. That was the end of my breakfast troubles. It's like adult Sugar Crisp cereal.
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Along similar lines, kefir rocks:

It's like drinkable yogurt, with with a more acidy tang to it.
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Fage and Tandoori spices rubbed on chicken then toss it on the grill.
whoa. that's brilliant. i'll try it.
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Fage is great! I've used it to replace cream cheese to a great extent. Around here, I can even get it at Krogers and Wal-Mart.
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I love it too. I really like it with some honey.
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i make my own "greek" style yogurt with whatever fat-free plain yogurt is on sale. i use a paper towel in a strainer and sit that in a bowl, i leave it in the fridge for about 45 minutes. i usually remove about 8oz of whey from a 32oz container of yogurt.

lately, i have been eating my greek style yogurt with a drizzle of agave syrup.
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have any other recipes? please tell me, i'm always looking to mix things up (bored dieter becomes a failing dieter)
i made a yogurt "cheese" cake the other day, without cream cheese. here's the recipe:

- two 32oz containers of plain fat-free yogurt, strained overnight to remove 50% of the whey.
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 extra large eggs, or 3 medium eggs
- vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
mix everything together well for a smooth consistency.


if you don't want the added calories of a crust, you can bake the yogurt cheese cakes in ramekins.
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I always thought Greek yogurt was kinda "meh..." but I've never tried this brand. I'll try and give it a shot this week. There's no question about the nutritional benefits.
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