Normally, advertising doesn’t affect me, mostly because it’s my job. But, an ad on the back of Fitness Magazine for a new product, Healthy Choice Greek frozen yogurt, definitely caught my attention. I love vanilla, I love ice cream (but can’t have it), and Greek yogurt is awesome! So, I had to try it.
It was easy enough to find. It was in the freezer section in my local HEB grocery store next to the other Healthy Choice meals. They had three flavors, vanilla bean, blueberry, and strawberry. Each were priced at $2.50 for a box of three containers, so pretty high considering what you get. The other thing I noticed is that the portion size in the photo on the box looks much larger than the actual serving to me.
I got home from the store and tore one open right away (it was time for a snack anyway) and wow! It was really good. It wasn’t too sweet, which I liked, but the taste was flavorful. It was also incredibly smooth and melted in my mouth. It was really hard not to immediately tear open another one! Vanilla bean ice cream was a favorite of mine before I discovered I was hypoglycemic, but I think I might have just found a substitute! It’s not exact, but it’s very close.
Calorie-wise, these little treats aren’t too bad. They clock in at just 100 calories (if, after trying one, you can stick to only eating one at a time!). The fat is also low at 2 grams. And, at 17 grams for carbohydrates, it’s a good portion of carbs for a hypoglycemic (although, it’s mostly sugar as is regular Greek yogurt). My only real complaint here is the protein. When I think “Greek yogurt” I think high-protein. For example, Dannon’s Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt has 95 calories for a 1/2 cup serving and 8.5 grams of protein. If you have a hypoglycemic diet similar to mine, you need 7 grams of protein per snack. So, I was disappointed when I read the back and saw only 4 grams. I was really hoping to eat an apple and one of these cups as a snack; that would give me the carbs I need but not the protein I need. I would buy these a lot more often if they were higher in protein.
Overall, I enjoyed this product. If you crave ice cream or just want a treat once in a while, I would recommend it. Just remember to plan out what else you are going to have to keep your blood sugar even.