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Greek Geek? Like, Totally . . .

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It's not just my Greek omelettes . . . Omega 3 liquid egg plus liquid egg white plus Greek seasoning plus low fat feta and spinach, now protein-boosted with turkey and volume boosted with mushrooms. (Is there a more flavourful low fat cheese than feta? If so, haven't found it . . . ).

Yup, in addition to the Greek omelettes, I'm all about the no fat sugar free Greek yogourt too -- huge whack o' protein, great creamy texture, nice zing: I've been using the PC brand. Which has lots of apps (e.g. instead of sour cream on baked potato; swirled into soups; incorporated into salad dressings . . . ) but most often enjoyed by me with a touch of Splenda (I know, I know . . . artificial sweetener, but still the lesser of several evils) and fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries (I know, I know: carbon foot print . . . of which the largest portion is driving them home from the grocery store. Nope, no store close enough to walk or bike . . . there it is).

Hadn't known, however, until 4A-HEALTHY-BMI pointed it out yesterday, that Greek yogourt has less lactose. Yay!

And apparently, a colleague reported to me last night at a professional dinner meeting, fat free dairy products have less estrogen (from the hormones administered to keep cows lactating . . . ). Does anyone know if this is so?? It's an issue for me as a breast cancer survivor . . (Proud to report: mixed, mingled, avoided appetizers, clocked in well within calorie range by making judicious choices and avoiding resolve-weakening wine!!)

Grateful for reduced lactic acid, hoping for reduced estrogen . . . in the meantime there is no question that I embrace the Greek bearing gifts.

And when on rare occasions I'm ordering salad in a restaurant, I love to request (with a bit of a saucy smile) a "small Greek"!!
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  • FROSTIERACES
    I'm probably the only person I know of that does not like greek yogurt. I know it's good for me, however, I just can't seem to like it much unless it's with fruit. I do love greek salads tho and miss them a lot here lately! oh wow..I'm shopping tomorrow and looking for feta cheese!
    3031 days ago
  • TEENY_BIKINI
    Gotta love Greek!

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    3043 days ago
  • PENNYAN45
    It's good to see that there's lots of company when it comes to liking Greek flavors.
    I especially like tzatziki sauce as a dunk.
    A spinach, mushroom, and feta omelet is my favorite.
    And dill is a great spice!

    Greek is Great!



    3046 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    I love using Greek yogurt when baking, instead of milk (water it down) or instead of sour cream (1:1).

    PLUS it's great for making a thicker quiche!!!!

    I also spread it on a bagel instead of cream cheese - yum!!!!!
    3047 days ago
  • FRACTALMYTH
    Yum - huge fan of greek yoghurt... must try feta soon... at the moment loving avocados in huge amounts lol
    3047 days ago
  • BEMORESTUBBORN
    I love Greek seasoning, feta and Fage Greek yogurt is my favorite! Never liked yogurt until I discovered "the Greek" and have never looked back.
    3047 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2011 9:36:29 PM
  • TBANMAN
    I love all things greek too - greek salad, greek omlettes with onion, tomato, feta and greek seasoning.

    But my all-out fave for sure is fat free greek yogurt. SO much protein! My preferred brand is Liberte - a little more expensive, but yummy flavours.

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    3048 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Thanks.. didn't know that about the feta. I have taken a shine to goat greek yogurt. Wonder what the difference is .. will have to check it out someday.
    Here's to healthy living!
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    3049 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Mediterranean 'diet' - the best!
    3049 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2403740
    Love Greek yogurt and congratulations on your discipline at the party, not always easy.
    3049 days ago
  • CRYSTALJEM
    If I'm not mistaken, the hormones you're referring to are banned in Canada (however, I'm not sure if that's ALL hormones). I'm not sure if yogurt is imported and if so if the hormone ban would encompass those products as well.

    I didn't realize that Greek Yogurt is so high in calcium since it's triple strained. I had some at our local Costco the other day and it was delicious. Plan to add it to my fridge next shopping trip. The texture and flavour were devine. Glad to hear the PC brand is really good as well.

    Awesome job and restraint! CJ
    3049 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2011 10:52:33 PM
  • FREELADY
    Your dinner meeting choices are inspiring! That is a very tough venue for me.

    I, too, love egg/spinach/feta for breakfast. It makes me feel like I've had something really yummy . . . had to wean myself away from the high-fat, high-calorie, traditional Southern full breakfast.
    3049 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Well done with the party! I like using yogurt as a veggie dip myself.. I use no fat cottage cheese with potatoes, never thought of using the yogurt instead. I was so happy when our Superstore finally started getting in Greek yogurt, it was very expensive in just health food stores before. Their brand is very good, I like the one with honey.
    Never heard of the estrogen thing, it would be very interesting to find out.
    3050 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    Isn't it amazing what foods and tastes we can discover when we eat healthy?
    3050 days ago
  • 4A-HEALTHY-BMI
    I dunno about the lactic acid. But I do know Greek yogurt has less lactose (milk sugar)
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    I'll look up the estrogen thing and let you know what I find out.
    3050 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2011 11:21:53 AM
  • DONNACFIT
    Your omlet sounds soo good!! I just bought some greek yogurt for the first time and aven't tried it yet..now I can't wait :)

    Your food blogs always make me hungry!

    Go Greek geek...
    3050 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Love yogurt of any low-no-sugar type...greek tastes best to me, but it's priciness sometimes shifts me to my plain Dannon quarts. I find a lot of drainage as it sets can be poured off too.

    Don
    3050 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Greek is great, I must agree! Congrats on handling the party last eve. You did great, too. Don't know about the estrogen. When you find out, let us know. Makes sense - hope it is so. Keep up the healthy living! Isn't healthy food fabulous?? -Marsha
    3050 days ago
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