Fage Yogurt: A BlogHer Review

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Please Note: This is a compensated review from FAGE and BlogHer.

FAGE Yogurt

My boyfriend CK is a yogurt fiend so we always have yogurts of all shapes, sizes, and levels of healthfulness on hand.  But sometimes you just want something basic, creamy, and tangy that doesn’t come with chocolate chips and more fat than a doughnut. For times like those I always try to have a container of FAGE Greek Yogurt in the refrigerator. Over time FAGE has become a kitchen staple in our home and while it’s absolutely delightful as a snack it’s also an incredible multi-purpose ingredient. I’ve often successfully substituted FAGE in place of sour cream in recipes. In fact, one of my favorite entrees to make for dinner using FAGE is a lighter version of the traditionally very heavy beef stroganoff. In the dish you substitute half of the sour cream with FAGE yogurt and use portobello mushrooms instead of beef. I promise you wont miss the meat at all when you take a bite of tender mushrooms dripping in a creamy rich sauce, and I’m certain your thighs wont miss the fat either.

Mushroom Stroganoff with FAGE Yogurt

I’ve also found that FAGE gives baked goods a profoundly moist texture including muffins that rise sky high. The crumb on these Blueberry Lemon Muffins made with FAGE 0% yogurt was absolutely silky in texture.

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt with FAGE

And with summer just around the corner why not try your hand at making frozen yogurt spiked with freshly picked local berries? Last year I made an insanely delicious Blackberry Frozen Yogurt with FAGE.  What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love bright purple food.

Strawberry FAGE Greek Yogurt

Sometimes you don’t have time to whip up an entire recipe. FAGE gets that people lead busy lives. To that end they’ve created a line of dangerously addictive yogurt snacks that are all 100% natural, free of additives, preservatives, and sweeteners just like their larger counterparts. You can choose from honey, cherry, strawberry, and peach or even add your own toppings to a mini 6-ounce FAGE container. I didn’t realize it initially, but CK showed me that you can actually tip the fruit filling directly into the yogurt cup for a quick stir in, or you can be like me and dip each savory bite into the mini honey or strawberry pot individually. Plus as each FAGE cup of yogurt only has between 130 (for fruit) and 180 (for honey) calories you wont need to feel a single ounce of guilt while you’re thoroughly enjoying that afternoon or midnight snack.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try FAGE’s fabulous yogurt products before then you’re in for a treat. BlogHer is currently giving away a case of FAGE to one lucky individual each day until May 6, 2009. For more details and to enter the contest please click here. Good luck!

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1 emma April 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

fage+slivered almonds+honey=most delicious 10am work snack ever.

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2 emma April 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

i forgot the frozen berries in that equation!

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3 Sarah April 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I wish we could get this here in TO – I’m always being teased by the 0%!

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4 nithya at hungrydesi April 19, 2009 at 12:13 am

Just got here from your muffins post…so funny, I never realized you could dip the topping over onto the yogurt. what a cool trick :)

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5 Jessica April 30, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Fage sounds so awesome, I’ve never been able to find it here but you make it sound so appealing! Great blog!

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6 Lisa May 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Can Fage stand up under closer evaluation?

For one thing, the word “natural” means nothing. The FDA has no definition for “natural” and therefore no perimeters defining what’s permissible and what’s not.
I understand that the farmers that Fage gets their dairy from farmers who “pledge” not to use any drugs on their cows, however, I’m not quite sure
what that means. Can anyone explain the validity of a “pledge?”

My other question…are the cows raised on factory farms and on a diet that is given to factory farmed cows or are they free range
and grass fed cows? BIG difference in the milk product.

So yes, Fage tastes good but how integral is this company? They’re making billions yet are too greedy to consider the ethical treatment of animals which directly reflects in their product.

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