This year, I carefully planned which companies I wanted to visit at Natural Foods Expo West in each of the six huge exhibit halls. Here are my finds of the day, which are all made from whole foods with minimal ingredients.
We see commercials with YiaYia (Grandma) and John Stamos (Greek-American). Some believe this Greek characterization came about from the Greek dairy company Fage, who was the first to import this type of yogurt and market it as Greek. But what is this so-called Greek yogurt?
When you think about it, true yogurt is just milk and bugs. And, really, that's all it should be... the proliferation of probiotic strains of bacteria that grew in a warm bath of milk. But today yogurt has turned into more of a dessert than the health food it was designed to be.
Greek yogurt has seen a recent popularity in every facet of the food world -- even Ben & Jerry's has created a frozen swirl. What's not to love? Greek yogurt is high in protein, low in sugar and is one of the most versatile ingredients around.