I don’t like yogurt….but I want to!

I know yogurt is really good for you (probiotics and all), and I should try and get more calcium…but I just have an issue with the texture. I like the taste, and I can eat frozen yogurt, but I’ve never been able to eat the normal kind. Any tips on trying to get past this? -T.C.

Good for you, trying to expand your food options! If you have issues with the texture of normal yogurt, how about adding some granola, nuts or high fiber cereal to give it some crunch? You can also try Greek yogurt, which is thicker, and maybe you won’t mind it so much. The other idea that springs to mind is to use yogurt to mix up smoothies. Blending yogurt and fruit in a blender will thin it, making it drinkable like a milkshake. You can experiment with all kinds of fresh or frozen fruit, add cocoa or a dash of vanilla…use your imagination! If it gets too thick, just add some extra milk or juice.

Good luck! Let me know if you find a trick that works for you!

Anyone else have a food that turns them off because of the texture?

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  • Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) February 28, 2011, 12:55 am

    I am such a texture queen… its never the texture that i dont like.. just the taste!

  • Monica February 28, 2011, 5:40 am

    Here is a fantastic smoothie recipe I just made yesterday: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/health/nutrition/06recipehealth.html?ref=nutrition

    I also make my own homemade granola and eat it with yogurt. It’s not as sweet as the store brand, plus I figured out how to exclude the oil without sacrificing the crunch.

    The texture of lentils and split peas totally gets to me. Since they are so good for you I will force them down, but I don’t make them very often. Beans used to bother me, but I am getting used to them and starting to love them!

  • Chris February 28, 2011, 6:24 am

    Another option that may work is adding a little cottage cheese to the yogurt. Next, stir until blended thoroughly. After you do this leave it in the freezer for about and hour or two. Great bedtime snack idea!

  • Liz February 28, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I’ve managed to get myself into yogurt and peanut butter, but I still can’t stand ANY form of beans…. BARF…