Yearly Archives: 2011

Pumpkin and VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt – A Match Made in Heaven!

‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin, and the combination of high-fiber pumpkin and creamy, high-protein VOSKOS® Greek yogurt is irresistible! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen, making all kinds of yummy recipes. We are also fortunate to have several readers make recipes that use pumpkin and VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt.

If you’re excited about the new season as much as we are, we hope you’ll enjoy this collection of recipes. Let’s enjoy the flavors of the season while keeping our food healthy!

pumpkin-muffins-1001. Make VOSKOS® Pumpkin Muffins. These yummy VOSKOS® pumpkin muffins contain about 160 calories, 6 grams of protein and 3 grams fiber. They are very filling. What a great way to start the day, especially in the fall and winter. They are absolutely divine with that first cup of morning coffee or tea.

greek-yogurt-frosting2. Make VOSKOS® frosting for your pumpkin cupcakes. Frosting made with butter or with cream cheese is tasty, but it’s laden with calories and fat. Lighten things up by using VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt as the base for your frosting. You will need to plan ahead, since the yogurt needs to be strained overnight to get rid of the whey, but the savings in calories and in fat are significant. Here’s a recipe for Greek yogurt frosting.

Pumpkin-Peanut-Banana-Soft-Serve-1003. Enjoy a Pumpkin-Peanut Banana Soft Serve, made with banana, pumpkin, VOSKOS®, cottage cheese and peanut flour. What an interesting combination of flavors!

pumpkin-yogurt-1004. Love the taste of pumpkin pie but not the calories? Whip up a bowl of creamy VOSKOS® Pumpkin Yogurt and enjoy the flavor of pumpkin pie, minus the hard work, the time, and the extra pounds!

VOSKOS-Pumpkin-Pie-Smoothie1-1005. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. 4 grams fiber, 26 grams protein!

pumpkin-soup-1006. Keep yourself warm on a cool fall night with some delicious cream of pumpkin soup, made with VOSKOS® instead of with cream, but just as creamy!

There’s more, of course, including pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin scones -all made with rich, creamy VOSKOS® Greek yogurt. The possibilities are endless!

High Protein Snacks Using VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt

Protein helps you stay satiated longer and avoid dips in blood sugar levels that are typical when your diet is based on simple carbs. The following high-protein snacks are quick, easy, tasty, and will help you last until the next meal, avoiding unnecessary cravings.

1. Half a cup of 2% cottage cheese with 1 cup fresh fruit. This filling snack contains about 150 calories and 16 grams of protein.

2. One can of tuna in water, mixed with ¼ cup VOSKOS® Nonfat Greek Yogurt and chopped green onions, on a thin slice of whole wheat bread. 250 super satisfying calories, and about 30 grams of protein!

3. A slice of whole wheat bread, spread with one tablespoon peanut butter and topped with a sliced banana. 250 calories, 5 grams protein, and the fat in the peanut butter will keep you satiated forever.

4. 2 servings of low fat string cheese with ¼ cup dried fruit (such as raisins). 250 calories, 12 grams protein, and a winning combination of salty and sweet.

5. PBA tablespoon of peanut butter, softened in microwave, mixed into half a cup VOSKOS® Nonfat Greek Yogurt, and topped with a small sliced banana. About 250 calories, 17 grams protein.

6. Scrambled eggs, made with 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites and scrambled in a nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick spray, then wrapped in a low-carb, high-protein tortilla (such as those made by La Tortilla Factory) with a tablespoon of salsa. The tortilla has 8 grams protein and 80 calories, the eggs add 10 grams of protein and 105 calories, the salsa adds maybe 10 calories (and healthy lycopene!) Total for this snack: about 200 calories and 18 grams protein.

7. Half a cup hummus, served with celery and carrot sticks (about 1 cup veggies). 250 calories, 10 grams protein.

8. smoothieThe perfect summer snack: a fruit and yogurt smoothie, made with VOSKOS® Nonfat Greek Yogurt. Our Pineapple-Strawberry Dream contains about 150 calories and 8 grams protein per serving.

9. 2 ounces low fat ham, 1 ounce low fat cheddar and a sliced tomato, all rolled inside a low-carb tortilla. 200 calories, 25 grams protein.


Probiotics in Yogurt Linked to Weight Loss in Harvard Study

Want to lose weight…and keep it off as you age? A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a link between yogurt and weight loss. The study, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, quizzed over 120,000 nurses and other health workers about their dietary habits over the course of many years. The goal was to discover what impact diet had on weight over time.

Consumption of two foods—nuts and yogurt—were most closely correlated with weight loss, according to Walter Willett, one of the study’s co-authors. Interviewed on National Public Radio, Willett noted that the active probiotic cultures in yogurt may be responsible for yogurt’s weight loss powers. “There has been a lot of work in recent years on how the types of bacteria in our colon influence our state of inflammation and weight gain. So it may well be that the healthy bacteria in the yogurt are helping change the mix of bacteria in the colon and influencing weight.”

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is made with a mix of beneficial probiotic cultures, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidus, and Lactobacillus casei. “In a healthy person, the population of good (healthy) bacteria in the gut outnumbers the numbers of bad (pathogenic) bacteria,” says registered dietician Janet R. Mertz, MS, RD, CDE, CPT., a contributor to VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt’s “What’s Fresh” blog. “Consuming VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt helps support a healthy blend of bacteria in the digestive system.”

Willett also noted that fat content in foods did not mean that the food itself was fattening. “But eating foods that keep us satisfied is really going to be important in the long run.”

That “satisfaction factor” is one reason Greek yogurt has been called a “superfood” when it comes to losing weight, says Mertz. “Greek yogurt is a great weight loss food because of its high calcium and protein levels,” she says “Studies show that protein takes longer to digest, and is more satisfying, than ‘empty’ carbohydrates. You feel full longer after you’ve enjoyed a serving of Greek yogurt. And that may keep you from snacking on other, higher-calorie foods.”

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, Self Magazine and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

100 Ways You Flavor It: VOSKOS® Plain Greek Yogurt

I happen to love plain Greek yogurt. In fact, the first time I tasted VOSKOS® Original Plain, I was hooked. It tasted like sour cream, only better, because it was less fatty and easier on my tummy. The low fat version was also amazing – creamy, velvery and full of flavor. The biggest surprise was VOSKOS® Plain Nonfat, because – based on previous yogurt experiences – I expected it to taste like cardboard. Again, a pleasant surprise – thanks to the special straining process, even VOSKOS® Nonfat is tasty, all by itself.

As much as I love plain yogurt, I was curious about adding flavor to the yogurt. I like the idea of starting out with a super-clean product, and adding just the amount of flavor/sweetener I need. This gives me full control of what goes into my (and my children’s) body.

So I started experimenting, adding different flavors to my beloved plain VOSKOS®, including honey (my favorite topping to this day), PB2, Nutella when I feel like indulging, olive oil, garlic and grated cucumber to make a tzatziki, and more.

When it occurred to me, one spring morning a few weeks ago, to reach out to our amazing Facebook fans and ask for their recommendations on what to add to plain VOSKOS®, I never expected to receive close to 100 suggestions! But I did. of course, the next logical step is to preserve all these wonderful, mouthwatering suggestions in a blog post – we don’t want them to get lost inside Facebook.

So here you go – 100 ways to flavor plan Greek yogurt. Most of them from our fans, with a few additions by yours truly.

1. Warm homemade apple butter. We call this ‘ice cream’. -Andrea Ragan

2. Cherries & chopped pecans -Sheryl Edwards

3. Fresh Cut up Mango w/ a dollup of honey! -Heather Perkins

4. Chopped walnuts. -Kathy Pearlman

5. Cherries and honey flavored Teddy Grahams!! -Michelle Moorman Caves

6. Applesauce – adds the perfect amount of sweet. -Emily Paavola

7. A little drizzle of honey and slivered almonds…my breakfast every morning! -Alisa Prussia

8. Raisin bran! -Mary Lou Muller

9. Dark Chocolate Chips and granola. -Ward W Bond

10. Granola, salted peanuts are my faves. -Deana Eicher Watson

11. Hamburger meat! – adding a 6oz plain VOSKOS® greek yogurt to a 1-2 lb mixture of raw ground beef and spices makes the absolute BEST hamburgers! -Bethany McGhehey

12. Morrison Pomegranate!! Mmmmmmm! -Gina Spangler

13. Apple butter is great in the plain! -Anna Fergus

14. Mix one cup of plain VOSKOS® yogurt with half tablespoon of horseradish, cover and put in fridge. Use this mixture to top veggies or meat for dinner! We like to top our zucchini boats. Slice length wise and hollow out zucchini, brown ground turkey and zucchini flesh, add chopped onion, red bell pepper, and minced garlic. Stuff zucchini and bake util tender. Top with horseradish yogurt mixture and you have yourself a healthy meal! – Heather Drew

15. Fresh strawberries -Cassie Ailstock

16. Unsweetened cocoa powder and two packets of truvia for a healthy fake chocolate pudding. If you really want to go all out add a tiny dot of peppermint extract for a mock girl scout cookie taste. YUMMY! -Sharon Chambers Hubbert

17. One cup of yogurt, one Tbsp of cocoa powder, that is, and two packets of truvia. -Sharon Chambers Hubbert

18. Ground Golden Flaxseed or wheat germ with blueberries. -Diane Hatton *

19. Coconut would be soooo awesome! – Lauren Ornelas

20. Cucumber, garlic, dill and white wine vinegar and use as dressing. -Rebecca MacLean

21. I had the honey vanilla bean and crushed some Nature Valley oats n honey granola bar in it for breakfast. Yummmm – Brandy Collins

22. Almond butter and frozen blueberries! My breakfast every morning. – Jessica Ahner

23. Every day instead of ice cream I mix mine with whole blueberries and dark chocolate chips!! – Sandra Pierce Hersey

24. The best breakfast recipe I like is the one with oatmeal ,skim milk, and Voskos plain and let stay overnight to be eaten next morning with drizzled honey. – Joseph Bica

25. Blueberries and Splenda. -Patricia James

26. Drizzled with pure maple syrup, with pecans. – Patricia James

27. A super food for a super food…. how about some chia seeds? – Frank Peshick

28. Cantalope and agave. Yum. – Cynthia Mammenga

29. Granola! -Anne Hill

30. Raspberries & Coconut & Chocolate Chips YUMMY!! – Karriann Meister Shinkaruk

31. Mango works for me! -Robert Douds

32. Strawberries! – Wanda Lundy, Kelly Warfield

33. How about scraping the seeds of a vanilla bean into the plain yogurt? Oh man is that wonderful! Drop on a spoonful of caramel ice cream topper and you have a sinfully yummy feast! – Julie Greene

34. Added it on top of my veggie egg-white omelet with some salsa, and had one of those awesome choc. chip muffins you posted the recipe for a few days ago. So much breakfast happiness today! – Lynn Gleason

35. Add an apple! yum! -Teresa Wynne Waite

36. Honey and bananas. – Leela Oconnor

37. Apples & caramel. Oh man! – Julie Greene

38. Blueberries. – Jen Gamble, Holly Palmeter, Lesley Cumby Geren, Jennifer Kezele

39. Back to Nature Wild Blueberry granola! – Jill Parker

40. Peanut butter and honey -Tammie Quinton

41. I added strawberries, kiwi, milk, and ice to mine and made a delicious smoothie! – Amanda J. Gray

42. Fresh strawberries topped with a little granola. – Peggy Bell

43. Fresh sliced strawberries with some granola and maybe throw in some slivered almonds. -Erin McMurry Herbrich

44. Enjoying mine this afternoon with falafel and humus – Diana Nunes

45. Granola. – JoAnne Casler York

46. I add dressing mix to make a yummy and healthy veggie dip! – Jennifer Meyer

47. Add some honey and granola or walnuts! – Jennifer Meyer

48. Pecans and blueberries. – Dawn Kelly

49. I am enjoying mine with strawberries that I picked yesterday! I also add homemade granola. YUMMY! – Wendula Edwards Hildreth

50. We put in fresh blackberries! – Carin Misterly

51. Until I finally get around to making my own granola, my favorite mix-in is craisins and flax seed. Super yummy, a little crunch, and sooo healthy, especially for the digestive system. – Sarah Cutler Rodriguez

52. Strawberries and granola. – Mari Charnock

53. Peaches! – Cynthia Brand

54. Any kind of berry…strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, or a nice mix of all of them! – Jennifer Scott

55. Raspberries and granola! -Annabeth Jackson Dugger

56. I like to stir in a sprinkle of cinnamon and a small handful of walnuts to my VOSKOS® Plain. :) – Kim Hawkes

57. My seven year old would say a little bit of honey & some chopped up kiwi! – Heather Mathess

58. Honey, bananas, apples and cinnamon. – Pj Keck Hansen

59. Fresh berries:) – Kristen Evans

60. I like to add Cinnamon Cheerios! – Jayme Jeane

61. Love my VOSKOS® with a drizzle of honey and chopped walnuts. – Christy Ogle

62. Granola &/or silvered almonds sounds really good right about now. – Lesley Cumby Geren

63. Fresh blueberries or strawberries – Debbie Haas

64. A packet of Stevia, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a teaspoon of peanut butter…it’s FABULOUS! – Shelley Henderson Hubbard

65. Chopped up dried pineapples & sunflower seeds. – Lisa Zoe

66. Frozen blueberries, a little OJ and milk. Blend for a great morning shake. – Lisa Campos Lanphear

67. Honey, flax, chopped walnuts, and diced kiwi with coconut flakes = to die for! – Kristina Cooke

68. Agave and cinnamon! Yum! -Kathleen Blythe

69. I love my VOSKOS® plain, no need to put no extras on it! :) -Alicia Garner

70. Just a sprinkle of cinnamon! Yummy! – Brenda Kathryn Jackson-Royer

71. Fresh strawberries…I do it daily. Yum – Jena Marie Powers

72. Just as it is!! But my fav is adding a ripe banana and some cashews. – Debbie Pacheco Oppie

73. Chocolate chips – Stephanie Marquis

74. Honey.

75. PB2 or Chocolate PB2. Mix straight into your VOSKOS® – no need to add water. But add the powder gradually, and mix well!

76. Drizzled with honey and topped with a crumbled muffin or blueberry muffin.

77. Mixed with olive oil, vinegar, garlic and salt and used as a dip.

78. Mixed with any cereal instead of milk – less sugary and MUCH more filling!

79. Mixed with a little cinnamon sugar and used as a dip for apple slices.

80. Pureed fruit – any ripe fruit works.

81. Nutella. Indulgent…but better than Nutella on white bread!

82. Fresh pineapple, or canned pineapple, including some of the juice.

83. Pistachios, and drizzled with honey. An interesting creamy/crunchy + sweet/salty combination.

84. Mixed with chocolate whey protein.

85. PB&J yogurt: mix natural peanut butter and Real Fruit spread into your plain VOSKOS®.

86. Jam.

87. A packet of Stevia and some almond extract.

88. Raisins.

89. Frozen grapes.

90. Mix garlic powder, or curry powder, into yogurt and use it as a vegetable dip.

91. Sesame seeds and a dash of sesame oil.

92. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar.

93. Cocoa powder, a bit of sugar and almond extract.

94. Mango or papaya.

95. Mixed with sugar free vanilla pudding mix, for a rich and creamy vanilla yogurt.

96. Pumpkin butter and cinnamon.

97. Sugar Free Torani coffee or chocolate syrup.

98. Make a dip for chips or for veggies using fat-free refried beans, salsa and VOSKOS® plain yogurt, sprinkled with chopped cilantro.

99. Mix with mashed ripe avocado, lime and spices for a creamy guacamole.

100. Dried cranberries, honey, a little brown sugar and pecans.

How VOSKOS® Helps Lactose Intolerants Fight Osteoporosis

As the Baby Boom generation ages, osteoporosis—a disorder where bones become porous and lose density and strength—is becoming a serious threat. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that by 2020, over 60 million Americans will suffer from osteoporosis and low bone mass.

“And that’s a problem, because osteoporosis is such a big risk factor for hip fractures,” says registered dietician, Janet R. Mertz, MS, RD, CDE, CPT. Her suggestion? Add Greek yogurt to your diet. “It offers a good source of calcium and is even safe for those who are lactose intolerant. In fact, a serving of VOSKOS® Plain Non-Fat Greek yogurt includes 20% of the recommended daily value of calcium,” explains Mertz.1

People who have problems digesting dairy products are more likely to suffer from calcium deficiencies, which raises their risk of osteoporosis. 2 According to Mertz, “Look for authentic Greek yogurt. The straining process is found in authentic Greek yogurt whereby excess whey and casein are removed. This method yields less sugar, carbohydrates, and lactose so those who are lactose intolerant can truly enjoy Greek yogurt.”

Mertz, a nutritionist who specializes in geriatrics nutrition and healthy aging, adds, “After menopause, women tend to lose bone mass at an accelerated rate, which can lead to fractures and the inability to be as active as we would prefer.” One study showed that forty percent of hip fracture patients are unable to walk independently, and six in ten still need help walking a year later. 3 “But hip fractures aren’t just painful and debilitating—they can increase mortality rates by up to 20% in the first year after a hip fracture,” says Mertz. According to some studies, there may be a greater risk of dying for up to five years afterwards.4

The higher protein content of VOSKOS® Greek yogurt also makes it a good choice for fighting osteoporosis. One study of the elderly showed that a higher dietary protein intake was associated with a lower rate of age-related bone loss.5 “VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is my choice because it has up to 24 grams of protein per serving, which means twice as much protein as traditional yogurt,” shares Mertz.

“Greek yogurt has a thick consistency, plus you can make it as sweet as you like,” says Mertz. “My favorite is VOSKOS® Plain Non-Fat Greek yogurt. Add some fruit, your choice of ‘sweetener’, and maybe top it off with some granola and you have a great dessert or morning meal.” More Greek yogurt recipes are available at

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt has been recognized in food contests presented by Self, Fitness, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

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1. NOF (2002) America’s bone health: the state of osteoporosis and low bone mass in our nation.

2. Obermayer-Pietsch BM, Bonelli CM, Walter DE, et al. (2004) Genetic predisposition for adult lactose intolerance and relation to diet, bone density, and bone fractures. J Bone Miner Res 19:42.

3. Leibson CL, Tosteson AN, Gabriel SE, et al. (2002) Mortality, disability, and nursing home use for persons with and without hip fracture: a population-based study. J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1644.

4. Magaziner J, Lydick E, Hawkes W, et al. (1997) Excess mortality attributable to hip fracture in white women aged 70 years and older. Am J Public Health 87:1630.

5. Hannan MT, Tucker KL, Dawson-Hughes B, et al. (2000) Effect of dietary protein on bone loss in elderly men and women: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Res 15:2504.

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt: Your Weight Loss Secret for Summer

Need to lose weight you gained over the winter? Clinical research proves that a reduced-calorie diet that includes yogurt can encourage fat loss.

It’s swimsuit season again all over America. That means many Americans are seeing our “winter” body for the first time since 2010—and we’re not happy.

“An easy, stress-free way to help lose weight you gained over the winter is to incorporate Greek yogurt into your diet,” says Grothe. “VOSKOS®’ Web site includes dozens of Greek yogurt recipes for low-carbohydrate breakfasts, appetizers, entrees and snacks.”

Several scientific studies have linked weight loss with yogurt consumption, says Grothe. “Greek yogurt has been called a ‘fat-fighting food’ because of its high calcium and protein content. Plain Greek yogurt is also very low in carbohydrates, making it diabetic-friendly.” And a diet that includes yogurt can help target a common “problem area”—belly fat. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that dieters on a high-calcium yogurt lost 81% more belly fat than dieters on a low-calcium diet.

Grothe’s choice? Plain Greek yogurt from VOSKOS®, made by California’s family-owned Sun Valley Dairy.

“A 227 gram (8 oz) serving of plain non-fat VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein. That’s half of the DV.”

When you add Greek yogurt from Voskos to your summer weight loss strategy, you don’t feel deprived, says Grothe. “A 227 gram (8 oz) serving of VOSKOS® Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein—that’s half the recommended daily value. The protein in VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt helps you feel satiated because it takes longer to digest than carbohydrates. If you feel full longer, you’re less likely to graze on junk food.”

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, Self Magazine and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

VOSKOS® No-Pudge Pudding for Healthy Kids

With twice the protein and fewer carbs than regular yogurt, a healthy VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt recipe could help fight (childhood) obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

There’s a kid in all of us and it’s no secret that both adults and children love pudding cups. They’re convenient, a common snack, and a perfect addition to packed lunches for millions of kids. It’s also no secret that rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes are skyrocketing among American children, prompting many parents to seek healthier alternatives to sugary snacks such as pudding cups.

“Incidence rates of Type 2 diabetes among young people have increased significantly over the past 5 years1,” says Lara Field, a Chicago-based pediatric dietitian. “In fact, according to research published last year at John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine, Type 2 diabetes now accounts for about 45% of new cases of diabetes in the pediatric population,” says Field.

“Adding VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt to recipes can help adults and children alike sneak extra protein and calcium into their kids’ diets, while sneaking out some excess sugar,” says Field. “And unlike many pudding cups and yogurt found in the dairy section, VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt contains no artificial colorings, binders, fillers, hydrogenated oils or thickeners,” adds Field.

“Another bonus with VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt is its higher protein content, which helps you feel full, longer,” says Field. “Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, and protein doesn’t cause insulin spikes like sugary snacks.”

VOSKOS® Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein, and just 9 grams of carbohydrates per serving. “It’s much higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than the typical pudding cups. And this recipe for Cherry Chocolate ‘Pudding’ Cups makes it just as delicious for lunch,” says Field.

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Cherry Chocolate “Pudding Cups”
Makes 4 – 3/4 Cup Servings

3 cups VOSKOS® Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
28 fresh or frozen dark cherries
4 tbs Torani® sugar-free Dark Cherry syrup
4 tbs Torani sugar-free Chocolate syrup
4 tsp sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix

1. Defrost and chop cherries to a small dice.
2. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive mixing bowl and blend until well-mixed.
3. Spoon into four small resealable plastic food storage containers.
4. Refrigerate VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt Cherry Chocolate “Pudding” Cups after mixing.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 150, Total Fat 0g, Cholesterol 11.25mg, Sodium 245.4mg, Total Carbohydrate 17.63g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 11.99g. Protein 18.67g

Creating a creamy pudding style dessert with VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt instead of milk is easy because “Greek Yogurt is naturally thick and creamy, with a texture very similar to pudding,” says Field. “What’s more, a recent study showed that a high-protein breakfast, such as yogurt helps reduce post-breakfast blood sugar elevation in the Type 2 diabetics studied by up to 40%. Thus, if your child has diabetes, it is an excellent choice to maintain blood sugar control.”

VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

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1) Jin YY, Liang L, Fu JF, Wang XM. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and prediabetes in children. Zhonqquo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi (article in Chinese). 2011;13(2):138-40.
2) Mohamadi A, Cooke DW. Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010;1:103-19.

VOSKOS® Shares 20 Yummy, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

We can’t possibly take the credit for this post. Our Facebook fans have basically written it for us, offering awesome breakfast ideas when we had asked them, a few weeks ago, to share their favorite breakfast with us.

Here are their – YOUR! – fab ideas:

1. VOSKOS® Vanilla Honey yogurt, diced fresh strawberries, and grapenuts cereal, mixed all together. total YUM! -Stephanie Hesse Colasuonno

2. VOSKOS® and bare naked vanilla granola… yummy!! -Cheryl Senay

3. Whole grain English muffin toasted, with peanut butter, sliced banana and sometimes honey on top-SO good! -Heather from Saving Money, Living Life.

4. Overnight Oats! -Ana Frias

5. VOSKOS® yogurt, a teaspoon of lectin granuals, a slice of toast with fresh marmalade and a multi-vitamin starts my day! -Renee Calhoon

6. VOSKOS® Yogurt, fresh blueberries and a sprinkling of healthy granola or nuts. I have posted this on my fitness page before – it’s a favorite! -Simply active sonja (Sonja Sandholm-Pound)

7. VOSKOS® honey Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, 12 grain toast with Nutella, and a banana.. wouldn’t hurt to add some green tea or Tazo Focus tea. -Elisha Marie Ickes

8. Double berry pancakes or Mango Berry Smoothie -Bethany McGhehey

9. We love yogurt mixed with whole grain cheerios and banana slices! Or peanut butter toast with applesauce. -Jennifer Walker Holmes

10. I like fruit or applesauce topped with vanilla yogurt and Fruit and Nut Granola for breakfast! -Joyce Tremblay

11. VOSKOS® honey vanilla yogurt, banana, strawberries, chia seed, and vanilla almond milk…blended! Great smoothie…breakfast on the go. -Melissa Lynn Kirkland

12. One of my favorite way to eat VOSKOS® is: Plain VOSKOS® Yogurt + 2 teaspoons of honey + crumble feta cheese on top and dive in! Also: Toasted crushed almonds, sprinkle over VOSKOS® Fig Yogurt. -Rob Mikitarian

13. Any flavor VOSKOS® with Grape Nuts sprinkled on top..filling and delicious, and good for you! -Ginny Keenan

14. 1 Vanilla VOSKOS® greek yogurt, 3/4 – 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/8-1/4 cup orange juice, 1t agave nectar, blend with ice. Pour in glass, drink with straw! Yum! -Cindy Fraustro

15. Spray a small flat bowl with nonstick spray, beat an egg in it, microwave for 45 seconds. Remove from mic. Microwave a whole grain tortilla for 10 seconds. Dice your egg. Put egg, cheese, pepper and salsa in tortilla for a filling breakfast burrito in under a minute. -Amy Hansen

16. ‎1 Vanilla Honey VOSKOS®, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup Almond Milk and 1 scoop Whey protein powder – blend in blender until smooth- Yum!! -Cathy Rawlinson Lawrence

17. VOSKOS® honey bean yogurt with Back to Nature granola with pumpkin and sunflower see. -Nicole Addison

And here are three more ideas from our own kitchen:

18. Greek yogurt banana pancakes.

19. The simplest breakfast EVER! Thanks Stefan Pinto for the video.

20. Greek yogurt breakfast shake.

Can you add more healthy breakfast ideas? Share them in the comments!