100% Grass Fed Yogurt & Whole Milk Goodness
Whole milk, low-fat, grass-fed, natural, organic. It can be more than a little confusing when it comes to healthy eating. Companies we can trust have become as important as reading labels, and as a Brand Ambassador for Stonyfield, I am always excited to see them introduce a new product to market. For more than 30 years they have been a leader in organic yogurts, taking care in everything they put into their products. Their new whole milk Greek yogurt and 100% Grass-fed yogurt are being introduced around the country.
I think we have finally come to terms with the fact that not all fats are bad and it’s important to include some of them in our diet. Eating whole milk products can be very satisfying to your taste buds. They include nutrients like protein and calcium; a balanced diet can lead to all sorts of beneficial health results. In the early history of the company, organic whole milk yogurt was what Stonyfield was known for, these new yogurts are a return to the company’s roots. The addition of Whole Milk Greek delivers a rich natural taste. Combined with the fruit-filled sidecars, they make the perfect addition for a working lunch and are easily carried on the go; they were a big hit when I shared them at a recent consulting meeting with artisan clothing designer, seam collection.
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In the foodie world, you hear a lot of talk about Terroir. It literally means the land- á
la Française- and speaks to the fact that environmental factors affect taste. What goes into a product influences the flavor. In my world, I usually pay attention when it refers to wine and cheese, but it makes perfect sense that the ingredients that go into anything affects the taste. So how would terroir affect the taste when Stonyfield partnered with Maple Hill Creamery for its new Grassfed yogurt? In a word-delicious! Organic milk is produced from cows that eat a combination of grass and organic grains and oats. The new 100% Grassfed Yogurt comes from cows that ONLY eat grass-all year round. New York state provides a sustainable, all-you- can-eat buffet for the creamery. The result is a much greener foot-print then you would find with the cows that are fed corn and grain. You can taste the difference in the rich and creamy final dairy product.
Grass-fed Whole Milk Yogurt
Being a frequent traveler I am a big believer in probiotics. One of the things I’ve learned that really resonated with me is the fact that when cows only eat grass (a diet they were meant to eat) the animals have a much healthier gut. Can we get a little personal here? I am always striving for a healthy gut-it keeps me in better shape on the road, and is a form of natural protection. All that good bacteria keeps my (and the cow’s) immune system strong and aids in digestion. Did you know that close to 80% of the antibiotics used in the US are used in animal agriculture? It’s enough to make you sick and something I want to stay as far away from as possible. I am happy to report that Stonyfield is in agreement, and is as careful about what stays out of their yogurt as what goes into it.
We are huge yogurt fans in the Abbott household. Smoothies, my favorite morning muffins, baked potatoes and tacos-they all taste better with this ingredient, and I know the Stonyfield products are USDA organic. Keep your eye out for these two new yogurts-I’ve found them at Whole Foods. Make your own yogurt bowl and life will be good. You can thank me later.
Disclosure: I am a Stonyfield Ambassador and receive products samples and/or compensation for sharing Stonyfield news and products with my readers. As always, you can trust that thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.