Greek yogurt can be expensive but it's easy to learn how to make your own Greek yogurt. You can even make it organic, if you prefer. Scroll down for easy directions.
Thick and creamy Greek yogurt can easily be substituted for sour cream with a savings in calories and an increase in protein.
Calories in Greek Yogurt-16 calories with 0 grams of fat and 2.7g of protein
Calories in Sour Cream - 61 per ounce for regular sour cream with 5.9 g of fat and .7 gm of protein.
Great website for comparing calories and nutrition of two different foods
How to Make Your Own Greek Yogurt
Start with a container of plain yogurt, any size, depending on how much you'd like to make. I like to buy organic plain yogurt but regular plain is somewhat cheaper.
Line a colander with paper towels or a coffee filter and sit this in a bowl large enough to rest the colander in.
Put the yogurt into the lined colander and set the entire thing in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 12 hours. All the water drains out of the yogurt and you're left with creamy, delicious Greek yogurt.
Yogurt has many beneficial bacteria which aid digestion. Read more about the benefits of fermented foods. It's easy to make your own yogurt as well with a yogurt maker like the Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker - YM80.
Making your own Greek yogurt is easy, takes little time and saves you money.
Try these tasty recipes using Greek yogurt from The Food Network.