FAGE Yogurt – Diabetic and Gluten Free Friendly

Yogurt is something that, I feel, you have to acquire a taste for.  I have always despised yogurt until recently.  Because of it’s many health benefits, I’m learning to like it.  Then, I was told, by the owner of this ranch, Amy, who is a very sweet woman I might add, about  FAGE, a Greek yogurt. She said it was delicious and that I MUST get my store to carry it.  I looked for it this weekend and could not find it sadly, so I’m going to take her word for it.

FAGE is pronounced as “fa-yeh”

I did a little reading on this particular yogurt and learned that it is diabetic &  gluten free friendly.  After reading the process and learning about the natural ingredients, that are indeed all natural, I think that this is perfect for those of you who prefer organic foods.  I think this will also be great for people eating healthier and dieting like myself.  I really wish I had some to try!

Have you tried this?? I would love to get your thoughts on the taste and even the process of how it’s made!

Enjoy this recipe from FAGE. It looks really good!  Be sure to check out their other recipes made with yogurt!

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Ingredients

  • 3 reduced-fat digestive biscuits
  • .35 oz low-fat spread
  • 5 oz FAGE Total 0% Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp good-quality lemon curd
  • Thin slice of lemon and lemon zest to decorate

Preparation

1. Place the digestives in a plastic sandwich bag and roll a rolling pin across them, or crush with fingers until they are small, even crumbs
2. Melt the low-fat spread in a pan and add to the biscuits. Mix well until all the biscuits are lightly coated.
3. Place a small metal ring on a serving plate. Pour the biscuit mixture into the metal ring and press it down firmly with fingertips.
4. Open the yogurt and add the lemon curd and a little lemon zest. Spoon this mixture on top of the biscuit base and chill for at least an hour.
5. Remove the metal ring and add a slice of lemon rind to serve.

Chef’s tip
If you don’t have metal cooking rings, use a clean, small baked-bean can with each end removed. In-season, soft fruit, such as strawberries, can be pureed and used in place of the lemon curd.

If you are in a hurry for the cheesecake to set, it can be frozen. Just lift it out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving to allow it to soften slightly.

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Comments

  1. 1


    Andy says

    Fage is quite delicious. If you want the real Fage experience though, get the full fat (10%) and just mix in some honey. It’s an authentic Greek experience. Also use it to make Tzatziki, which is great.

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    susan says

    I’ve only had it once (can’t find it where I live either) but it was delish! The honey made a great addition to it and my friend put some finely ground pistachios on it. I don’ know if it was the full fat one or not, but it was a wonderful snack!

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    meha says

    What are “digestive biscuits”? I’ve never heard of a product by that name and wouldn’t even know what to look for.

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    Deanna says

    I do like yogurt, but Fage is my all time favorite. The plain 2% and I add my own fruit or honey or whatever. meha, I think digestives are a european cookie (biscuit) that are very lightly sweetened.

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    A Cowboy's Wife says

    Hi Meha! It is a sweetmeal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit or COOKIE…You could even use a graham cracker or something.

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    valmg says

    I’ve never tried Greek yogurt but this is the third time in a week I’ve read about it. My son has Celiac disease so he is on a gluten free diet so it’s always interesting to learn about more gluten free products.

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    lisa says

    This looks really good. My mom is diabetic and i am going to make this for her, i really love the fact that it is gluten free.

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    rhea says

    I LOVE Fage. It’s awesome. You can add so many things to it to make yummies. It’s very popular in the weight loss surgery arena because of it’s high protein and low fat.

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    Although I know they say that yogurt is good for you, I’ve never been a big fan…and since a little 6-oz container of organic yogurt in my area will cost you $2, I rarely eat it. However, I have a delicious zucchini-rice casserole that I make for our family, and it calls for yogurt. I have been using FAGE in it (either full fat or the 2%), and it’s fabulous! It’s rich and creamy, and after I’ve spooned it into the casserole, I find myself finishing off what’s left in the container. If you have the chance to try it, I sincerely doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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    Hannah B. says

    I’ve had Greek yogurt but not that kind. Here’s the website with how it’s made, etc:
    http://fageusa.com/

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    Meg T says

    If you mix the full fat Fage with sugar and vanilla, chill it in the fridge for an hour and then put it in an ice cream maker it makes the best frozen yogurt!

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    Shilah says

    I love Fage. I usually eat it with honey and sometimes fruit too. The only place I’ve found that carries it is Trader Joe’s.

  13. 13

    fage yogurt, a little honey and a sprinkling of pine nuts.. delish!

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    jules p says

    yeah. my m-i-l keeps this all the time. for all of her recipes. she says that is the only thing she will use.
    but it is strong for me.

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    kynes says

    While I agree that FAGE yogurt is quite delicious, their marketing department must be smoking something. Seriously, FAGE… No one is going to pronounce that as Fa-ye. Its one letter away from a slur and that letter is often silent. Come on guys.

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    A Cowboy's Wife says

    I have to agree with you there Kynes. When I first saw it, definitely did not say fa-yeh. :/

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    Sharon B says

    Lori – That cheesecake looks delish! My grocery store just started carrying Greek Yogurt. The texture is really different. I’m with Andy, it does make the most amazing Tzatziki. I hate cucumbers, but I love that stuff. We have a restaurant nearby that serves it along side a chicken pita (chicken breast strips sauteed in a basalmic vinegar sauce with mushrooms, onions, broccoli & green peppers.) Yum. Funny about the name. You’d think they could have come up with something a little more catchy perhaps.

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    Beth says

    I actually prefer the Fage 0%(nonfat) It has about 100 calories per 8 ounces tastes full fat. I love it with splenda and lemon zest. It has to be tried with honey also.

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    Nay Nay says

    My question is – is it really yogurt? Why would I ask? Well, I’ve been making yogurt for years, using many different starter yogurts. When I used Fage last week, I got milk – not much thicker than what I started with. So – why does this happen with Fage. It reminds me of the Seinfield show.

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    fofo says

    NayNay- Same thing happened to me last night. Mildly tart milk. I think that Fage must not have as many live active cultures as other yogurt.

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    Janet White says

    Does anyone know if Fage contains lactose? I called the company and they seemed uninformed. If it does not set for awhile I believe it is not lactose free.
    Thanks