2012’s Trendiest Health Foods

Greek Frozen Yogurt and Frozen Kefir
“Going Greek” is still all the rage in the yogurt arena, and now several companies are creating Greek frozen yogurt — with a higher protein content than regular fro yo and ice cream. Because it’s made with Greek yogurt, this frozen treat has a terrific tangy flavor and luxuriously creamy texture, and it’s so healthy, you can eat it for breakfast! Another big innovation is frozen kefir. Kefir is a cultured milk drink that’s thick and tangy (sort of like a drinkable yogurt) — and like other dairy products, it crams a lot of good nutrition into a small package. One cup of plain, nonfat kefir (90 calories) provides 11 grams of high-quality protein, along with 30 percent of the daily value for calcium and a blast of tummy-friendly probiotics. Plus, it’s low in lactose, which means it’s generally a safe dairy option for people with lactose intolerance.