Whether you need a post-workout snack or something to tide you over until dinner, look no further than yogurt. “It’s a great source of calcium, vitamin D, and protein,” says Jennifer Agustines, R.D., a dietitian in Tampa, FL. “And you get the added benefit of the cultures, which are good for your gut microbiome.”
For the most protein, go with a Greek or Icelandic yogurt, Agustines says. Also, look for full-fat yogurt—that is, yogurt made with whole milk, rather than skim or 2%. (The fat stabilizes the sugar, so your insulin doesn’t spike all at once.) Finally, for the healthiest option, buy plain Greek yogurt and add your own fruit, honey, or protein powder.
As for which yogurt rules, taste-wise, we asked staffers to sample five yogurts and rate them from 1 (disgusting) to 5 (delicious). We got Agustines’ thoughts, too.