Can You Eat Fat Free Frozen Yogurt on the Dukan Diet?
This is one of those questions that I get asked from time to time and I actually answered an email on this matter last weekend. I then checked out the Google stats and found that “frozen yogurt Dukan Diet” is a common search term which brings readers to my site so I made a note for myself to put up a post answering the question as to whether you can eat frozen yogurt on the Dukan Diet.
A lot of people may think that as it is OK to have fat free or low fat yogurt, that it must be OK to have frozen fat free or low fat yogurt. Unfortunately it is not quite that simple as manufactured frozen yogurts are like diet yogurts and often contain a lot of other ingredients other than yogurt. Many of them are also marketed using the term sugar free but from those that I’ve checked the ingredients for, this just means than they contain another type of sugar such as corn syrup. I have yet to find a brand of frozen yogurt that does not have added sugar in one form or another and this shows in the carbs they contain.
The question of whether you can eat fat free frozen yogurt was also covered recently by a Forum Q & A on the US Dukan Diet site. On Saturday February 11 2012, Rickimd56 asked the question “I am new to the forum. I started the Dukan diet on Jan. 31st. Does anyone know if fat free frozen yogurt soft serve is allowed.” Rodrigo one of the moderators answered this question saying “Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, this is not allowed. It still has too much sugar.”
However the fact that you can’t buy fat free frozen yogurt to eat on the Dukan Diet until your celebration meals in Consolidation doesn’t mean that you can’t make a Dukan Diet friendly frozen yogurt at home.
Here is a link to a forum post which gives you a couple of recipes to make your own frozen yogurt by adding sugar free jelly (jello) http://www.dukaners.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2787. Based on the comments in the thread I’d reduce the amount of sugar free jelly used as the original poster suggested.
I also remember reading that some people were making frozen yogurt sticks last summer by putting sweetened, flavored yogurt into ice cream molds.
Let’s hope we get a nice summer to enjoy these sorts of recipes!