Let's face it, not all of us are getting the protein we need. And some experts suggest, for optimal health, protein recommendations should be higher than the current RDA of 0.8 g/kg. So if you are not big on eating more meat because you are trying to limit your carbon "food print" and your already full of beans, try adding Greek yogurt to your day.
Greek-style yogurts are strained differently than other types of yogurts on the market. This allows more protein to be maintained in the yogurt. Greek-style yogurts may contain 15 - 25 grams of protein per cup (about the same as a 3 oz. chicken breast) compared to others that only offer about 5 grams of protein per serving. Tradition Greek-style yogurts are made with sheep's milk. Most sold commercially in the U.S. are likely to be made with cow's milk. Greek yogurts also contain the live probiotic cultures for a healthy GI tract too.
One caveat, Greek-style yogurts may sometimes be much higher in fat. So watch the label. Look for low-fat or 2% milk-fat versions.
You will find most Greek-style yogurts come in plain flavors which can make them a little sour tasting but a great substitute for sour cream in dip recipes. So if you are eating it by the spoonful, do what the Greeks do, add fresh fruits and sweeten with a tablespoon of honey.
It also makes a great smoothie.