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Health & Wellness: Siggi’s Yogurt

Health Wellness YogurtIf it’s good enough for a Viking, it’s good enough for me! Lucky for us, there is no need to break out your battle gear to try skyr, the traditional Icelandic “yogurt.” Norse Vikings have made skyr since settlers from Norway first arrived on the island in the ninth century. You can enjoy some by simply picking up a container of Siggi’s at the FRESH dairy department. Siggi is actually a genuine person! His name is Siggi Hilmarsson. His story is that he got nostalgic for his homeland’s skyr-style yogurt, so he started making his own. He made enough to share with us, too!

It’s a bit thicker than American or even Greek yogurt, and skyr is pretty healthy! Made from non-fat milk combined with live cultures, it is low-fat, high in protein AND packed with probiotics. Also, be aware that Siggi doesn’t add lots of sugar to his creation, so you will enjoy the traditional tang taste with no artificial sweeteners.

There is no doubt that you will relish sitting down and eating Siggi’s mixed with a little FRESH granola or blueberries. I dare you to try a Viking version or a southern favorite.

Siggi’s Ranch-Style Salad Dressing

1 cup (5.3 oz) Siggi’s Plain skyr (0% or 2%)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 small shallot, minced
1 tsp dill, chopped
1 tsp chives, chopped
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a jar with the exception of the olive oil. Mix well and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 1 1/2 cups