Is Chobani Flip yogurt healthy for you? Keep reading to find all the delicious details on this high-protein snack!
Greek yogurt is one of my favorite healthy snacks. It’s full of protein, comes in many flavors, and I can add plenty of ingredients to it for a huge breakfast or satisfying snack.
Now that Greek yogurt is more popular, lots of yogurt brands have come out with their own varieties and it’s hard to choose a favorite!
One of the more delicious versions is the Chobani Flip. It comes in a container with two sections- one for the yogurt, and one for the mix-ins. You can literally flip the smaller compartment over the yogurt to mix it all in.
It’s got over 20 different flavors, plenty to choose from. Some of them include:
- Red Velvet
- Peanut Butter Dream
- Cookie Dough
- Key Lime Pie
- Almond Coco Loco
- Salted Caramel Crunch
- Boston Cream Pie
I’ll likely never get bored with them, there’s a huge variety of flavors!
With all the talk about Greek yogurt being best but sugar being “bad”, are Chobani Flip snacks healthy?
The short answer is, these can definitely be part of a healthy lifestyle. The protein in the yogurt helps slow down the sugar absorption, and they have enough calories to be a filling snack.
Let’s take a closer look down below. As a Nutrition Coach and food lover, I’m all about trying new foods and giving my opinions! As always, talk to your doctor if you have any dietary concerns.
Are they a good source of protein?
Most of the Chobani Flips have between 8 and 10 grams of protein per serving, and 150-200 calories. Greek yogurt has a tangy flavor and is a bit thicker than regular yogurt; but it’s known to be higher in protein.
Is this a lot of protein? Well, the recommended MINIMUM is 40-50 grams per day, depending on many factors. So this CAN help you get to your protein goal.
Are they high in sugar?
Most of these tend to have 12-16 grams of sugar, and that’s just added sugar. This is fairly high sugar content, and contributes a lot to the higher amount of calories in these cups.
Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily! Higher amounts of sugar can give you a huge energy spike… along with a quick sugar crash afterward. But the protein in the yogurt can help counteract that.
What kind of ingredients are in these?
This ingredient list is taken straight from Chobani’s website, for the Peanut Butter Cup flavor:
Cultured lowfat milk, cane sugar, water, peanuts, cocoa butter, chocolate, milk, palm kernel oil, natural flavors, rolled oats, rice flour, fruit pectin, cocoa powder, salt, soy lecithin, guar gum, skim milk, peanut butter (peanuts, salt), lactose, lemon juice concentrate, vanilla extract, annatto (for color). Contains milk, peanuts, and soy.
You can also find all of this on the nutrition label.
Chobani’s claims for these are vegetarian, non-GMO ingredients, and no artificial flavors.
Each flavor will be different, obviously. But most of them contain low-fat Greek yogurt and sugar as ingredients.
Are these good for weight loss?
If you’re trying to lose weight or even eat healthier in general, will these help?
Honestly, it’s all about balance. These range from 150-200 calories, so they make a nice filling snack.
Now, eating 6 of these a day probably isn’t a good idea. And neither is eating nothing but broccoli every day.
In my opinion (As a Nutrition Coach and a food-lover), if these satisfy your sweet tooth and you enjoy them, then go for it! Too much sugar doesn’t make you gain weight. It’s the over-consumption in general that does it.
Which Flip is the healthier option?
There really is no “better choice” here. I looked through all the 20+ flavors and they all have basically the same nutrition profile.
I mean, you can get technical and choose a 150-calorie yogurt over a 170-calorie one. But that’s not going to make much difference in your day.
The fruit ones might have a little bit of real fruit puree in them. But honestly, just add your own fresh fruit to whichever one you buy to add some extra nutrition.
What are healthier alternatives to Chobani Flip?
This depends on what your goals are.
If you want to lower your sugar intake, and/or increase protein, try plain Chobani Greek yogurt. It has less sugar, and you can add any of your own favorite mix-ins.
The plain Greek yogurt is, obviously, plain flavored. It’s pretty tangy, so I don’t usually eat it by itself. I usually add the following:
- Fruit (Diced apples, blueberries, strawberries)
- Chocolate chips
In the end, Chobani Flip can definitely be a healthy option. They have a good amount of protein and make a really tasty snack. It’s all about moderation, so feel free to enjoy!