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Is Yogurt Keto? How Many Carbs In Yogurt?

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If you are following a Ketogenic diet you know how important checking your carbs is. You surely know that milk isn’t keto-friendly, but is yogurt Keto? How many carbs are in a cup of yogurt?

Let’s have a look at all forms of yogurt to find out if it is a keto-friendly dairy product and how much you can take and stay in ketosis!

Is Yogurt Keto?

Yogurt is a versatile ingredient on a keto diet. It can be runny, or it can be thick. It can be smooth and sweet or tangy and creamy.

What Are Dairy Products?

Yogurt is one of the common dairy products which means it is produced from animal milk.

The other usual dairy products include milk, butter, cream, cheese, custard, or ice cream.

Is Yogurt Keto?

Yogurt, also spelled yoghurt, yogourt, yoghourt comes from the fermentation of milk.

The word yogurt is borrowed from the Turkish language where it means “to be curdled”.

Despite coming from milk it loses most of the sugar while curdling making it keto friendly. The bacteria used to curdle feed on the sugar and leave the tangy taste typical of yogurt.

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How Many Carbs In Yogurt?

The following table shows the net carbs in various types of yogurt per 100 grams:

Type of yogurtNet CarbsFatProteinCalories
Plain Yogurt11.8g1.1g3.7g72 kcal
Nonfat Greek Yogurt3.6g0.4g10.3g59 kcal
Low-fat Greek Yogurt3.9g1.9g9.9g73 kcal
Whole-milk Greek Yogurt4g5g9g97 kcal

All data comes from the FoodCentral database.

If all varieties of plain Greek yogurt have an acceptable quantity of carbs, plain yogurt has way too much sugar to be part of the keto-friendly yogurts.

Bear in mind that there are as many types of yogurt as brands producing them, so make sure to always read their nutrition label to check their carbs!

Dairy-Free Alternatives To Yogurt

I tend to avoid Yogurt that I substitute for a dairy-free alternative like coconut yogurt.

You can also find many other dairy-free yogurts like:

  • Almond Yogurt
  • Cashew Yogurt
  • Soy Yogurt

Make sure to pick an unsweetened version for your baking.

Frequently Asked Questions?

How much Greek yogurt can I eat on keto?

Unsweetened Greek yogurt is relatively low in carbs with between 3g and 4g of net carbs per 100 grams for the most common brands. So you can safely have 100g as long as you monitor the rest of your carb intake.
Avoid plain yogurt though and any sweetened Greek yogurt.

Will Greek yogurt kick me out of ketosis?

Unsweetened Greek yogurt should not kick you out of ketosis as long as you don’t take more than what your macros allow you for the day.

What yogurt can I have on keto diet?

Avoid plain yogurt and favor unsweetened Greek yogurt. It’s low in carbs and high in fat and very much keto-friendly.

Is Siggi’s yogurt low carb?

Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt are generally low in carbs, except for the Low-Fat yogurt that can have as much as 11g of sugar per serving. Opt for their Lower-sugar options.

Is SKYR good for low carb diet?

Siggi’s Skyr Low-Sugar yogurt comes with only 2g of net carbs per serving, making it very low in carbs. Don’t opt for their low-fat yogurts that go up to 11g of net carbs.

My Favorite Recipes With Yogurt

Below are my favorite recipes made with yogurt or Greek yogurt.

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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