Then, I looked at the Calories, Protein, Sodium, and Sugar. As you may remember in my read the label series, Fat, Salt and Sugar are hidden in lots of foods you wouldn't think...
Calories were pretty comparable. Open Nature is 10 calories more per serving - but when I see that I immediately know to look at the protein content. See, if your calories are coming from protein, you're golden. If they are coming from carbs or fat - not so good.
You can see that Open Nature has 24g protein per serving where Lucerne only has 19g. So that's only 10 more calories for 5 more grams of protein?? That's an easy decision any day.
My next step was to look at sugars. Many flavored yogurts have TONS of sugar. More than ice cream sometimes. Fortunately in plain yogurt the sugar to protein ratio is okay, not offensive. Open Nature had 10g of carbs with 1g from fiber and 3g sugar. Lucerne has 13g of carbs, with no fiber and 11g of sugar. THIS IS PLAIN YOGURT... WHY SO MUCH SUGAR???
...and finally sodium. It's double in the Lucerne version. Why?! Party foul.
i bought the more expensive "natural" version because it's going to give you a healthier bang for your buck. More protein, less sugar and sodium. Easy pick.