Have you guys ever heard of siggi’s before? For my Canadian readers, if you haven’t yet, you are seriously missing out!
I was first introduced to siggi’s skyr by my American friends a couple of years ago because of the low sugar content, higher protein and higher fat content. Since I’ve been reducing my meat consumption, I was struggling to get enough protein in my diet and siggi’s was the perfect alternative for me. Sadly, the brand wasn’t available in Canada back then, so I settled with Greek yogurt :(.
Well, I’m happy to announce that back in January 2019, siggi’s line of skyr is finally available in Canada!! For the Canadian market, all siggi’s products are produced in Canada using 100% Canadian milk. Skyr is a thick, creamy, high protein yogurt that has been a part of the Icelandic diet for thousands of years. It is a strained non-fat yogurt, made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. Then the whey, the water naturally found in milk, is strained away to make for a much thicker, creamier and concentrated yogurt.
My go-to recipe for yogurt is usually overnight oatmeal, however since I was recently invited to a potluck, I decided to take this chance to make an appetizer using skyr to showcase how versatile the product is.
Also, if you’re looking for other ways to cook with siggi’s, they have a recipe section on their website as well as a store locator so you can find where to buy siggi’s sky near you :). There’s lots of great and quick recipes that you can make for any of your last-minute Canada Day plans!
Traditionally canapés are paired with may or cream cheese, . however, have you thought how much healthier it would be with yogurt? Seriously, this combination is FANTASTIC. Toasted crunchy baguette, with this tangy skyr balanced out with sweet caramelized apples. Yup, you can start the car to head out and purchase the ingredients!