siggi’s Icelandic skyr: Enjoying Protein in Our Diets

Enjoying Protein in Our Diets With siggi’s Icelandic skyr

This post is in partnership with siggi's Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

At the beginning of 2019 siggi’s launched in Canada and we fell in love with this tangy, thick Icelandic skyr yogurt from the start. If you want to know more about the siggi’s story (it’s marvelous) you can read an earlier post I wrote here.

Before I tried siggi’s, I had not had skyr before and over the past six months I’ve learned to incorporate this protein-rich treat into both sweet and savoury dishes. I’ve known that protein is important for everyone in our family, but I especially wanted to make sure the kids got enough.

Including siggi’s into our diet is an easy way for me to make sure my family was getting enough protein – and all we had to do was make a simple and delicious switch.

siggi’s Icelandic skyr vs. Other Yogurt

A lot of Canadian and US yogurts have additives and sugars that take away the nutritious benefits of a good yogurt. siggi’s is made free of preservatives, thickeners, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours, and artificial colours and with 100% natural products. Its delicious flavours and colours come from the real fruit or vanilla bean and the kids love it. 

I feel really good knowing that the milk that is used to make Canadian siggi’s products comes right here from Canadian dairy farms and I can feel confident serving siggi’s to my family.

How We Use Siggi’s Everyday

siggi’s reminds me of full-fat sour cream in texture but remains fat-free in the vanilla and plain flavours and has some added fat (to make it even more creamy) in the black cherry, blueberry and strawberry flavours.

It can be so easily substituted into so many different recipes that we know we are in for a long journey ahead of us where siggi’s will play a supporting role in our favourite foods, like these smoothie bowls that are so satisfying.

I found this super informative information on just how to substitute siggi’s into your everyday recipes, so make sure you bookmark this page for future use. 

It’s perfect on its own in a bowl as a healthy treat and I love the plain with a drizzle of honey. It is super satisfying as a snack and the plain version has only 4g of sugar and 110 calories per 175g serving while containing 19g of protein!

Even adding it to a bit of peanut butter on toast with sliced bananas is a real treat.

I add the fat-free plain yogourt to our soups to give them a creamy kick and even make salad dressings and dips with it.

I usually grab a bunch of herbs we are growing in the backyard, chop them finely and add them to some siggi’s, olive oil, lemon juice with salt/pepper to taste. There is no set recipe – just what we have on hand at home and the results are always superb. 

Another great option for upping your protein easily is making popsicles during the summer months. I usually mix in some frozen fruit with siggi’s (plain) into a popsicle mold for an easy and super healthy treat without a lot of added sugar. Since siggi’s is so thick, creamy and delicious to start with these keep up well in the heat and don’t melt quickly. 

You can check out a tons of tried and true recipes up on the siggi’s website and be sure to give them little tweaks here and there to suit your taste and make them your own.

Where to Buy siggi’s skyr in Canada

If you’re looking to buy siggi’s skyr yogurt, you can pick some up at the following Canadian grocers: Whole Foods Markey (BC), Real Canadian Superstore, Co-op, Extra Foods, Metro, Longo’s, Highland Farms, Commisso’s Fresh Foods, Coppa’s Fresh Markey, Al Premium Foods, Adonis, Euromarche, Grand Marche, Col-Fax, Mouelatos, and more added often. For an updated list of retailers, visit the siggi’s website. 


This post is in partnership with siggi's Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Tammi L.
    August 7, 2019 / 7:52 am

    I’m so glad to see that you can use this instead of sour cream in a recipe! I’ve always wanted to try different cakes that had sour cream but hate the stuff – now I can with this substitution. THANK YOU!

  2. LisaM
    August 7, 2019 / 9:55 am

    Oh gosh – that looks fantastic. I’m always on the look out for something delicious and healthy! Thanks

  3. kristen visser
    August 8, 2019 / 9:56 am

    oh wow! First time hearing about this brand. such a better choice for the whole family and i love all the different ways of enjoying it

  4. mrdisco
    August 9, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    this is a really good yogurt

  5. Nate
    August 11, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    Good way to add protein in the diet

  6. Debbie White-Beattie
    August 13, 2019 / 1:05 am

    I’ve never seen this brand but it sounds like it’s great

  7. JoKing
    August 13, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    I have been wanting to try this brand but it has not made it to my neck of the woods yet. Maybe Someday!

  8. Rosanne Robinson
    September 5, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Thanks very much for sharing, I love these healthy & easy to make recipes!

  9. Heather Swanson
    September 6, 2019 / 8:04 am

    I must try this

  10. Nicolas C
    September 6, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve tried Liberte Skyr. But will definitely keep an eye out for Siggis!

  11. Calvin
    September 7, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Awesome, I used a coupon to get the black cherry flavour of this, was good, very low in sugar.

  12. Carole Dub
    September 8, 2019 / 12:00 am

    I don’t believe we have Siggis in AB. I like that the sugar content is 8-11g . I haven’t tried any skyr yogurt yet as the sugar content of the brand I check is in the 20g. Hope they come to Alberta!

  13. Debbie White-Beattie
    September 8, 2019 / 4:44 am

    I need lots of protein right now and this sounds like a tasty way to get it.

  14. StefanoIceCubeR
    September 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

    interesting even for italy!

    September 9, 2019 / 11:28 am

    Love Siggi’s! Thanks for the cool conversion chart.

  16. bettyanne
    September 9, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    You just talked me into trying out this product. Will be putting it on my grocery list.

  17. mrdisco
    September 11, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    they were giving out free coupons recently. great way to try this quality product

  18. lori novak
    September 12, 2019 / 10:01 am

    Love the conversion chart! i will use this

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 12, 2019 / 11:19 am

    I love Skyr but was very disappointed when I tried Siggis black cherry, so sour tasting (I’m a sweet girl, lol). Anyway I added some of my sweetner the next time (I hate throwing food away) and it tasted so much better and I actually enjoyed it then.

  20. mrdisco
    September 14, 2019 / 9:56 am

    this is a really great tasting yogurt

  21. mrdisco
    September 17, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    i hope to visit Iceland one day

  22. mrdisco
    September 20, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    Strawberry with some added bananas tastes really good

  23. mrdisco
    September 22, 2019 / 9:58 am

    perfect to add to smoothies

  24. Erin N
    September 22, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this brand. I’m going to keep my eye out for it in stores. Thanks for sharing!

  25. mrdisco
    September 26, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    perfect for mango smoothies

  26. Victoria Ess
    December 12, 2019 / 4:47 am

    I substitute greek yogourt in baking all the time and it’s a great choice!

  27. mrdisco
    December 21, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    this is great for when hunger strikes

  28. AD
    December 24, 2019 / 2:21 pm

    Love Skyr! I have been eating it for years and years, so thrilled its finally made it into the North American mainstream.

  29. Amanda Masters
    November 29, 2020 / 11:01 am

    The cherry is incredible! My kids love it too, one of our favourite brands.

  30. Shirley
    December 2, 2020 / 3:35 am

    These all look delicious and healthy

  31. Cynthia B
    December 6, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    Interesting! I didn’t know Icelandic yogurt was available in Canada. Thanks!

  32. Janet M
    December 9, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    It sounds lovely. I haven’t heard of it before this.

  33. Cathy
    February 8, 2021 / 2:06 pm

    This is my go to yogurt now. Love that it has no preservatives, etc. I live in Atlantic Canada and this can be found at both Sobeys and Atlantic Superstores.

  34. Shirley
    April 5, 2021 / 8:32 am

    This looks like a great way to get some extra protein in my diet