Quark is a traditional German fresh cheese with the look and consistency of yogurt. Its flavor is mild and on the tangy side. Try substituting quark for yogurt in some of your favorite recipes to lower the calories, carbohydrates and sugar.
Compared with nonfat yogurt, quark has 70 calories per half cup while yogurt can have as many as 130 calories. It is also considerably lower in carbohydrates and sugar. A half-cup has 4 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of sugar, while nonfat yogurt has about 17 grams of carbohydrates and 17 grams of sugar.
Add some grated horseradish to quark for a little zest. This mixture, while good on crostini, would also be good spooned over baked potatoes.