5 Ways to Use Greek Yogurt Besides Using a Spoon

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Oikos and Chobani Greek YogurtLet me take a moment to introduce you to one of my BFFs. If you haven’t already met, you’re seriously missing out. I’m talking about Greek yogurt. No, it’s not the same as regular yogurt. Not even close. The consistency is much thicker and lower in sugar than regular yogurt and the protein is almost double. More protein keeps you full longer.

Now that people are catching on to the benefits of Greek yogurt, you can find it in just about every grocery store and even Walmart. You don’t have to go to a fancy grocery store. I’ve tried quite a few brands and don’t really have a favorite. They all seem to taste the same so I buy according to lowest price or what is on sale.

I get the non-fat variety and always plain. Compare labels on the plain and flavored varieties, and there’s a big nutritional difference. If you want a fruit flavor, it’s healthier to take the plain flavor and add in your own fresh fruit. Don’t just eat it straight up when you can get creative!

Here are some other things you can do with just 6 oz of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt:

  1. Pudding – Mix with 1 scoop of chocolate, vanilla, or any other flavor protein powder. This is great for a mid-afternoon snack with almonds, peanuts or cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  2. Chocolate Frozen Yogurt – Mix with 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar or stevia to taste. Freeze for 30 – 45 minutes for frozen yogurt consistency. I look forward to this as a before bed treat. If you’re feeling wild, top with some crushed oreos and chocolate syrup!
  3. Spinach Dill Dip – Mix with spinach, dill, and seasoned salt to make a veggie and cracker dip. If I have leftovers when the veggies are gone, I’ve been known to eat the dip with a spoon. There’s something decadent about eating the dip leftovers that makes me feel like I’m cheating. 😉
  4. Bread Spread – Spread on toasted baguette slices and top with fresh basil and sundried tomatoes instead of using goat cheese. Or spread on a piece of cinnamon raisin toast and top with sliced peaches for breakfast. Oooooh yeah, it’s yummy.
  5. Sour Cream Topping – Use in place of sour cream on tacos, baked potatoes, or chili. I’m sure there are other times when you would use sour cream and this would work.

If stranded on a desert island, Greek yogurt would probably be one of my must have items to survive. Let me know if there are other ways you use it. I’ll add them to my recipe collection.

Comments

  1. ahhh yes Greek yogurt 🙂 Isn’t it amazing. I use it in all of the above ways! 😀
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    • Adrianne says:

      It really is amazing. I need to find other ways to use it. I’ve gotten creative with dips and things like french onion dip, but I want to do better than that. 😉

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