Greek yogurt has become pretty popular over the last few years. New flavors are popping up in grocery stores all the time and so are new recipes and ideas to incorporate Greek yogurt into our daily diets. My favorite way to enjoy Greek yogurt is to mix it (preferably lemon flavored but I enjoy plain as well) with fresh blueberries or strawberries and sliced almonds. I usually have this for breakfast or for a post workout snack, it’s delicious and so refreshing.
So what’s so good about Greek yogurt? Well, for one thing, it’s definitely high in protein. You will typically find that a serving of Greek yogurt has significantly more protein than regular yogurt, which makes it a great option for someone who struggles with getting enough protein in daily. The texture of Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier than regular yogurt which makes it a great alternative for sour cream and mayo, and also gives it more of a dessert-like quality if serving along side fruit or other sweet treats.
If you have never tried Greek yogurt or are looking for new ways to incorporate it into your daily diet, check out these 7 delicious ways to enjoy Greek yogurt here on Family Kitchen…
Make A Parfait 1 of 7Parfaits can become whatever you want them to be. That's what I love about them. Layers of yogurt (Greek!), fruit and nutty granola make the perfect treat for the entire family.
Make blackberry breakfast parfaits
Use As A Substitute For Mayo Or Sour Cream 2 of 7Greek yogurt's tangy flavor and creamy texture make it a healthy substitute for mayo or sour cream in almost anything. Jazz up your tuna and chicken salad with yogurt mixed with a little mustard or use it to add creaminess to a veggie packed salad like this broccoli slaw with fresh cilantro.
Make broccoli slaw
Make A Fruit Dip 3 of 7Pairing up Greek yogurt with Nutella like this makes it perfect for healthy dipping. Serve up this dip at your next birthday party or play date, the kids (and moms!) will love it! And bonus, you can feel good about it too.
Make nutella fruit yogurt dip
Make Popsicles 4 of 7With just two ingredients you can make a fun (and healthy) way to treat the kids - and yourself! The protein from the yogurt makes this 'dessert' into an actual good for you snack!
Make easy 2 ingredient fruit and yogurt popsicles
Make Fro Yo 5 of 7I don't know about you but my family is obsessed with fro yo. Wouldn't it be easier, less expensive and just better to make it yourself at home? Find out how with this fantastic recipe.
Make peach frozen yogurt
Make Tzatziki 6 of 7One of my all time favorite dips and toppings. Try tzatziki on burgers, pita sandwiches or with hummus and veggies. Grab a bowl of pita chips and dig in!
Make Pancakes 7 of 7Greek yogurt makes a wonderful addition to your favorite pancakes. Incorporating the tasty yogurt into the batter creates light, fluffy pancakes everyone will love. What a great way to start the day!
Make yogurt pancakes and blackberry sauce
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