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MAK1186
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7/31/10 2:09 P

I absolutely LOVE Greek yogurt! I always put it on top of a bowl of fresh fruit and sprinkle granola on it.. so yummy!

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LEANIESME
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7/31/10 2:03 P

I haven't had greek yogurt yet..but I hear it is heavenly..I will be definatley buying it in the future as it sounds just too good.



GLASS_GLASS
Posts: 298
7/31/10 12:25 P

Fully dry, barely golden toast + thin layer yogurt* + almond slivers + cinnamon, then retoast till its melts like doughnut glaze.

*flavor yogurt with vanilla extract and sweetener to taste.

That works for all yogurts and best on firm breads. Its really good on sunflower bread. If you have issues with doughnuts and cinnamon rolls this can be your healthier replacement. I think its actually better because it fills you up when you use nutty whole grain breads. It tastes like it should not be good for you.

You can also make a face mask out of it. But I think that is another board. Just throwing it in anyway!☺



AMYRACHELLE252
Posts: 340
7/31/10 12:03 P

berries, granola, nuts, and also I add a little cinnamon to it. Gives it some extra flavor. Also, you can use you Greek yogurt in chicken or tuna salad instead of mayo. It's less calories and yummy. Enjoy!



SWEET_TEETH
Posts: 820
7/31/10 8:43 A

I love Greek yogurt with berries and almonds :)



GIBSOTB
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7/30/10 7:36 P

I use 1/2 fage 0% and 1/2 light mayo for a 100% mayo substitute. it works great. Did not have great success substituting 100%. If I need a little sweetness in my yogurt, I add a couple of drops of stevia or a packet of truvia and I am good to go!



RWALTON730
Posts: 1,071
7/30/10 5:52 P

Thanks again everyone. This is one of the things I love about Spark. Ask a question and you get real answers from real people. Y'all are the best!

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BUTSWEETER
Posts: 1,255
7/30/10 1:52 P

I would eat the plain yogurt with frozen berries (their juices as they that sweetens it) and half a cup of grape nuts. Then one day I just couldn't handle the taste of the plain yogurt anymore. I do vanilla now. It's also good with berries and almond slivers.



JESTICJADE
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7/30/10 12:46 P

I use my hand as a guide. A small handful is a good serving for me



TNKELSE
Posts: 252
7/30/10 12:44 P

I love using it as a sour cream substitute. I haven't tried it as a mayo substitute, but I bet it would work great for pasta salads or things like that. Hmmm... I'm going to have to try that.



FOXMOON
Posts: 822
7/30/10 12:31 P

Plain Greek yogurt is awesome as a sub for sour cream! I've used it a lot for that purpose in veggie tacos and stuff like that.

I like Chobani or Fage plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1-2 tbsp. of pure honey, 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries or 1/4 cup of Bob's Red Mill natural granola (or sometimes the Bare Naked chocolate granola if I'm in a chocolate mood)! I've had it plain but it is kind of like eating a container of sour cream, so I always mix something into it to make it more palatable to me.



AEL_RHIANA
Posts: 219
7/30/10 12:07 P

I have personally never tried it, but I have heard many times that it can be a sub for those things. Can't hurt to experiment!



RWALTON730
Posts: 1,071
7/30/10 12:01 P

Can Greek yogurt be used as a substitute for anything such as sour cream or mayo in dishes?



SOYBEAN
Posts: 349
7/30/10 11:54 A

I mix 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt with 3/4 cup Kashi heart to heart cereal and for ME that's a good mix. I prefer the vanilla yogurt with my cereal but plain works fine for me.



RWALTON730
Posts: 1,071
7/30/10 11:53 A

Thanks everyone. It is the plain yogurt. I will start experimenting soon.



JOY1972
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7/30/10 11:48 A

I usually mix 6 oz. greek yogurt with 1/2 c. fruit (blueberries, cherries, etc.)

It's really what works for you.

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YOU_CALIBAN
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7/30/10 11:39 A

I assume you're talking about plain greek yogurt? The stuff with fruit or honey in it requires no additions. Adding fruit or granola is a popular idea...add as much fruit as you want, but limit the granola to half a cup or so (it's obv calorie-dense).

I also like to use plain greek yogurt in my smoothies. This is just a variation on adding fruit, though.

Some people think adding almonds, walnuts, or flaxseed is enough, but I prefer that in vanilla/sweetened yogurt.



AEL_RHIANA
Posts: 219
7/30/10 11:36 A

However much you want to mix it with is up to you. Is it flavored at all, or is it plain? If its plain, I would add in a good half cup of berries to mask the flavor. The plain stuff is like eating sour cream, or so I've heard! I had fruit flavored greek yogurt, and I didn't need anything else in it at all. Maybe start out with 1/4 cup granola and a 1/4 cup berries and increase as you see fit.



RWALTON730
Posts: 1,071
7/30/10 11:33 A

I am looking for ways to use Greek yogurt. I just bought some yesterday to try it out, but don't really know what to use it with. I thought I might mix some in with my granola and berries, but how much? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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