I love to hear how everyone else uses Greek Yogurt. I got some wonderful ideas! I use it in much the same way as others have already suggested. Some of my favorites are: Mixed with walnuts, Kashi Go Lean, cinnamon, vanilla or almond extract and seasonal fruit. I also really enjoy mixing some with flavored protein powder. I stir it together and let it sit for at least 5 or 10 minutes then I have a delicious "pudding" with lots of protein. I also use it in baked goods, in place of sour cream, dressings, dips (mixed with dried veggie soup is yummy for a veggie dip) just like others have already suggested.
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I use it to make onion dip instead of using sour cream. I also use it for ranch dressing instead of mayonaise.
I LOVE plain Greek yogurt... LOVE. I will get the fruit on the bottom if it's on sale, but won't eat the jellied stuff on the bottom... I know, crazy. BUT, my favorite way, is will fresh blueberries, (1/2 cup) and 2 tablespoon's of homemade granola... Fill's me up, and I love how I feel. I feel like I started the day on the right foot, yes, EVERY day. And sometimes for lunch too!
Add chopped nuts and berries and use as a topping on pancakes or waffles instead of butter or syrup.
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With a spoon!
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Wit ground flax
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In place of soujr cream
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w/ honey, almonds, and fresh strawberries
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I love my Greek yogurt with Bran Buds! But recently I found a recipe on Pinterest for a fruit dip that is super yummy...it's a mix of Greek yogurt, peanut butter, a little honey, and a touch of cinnamon. I find it addictive!!
I eat plain Greek Yoghurt with fruit, usually strawberries & peaches and a packet of Splenda.
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My favorite way to eat any plain yoghurt is with fresh lemon juice and lemon rind grated into it . You can add whatever sweetener you like to taste if you want. If you are feeling extravagant you can also add some raisins and coconut and a small amount of cream.
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I eat it straight out of the cup and I love it! My new favorite is key lime.
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I have 2 favorite ways: 1- mix plain greek yogurt with 1 tsp honey, 2 TBSP diced pecans, and 2 small passionfruits 2- mix plain greek yogurt with 1 TBPS steel cut oats, 1 TBSP kasha/buckwheat groats, 1 tsp flaxseed and any fresh fruit on hand!
Ooh...that's another thing I forgot about since I'm doing less baking...I've used it to swap out for part of the oil in quick breads. You can also use pumpkin or apple sauce for that, but I find greek yogurt adds some nice moisture.
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Not at all. I don't like Greek yogurt. :)
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I like to eat it plain. I haven't used it in any recipes, yet.
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Yes I too replace it for sour cream for my tacos, chicken enchiladas, I have a recipe for pancakes that has sour cream, I use greek yogurt now. I also like it with a 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp honey, mixed well, then 1/4 cup of my baked granola that has almonds, cashews, oatmeal, and oat groats. Or the flavors I LOVE just they way they are, would be the Dannon Oikos, Caffe Latte (tastes like an expresso cheesecake my husband made) or the key lime.
A different swap I also now do, for my scrambled eggs is instead of milk, I use low fat cottage cheese! Beat and cook like you normally would and they are fluffy, not runny! added protein punch.
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With real maple syrup, cinnamon and walnuts.
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With berries or banana and topped with natural peanut butter (sometimes jam) and a granola cereal (usually kashi high fibre/protein).
Or as a frozen yogurt.
Or in overnight oatmeal.
I also use it as sour cream and mayo or mix it with avocado to put on wraps, tacos, sandwiches.
I go through A LOT of Greek yogurt and probably buy 2 cartons a week.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 5/28/2013 (19:51)
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right out of the carton it came in, yum yum
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My breakfast every morning is 1 fuji apple chopped up into cubes, 1/2 cup 0% Fage, a generous sprinkling of cinnamon, and 1/3 cup of cinnamon raisin granola, all mixed up together. It's around 250 calories and very filling.
I also use it all the time as the sub for sour cream in mashed potatoes. Also use it in the place of heavy cream in red sauces to make a pink cream sauce. The only time I haven't been able to use it successfully was in an indian curry, to replace the cream. It curdled when I did that. I think because either my sauce was too hot, or it doesn't do well in more watery sauces.
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I also use greek yogurt everywhere I used to use sour cream or mayo and even sometimes when a recipe calls for cream cheese. Salad dressing, hot or cold dips, on baked potatoes or tacos, in creamy soups. Nobody in my family notices the taste/texture difference. I use it as the protein in all my smoothies as well. Then I don't use soy/almond/dairy milk for the liquid and save a few calories.
I use greek yogurt in anything and everything I once used sour cream for.
Creamy soups? You betcha.
Dips? Oh yes.
On baked potatoes? When I start eating them again. ;)
I also use it in salads in place of mayo. It's great in salad dressings, cole slaw....
If you want to keep some of the mayo flavor just do a 50/50 swap out...half fat free yogurt, half mayo.
I'm a fan.
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I am continually surprised how simple it can be to make swaps to reduce the fat and calories in my favorite kinds of foods, which makes it easier to enjoy the healthy switch. I bought a tub of nonfat Greek yogurt on my last shopping trip, because of the wallop of protein it packs!
I've subbed it for mayo on my sandwiches, which works pretty well. I'm sure I'll mix in some berries for a snack over the next couple days. Is it good in hot dishes, like oatmeal, or as a sub for sour cream in mashed potatoes for instance?
Any other ideas would be appreciated, finding ways to get in lean protein really makes all the difference for me in keeping the hunger at bay while also cutting calories. Thanks!
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