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FATBOTTOMGIRL9
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2/2/13 12:27 P

My sister is a major CLean eating freak (big fan of Tosca) and has told me about her Tuna Salad she makes with Greek Yogurt and like she said "I thought No one is messing with my Tuna Salad...this just goes too far with the greek yogurt"..but she said she tried it and will never go back to mayo (She has lost major weight). This week I will wean myself off of Mayo in the tuna and I will use 1/2 light mayo and 1/2 Greek Yogurt and see how it turns out (I am NOT telling my hubby..I will just give it to him) I always add diced cerry tomatoes, sweet pickle relish and red onion. Thanks for the reminder!



SPKRAUSE
Posts: 543
2/2/13 12:21 P

Hadn't thought of using Greek yogurt here.

I recently replaced mayo with cottage cheese when eating tuna, making more of a cottage cheese and tuna salad, to which I'd add nuts/seeds and/or tomatoes. And then out of concern for sustainability and mercury I mainly switched to sardines, so sardines and cottage cheese it is.

But now I'll have to give sardines & Greek yogurt a try. Thanks.



REYNINGSUNSHINE
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2/2/13 2:29 A

I am now kicking myself for not realizing this!

I had a major tuna craving today (I smelled it in one of my lectures) but we didn't have any miracle whip (what I usually use) and I wasn't going to use up gas just for some miracle whip, so I used mustard instead. I like that, too, and the sodium doesn't bother me, but it just isn't as creamy as I like! That is a great idea... It would probably be delicious to add strawberries, blueberries, maybe chopped cucumber to, too... Mmm... and feta... But that's more a summer recipe idea.

Thank you for the idea.



MARITIMER3
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2/1/13 10:01 P

Greek yogurt is great in place of mayonnaise. Better for you, too.



CHUBRUB3
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2/1/13 9:53 P

Wow I have used the Greek yogurt as a mayo substitute and sour cream, but going to try your mixing it with pudding for a dessert.
Thanks!



PJANTO
Posts: 79
2/1/13 9:47 P

It's very easy to make your own greek yogurt too. Line a colander with paper towels and drain nonfat yogurt overnight to strain off the whey. I make my own yogurt at home and one gallon of yogurt yields between 2 and 3 pounds of "greeked" yogurt depending on how long I drain it.



JACQUM01
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2/1/13 9:34 P

PJANTO- those are good ideas, i did'nt realize how many different uses there is for greek yogurt and to SLASALLE- it does sound weird but if you like tuna salad then i think you'll like this mixture.



PJANTO
Posts: 79
2/1/13 9:12 P

I use greek yogurt as a substitute for both mayo and sour cream. Sometimes I add a teaspoon of real mayo in egg or tuna salad, but usually I don't. It is such a great way to boost your protein intake. Last week I blended ff sf vanilla pudding mix with greek yogurt to make a decadent cheesecake type dessert. The kids loved it with graham crackers and thought I brought it home from the restaurant where I work!

Keep on experimenting with yummy and healthy creations!



CLARK971
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2/1/13 6:33 P

would have never thought of that, but i'll have to give it a try.



GRAMCRACKER46
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2/1/13 6:23 P

I like that idea. Hmmmm wonder if hubby will notice.
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SLASALLE
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2/1/13 5:41 P

That's so interesting because I like both tuna and plain Greek yogurt, and eat both regularly, but mixing the two together sounds terrible. Now, however, I might have to give it a try. With that said, think I'd have to put some kind of seasoning, likely herbs.



GLH1980
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2/1/13 5:34 P

Thank you for the suggestion. That sounds really good.



JACQUM01
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2/1/13 4:42 P

I recently thought about mixing greek yogurt with tuna instead of mayo and when i looked it up on google there are actually alot of recipes for it.

I tried it out for lunch on some wheat bread, its really good and tastes the same as with mayo alot of recipes say to add onions and seasoning but i think its good plain. Just wanted to recommend it!



 
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