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Greek yogurt--one ingredient, so many possibilities!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I recently (about three weeks ago) "discovered" Greek yogurt, and what a time I've had since then! I use it as a substitute for sour cream on tacos (and instead of dressing on taco salad), perogies and baked potatoes. I've mixed it with herbs and dip mixes to make veggie dip. And I've combined 3/4 cup with a tbsp or two of low-calorie jam to cure a sweet craving.

I have never come across such a versatile ingredient that was also diet-friendly. The best part about it, is one serving (3/4 cup) contains only 100 calories, 0 grams of fat and 18 grams of protein!!

When I started tracking my nutrition on SparkPeople, I discovered that I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet. Problem solved with the Greek yogurt! And
it's oh so creamy!

If anyone has found any other uses for this wonderful ingredient that I haven't mentioned here, please share with me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OTEN36 8/25/2012 2:11AM

    I use it instead of ice cream then add strawberries and banana's.
it's my little "fix"

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HALFWEIGHT 8/16/2012 4:58AM

    I love Greek yogurt! I love some of the ideas you have for using it as a substitute for sour cream. I will have to give that a try.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It really helps to have the support of helpful and understanding people like you. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 8/15/2012 12:05PM

    Tzatziki - Cucumber Yogurt Dip
this tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic is the perfect compliment to grilled meats and vegetables. It's served on the side with warm pita bread triangles for dipping, and is also used as a condiment for souvlaki.

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LEANJEAN6 8/15/2012 7:13AM

    So nice to meet you!!--I too love the Greek yogurt!--Lynda emoticon

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MOVEIT2LOSEIT42 8/14/2012 7:18PM

    Love my Fage Greek yogurt! I eat it everyday for lunch. I have also had it as a sour cream substitute on baked potatoes. I can't believe how something so great tasting can be so good for you. emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/14/2012 7:18:55 PM

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