It's All Greek Yogurt To Me

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Lowfat and Nonfat Greek Yogurt are my new favorite recipe ingredients. Since it's also a favorite of my husband and kids, I'm free to include it liberally in snacks, main courses and desserts. Greek Yogurt is also known as strained yogurt, because it's strained three times reducing water and natural sugars, making it a super creamy substitute for sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and mayonnaise. It can also be used as a substitute for eggs and oil in baked goods. Additional benefits are that Greek Yogurt has 5-6 strains of probiotics compared to 2-3 strains of probiotics in regular yogurt, plus double the amount of protein per serving. Use Greek Yogurt to add flavor and texture to your recipe while cutting out the fat and calories. 

Here are some of my favorite SparkRecipes that use Greek Yogurt.

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake with Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Chicken

Greek Yogurt Stuffed Mushrooms

High Protein Greek Yogurt Fruit Smoothie

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt & Oatmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pie

Black Bean Soup made w/ Greek Yogurt (Biggest Loser)

Debo's Tuna & Greek Yogurt Salad

Mashed Sweet Potatoes (made with Greek Yogurt)

Healthy High Fiber Muffins with Greek Yogurt

Nutritional Information in Greek Yogurt

Do you like to cook with Greek Yogurt? How have you used Greek Yogurt in your cooking?