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?

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Trying the pancakes on friday Report
I haven't cooked with it yet. I have 1/2 cup for breakfast most every day with blackberries and Kashi cereal. Then I have another 1/2 cup at night for dessert with maple syrup or pumpkin granola.

I adore Greek yogurt, and I can't wait to try some of these recipes! Report
Great post, I was kinda wondering what the big deal was with all the new Greek yogurt varieties popping up in my supermarket. Report
I love love love Greek yogurt! Good to know it works well in recipes! Report
I use Greek yogurt sparingly, as I can't have a lot of dairy. I am buying the organic variety, as almost all of the major brands are full of additives such as gelatin. Report
I learned to make greek yogurt in a crock post from a post on this blog about a year ago.(I think I've made 30-50 gallons of it now) Its breakfast with a muffin, or on my pancakes, replaces sour cream or mayo in recipes, I use the strained whey in soups, hot cereal and baked goods...
I am excited to try some recipes made for greek yogurt! Report
I served Greek Yogurt with our taco's and everyone thought it was sour cream. I've cooked with it if the recipe called for sour cream. Just added it in as the last ingredient to make a creamy sauce. Report
Thank you for sharing this information with us I will use plain greek yogurt on some of my recipes from now on. Report
I make a spinach artichoke dip with mayonnaise, maybe it will taste good with plain greek yogurt! I didn't know you could trade it for all of those things... Report
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