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1/29/11 8:57 A

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Loving the greek yogurt too---You can use it to make a creamy alfredo sauce with whole wheat pasta--Yum!

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1/28/11 5:44 P

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Fantastic - emoticon for the info (and the tip)!!

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1/28/11 10:15 A

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When substituting regular plain yogurt for sour cream you do 1/2 and 1/2 and I've even seen them recommend putting a little cornstarch in the plain yogurt to thicken it a bit. (So 1/2 C of sour cream would become 1/4 C plain yogurt and 1/4 C sour cream).

But the thing about Greek Yogurt is that it is thicker and more tangy. I swap it out entirely, one for one. If the recipe calls for 1/2 C of sour cream then I just add that much Greek Yogurt. No one notices, it doesn't really change the consistency or taste of the recipe like plain yogurt did. I do find when adding it into egg dishes (like Frittata or Quiche) it tends to be more "glompy", like the consistency of "sour cream substitute". I put it into a little bowl and whisk a little bit to thin it out some before I add it to the egg. Then it whisks into the eggs more evenly.

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1/26/11 10:57 P

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This is one of my go to treats! I cut up some fruit (whatever I have, usually kiwi or pineapple) and stir it into 1/2 cup Fage brand 0% fat Greek Yogurt (sold for less at Costco) with two packets of Splenda. It is SOOO delicious, I lick the bowl!

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1/26/11 10:46 A

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Thanks - I'll be sure to watch the sugar, etc.

When you use is as a sour cream substitute, does it change the flavor of the dish a lot? And is it an even substitution (1 c. for 1 c.)? Do you ever substitute half yogurt and half sour-cream?

That sounds like a great and easy way to make a healthy change to a recipe.

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1/25/11 10:33 A

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As with regular yogurts once they start adding the flavours they also start adding the sugar, so be sure to watch that. Here I have yet to find a brand that makes the flavoured Greek Yogurt without adding more sugar than I'd like. :(

BUT...I just get the plain and then I stir in a little bit of honey myself. It's good with some honey, a handful of granola and some berries.

emoticon Yum!

I also use it as a sour cream substitute in many recipes.

When I am using it for snacks it may take a week to finish off a little tub. I take a spoonful or two with my apple. Cut up the apple and dip it in the yogurt.

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1/24/11 8:20 P

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I tried my first sample of Greek yogurt today - I ate some for a snack with some fresh sliced strawberries. I got the plain yogurt, and it is not bad - definitely a little tangy. I think I'll try the vanilla flavored next - and I want to add different fruits (tomorrow I'm trying blueberries).

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1/24/11 7:55 P

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I buy the plain fat free, it is a little tangy. Took me awhile to get used to it but now I love it. You can try a small tub for less than $2, it is easy to find sales also.

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1/24/11 6:20 P

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What does it taste like? I've been thinking of buying some, but I'm on a budget so I want to make sure it's really worth it before buying.

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1/23/11 8:53 A

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I eat a small tub everyday with frozen berries and it is delicious.

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1/22/11 9:41 A

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I have not tried it yet, but I think I will put it on by grocery list for this week (it sounds like a good mid-morning snack)!

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1/21/11 5:59 P

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE greek yogurt! I use it in place of sour cream when my husband makes food that's too hot (he triples the curry that recipes call for!). I also stir in about 1/2 cup with fruit. My current favorite is with strawberries and kiwis.

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1/21/11 1:07 P

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I have not used it in sandwich (yet). I have used it to replace sour cream in recipes.

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1/21/11 11:52 A

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Cool - I was thinking about tuna salad for lunch -

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1/21/11 10:26 A

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With that sandwich idea on my mind...I was looking at tartar sauces for our tuna cakes...and then I thought...How tangy Greek yogurt is...I thought it would be good with the tuna...

And so I tried it. And it was really good! I just served the tuna cakes with a little dollop of it on the side.

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1/14/11 10:05 A

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Oh! I also use it with veggies and fruit, but hadn't thought of putting it on a sandwich! That sounds just fab! Thank you for the idea!

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1/14/11 6:08 A

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your very welcome! I think it will just save me with THAT many more options for brown bagging it to work

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1/13/11 8:27 P

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I've been using Greek yogurt as a dip for vegetables, but I hadn't thought of using it on sandwiches. Thanks for the tip!

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1/13/11 3:55 P

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Greek Yogurt is fabulous - you can make your own by straining a quart of regular (plain) yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth - it takes about an hour or so. If you keep straining it longer, it will turn into something more like cream cheese in texture -

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1/13/11 2:44 P

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I just had to let everyone know that if you haven't already tried non-fat Greek Yogurt, get out there and buy a tub!

I just tried some today for the very first time in place of mayo in my homemade chicken salad sandwich, and I can honestly say that I don't think i'll ever use mayo in a sandwich again.

It was so light, and NO FAT!!!! Barelly any calories either.

Absolutely delicious!

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