Growing up Greek we always had Mom’s homemade yogurt in the fridge, usually eaten with a bit of honey.
Here are some other variations of yogurt snacks, meals and substitutions:
Sour Cream Switch
Yogurt can be your secret weapon against unnecessary fat and calories. Substitute yogurt for sour cream, whipped cream, and mayonnaise when you are cooking at home. You might not even notice the difference it tastes so good!
Mix a couple tablespoons of Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of hummus, a dash or two of cayenne pepper and a tablespoon hot sauce (amounts can vary based on your tolerance). It is a great dip for cold or hot veggies.
Mix a cup of Greek yogurt or skim milk, a cup of oatmeal, a half cup of bran cereal, a tablespoon of ground flax seed, a dash of cinnamon and a little sugar free sweetener or sugar free maple syrup. It can be a power packed breakfast to start your day or a great dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
To get your chocolate fix, without all the calories of a candy bar, combine one cup of Greek yogurt with two tablespoons of Hershey’s Cocoa powder (amount can vary to taste), add two teaspoons of sugar free sweetener (amount can very to taste), mix it up well and you have some delicious “chocolate pudding”.
If you prefer something a little colder for your sweet tooth…try mixing a cup of Greek yogurt, a cup of berries (any berry frozen or fresh), a half cup bran cereal (for some crunch), a little sugar free sweetener. This will definitely help your ice cream sundae craving!
For a slight variation of my last one and to help out on those warm summer days, try mixing some chopped up fresh fruit with Greek yogurt. Stir it up well, seal the container tight, and put it in your freezer for an hour. You just made a nice scoop-able treat for you and your family!