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If you’re looking to eat a healthier diet and decrease your food waste, one easy way to do so is to stock your fridge with nutritious ingredients that can be used in several different ways. Greek yogurt is an excellent example of an ingredient that can be used in virtually any type of recipe. Check out these six genius ways to use Greek yogurt – and enjoy!
1. Have a Fiesta
Bake your favorite Mexican dish with a twist: added nutrients. Let your slow cooker do the work with these Pulled Pork Soft Tacos. Then place a scoop of plain Greek yogurt on top as a substitute for sour cream to get ~13 grams of added protein! Want to party on? Try this Creamy Guacamole recipe made with avocados, Greek yogurt, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno pepper and mozzarella cheese. Guacamole is a staple at every fiesta.
2. Make a Chocolate Berry Smoothie
3. Pair with Fruit and Granola
We know texture is everything. Crunchy granola and fresh fruit make the perfect pairing with Greek yogurt. This delicious combo will power up your morning with a balanced breakfast packed with protein.
4. Add to a Basic Cupcake or Muffin Mix
The ultimate solution to a sweet tooth? Add Greek yogurt to a cake mix to sneak in added calcium and protein. You’ll end up with a super moist and tasty treat that is perfect to grab and take on the go. Bake these Yogurt & Banana Spice Muffins for a delicious and simple recipe.
5. DIY Greek Yogurt Salad Dressings & Dips
Want the amazing taste of ranch with fewer calories? Get a salad dressing mix and combine with nonfat Greek Yogurt to whip up a higher-protein, lower-fat version of your favorite ranch. Tip: Add Greek yogurt to a dip recipe, like this Cucumber Yogurt Dip, for a similar healthy substitute.
6. Say YOLO and Make FROYO
Include your kids and have fun with this Vanilla Frozen Yogurt recipe. It has three ingredients and it only takes five minutes to prepare. Once it’s ready to eat, you can all enjoy this delicious treat! You’ll feel full of life – and protein.
Looking for more fun ways to use Greek yogurt? Check out our Go Greek (Yogurt)! Pinterest Board for inspiration.
We want to hear your genius tips, too. Post your Greek yogurt recipes and ideas in the comments.
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