November 23 2020 – Alexa Bartimus
Greek yogurt offers a wide range of benefits, from protein that fills you up to probiotics that help keep you healthy and more. It’s also a versatile food that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. Here’s a look at how you can take advantage of Greek yogurt’s many benefits from morning until night.
Including Greek yogurt in your breakfast is a great way to start the day. High in protein, Greek yogurt helps to keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. It’s also a lower-calorie alternative to many sugary breakfast cereals and granola bars. Greek yogurt can be easily added to your breakfast simply by eating a serving of yogurt along with whatever else you typically eat in the morning. You can also start your day with a serving of yogurt topped with fresh fruit for extra flavor. Greek yogurt can also be easily mixed into a breakfast smoothie.
Greek yogurt can be easily incorporated into your lunches, as well. As always, you can eat a serving of Greek yogurt as a side to your main dish. You can also use Greek yogurt as an ingredient in homemade dressings for salads, or as an ingredient to make soup thicker and creamier. Greek yogurt can also be used as a replacement for sour cream on top of tacos or quesadillas, or mixed in with a sauce for pasta dishes. If you prefer something lighter, Greek yogurt works well in fruit and yogurt parfaits.
Greek yogurt isn’t just for mealtimes. In fact, it makes for a delicious snack that’s high in protein and is also convenient. You can eat it by itself or with a sprinkling of granola or fresh berries. Try mixing in herbs and spices to create a savory dip for your favorite veggies, or mix in honey, cinnamon, vanilla or cocoa powder for a fruit dip that isn’t loaded with sugar. If you make your yogurt at home using our yogurt maker, try dividing the yogurt into individual containers so you can quickly grab a healthy snack as you’re heading out the door or for a healthy snack after a workout.
As your day is winding down, dinnertime provides a great opportunity for you to incorporate Greek yogurt into your routine. Greek yogurt can be easily included in recipes for sauces to top chicken, tacos, and more, or mixed in with macaroni and cheese, vegetable dishes, and casseroles.
Greek yogurt can often take the place of butter, buttermilk, vegetable oil and more, making it a versatile ingredient to use when baking. From cakes to cookies to cheesecakes and more, Greek yogurt can be easily incorporated.
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