Greek Yogurt 8 Ways

The amount of greek yogurt that I consume makes up a significant portion of my diet. It’s very high in complete proteins and calcium, and it’s packed with probiotics.

Below I’ve included 8 methods and 12 recipes using Greek yogurt [dips, snacks, and more] listed in no particular order of preference!

I like to use Shepherd Gourmet Skyr Icelandic Style plain Greek yogurt, but if you prefer something sweeter or a different brand I am sure that you could substitute for similar results.

#1 Freeze it/Make Greek Yogurt Bark

Topping for Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Combine the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla, and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  2. Spread Greek yogurt thinly onto a piece of parchment paper and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  3. Top the pudding with fruit and nuts, and break the frozen Greek yogurt into small pieces and add overtop.

Topping for Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe:

https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/avocado-chocolate-mousse-vegan-healthy/

Method:

  1. For the images served in the glass, I froze 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and created a bark by sprinkling Qi’a chia seed topper (linked previously), then used the bark and strawberries for a topping on the mousse.
  2. For the image in the bowl, I coated the greek yogurt with my homemade chia seed jam (recipe below) along with Saskatoon berries and pumpkin seeds, and then used it to dip into the mousse.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam:

Heat a pot on medium and add 1 cup of chopped strawberries. As they cook down, mash them and add 2 tbsp of chia seeds, 1/2-1 tbsp of honey (optional), and a little squeeze of lemon juice. Stir until it forms a jam-like consistency.

Frozen Greek Yogurt Energy Bite Sandwiches

https://courtneylynn.ca/2020/08/28/healthy-high-protein-treats/

#2 Parfait

Method:

  1. Bottom layer: 1/2 cup Greek yogurt.
  2. Second layer: 1/2 chia jam recipe (noted previously).
  3. Third layer: 1 crushed up energy bite (used in frozen greek yogurt sandwich recipe) or granola of choice (I have a recipe on my IGTV for Maple Walnut Granola).
  4. Fourth layer: frozen berries (I like Saskatoon berries).

#3 Topping on Pancakes, Waffles, or Healthy Microwave Cakes

Pancake and Mug Cake Recipes from Run Fast Eat Slow

https://runfasteatslow.com/

Method:

As pictured, I used Flanagan’s sweet potato waffle recipe and made pancakes with it, then topped with greek yogurt, Qi’a chia seed topper, blueberries, and maple syrup. For the mug cake, I topped Flanagan’s lemon chia seed cake with Greek yogurt and frozen blueberries.

#4 Make a Dip (Sweet or Savoury)

Peanut Butter Dip with Apple Slices

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 sliced apple

Method:

  1. Combine the Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon if desired.
  2. Swirl the extra 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter overtop.
  3. Slice the apple and dip in the mixture!

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • frozen or fresh berries of choice (my favourite is frozen blueberries) or sliced apples
  • roasted and salted nuts of choice (my favourite is almonds)

Method:

Mix the yogurt, cocoa, and honey, and top with berries and nuts or use apple slices to dip into the yogurt.

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cucumber
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Method:

Combine ingredients and use as a dip for vegetables, spread on sandwiches, or any other savoury application.

#5 Add to Savoury Dishes/Meals

Curry

https://courtneylynn.ca/2020/09/02/fabulous-fall-curry-recipe/

Other Ideas

  • topping for tacos (healthy substitute for sour cream)
  • topping for sweet potatoes (I like to have this with a baked sweet potato, beans, and side of salad)

#6 Use in Baking

Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 2/3 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the oats, oil, egg, yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla. Add baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Last, add the flour followed by walnuts and raisins (do not over mix).
  3. Line muffin tin and fill with scoops of batter until evenly distributed across 12 cups. Bake for approximately 23 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

#7 Add to Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chia Seed and Apple Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup thick cut oats
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Method:

Combine ingredients and let chill overnight.

#8 Smoothies

Pineapple Cherry Recovery Smoothie

Greek yogurt is a staple in my diet and there are so many ways that you can use it (sweet and savoury)! Hopefully you found some new sources of inspiration for your next snack or meal. 😊

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