15 Creative and Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes
15 Creative and Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes

If you’re anything like us, you jumped on the Greek yogurt bandwagon the moment you found out how good this wholesome, protein-packed food is for you. You headed straight out and purchased yourself a great big tub of low-fat, plain Greek yogurt, used it exactly one time… and now it still sits in the back of your fridge today.

We’ve all been there. More than once.

But Greek yogurt isn’t just for breakfast! While it may not immediately come to mind as a staple ingredient in many dishes, plain Greek yogurt really is a versatile, healthy food that can add a creamy texture and extra protein to any dish, or a little tang to something savory.

Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for recipes that call for mayo, heavy whipping cream, and sour cream, making it a great add-in for soups, dressings, and dips. It’s packed with protein (you get 13 grams in a 150-calorie serving!), it contains probiotics (because it’s fermented), and it’s free of additives and artificial ingredients (if you buy the plain variety).

A few tips when picking the ideal Greek yogurt:

• Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt with zero added sugar is almost as clean as it gets, so make that your go-to option.

• Some brands will be creamier than others so test out a few different kinds to find one that suits your taste.

• When you get home and open your tub of tangy, yogurt-y goodness, you want to see a product that is light and airy yet maintains a silky consistency. Greek yogurt should be thicker than regular yogurt since all of the liquid whey is already drained out. When you plunge your spoon into the container, you should be able to pull up a super silky heaping spoonful and add a luscious dollop to recipes like the ones below.

 

15 Creative Greek Yogurt Recipes

Now that you’re a Greek yogurt pro, let’s head to the kitchen! Here are 15 of our favorite ways to use it from morning to night.

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Openfit Blocks:
1 Protein
½ Other Carbohydrate

 

Yogurt Berry Parfait

Openfit Blocks:
½ Fruit & Vegetable
1 Protein
½ Other Carbohydrate

 

Greek Yogurt Covered Cherries

Greek Yogurt Covered Cherries

Get the recipe from Trail and Eater

 

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Openfit Blocks:
½ Fruit & Vegetable

 

Chickpea Minty Yogurt Dressing Mason Jar Salad

Chickpea Minty Yogurt Dressing Mason Jar Salad

Openfit Blocks:
½ Fruit & Vegetable
½ Fat
1½ Other Carbohydrates

 

Greek Zucchini Salad in a Mason Jar

Greek Zucchini Salad in a Mason Jar

Openfit Blocks:
1 Fruit & Vegetable
1½ Fats

 

Greek Yogurt Chicken

Greek Yogurt Chicken

Get the recipe from Lemon & Olives

 

Greek Yogurt and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Openfit Blocks:
1 Fruit & Vegetable

 

Creamy Avocado Egg Salad

Get the recipe from Gimme Delicious

 

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Lamb Meatballs

Openfit Blocks:
1 Protein
2 Fats
½ Other Carbohydrate

 

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites with Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites with Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip

Get the recipe from Damn Delicious

 

French Onion Dip

Openfit Blocks:
½ Fruit & Vegetable
½ Protein
1 Fat

 

Vanilla Berry Coconut Popsicles

Vanilla Berry Coconut Popsicles

Openfit Blocks:
½ Fruit & Vegetable
½ Other Carbohydrate

 

Homemade Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Openfit Blocks:
½ Protein
1 Other Carbohydrate

 

Strawberry Parfait with Balsamic Vinegar

Openfit Blocks:
1 Fruit & Vegetable
1 Protein