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Greek Yogurt – Creative Snack Recipes

Greek Yogurt – Creative Snack Recipes

It’s Throwback Thursday.  This is one of my articles on the Modern Mom website from a few years ago…..

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!

Spicy Dip

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.

Sweet Breakfast

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.

Craving Chocolate?

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”.

Dessert Delight!Dessert-Delight!

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!

ENJOY!!!

Argo Hotel in Mykonos

Argo Hotel in Mykonos, Greece located at Platis Yialos Beach. Our favorite place to stay in Mykonos…..we love the people, ambiance, food and location! Doesn’t get any better!
The hotel offers a great variety for breakfast. I always look forward to the toasted bread with Greek yogurt spread and tomato with olive oil and oregano on top. Other items include eggs, spanakopita (spinach pie), salad, tiropita (cheese pie), meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, cereals, yogurt, coffe, juices and much-much more!
Food & drinks can be enjoyed poolside at Argo Hotel or beachside at their restaurant, Avli Tou Thodori. No matter what you choose you only a few steps away from an incredible view!

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Greek Yogurt & Veggie Mix

Greek Yogurt & Veggie Mix

Tried something different! Greek Yogurt mixed with corn, oatmeal, capers, habanero chili peppers and string beans…so delicious! I like jalapenos better. Mixing that in next time!

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Greek Yogurt – Creative Snack Recipes

https://www.modernmom.com/e5ffcfdc-3b3e-11e3-be8a-bc764e04a41e.html

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Dish With Trish: Healthy Breakfast

The most important meal of the day…start it out right with a healthy breakfast!!!
Oatmeal, Greek yogurt, ground flax, sugar free maple syrup or sweetener, coffee or skim milk, and cinnamon.

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Smoothie Recipe

Combination of skim milk, ice, egg whites, Greek yogurt, berries & sweetener in a blender.

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