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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!!!

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Dishin’ with Chef Christos from Nice ‘N Easy

Spent the afternoon in the kitchen with Chef Chrstos from Nice ‘n Easy restaurant in Greece! He showed me how to make Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils & Farm To Table Green Salad.
http://www.niceneasy.gr/
RECIPES:

Aegean Inspired Calamari with Lentils

Ingredients:
Calamari, cut into rings (1 kg)
Lentils, boiled (300 g)
1 onion, chopped (medium size)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
White Wine (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (50 ml)
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Sauté calamari in a hot frying pan, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil for 2-3 minutes and drizzle with wine. Wait approx. 2 minutes until the fluids are absorbed and then remove the calamari from the pan. In a separate frying pan sauté the chopped onion with lentils, using 50 ml extra virgin olive oil, until onions are soft. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper. Serve the calamari on the lentils.

Farm To Table Green Salad

Ingredients:
Variety of Salad Greens (lettuce, iceberg, radicchio, endive, kale or greens of your choice, 500 g)
Cherry tomatoes (150 g)
Feta Cheese (200 g)
Pistachios (100 ml)
Pita bread (2 pieces, chopped)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (100 ml)
Balsamic Vinegar (100 ml)

Directions:
Discard all bruised and discolored leaves. Rinse and dry all greens thoroughly to give it a crisp and fresh taste. Mix salad greens evenly then add all the ingredients and mix well. The secret to a perfectly tossed salad is simple: use your washed hands.

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Dishin’ with Jeff Nimoy

In the kitchen with Emmy Award winning writer/producer Jeff Nimoy learning all about the Paleo Diet!
Be sure to check him out at…..
http://cookingcaveman.tumblr.com/
http://www.sameplate.com

Link

Greek Yogurt – Creative Snack Recipes

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

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