Here is a hugely helpful list healthy ways to use greek yogurt Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein to your diet.
For Weight Watchers, plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is now zero points. (Note that dairy and fruit have World War II diabetes points.
Plain Greek yogurt is very sour and can have an acquired taste. If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy this high protein treat, here it is!45 healthy ways to enjoy it.
How to Eat Greek Yogurt (and Enjoy It)
If you’ve tried plain, fat-free Greek yogurt before and don’t care for the tart taste, don’t give up just yet. There are many flavor options and ways to use Greek yogurt in recipes to enjoy it. We’ve collected 45 ideas below, so you’re sure to find one that suits your taste.
Why eat plain Greek yogurt?
According to Medical News Today, plain Greek yogurt has a number of health benefits, including:
Bone health is improved thanks to calcium.
Decreased appetite due to protein satiety.
Think of Greek yogurt as a staple food that you can use in a variety of ways to add more protein and calcium to your diet.
How many points does greek yogurt have on weight watchers?
For most Weight Watchers members, plain yogurt is a zero-point or “free” food. WW has points only for diabetic members.
Keep in mind that this is only for the low-fat versions, as well as the no-sugar-added versions.
Plain, non-fat plain yogurt is also zero points, not just the Greek version.
Healthy ways to enjoy plain yogurt
Check out this list of 45+ healthy yogurts for weight loss. If you use the WeightWatchers system, be sure to get the low-fat, simple variety with zero points.
Even if this is a new food for you, you’re sure to find a tasty alternative on this list.
Note: Many of these recipes call for a “sweetener”. Use your choice of artificial sweetener or drizzle honey or a small amount of sugar depending on your preference. Remember that honey and sugar add extra calories (points).
Mash the banana and add the Greek yogurt. Add sweetener if desired.
Mix in frozen, thawed fruit and a little sweetener. Frozen mango and frozen berries, thawed, are excellent.
Use the yogurt to make our famous WW 1 Point Cheesecake.
Use in place of regular sour cream as a topping on baked potatoes or tacos.
Use instead of sour cream in recipes.
Stir in sweetener and PB2 – tastes like peanut butter pie.
Make Zero Point Ranch Vegetable Dip.
Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top
Add sugar-free pudding mix – lemon makes a great fruit dip. The chocolate tastes like chocolate pie.
Add sugar-free cheesecake-flavored pudding mix for a very thick cheesecake-like dessert. Top with 1 T graham cracker crumbs.
Add a packet of Crystal light drink mix or Mios.
Add sugar free jelly mixture.
Make a smoothie. (Note: Fruit is not free with Weight Watchers smoothies.)
Stir into soups instead of roux to make a cream.
Make your own Greek yogurt in your Instant Pot. The taste is milder.
Add a few drops of coconut stevia and use as a fruit dip.
Mix in 1 t of strawberry jam (no added sugar).
Top with unsweetened applesauce.
Use to make a 2-ingredient dough.
Add a swirl of lemon curd.
Try different brands. acidity and texture vary greatly by brand.
Boil 1 cup frozen blueberries in 1/4 cup water and sweetener, if desired. This makes a thick blueberry sauce. For the sauce, use plain Greek yogurt or yogurt tossed with lemon juice and a little sweetener.
Add plain Greek yogurt to a cup of plain (flavored) yogurt for a larger serving.
Use in place of mayonnaise to make chicken salad, egg salad, or tuna salad, which is zero points. Add spices like chili powder or curry powder for extra flavor.
Mix together one large container of plain Greek yogurt, 1 small container of sugar-free pistachio pudding mix, and 1 container of crushed pineapple, drained. Makes 4 large servings.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and, if desired, with sweetener.
Mix with salsa for a Mexican-style dip or salad dressing.
Mix with plain, canned pumpkin, sweetener and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Mix in the extract – vanilla, almond, coconut – and if desired, sweetener.
Mix with chopped apples and walnuts.
Add dehydrated coffee for coffee flavor.
Mix with frozen cherries, thaw and top with slivered almonds.
Stir in unsweetened coffee syrup or creamer.
Make tzatziki sauce for Greek recipes.
Fill up on Kashi cereal, grape nuts, or granola.
Mix with unsweetened cocoa powder and sweetener.
Drizzle with regular or sugar-free maple syrup.
Mix in protein powder.
Stir in the orange juice to create a cyclical orange custard flavor.
Stir in the grated apple and top with cinnamon.
Mix in 1 t mini chocolate chips, sweetener if desired, peppermint extract, and freeze for an ice cream-like treat.
Mix 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (or make your own version with this recipe) into 16 ounces of plain Greek yogurt. Use as a topping for vegetables, baked chips or as a topping for baked potatoes.
Use mashed cauliflower to make a creamy substitute for mashed potatoes.
Mix in a packet of True Lemon or True Lime and sweeter as desired.
Add hot sauce and serve as chicken fingers.
Mix with an equal amount of cold whip (regular or sugar-free) and pour over the fruit.
What other ideas do you have to use? Greek yogurt? Share in the comments below.
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