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January 27, 2011 6:38 AM
I've only tried the Chobani fruit flavored Greek yogurts. But I've heard you can do all types of stuff with unflavored Greek yogurt, like substitute it for mayo or sour cream in recipes. Has anyone tried this? Is it good? What do you use Greek yogurt for? Any recipes?
January 27, 2011 6:46 AM
I use greek yogurt for anything that calls for sour cream (which I love!) and you get twice the protein. Like morningstar spicy black bean burger, shredded lettuce, diced onion, and 2 tsps of salsa, wham! Southwest salad, top with a Tsp of greek yogurt mixed with a little chili powder or taco seasoning.
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January 27, 2011 6:47 AM
Interested to find out myself!
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January 27, 2011 6:47 AM
I've completely replaced sour cream with greek yogurt. I use it on baked potatoes, in fajitas, etc. I even used it in a rice pudding recipe yesterday. I love it!
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January 27, 2011 6:50 AM
Tzatziki! It's to die, for...not just for gyros and souvlaki, but you can put it on salads, use it for veggie dip, or put it on some lightly grilled pita with some Greek spices. Good for you--yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and olive oil. Now, I have to get some tonight...after I shovel outta this snow. ;-)

http://www.ehow.com/how_4547029_tzatziki-greek-yoghurt-dip.html
http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html
Edited by bikerbiz On January 27, 2011 6:51 AM
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January 27, 2011 6:51 AM
I just started using unflavored Greek yogurt a few weeks ago and I LOVE it! I've only used it to make tuna fish. I'm curious to see what others use it for too. Good post!
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January 27, 2011 6:53 AM
check out chobani.com or even their facebook page, they have tons of recipes
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January 27, 2011 7:00 AM
Not really a recipe, but if you put a handful of pomegranate seeds in with some greek yogurt, it is to die for! So good - and the natural sweetness of the seeds eliminates the need for any kind of sweetener! I also often mix in chia seeds and frozen berries in the morning, and by afternoon coffee, the berries are melted and the chia seeds have absorbed the extra liquid - it's pretty yummy too! :)
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January 27, 2011 7:03 AM
Hah, I JUST posted in the "instead" thread about this - I make a great sauce/dip with the Oikos fat free Greek yogurt. Add a dollop of dijon mustard and just a drizzle of honey - taste great with turkey "fingers" (baked turkey breast tenders, rolled in panko breadcrumbs). It's sweet, tangy and full of protein!!
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January 27, 2011 7:07 AM
It is what I use instead of Sour Cream always now.....I love it! But to be fair I would eat the sour cream by the spoonful too if it wasn't so unhealthy for you.
January 27, 2011 7:12 AM
I made a dip, shredded a cucumber on a cheese grater and added a little garlic salt, was yummy! I also threw it put it on a whole wheat pita with some chicken and tomatos.
Edited by Nellie1drfl On January 27, 2011 7:14 AM
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January 27, 2011 7:15 AM
What they said, plus it's my morning favorite. Love it with a ton of blackberries, blueberries and fresh pineapple. Makes a HUGE portion, it's nutritious and delicious! Yummo!
January 27, 2011 7:17 AM
I just EAT it! smile

I love it with fruit, granola, and a little honey! Great breakfast or snack!
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January 27, 2011 8:31 AM
put a tsp of honey and a tbsp of grapenuts. omg. so. delicious.
January 27, 2011 11:17 AM
QUOTE:

Tzatziki! It's to die, for...not just for gyros and souvlaki, but you can put it on salads, use it for veggie dip, or put it on some lightly grilled pita with some Greek spices. Good for you--yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and olive oil. Now, I have to get some tonight...after I shovel outta this snow. ;-)

http://www.ehow.com/how_4547029_tzatziki-greek-yoghurt-dip.html
http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html


I second this! SkinnyTaste.com has a great recipe for Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki sauce. Yummmm!
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January 27, 2011 1:06 PM
1/2c Greek Yogurt + 1/2c Frozen Fruit + 1/2c Fiber One = perfect cereal/parfait (need some fat? add a handful of nuts)
Couple of spoonfuls of GY + a can o' chicken = chicken salad replacement (I eat this on a sandwich)
Couple of spoonfuls of GY + chili or stew = AWESOME thickening agent
January 28, 2011 9:24 AM
Didn’t read all the responses, so hope I’m not doubling up here. Try this, it’s GREAT as a dip or spread. And I don’t even like cucumbers.

Ingredients
• 1 cup grated seeded peeled cucumber
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
• 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
• 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
Preparation
Place cucumber on several layers of paper towels; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Let stand 30 minutes.
Combine cucumber, yogurt, and remaining ingredients, stirring until well blended. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutritional Information
Calories:
9 (0.0% from fat)
Fat:
0.0g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g)
Protein:
0.8g
Carbohydrate:
1.8g
Fiber:
0.1g
Cholesterol:
0.0mg
Iron:
0.0mg
Sodium:
72mg
Calcium:
24mg
January 28, 2011 9:30 AM
QUOTE:

theatr3geek
put a tsp of honey and a tbsp of grapenuts. omg. so. delicious.


That sounds really good. I've been wondering how I can get my granola fix w/o eating it with regular yogurt. Thx for the tip!
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January 28, 2011 9:31 AM
QUOTE:

bikerbiz
http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html


Thx for the recipe link!
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January 28, 2011 9:41 AM
I'm so glad this subject was brought up. I have been wondering about using the greek yogurt. I have never eat it and wondered how to use it. My doctor said not to use sour cream -reg. or lowfat. He said it has no nutrional value to it. So this would be good to use in the place. thanks so much for the info....
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January 28, 2011 9:54 AM
Just "discovered" greek yogurt! I'm totally in love!
January 28, 2011 9:58 AM
I second the Tzatziki. I buy it premade (I think it is Oikos brand) at Wal Mart near the sour cream. I use it for dipping my carrots and celery in AND just the other day I discovered something...
I had a 2Tbsp serving of Tzatziki in my lunch box but I forgot my carrots and celery. I also had a Joseph's brand Flax, whole wheat and rye pita and a pouch of generic tuna (in water, of course). I poured the tuna on the pita and added the Tzatziki over it....
SOOOOOO good. It comes in at 185 calories and 26 grams of protein!!
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January 28, 2011 9:58 AM
I just eat it, with a little bit of garam masala sprinkled on top. Lovely. Really good yoghurt however is not low-fat, so need to watch that I think .
January 28, 2011 10:00 AM
I use it on baked potatos. It's delicious if you mix w/ fresh dill, dijon, lemon and put on top of mahi mahi.
January 28, 2011 10:39 AM
My favorite breakfast has become, Fage 0 fat (plain) greek yogurt.
I take one cup of the greek yogurt, add a tablespoon of organic honey, and mix in a cup of berries (whatever is most fresh at that time). I also like to add a small handful of chopped walnuts to the top every once in a while. Absolutely delicious and very filling!

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