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Beyond Greek: 10 Yogurts You Have to Try in 2016

Beyond Greek: 10 Yogurts You Have to Try in 2016

Look to these Greek yogurt substitutes for variety this year

Beyond Greek: 10 Yogurts You Have to Try in 2016

From yogurts made of almonds to yogurts coming from animals other than cows, we’ll show you 10 Greek yogurt alternatives that you might find to be quite pleasant.

Almond Milk

Almond milk is a great dairy-free way to get your yogurt experience. Brands like So Delicious and Almond Dream contain a much higher carbohydrate content and, typically, don’t come in fat-free varieties. If you’re looking for dairy-free yogurt, almond-based yogurts could be for you.

Balkan

A Canadian brand, Astro, sells a Greek alternative called Balkan-style yogurt. Balkan- or set-style yogurt is fermented in individual containers as opposed to a large vat. Balkan yogurts usually have equal fat and carbohydrate numbers (Astro’s variety totes seven grams for each), and they're low in protein (four grams for Astro) when compared to Greek.

Coconut Milk

Whether you buy coconut milk yogurt or make your own, you’ll most likely enjoy it if you lead a dairy-free lifestyle. While this dairy-free Greek yogurt alternative doesn’t carry much (if any) protein, it is a low-calorie, tasty treat.

Goat Milk

Goat milk yogurt brands (take Redwood Hill Farms as an example) haven’t exploded in the way that Greek-style yogurts like Chobani have, but its nutrition stacks up nicely against non-Greek yogurts like Yoplait. Redwood Hill Farms’ goat milk yogurt contains 100 calories composed of 4.5 grams of fat, seven grams of sugars, and seven grams of protein, rendering it a somewhat exotic alternative to most standard brands of yogurt.

Kefir

Kefir can be made of cow’s milk in the way that Greek yogurts are, but it can also be made from the milk of goats or sheep. Coming from the Turkish word for “feeling good,” this drinkable style of yogurt is high in protein, rich in minerals, and teeming with probiotics.

Lactose-Free

Some yogurt brands like Green Valley Organics produce lactose-free yogurt options. Green Valley’s plain yogurt has 100 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and eight grams of protein. If you can’t have lactose, this nutritionally-sound yogurt is a great way to work probiotics into your diet.

Sheep Milk

Yogurt coming from sheep’s milk has the same probiotic benefits and taste that cow’s milk-based Greek yogurt does without the purported soy- or goat-based yogurt aftertaste. Brands like Bellwether Farms proudly promote the health and happiness of the sheep from which their yogurt comes from.

Skyr

Skyr is incredibly rich in protein. Siggi’s, a brand which produces skyr, describes it best: “Skyr is the traditional yogurt of Iceland. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures… So to make just one cup of skyr… you need [three to four] times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process skyr comes out with two to three times the protein count of standard yogurt.”

Soy

Some are skeptical about soy yogurt, but this Greek alternative is great for vegans, those with lactose intolerance, and people with an allergy to milk. Naturally lower in fat than whole fat Greek yogurt, soy yogurt is made in reduced-fat varieties like its cow’s milk cousin.

Swiss

Swiss yogurt is a smooth and creamy style of yogurt that doesn’t carry the thickness of yogurts like Greek and skyr. The milk that goes into Swiss yogurt is stirred after being incubated and cooled in a large vat, rendering it thinner than Greek yogurt (in which water is purposefully removed from milk in order to increase its thickness).


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.


39 Greek Yogurt Recipes for Every Meal

If you’ve been alive lately, you’ve picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned.

We consider the tangy stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re bored with the same old Greek yogurt and granola combo, our breakfast since forever.

So we’ve rounded up 40 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt to boost the health benefits of our favorite foods.

Whether it’s the main ingredient in a smoothie or dip, subbing for less healthy ingredients in a salad dressing, or adding its essential acidity to baked goods and desserts, Greek yogurt is welcome on our table any time of day.

1. Berry medley smoothie

With blueberries and raspberries, this is a powerhouse of healthful sipping. The secret ingredient is secret because you won’t notice it, but it’s there (oats!).

2. Greek yogurt green smoothie

Cucumber, pear, and kiwi bring sweet flavors to this smoothie, which gets its green color from fresh spinach and baby kale.

4. Greek yogurt coffee smoothie

Turn your caffeine break into a healthier experience with this cold brew.

5. Kale, spinach, and artichoke dip with Greek yogurt

This delicious artichoke dip is already so full of veggies that we’re tempted to suggest eating it with a spoon. Superfoods kale and spinach combine with carrots, red onion, artichoke hearts, and garlic in a hearty Greek yogurt base.

6. Greek yogurt tzatziki

This is the only tzatziki recipe you’ll ever need, and once you’ve made it a few times, you won’t need this recipe either. The trick here is to squeeze excess moisture from the grated cukes (save that juice — it’s delicious in a cocktail).

This is a thicker (rather than soupier) yogurt-cucumber sauce. With garlic, lemon, and fresh mint, the flavors sing.

7. Chocolate chocolate chip yogurt dip

Yup, you read that right: This fruit dip is full of creamy, chocolaty richness (but still relatively low in sugar) thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder, a small handful of chocolate chips, vanilla extract, just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and (of course) Greek yogurt.

8. Creamy avocado yogurt dip

Guacamole, meet Greek yogurt. This creamy, delectable dip is full of protein, healthy fats (thanks to our favorite superfood, avocado), garlic, and loads of flavorful seasonings, including cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

9. Apple dip

Dip apple slices in this peanut butter flavored Greek yogurt with additions of honey and cinnamon. It almost qualifies as dessert.

10. Skinny Greek yogurt chicken

This melt-in-your-mouth chicken couldn’t be easier. Chicken breasts are coated in a mixture of Greek yogurt and Parm and baked. The simple seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper) just need to be sprinkled in.

11. Greek yogurt baked lemon chicken

Bake up some boneless chicken breasts in a lemony yogurt and panko coating. Top them with a slice of lemon while they cook.

12. Yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Aleppo pepper

Yogurt has a tenderizing effect on the chicken, which makes these grilled chicken kebabs mighty tasty. Especially since the marinade is seasoned with lemon, olive oil, and Aleppo pepper.

13. Greek yogurt chicken salad

This healthier take on chicken salad replaces mayo with Greek yogurt and adds a whole bunch of produce (celery, grapes, and apples) for a vitamin kick. A sprinkle of walnuts adds some healthy fats.

Eat the salad on its own or roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla for a more filling lunch.

14. Cheesy chicken quesadillas

For a healthier take on crispy-creamy quesadillas, swap in whole wheat tortillas, a bunch of veggies, and some good-for-you cumin. Top with salsa and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Ah, it’s lunchtime.

15. Greek yogurt pancakes

These pancakes aren’t just yummy, they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries. To increase the health oomph even more, substitute whole wheat flour.

16. Breakfast berry enchiladas

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt and sprinkle on superfood cinnamon. Then top with almonds for a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

17. Scandinavian eggs Benedict with yogurt sauce

Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast has benefits, and this meal delivers a lot of them.

Salmon and poached egg await their destiny on a whole wheat English muffin. But first, they’re smothered in a healthier (butterless) version of hollandaise sauce that uses Greek yogurt.

18. Pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, and creamy lemon-yogurt sauce

This colorful bowl of pasta uses whole wheat linguine, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and hearty doses of zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic, which contains vitamins C and B-6 and manganese.

19. Broccoli-cheddar twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Take a plain ol’ baked potato into a state of cheesy deliciousness. Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative to sour cream, of course. Two cups of broccoli contributes fiber, vitamin C, and folate. And cheddar cheese makes it taste gooooood.

20. Healthy mac and cheese

This lighter take on a childhood classic uses whole wheat macaroni, a bunch of onions and garlic, and spicy cayenne pepper, which contains a compound that may help boost metabolism.

This calls for much less cheese than the traditional version, but it still tastes plenty creamy thanks to our dear friend Greek yogurt. We swap in whole-milk cheese and yogurt for the low fat versions called for here.

21. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with tangy cucumbers and yogurt

This fancy, colorful dish is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, olive oil, Greek yogurt, rosemary, and pine nuts. It’s light but hearty enough for a filling lunch.

22. Stuffed grape leaves

These beauties are remarkably simple (provided you know where to get some ground goat meat… yeah, go ahead and substitute lamb, pork, or chicken). Cook the meat with onions, garlic, sweet corn, and red pepper sauce and then wrap ’em up in grape leaves.

If you don’t grow grapes like this blogger does, check the international aisle of the supermarket for pickled grape leaves in jars.

23. Roasted eggplant salad with saffron yogurt

We couldn’t find something wrong with this recipe if we tried. Roasted eggplant is topped with a creamy saffron sauce, basil, and pine nuts. They’re all good with us.

24. Steak salad with chive-yogurt dressing

This hearty salad calls on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of mayo to make a light, flavorful dressing that complements the grilled steak’s rich flavor.