About Greek Yogurt
For a lot of people, it’s Greek yogurt, which is a strained version of regular yogurt. It has a firmer texture because of the straining process, which also ups the protein content!
It’s packed with good-for-you probiotics and it has less lactose than other yogurts … which means it’s better tolerated by most people than other dairy products. It also is a good source of vitamin B12 and potassium.
Note: While it’s a good source of calcium, Greek yogurt has less of it than regular yogurt – just something to be aware of if you’re trying to boost your calcium intake!
You can eat it as part of a meal, in smoothies, in chia pudding, or use it as a substitute in recipes instead of sour cream.
TIP: Buy plain Greek yogurt and add your own mix-ins (fruit, nuts, etc.) to cut down on the added sugars in flavored varieties
Greek Yogurt Recipe
This recipe is creamy, filled with flavor, refreshing … and it couldn’t be any easier! You’ll want to use it on salads, veggie bowls, or even over chicken or fish.
When it comes to your herbs of choice, some great options are dill, parsley, basil, or cilantro. If you want to crank up the taste a little more, add a ¼ cup of chives.
NOTE: You definitely can use low- or non-fat Greek yogurt in this recipe, but it won’t be the same as using the regular “full-fat” version – it won’t be as silky or creamy.
GREEN GODDESS DRESSING Makes 6 servings 1 cup (225 grams) of full-fat Greek yogurt, 1 cup (about 25 grams) fresh herbs (remove any tough stems), 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ tsp sea salt black pepper, to taste place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and green – the herbs should be reduced to tiny flecks. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if necessary. This will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Delicious!