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Posted: May 07, 2013

51 healthy greek yogurt recipes for any meal


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By Laura Newcomer

May 2, 2013 —

If you've been to a grocery store's dairy aisle lately, you've probably picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is becoming pretty darn popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned: We consider the stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re getting a little sick of the classic Greek yogurt and granola combo that’s been a staple of our breakfasts since who-knows-when. So we’ve rounded up 51 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt in surprising, delicious ways — and not just for breakfast (okay, we’ve got some breakfast recipes too — but we guarantee that they’re equally surprising).

Breakfast

1. Greek Yogurt Pancakes
These pancakes aren’t only beautiful; they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries — and not much else. To increase the health “oomph” even more, substitute in whole-wheat pastry flour.

2. Eggs Florentine with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Olive oil provides some healthy fats, spinach adds iron and calcium, and sun-dried tomato pesto and pepper add a zap of flavor to these creamy, protein rich eggs Florentine.

3. Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
This ain’t no ordinary breakfast yogurt. Curry powder, cilantro, and honey add unique flavor to this yogurt bowl, which is packed not only with granola (choose whole-grain and low-sugar options if you’re so inclined) but also with loads and loads of vitamin-rich fruit.

4. Breakfast Berry Enchiladas
Fill a whole-wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt, add in flavorful seasonings such as super healthy cinnamon and nutmeg. Superfood almonds top off this concoction with a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.

5. Scandinavian Eggs Benedict with Yogurt Sauce
Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast is the best breakfast, and this meal delivers: Salmon and poached egg top a whole-wheat English muffin, then get smothered in a lighter version of Hollandaise sauce using Greek yogurt and fresh herbs and spices to pack a flavorful punch.

6. Lightened-Up Blueberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Bread
Two large eggs and Greek yogurt pack a protein punch, while a heaping cup of fresh blueberries infuses this moist, delicious bread with a whole bunch of vitamins and antioxidants.

7. Apple Pie Parfait
These pretty little delights are full of protein, thanks to Greek yogurt and quinoa, along with superfoods apple and cinnamon and heart-healthy walnuts.

For a list of all 51 recipes -- including main dishes... soups, salads and sides... and sweets made with Greek yogurt, go to Greatist.com.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAURA NEWCOMER: "I'm the Happiness Editor at Greatist, so I'm particularly interested in the ways our mental and physical health intersect, as well as how...Read More »

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