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Recipes Using Greek Yogurt

Toni Ann DiSantis

Swapping out heavy oils & fat sources for Greek Yogurt is an easy way to make healthy choices without taking out all the fun.  Try using Greek Yogurt in brownies, cookies,& cakes for an incredibly moist & healthier product.  Or simply use in your favorite dips & sauces, the options are endless.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes


6oz plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup whole wheat flour (or ¼ cup all purpose and ¼ cup whole wheat)
½ cup fresh fruit


Preheat a large pan or griddle on medium heat.
Mix together yogurt, honey, and eggs.  In a separate bowl mix the flour and baking soda, then slowly add to the yogurt mixture.
Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto greased cooking surface. Batter will be thick so smooth out with a spoon and place fresh fruit on pancake.
Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes.


Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce


6 ounces of plain Greek Yogurt
¼ cup thinly sliced green onion
2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped finely
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
4 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste


In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, green onions, mint, cumin, salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Transfer half the yogurt mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
Sprinkle Chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Grill chicken over medium heat. Grill for  12-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked to 170 degrees, turning once halfway through and brushing with reserved yogurt mixture.
Serve with cucumber yogurt sauce.

To make the cucumber yogurt sauce:  stir cucumber into remaining yogurt mixture.


Single Serving Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt


1 tablesoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon stevia, or any sweetener you prefer
1 tablespoon mini dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1 single serve plain Greek Yogurt


Mix all ingredients together, and enjoy!


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