14 Great Ways To Use Yogurt

Don't relegate this creamy treat to the breakfast table. Here's a bevy of uses for this delicious and versatile ingredient.

Sure, we all think of yogurt as a go-to breakfast food. Whether on its own, in a parfait or as a side to fruit, yogurt is a great and nutritious snack. On top of being tasty, yogurt is a nutritional powerhouse. Naturally probiotic-rich, yogurt can help your digestive tract by supplying it with “good” bacteria which can help to minimize inflammation, assist in digestion, and restore the balance. Greek yogurt in particular has more protein and richness than other yogurt varieties, so it’s a great way to meet your protein requirements for the day.

Here, Weight Watchers members share their favourite uses for this versatile ingredient.

  1. Add chopped cucumbers, dill, and a pinch of salt for a quick Greek tzatziki.
     
  2. Instead of milk, toss some yogurt your smoothie for a thicker texture.
     
  3. Try Greek yogurt as an alternative to heavy cream when making Alfredo sauce for pasta.
     
  4. Mix with chocolate syrup for an easy fruit dip for a party platter.
     
  5. Add a pinch of salt for a rich substitute for sour cream.
     
  6. Stir in to a puréed vegetable soup to add thickness and protein.
     
  7. For a simple frozen yogurt, add chopped fruit and sweetener, and put it in the freezer.
     
  8. Use it instead of mayo in chicken, tuna, and egg salad.
     
  9. For a quick dessert, stir in light jam, raspberries, raisins, cinnamon, or shredded coconut.
     
  10. Use Greek yogurt as a frosting for cake or cupcakes. Just add vanilla or almond extract and a bit of sweetener.
     
  11. Add spices and a bit of milk for a quick, guilt-free, creamy salad dressing.
     
  12. Try as a pre-grill marinade for chicken or lamb: a bit of yogurt, za’atar, lemon zest, pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt.
     
  13. Add horseradish to make a fish or shrimp dip.
     
  14. Mix Greek yogurt with skim milk and use instead of buttermilk for pancakes.

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