Greek yogurt has probably already replaced regular yogurt as your go-to snack or smoothie mix-in, but it's not stopping there.
Nay, the makers of your favorite Greek yogurts will not be content until their product has become a necessary ingredient in every recipe you make, from breakfasts to dinners to desserts. And since it's packed with protein and low in sugar (the plain varieties, at least), there's almost no reason not to substitute the stuff for cheeses, cream or mayo in the following meals.
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Heck, after reading about these ideas, we're kind of surprised you can't gas up your car with Greek yogurt. See what we mean below:
(How Sweet It Is)
Caesar dressing gets an extra creamy kick from Greek yogurt. Try this mouthwatering recipe from Jessica at How Sweet It Is, which she often slathers atop a her homemade Caesar salads with roasted corn with fresh croutons.
(The Girl in the Red Kitchen)
(Passports & Pancakes)
Greek yogurt's creamy consistency lends itself perfectly to potato salad recipes, like this family recipe from Megan at Passports & Pancakes. Her late grandfather used mayo in his original recipe, but she doesn't think he'd disapprove.
(Best Friends for Frosting)
Swap out some of the butter and fortify your frostings with Greek yogurt instead. Then, mix in your favorite extracts or flavorings, or simply start out with a cup of wild strawberry yogurt like Melissa from Best Friends for Frosting. Learn more about her fruity recipe here.
A healthy dollop of Greek yogurt can bring together the flavors of a steamy soup, like this Maple Sweet Potato Soup made by Shelly at Vegetarian Ventures. She even pre-blends her yogurt with all-spice for a boost of fragrance and flavor.
(Pumps & Iron)
Yogurt-covered fruit pops are a healthier alternative to popsicles, and they're just as fun. Learn how to make these frozen banana pops (comlpete with crushed almonds) dreamed up by Nicole at Pumps & Iron.
Creamy dips get creamier with the addition of Greek yogurt. Paula at Half Baked suggests this dunkable recipe, made with peanut butter and vanilla yogurt, for apple slices, bananas or oatmeal cookies.
(The Shiksa in the Kitchen)
Alfredo sauce gets a lighter makeover when some of the richer components are swapped out for Greek yogurt. This delicious recipe from Tori — aka The Shiksa in the Kitchen — substitutes roasted cauliflower for the carb-heavy pasta, too. (Alfredo is going to be so mad, wherever he is.)