26 Healthy Greek Yogurt RecipesArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Greek yogurt is a secret weapon for weight loss. It’s high in protein and packed with calcium, yet low in calories and sugar. Greek yogurt’s greatest power just might be its versatility. From dips to desserts, parfaits to entrees, Greek yogurt supplies the creamy goodness in so many healthy recipes.
To inspire you, we compiled this list of our favorite ways to put Greek yogurt to work in your weight loss plan. Whether you’re ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a delicious dessert, you’re sure to find tempting choices in this list of Greek yogurt recipes.
Give your favorite raw veggies a punch of zesty flavor with this simple dip you can whip up in minutes. All you do is stir salsa into creamy nonfat Greek yogurt and add spices such as cayenne pepper and cumin to taste. The dip gives salads, sandwiches and wraps a kick, too.
Get the Spicy Greek Yogurt Dip recipe.
Toast can be fun and filling when you top it with protein-rich custard that’s made with non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt. Finish the toast with whatever you have on hand, such as fresh or dried fruit and chopped nuts or seeds. If you don’t have an air fryer, it also comes out of a conventional oven with the bottom perfectly crisp and the top warm and creamy.
When you’re craving a cool and creamy dessert, make yourself this fun parfait with nonfat plain Greek yogurt mixed with powdered peanut butter and honey. Layer on banana slices and chopped peanuts, then repeat both layers and top it with a sprinkling of cacao nibs. The best part: this parfait is so nutritious that you could have it for breakfast, lunch or dessert.
Get the Chunky Monkey Yogurt Parfait recipe.
Here’s a fresh idea for taco night or any day you want a Flex meal that’s popping with flavor and sure to satisfy big appetites. The seasoned shrimp and crunchy slaw are perked up with a dressing made of nonfat plain Greek yogurt, avocado and herbs. You can spice it as fiery as your family likes it.
Mild chicken breast gets a flavor boost from marinating in this creamy sauce featuring herbs like garlic, parsley and mint. The marinade also adds a spark to turkey breast, salmon and other kinds of fish, or tofu. Make extra for dipping raw vegetables!
We took the beloved chocolate and mint candy and made it a healthy snack when you’re trying to lose weight. In our version, plain Greek yogurt become the creamy, minty layer on top of real chocolate. The bark goes into the freezer, where it becomes firm and ready to break into healthy portions.
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Here’s a fun, healthy way to enjoy fresh fruit that your whole family will love. All you do is cut a round slice from a whole watermelon, then spread on a layer of nonfat plain Greek yogurt blended with whipped cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract. Top with berries, kiwi or any fruit you love, and give everyone a pizza-shaped wedge!
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A parfait is a quick and healthy meal when you make it with nonfat Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. This version features the flavors of apple pie, including cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Layer the ingredients in a clean mason jar and you can take your parfait wherever you need to be.
Get the Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait recipe.
If you like your vegetables raw or if you need a simple yet delicious dish for a get-together, this salad is a smart solution. It’s got chicken breast and yummy cheddar cheese for protein, plus onions and broccoli. A creamy sauce of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and light mayonnaise with seasonings ties it all together.
This cake just might be a dieter’s dream come true. It so simple to make by building layers of crisp graham crackers, creamy Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries. Then just chill it for a couple hours. Best of all, this cake is such a healthy dessert, you don’t have to wait for a party to enjoy it.
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Whether you’re watching the big game or celebrating with friends, buffalo blue cheese dip is a classic snack. Our version has the creamy consistency you love, thanks to nonfat Greek yogurt and just the right flavor with real buffalo hot sauce. Make it as spicy as you like and serve it with vegetables or whole grain chips.
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When it’s a Flex meal day, this high-protein dish will fill you up with flavor and nutrition. The chicken breast cooks to fork tender in a simple but tasty sauce made with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, spices and lemon juice. You can get this meal started with the slow cooker while you go about the rest of your day.
Gorgonzola is a sharp, lightly salty cheese that complements the sweet and juicy taste of pears. They’re blended with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, minced garlic, white wine vinegar and a few seasonings to make a creamy dressing you can use on salads or in wraps. Keep any extra in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator and use it on any dish that needs a flavor boost.
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This simple dish will fill you up at any time of day. The basic components are crispy toasted bread, creamy custard made with Greek yogurt, and chopped apples and pecans. It takes just minutes in an air fryer or conventional oven to become warm and ready to eat, so you can have it whenever hunger strikes.
Get the Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast recipe.
Lemon curd is like a tart custard. You can make it yourself or just pick it up in the jam section of your local grocery store. It provides the ideal complement to sweet, fresh raspberries and tangy Greek yogurt in this layered snack. Sprinkle on a little granola for crunch and you’ve got spoonful after spoonful of creamy, sweet delight.
Save yourself a trip to the frozen yogurt place and all the excess calories that come with the popular brands. Instead, make your own healthy treat with nonfat Greek yogurt and frozen strawberries. After whipping it up in a blender, you can eat it right away if you like soft serve. Or pop it in the freezer for a couple hours until it’s firm. Either way, it’s cool!
With this recipe, ordinary potatoes pop with flavor. They’re seasoned and baked until they’re crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. A dressing of nonfat plain Greek yogurt, feta cheese and herbs takes this side dish to the next level. It’s sure to become a favorite for you and your family.
Radishes have a spicy kick that can wake up any snack. The crunchy roots provide the flavor to this creamy blend of Greek yogurt, sour cream and feta cheese. Add a few spices and it’s ready for dipping with your favorite raw vegetables or whole grain crackers.
Get the Creamy Radish Feta Dip recipe.
You don’t have to travel to the islands to enjoy the sweet flavors of coconut and mango in a cool dessert. You can whip up this healthy treat, starting with coconut Greek yogurt and frozen mango. This recipe makes enough to share so you can have a batch handy to offer family and friends.
Get the Coconut Mango Frozen Yogurt recipe.
Pass on high-fat, high-calorie bottled salad dressing and use this zesty version instead. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can spice it to your taste. Make extra for dipping or to add flavor to sandwiches and wraps.
Chia seeds are packed with soluble fiber which stabilizes blood sugar levels and keeps you feeling full for hours. These little seeds also absorb so much moisture, they will turn a blend of Greek yogurt, watermelon and lemon juice into a naturally sweet, creamy pudding overnight. Eat it all by itself or add fresh berries for even more flavor and nutrition.
This cake looks and tastes so good, you’ll be proud to bring to a party. However, it’s nutritious enough to enjoy anytime you’re craving a treat. Greek yogurt keeps it moist and cinnamon supplies the sweet zing of flavor. A frosting made with powdered sugar is the crowning touch.
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In these bars, the cheesecake is light on the calories and heavy on satisfaction, thanks to a creamy filling made with Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese and all-natural sweetener. The chewy crust, featuring super-sweet dates, macadamia nuts and shredded coconut, is ready without baking. Fruity mango pudding adds a sunny color and flavor.
Cinnamon and apples are classic partners that make this snack as delicious as it is nutritious. They’re mixed together along with vanilla extract, then layered between high-protein Greek yogurt that’s also seasoned with cinnamon. Crushed graham crackers in between the layers gives each creamy bite a bit of crunch.
Get the Cinnamon Apple Parfait recipe.
A parfait can be savory instead of sweet. This recipe is made with tahini, a ground sesame butter that’s commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s paired with Greek yogurt, cucumbers, pine nuts and seasonings. You can enjoy it as the foundation of a healthy lunch or breakfast.
Get the Savory Tahini Yogurt Parfait recipe.
How can you keep muffins moist without loading them up with excess fats? Nonfat Greek yogurt in the batter gives these muffins a perfectly crumbly texture and a hint of tangy flavor to go with the honey. Enjoy one muffin with a glass of fat-free milk and you’ve got a well-balanced snack.