Are you a tweaner??
Are you a “tweaner”? Someone who doesn’t fit in a small or medium but if they had a small/medium, that would be perfect? Someone who doesn’t like non fat yogurt, 1% is still too watery but 2% is too sweet? Now we have a solution for you tweaner! Oikos Greek Yogurt has come out with a 1.5 %! I have never seen a .5%, have you? Greek Yogurt is an essential on our healthy eating plans and not only makes such a great snack but can be used as a replacement or alternative for so many higher fat options like mayonnaise. and cream. From a high quality, low calorie mid day snack to the perfect cream filler, Greek Yogurt has become one of my best friends, what about you? If you are a tweaner and could never accept the flavor of 0% or 2%, now we have a solution and answer for you!
I use Greek Yogurt is several of my recipes and have found it a great alternative to so many not so healthy options. Greek Yogurt adds for a creamy flavor, thickness, and moisture without the added fat, sugars and with added protein!
Here is a list of some of my favorite ways to use Greek Yogurt:
-Yogurt can be used in dips and dressings
-As a substitute for mayonnaise, sour cream or heavy cream
-Meat tenderizer in a marinades
– Added to protein muffins or pancakes for added moisture, creaminess, texture, calcium and protein
– Replacement for whip cream or cool whip
-Sauce or soup thickener
* NOTE: heating yogurt over 120° F destroys the beneficial bacteria BUT does not destroy the calcium and protein benefits!
My Top 5 Favorite Yogurt Snacks
#1. Greek Yogurt with berries oatmeal & flax or chia seeds
#2: Mixed with Avocado and Taco seasoning as a great Taco Sauce
#3: Mixed with Protein powder and stevia and placed in the freezer for a healthy ice cream alternative
#4: On top of Sugar Free Jello for a guilt free treat
#5: Added to any protein pancake, loaf or muffin for added moisture and texture