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4 Amazing greek yogurt recipes to try at home

NAI

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As promised, in my previous article, 5 reasons why you should be taking greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt , here are 3 of my favorite Greek Yogurt snacks/meals.

I threw in a fourth recipe because why not! ENJOY!!
1. Greek Yogurt Parfait

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Ingredients

½ cup Greek Yogurt

½ cup Granola

2 teaspoons Honey

1-cup fruit of choice (e.g. bananas, berries, grapes, etc.)

Preparation

-Layer half of each ingredient one after the other into bowl, cup, container, or jar of choice.

-Repeat layering till ingredients are all used up

-Sit back, kick your feet up, and enjoy the yumminess!
2. Greek Infused Green Smoothie

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Ingredients

½ cup Greek Yogurt

1 handful Ugwu leaves (or other Green vegetable of choice e.g. Spinach, Kale, Celery, etc.)

1 Green Apple (or other fruit of choice e.g. berries, pawpaw, watermelon etc.)

1 banana (or other fruit of choice e.g. pineapple, mango, etc.)

½ Avocado

2 teaspoons honey

Ice cubes (optional)

Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Coconut oil, Cinnamon, Almond butter (optional to boost smoothie)

Preparation

-Add Greek Yogurt into the blender with green leaves and avocado, blend until smooth

-Add in fruits of choice and honey, blend until smooth

-Add a little water if too thick, ice cubes and other wanted add-ins, blend till smooth

-Pour in choice of drinking container, and sip on the goodness

 

3. Chicken Salad with a Greek Twist

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Ingredients

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and shredded/chopped)

½ cup plain Greek Yogurt

½ cup Celery stalks

½ cup Raisins (or other dried fruit)

¼ cup Onions (either purple or white)

½ cup slivered Almonds (or walnuts – optional)

½ teaspoon Garlic powder

Salt, Black pepper, and Red pepper flakes to taste

 

Preparation
-Combine all ingredients in a bowl

-Mix well until evenly combined

-Add more Greek yogurt if needed to make creamier

-Eat with choice greens as salad, or in between 2 slices of toast as sandwich

 

 

4. Overnight Oats

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Ingredients
1/3 cup raw rolled/old fashioned Oats

1/3 cup Greek Yogurt

1 teaspoon Honey

Optional add-ins: Fruit (e.g. Berries, Bananas, etc.), Nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, etc.), Cinnamon, Peanut/Almond butter, Dark Chocolate, etc.

Preparation

-In a sealable container, combine all ingredients

-Seal container, and refrigerate over night, or for approximately 8 hours

-In the morning/After 8 hours, add additional Greek yogurt or milk if too thick

-If necessary, add additional fruit before eating for freshness

Tip: Add nuts in the morning, rather than before refrigeration, for crunchy texture

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NAI

NAI is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Dietetics; she holds a Masters degree in Public Health (Health Behavior) from the University of Kentucky and a Maternal & Child Health cerification. She is on a mission to foster healthy behaviors in her "little corner” and is a proud member of various Health and Nutritional bodies including the American Public Health Association (APHA), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and School Nutrition Association (SNA).