5 Greek Yogurt Ideas

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on August 16, 2012

I thought it would be fun to do something a little different today.  I’m always stirring something different into my yogurt and I want share a few different delicious ideas I’ve had.  Who knows, maybe there will be more than one of these posts 🙂  You can of course use regular plain yogurt, but I prefer Greek yogurt, no only for the higher protein content but for the thick, creamy goodness.

Please forgive my opening picture… I’ve been having way too much fun with PicMonkey lately.  Seriously, have you tried it?  It’s so fun 🙂

Moving on… for you today I have 5 different yogurt ideas.  Some are amazing as a dip for fruit, others are best as a single serving breakfast or snack or even dessert.  I mix these up for something simple and fast.  Occasionally I’ll make a version with stevia to keep them sugar free and I’ve included that option in the recipes but you certainly don’t need to use stevia if you don’t enjoy it.  I did include a recipe for dark chocolate syrup which I keep in my fridge.  I’ll leave the quality of the ingredients up to you, but as you know, I prefer minimally processed products and minimally refined sugars.  If you’re the same, look for dulce de leche with just a few ingredients(or make your own! 🙂 ) and use a minimally processed sugar for your chocolate sauce.  Hope you enjoy!

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Creamy Grape Salad

Best served as a single serving breakfast, snack or even dessert!

  • 1/2 C plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or 20 drops liquid stevia for a sugar free option
  • dash vanilla
  • 1 C grapes, halved if desired

In a bowl stir together the yogurt, maple syrup or stevia and vanilla until completely mixed.  Add in the grapes, stir and enjoy!

Notes:  I really like this topped with a little bit of granola.

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Peaches and Cream Yogurt

Best served as a single serving breakfast, snack or dessert!

  • 1/2 C plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or 20 drops liquid stevia for a sugar free option
  • dash vanilla
  • 1 ripe peach or nectarine chopped

In a bowl combine the yogurt, maple syrup or stevia, vanilla and 3/4 of the chopped fruit.  Stir well and top with the remaining fruit and serve.

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Chocolate Greek Yogurt

Great served as a fruit dip or as a single serving snack or dessert along with a piece of fruit

  • 1/2 C plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, if needed

Stir the yogurt, maple syrup and chocolate sauce together and serve.

Notes:  I love this with a banana sliced over top.

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Dark Chocolate Syrup

A simple chocolate sauce

  • 1 C cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 C water
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Whisk the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and water together in a small pot.  Bring to a boil and cook while stirring constantly, 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.  Cool and store in a sealed jar or container in the fridge.

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Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Delicious served as a dip for fruit or a single serving for breakfast, snack or dessert.

  • 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp your favorite strawberry no sugar added jam

Stir together the yogurt and jam and enjoy!
Notes: I used my Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam and added an extra tbsp because it’s not very sweet.

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Caramel “Pudding”

Delicious served as a fruit dip or a single serving snack along with a piece of fruit – banana or apple are delicious!

  • 1/2 C plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp dulce de leche

Stir together the yogurt and dulce de leche and serve!

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What’s your favorite use for plain Greek yogurt?

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1 Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 21, 2012 at 13:26

Soo, someone’s family had a lot of Greek yogurt dishes to eat the other day. 🙂

I love all these ideas! And I can eat all of them. Yay! I find it so sour that I can’t eat it without some kind of sweetener. So yeah, love these ideas!

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2 Jen@TheFitHousewife August 18, 2012 at 17:40

Love the recipe, especially the peach and vanilla! I’ll have to try adding vanilla 🙂

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3 lindsay August 18, 2012 at 12:27

I just found your blog and love it!
I add no-sugar added strawberry or blueberry jam to my Greek Yogurt. It’s one of my favorite 1-minute desserts. I’ll have to try the grape one though, it looks delish.

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4 Nicole, RD August 17, 2012 at 13:55

I think everyone should read this post — so useful and full of great ideas and recipes 🙂 Happy weekend, friend 🙂

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5 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 17, 2012 at 12:31

I love these ideas, especially the caramel pudding with bananas!

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6 Lindsay August 17, 2012 at 11:38

Love all these ideas, especially the chocolate! My favorite is PB & J yogurt! Plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of natural peanut butter, and a spoonful of no sugar added jelly! With berries on top!

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7 Heidi @ Food Doodles August 20, 2012 at 12:40

That sounds so good! I’ve never tried that before but I’m going to give it a try soon 🙂

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8 Terra August 16, 2012 at 17:05

This Greek yogurt addict is loving all five recipes, but I especially love the the one with the grapes! They all look DELISH! Take care, Terra

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