Health-conscious Americans have long been fans of yogurt. Not too long ago, this import from the Mediterranean expanded the market and brought even more fans into the camp of this cultured dairy product.
Greek yogurt is made by separating out the liquid whey, giving it a creamy, smooth, and slightly thick texture. It has a pleasantly sour and moderately sweet taste that is intriguing yet familiar.
- Compared to regular plain yogurt, Greek yogurt is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates, making it ideal for diabetics.
- The straining process to make Greek yogurt cuts the sodium levels in nearly half compared to regular yogurt.
- Greek yogurt is an excellent source of probiotics, which help improve our digestion, help us to be slim, and keep us healthy.
Best Ways to Use
- Mix in dry ranch seasoning or a variety of herbs to make a flavorful dip or dressing for some nutrient-dense veggies.
- Mix it into your tuna or chicken salad and you’ll cut down on calories and fat, wile adding protein to your meal without sacrificing flavor.
- Use it in place of sour cream as a topping for tacos, nachos, or baked potatoes.
- Greek yogurt can be the base of a sweet parfait, blended into a protein-packed smoothie, or even used in mousses or cheesecakes