Greek yogurt is a Noom green food — and for good reason. The Mediterranean staple is extensively strained removing much of the liquid whey, lactose, and sugar, giving it it’s thick consistency and high-protein content. A typical 6 oz. serving of non-fat Greek yogurt contains 100 calories and 18 grams of protein, while a 7 oz serving of 2% contains 150 calories and 20 grams of protein. Greek yogurt is a great way to add a creamy texture (and filling protein!) to any dish. Use as a substitute for sour cream, butter, mayonnaise, or heavy cream in recipes — or take a look below for 13 awesome recipes that get a healthy kick from Greek yogurt!
Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins via Running with Spoons
We all know muffins aren’t normally the best breakfast food. Filled with sugar, they can pep us up only to leave us with a crash later on. But these tasty muffins are a sweet treat that won’t leave you with a post-sugar crash. At only 130 calories a pop, they’re full of Vitamin C and potassium and get a protein punch from plain Greek yogurt, keeping you full through lunch.
Healthy Greek Yogurt and Honey Blueberry Muffins via Baker by Nature
At 275 calories each, these muffins are filled antioxidant-rich blueberries, protein-packed greek yogurt, and are naturally sweetened with honey. Completely butter free, these muffins are still intensely moist and fluffy, getting their creamy texture from a full cup of greek yogurt.
Greek Yogurt Pancakes via Le Creme de la Crumb (waiting)
Who doesn’t love pancakes? There’s nothing like a big stack first thing in the morning to make you feel good. Using whole wheat flour and plain greek yogurt, this recipe is a healthy spin on the breakfast classic. Leave out the sugar for an extra dose of healthy and top with your favorite fruits to make them even yummier! (A serving size of 2 pancakes is about 332 calories.)
Cauliflower Crust Pizza via Glow Kitchen
This innovative pizza takes the flour out of the mix, leaving behind a lighter and easier-to-digest alternative without compromising taste. To lighten the dairy load, instead of using cheese in the crust, this recipe opts for yogurt. The entire pizza (which serves two) is only 540 calories. Get creative and top with your favorite veggies for a personalized dish!
Sweet and Spicy Paleo Chicken Fingers via The Endless Meal
This recipe is for all of our Paleo followers who miss tasty chicken tenders or for anyone who wants a healthy spin on the classic dish! The chicken is coated with almond meal creating a healthy crust that is both paleo and gluten-free.
Honey, Pomegranate, Pecan Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps via Iowa Girl Eats
This dish is mayo-free and makes a perfect lunchtime dish. Chicken gives this dish a protein punch while pomegranate seeds deliver tons of antioxidants at only 300 calories per serving.
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese via Cooking a la Mel
Mac & Cheese gets a healthy twist in this classic recipe. The creamy cheese sauce is created by mixing shredded cheese (use a low-fat version to reduce calories) and greek yogurt. Fresh spinach is mixed in to pump up the volume without adding calories.
Greek Dip Platter via Iowa Girl Eats
This platter features 7 layers of bold Greek flavors including red onion, tomato, olives, and feta. Light and refreshing, this dip is filled with protein from Greek yogurt and Hummus and makes a perfect afternoon snack. Serve with veggies for an extra health kick.
Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes via Kelly Toups
The classic mix of broccoli and cheddar gets a healthy remake in this comforting dish. Russet potatoes (which clock in at only 120 calories a pop!) are cut in half, then stuffed with nonfat Greek yogurt, cheese, and broccoli for a healthy snack that tastes anything but!
Healthy Deviled Eggs via Fannetastic Food
Deviled Eggs are delicious — it’s hard to stop at one! But most Deviled Egg recipes are filled with mayo which can lead to a high calorie count. The eggs in this recipe are just as a creamy as the original but have less fat and calories without compromising flavor.
Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes via Skinny Taste
This patriotic recipe uses Mother Nature’s natural colors to create a red, white, and blue delicacy. Featuring a vanilla wafer crust and Greek yogurt cream cheese filling, these little treats feature fresh strawberries and blueberries and are under 100 calories each!
Frozen Greek Yogurt and Pomegranate Bites via May I Have that Recipe?
These little bites are light, cool, and refreshing — the perfect summer treat! Made with Greek yogurt, powdered sugar, and pomegranate seeds, this recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep — then the freezer does the rest!
Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt via Mostly Homemade Mom
This awesome recipe is made using only five ingredients — and no ice cream maker is required! All you need is a blender and freezer and you’ve got delicious (and healthy!) ice cream that you can feel good about eating.