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Greek yogurt recipes are always a handy thing to have on hand. They are delicious, have good nutrition and give you a good dose of calcium for the day.

But there are so many ways to use Greek yogurt! It makes a wonderful ingredient, both in cooking and in baking. So today, I’m giving you a simple suggestions for enjoying it as a snack, as well as 15 other recipes that use it as an ingredient!

Greek Yogurt Recipes

Greek yogurt recipes are great for adults, but I also think it’s an often overlooked snack for kids.

I mean, at 22 grams of protein per cup, it’s pretty forgiving on the carb additions. This makes it perfect for kids.

One thing I learned while I was pregnant (I had gestational diabetes), was that healthy carbs are a good thing so long as you pair them with an equal amount of protein. And since Greek Yogurt already has a high protein content, you can pretty much add any naturally sweet addition and have it be a fairly balanced snack.

When I spent a year in Germany as a nanny, I was amazed that I could purchase honey yogurt in the stores like we purchase yogurt with fruit here in the states. Back then, I had never seen this option in California stores. It was such a simple combination, and yet it was so delicious! The kids I took care of ate it for dessert on a regular basis.

Clean Eating Greek Yogurt


GREEK YOGURT TOPPINGS:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt + 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup mixed berries and nuts
  • 1/4 cup clean eating granola

The toppings are endless. Just keep it healthy!

Note: Never give honey to a child under 1 year of age!

GREEK YOGURT RECIPES

Clean Eating Danish Meatballs use Greek yogurt as an ingredient in this list of Greek Yogurt Recipes

Danish meatballs are creamy, comforting, and kid-friendly. This may even be the best meatball recipe you will ever make!

Get the recipe here: Danish Meatballs – The Gracious Pantry

Grilled shrimp is easy and healthy. Whether you plan to serve these skewers as a meal or an appetizer, you will want to be sure to include the creamy greek yogurt and chili dipping sauce to make these shrimp extra special.

Get the recipe here: Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Creamy Chili Sauce – Diabetes Strong

Pancakes are made for lazy weekend mornings. You don’t have to feel guilty about eating these whole grain pancakes made with greek yogurt. Top them with some fresh fruit and a sprinkling of nuts.

Get the recipe here: Fluffy Vanilla Greek Yogurt Pancakes – With Salt and Wit

Nothing makes it more difficult to power through the day than a heavy lunch. This lightened-up chicken salad is coated in a mustardy greek yogurt dressing made with dill for a bright flavor and walnuts for added crunch.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Chicken Salad with Dill and Walnuts – Unicorns in the Kitchen

This no-bake cheesecake recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes, and you can easily double or triple the recipe if you want to share this with a friend! The greek yogurt gives this dessert plenty of protein.

Get the recipe here: Single Serving Keto Cheesecake – Sorey Fitness

Buffalo chicken dip is creamy and spicy and perfect for dipping carrots, celery, or whole-grain crackers. This healthier version is just what you need to enjoy game night and still eat right.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip – Pinch of Wellness

The Turmeric Greek yogurt marinade features fresh ginger, garlic, and lemon and gives chicken thighs a protein-pack flavor infusion.

Get the recipe here: Chicken Thighs with Turmeric Greek Yogurt Marinade – Mom Foodie

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sugar-free frozen treat, look no further. Although the recipe calls for blackberries, feel free to sub in strawberries, blueberries, or even raspberries!

Get the recipe here: Sugar-Free Frozen Yogurt – Wholesome Yum

A delicious Tzadziki sauce in this list of Greek Yogurt Recipes

It would feel wrong to leave out a recipe for Tzatziki in this roundup. Use it as a dip, dressing, or marinade. It pairs well with chicken souvlaki (see the recipe below) and is delicious on a pita sandwich.

Get the recipe here: Tzatziki – Nutmeg and Vinegar

Enjoy a healthy lunch straight out of the Mediterranean with these tender and yummy pieces of air fried chicken Souvlaki.

Get the recipe here: Chicken Souvlaki – Recipe This

These Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins are sugar-free and filled with the delicious protein-packed goodness of Greek yogurt. You won’t feel bad serving these to your kids for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

Get the recipe here: Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins – A Baking Journey

These crunchy cabbage pancakes are drizzled with a spicy garam masala yogurt sauce that will excite your tastebuds.

Get the recipe here: Curry Cabbage Pancakes – Primal Edge Health

I’ll bet you never knew that getting your morning caffeine fix could be so tasty and filling!

Get the recipe here: Coffee Overnight Rolled Oats – Claudia Canu

2 stacked pieces of fluffy, moist homemade cornbread made with real food ingredients, including Greek yogurt in this collection of Greek Yogurt Recipes.

Cornbread is a versatile addition to many different meals, especially chili. This cornbread is deliciously moist, thanks to a full cup of Greek yogurt.

Get the recipe here: Clean Eating Cornbread – The Gracious Pantry

Post from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 2/15/10.

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21 Comments

  1. I mix in a food processor greek yogurt with avocado, a little olive oil, some lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. It makes a fabulous avocado dressing for salads or dips for other veggies. Love it!!! Going to try to make mini cheesecakes with it next.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lorna – Wow! That does sound good! Thank you for sharing that!

  2. First, I want to say that I LOVE your website! Second, I am currently living in Germany for a few years and have a question about the Greek yogurt I am finding. As I compare nutrition lables, the Greek yogurt I found here does not have as much protein as the stuff I use to buy in the states. Is it called something different here? Or do they make it differently? I thought since you use to live here you may be able to shed some insight on this issue! 🙂 What makes Greek yogurt so high in protein?
    That was a lot of questions! Sorry!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rachael – Even if it’s not as high in protein, it’s most likely higher in quality due to processing standards over there. Greek yogurt is Greek yogurt. But different manufacturers will process the dairy differently, so you’ll most likely end up with different amounts. That said, it shouldn’t be TOOOOO different. But my suggestion is just to use what you have there. Something is better than nothing in this case!

    2. In Italy we use a yogurt called total (it has fage also written on the label higher in protein than the rest.

      1. graciouspantry says:

        Yes, we have Fage here as well if that’s the one you mean.

  3. I am having a hard time finding “low-fat” greek or plain yogurt. I can find fat free and full fat versions but really want to find the lowfat. I live in the midwest and shop at Kroger mostly. Any suggestions?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Fat free yogurt is a great choice. But if you really want the low fat, your best bet is to call around to as many different stores and you can and find out who carries it. Other than that, you could look into making your own yogurt from low fat milk. It’s not as hard as it may seem at first. You can buy starter kits on line.

    2. sweetie43210 says:

      I too live in Mid-west Ohio and have been able to find tons of greek yogurt options. A lot of times, I have to look in the organic or healthfood sections of the store. Fage makes a 2% and 0% fat greek yogurt. Many brands like dannon and stonyfield also offer 0% fat options. Good luck!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Sabina – I don’t. But you can make it if you have a slow cooker.

  5. Hello! Great article with some really good ideas! I am living in Germany for a year and am having a hard time finding a good yogurt. I was wondering what brand you used to purchase while you were here, it would be really helpful! I am living near small stores limited to the variety of yogurt they have. It would really help narrow it down knowing a good brand! Thank you for your help and your interesting article!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Renee – I’m sorry, but it’s been so long I have no idea what brand I purchased back then. But I know I truly enjoyed the yogurt that was there. I’m sorry, I wish I could be more help.

  6. Shari Turpen says:

    Are any brands of Greek yogurt better than others, or are they all clean if they are plain?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      As far as I know, if they are plain, they are clean.

  7. Is regular, non-greek yogurt clean?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Taylor – If it’s plain, then yes. Although, companies change their ingredients all the time, so it’s best to keep an eye on the ingredient list anyway.

  8. The only problem I have with Greek yogurt is that full-fat Greek yogurt doesn’t seem to exist. Fage does have a 2% fat brand however.

    Nonfat dairy or low-fat dairy is not natural…I’ve never seen a skim-milk cow. Lol.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Scarlet – I know. It’s hard to find, but it does exist. Most of the time, your store will be able to order it for you if they don’t keep it on the shelves. Most brands do offer it, but the stores only carry what sells. So you have to ask for it.

  9. Are non-fat and 2% Face clean, or is only the full fat variety clean? Dairy can be confusing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Johanna – Remember it this way. The more fat they remove, the more processing it has to go through to get that way. While plenty of clean eaters use low fat or non-fat dairy, it is more highly processed than full fat. That being said, dairy in general is processed unless you purchase raw milk products. But those are hard to find and even illegal in some states. So you have to just make the decision that works best for you. In my book, the less processing the better. But others feel that it’s better to reduce fat. So the choice is really yours.

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