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Five Foods you can Replace with Greek Yogurt

Andréanne Tremblay-Lebeau

Andréanne Tremblay-Lebeau

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Could your diet use a hint of new? Do your meals always seem to contain the same ingredients? It’s time to break the routine and make way for a healthy new food. Greek yogurt is not only delicious when eaten alone; it’s also great for cooking. Since it’s low in fat and nutritious, it fits perfectly into a healthy diet. Its creamy texture and great taste are surefire palate pleasers!

Bid adieu to the same song and dance! It’s time to make room for change and what better way than by integrating new ingredients into your diet. To help you get started, here are my top 5 foods you can replace with Greek yogurt—and not lose out on any of the nutritional perks:

  1. Regular sour cream: for making tzatziki, guacamole, hummus. Season and put a dollop on nachos or other Mexican dishes. Lower in fat.
  2. Regular yogurt: in fruit parfaits, on crepes or as a cake garnish, for marinating shish-taouk or butter chicken. Creamier and thicker consistency. Easier to spread.
  3. Mayonnaise: for dips, sandwiches, pasta and potato salad. Lower in fat and higher in protein. You’ll also feel fuller!
  4. Cream cheese: for layered dips, icing or fruit dips. Higher in calcium.
  5. Milk: in cereal, for a creamy sauce or for making smoothies (adjust the quantity of liquid accordingly). Lets you vary the texture and taste of your dishes!

Feel free to share your new cooking tips with friends and colleagues. I’m sure they will be equally thrilled to break the routine with nutritious new ingredients like Greek yogurt.

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Andreanne earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition from the Université de Montréal. As a registered dietitian, she specializes in healthy weight management, healthy eating, nutrition education and cooking. She has shared her passion for food by contributing to the writing of the Québec Celiac Foundation cookbook in Montréal and by giving cooking workshops for primary school children and university students.

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