Eating healthier and smarter is a goal many of us are trying to achieve. With so many temptations around us – foods that are laden with empty calories and little nutritional value – when we find something delicious that is also good for us, it’s cause for rejoicing!
Cabot Greek Yogurt is one of those win/win foods that provides an easy and delicious way to add more protein & essential nutrients to your diet. With twice the protein of regular yogurt, it tastes great, while helping you feel full longer. Protein plays many important roles in your body making it essential for good health and is the foundation of healthy muscles, eyes, skin and hair.
Cabot Greek Yogurt is an excellent source of vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium. Both are key nutrients in building and maintaining strong bones.
Another great quality of Greek yogurt is its ability to slip seamlessly into many recipes as a substitute for higher fat foods like mayonnaise, sour cream, margarine, or cream.
Try our Substitution Guide to learn more about using Cabot Greek Yogurt in place of other higher-calorie, higher-fat ingredients in many of your favorite recipes.
BBQ Yogurt Dip: This rich, smoky dip tastes totally indulgent, but is actually loaded – not only with flavor – but protein and nutrition, with its base of Cabot Greek Yogurt. You might want to go ahead and make a double batch!
Sweet Potato Cornbread: This cornbread is moist and dense, more like a cake than bread, and that’s a good thing, especially with the addition of Cabot Greek Yogurt.
Lemon Tarragon Potato Salad: Bright lemon, fragrant herbs and fresh peas make this a true springtime potato salad. Mixing Cabot Greek Yogurt with mayonnaise for the dressing reduces fat and gives the salad a subtle tang as well.
Gluten-Free Not Fried Chicken Nuggets: Fried chicken nuggets are a perennial family favorite, but can be loaded with fat. This baked version is delicious, nutritious and gluten-free. And I can personally attest that they’re even more amazing when dipped in the BBQ Yogurt Dip described above!
Key Lime Pie Frozen Pops: I scream, you scream, we all scream for…these refreshing, yummy Key Lime Pie Frozen Pops. You don’t have to worry about snack over-indulgence with these cool treats. Kids – and adults – can enjoy them knowing they’re so good and good for you, too!
Carrot Cake: This classic dessert is sweet comfort food at its very best. With carrots and pineapple added for taste and sweetness, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for old-fashioned flavor, and Cabot Greek Yogurt for creaminess and tang, this recipe may just become a family favorite for years to come.
For many more recipes using our Greek Yogurt, click here.
Candace Karu is Cabot’s Lifestyle Commentator and Favorite Foodie. (Yup, that’s her real title!) When she’s not on the road representing Cabot’s farm family owners, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.