It’s All Greek to Me!

May 29, 2014 – Greek yogurt is the latest grocery aisle craze these days. The thick and creamy strained yogurt packs double the protein with half the carbs compared to regular yogurt, and that extra dose of protein can help keep you feel fuller, longer.

While we love to eat yogurt by itself, it also makes an excellent ingredient in recipes – both sweet and savory. Harness the power of protein in the morning by blending it into your favorite smoothie or curb midday hunger by substituting Friendly Farms Greek yogurt for regular yogurt.

Did you know that you can use plain Greek yogurt in place of many pantry staples? To keep recipes slim, we recommend using nonfat or 2% plain Greek yogurt as a sub. Follow this conversion chart:

1 cup sour cream 1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup butter ½ cup Greek yogurt + ½ cup butter
1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup heavy cream 1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup Greek yogurt + 1/3 cup milk

Pick up a tub of Friendly Farms plain Greek Yogurt and try your hand with these yogurt-ful recipes from the ALDI Test Kitchen.

Brain Boosting Smoothie:
¼ cup Season’s Choice Frozen Blueberries
¼ cup Season’s Choice Frozen Strawberries
¼ cup Happy Harvest Canned Pineapple
6 oz. Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt
½ cup Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Keep scrolling for more recipes!

Crudités with Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip & Red Pepper Hummus
With these delicious dips, no one will ever complain about eating their veggies again! The appetizer platter is perfect for a backyard summer BBQ or a quick snack for the kids.

Frozen Greek Yogurt with Blueberries
Skip the ice cream and cool down with a better-for-you treat.

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bar
Bring the tropics to you with this cool and crunchy dessert. The sweet pineapple and coconut flavors will make you feel like you’re sitting beachside wherever you are!

Greek Yogurt Banana Split Trifle
Channel all of the flavors of a classic ice cream parlor banana split with less guilt. Use a clear dish to showcase the layered dessert.

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One thought on “It’s All Greek to Me!

  1. Wanda Nichols

    Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt has the best flavor and thickness I love.. eating a cup now with chia seeds from Aldi also.

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