15 Greek Yogurt Recipes and Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt recipes

Greek yogurt recipes are a wonderful way to increase your calcium, balance your hormones, and boost your metabolism.

Below you will find Instant Pot yogurt recipes, and several popular Lose Weight By Eating Greek Yogurt recipes to use what you’ve made (or purchased).

In this article you will find:

  • Benefits of Greek Yogurt
  • Greek Yogurt Nutrition
  • Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes
  • Greek Yogurt Recipes Smoothie
  • Greek Yogurt Recipes Dip
  • Greek Yogurt Recipe Parfaits

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

We love Greek Yogurt at Lose Weight By Eating! I even mentioned it was the answer to any low calorie cooking quandary in my new cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners… and I was only 1/2 joking!

Below you will find 5 health benefits of Greek Yogurt. Further down the article I will share Greek Yogurt nutrition, and 15 Greek Yogurt recipes.

1. Boosts Metabolism

One of our favorite benefits of Greek Yogurt, is that it naturally boosts metabolism!

Adding more protein rich ingredients into your diet can naturally raise metabolism (1), and burn more fat.

2. Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

Looking to decrease the risk of Type 2 Diabetes? One of the benefits of Greek Yogurt, is lowering your risk!

A 2104 study linked eating more yogurt to lowering the risk of Type 2 Diabetes (2).

3. Improves Gut Health

The probiotics in Greek Yogurt help promote a healthy gut (3), and that makes it one of the best benefits of Greek Yogurt.

4. Lowers Blood Pressure

Another one of the great benefits of Greek Yogurt, is that it helps lower blood pressure!

A 2013 study showed that the probiotics in Greek Yogurt helped lower participant’s blood pressure (4).

5. Good for Mental Health!

Perhaps one of the most surprising benefits of Greek Yogurt is how it can help mental health!

A 2016 study showed Greek Yogurt (along with other probiotic healthy factors), assisted in lowering stress and anxiety!(5)

Greek Yogurt Nutrition

Now that we’ve reviewed the benefits of Greek Yogurt, it’s easy to see how healthy the probiotic packed ingredient can be for you!

Below you will find a Greek Yogurt Nutrition label. The calories in 1 cup of Greek Yogurt are only 100! But in that 100 calories, you are packing in a lot of nutrition.

Greek Yogurt Nutrition Label:

1 cup of 0% Greek Yogurt (unsweetened) has

Greek Yogurt Nutrition

Now that you’ve learned about Greek Yogurt Nutrition, it’s time to work it into your diet!

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Of course you can purchase Greek Yogurt at the store, and it can usually be found at a great price. But what if you want to stretch your kitchen skills with some Instant Pot yogurt recipes?

We’ve got you covered! In my cookbook Lose Weight With Your Instant Pot there are two different Instant Pot yogurt recipes. One for traditional yogurt, and one for Greek Yogurt.

Note- Scroll down for many more recipes with Greek Yogurt!

Instant Pot Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt

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This Instant Pot Yogurt recipe can be made either regular, or Greek style. You can make it with an Instant Pot Yogurt setting, and without!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 3 mins
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 71 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Cheesecloth
  • Sieve

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 gallon milk I use 2%
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

Instructions
 

Regular Style Yogurt

  • Set the Instant Pot to “keep warm.” Add the milk and heat uncovered for 40 minutes. Whisk, then change the setting to “sauté, medium heat.” Use a thermometer to check the heat periodically; when it’s reached 185°F (this will take about 15 minutes), hit “cancel” and use oven mitts to carefully remove the inner pot.
  • Let the milk cool for 40 minutes, then whisk in the yogurt. Return the inner pot to the Instant Pot, cover, close the pressure vent, and wrap the entire Instant Pot in a towel. Let the mixture sit for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Scoop the yogurt into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.

Greek Yogurt

  • Set the Instant Pot to “keep warm.” Add the milk and heat uncovered for 40 minutes. Whisk, then change the setting to “sauté, medium heat.” Use a thermometer to check the heat periodically; when it’s reached 185°F (this will take about 15 minutes), hit “cancel” and use oven mitts to carefully remove the inner pot.
  • To make thicker, Greek-style yogurt, after step 2, ladle the yogurt into a cheesecloth-lined sieve and drain for 2 to 3 hours, until thick and creamy.
  • Scoop the yogurt into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.

Notes

Makes 14 servings | Serving size: 1/2 cup | Cook time: 10 to 12 hours | Prep time: 3 minutes
Per serving: calories 71; fat 3 g; saturated fat 3 g; fiber 0 g; protein 5 g; carbohydrates 7 g; sugar 7 g

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal
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What if your Instant Pot doesn’t have a yogurt button? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this article on making Instant Pot Yogurt Without a Yogurt Button!

Greek Yogurt Recipes Smoothie Favorites

Greek Yogurt is fantastic in smoothies! It adds a boost of protein and nutrition, and a creamy consistency.

Greek Yogurt recipes smoothie favorites showcase the protein rich ingredient in a whole new way!

Try out these Greek Yogurt recipes…

Greek Yogurt Smoothies

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada Breakfast Shake

A list of Greek Yogurt recipe smoothie favorites would’t be complete without this superfood shake!

This is a great way to use Greek Yogurt in recipes, naturally boosting your metabolism and easing stress. — More on that above in Benefits of Greek Yogurt.

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada smoothie

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada Breakfast Shake

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This Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada breakfast shake tastes amazing, and has Chia seeds in it, which are one of the world’s most nutritious foods.
Soak the chia seeds in the milk overnight in the fridge. Blend with the pineapple, yogurt, coconut and coconut oil.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 289 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon flaked coconut

Instructions
 

  • All ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve.

Notes

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 breakfast shake
Calories: 289 ; Fat: 15 ; Fiber: 7 ; Protein: 16 ; Carbohydrates: 24

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal
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Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Yogurt smoothie recipes like this one are great for fast, easy breakfasts!

Next time you notice your bananas are starting to brown, slice and bag them. Place in the freezer to make yummy homemade yogurt recipes like this one.

Chocolate Banana Smoothies

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie

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This Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie recipe is full of protein, and is one your kids will especially love. Cut the banana into bite size chunks and freeze for 4-24 hours. Blend the frozen banana, almond milk, greek yogurt and cocoa powder along with any mix ins you like until smooth. Enjoy these healthy breakfast smoothies on your way to work and school on the most hectic mornings.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freeze Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 3 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 368 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 banana
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt I like unsweetened, but vanilla flavor is excellent here1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Optional add ins:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon almond or peanut butter
  • 1 cup cherries or strawberries
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Instructions
 

  • Cut the banana into bite size chunks and freeze for 4-24 hours.
  • Add ingredients to blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve.

Notes

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 368 ; Fat: 8 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal
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Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie

This Creamsicle inspired smoothie one of our favorite yogurt smoothie recipes!

Greek Yogurt recipes smoothie favorites like this one can turn anyone into a Greek Yogurt smoothie fan.

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie

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The Creamsicle inspired smoothie is packed with lots of Vitamin C as well as other metabolism boosting ingredients.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 129 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve.

Notes

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 129; Fat: 0; Fiber: 1.5; Protein: 10; Carbohydrates: 25

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal
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Blended Mocha Cappuccino

This longtime Lose Weight By Eating reader favorite utilizes our world famous Homemade Chocolate Syrup!

This Starbucks copycat recipe shaves almost 400 calories off the chain’s famous Mocha Frappuccino!

Blended Mocha Cappuccino

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This blended mocha tastes like a Starbucks Copycat, but saves you 100’s of calories!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 122 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup strong black coffee brewed
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp organic chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • In a blender combine all ingredients and give it a whirl until everything is incorporated and ice is smooth, about 1- 2 minutes.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

Notes

Nutrition information:
Calories: 122
Fat: 1
Fiber: 2.5
Protein: 1
Carbs: 26

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal
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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This creamy Greek Yogurt smoothie is filling and delicious! It’s a great way to use yogurt in recipes.

Try this recipe this week, it’s one of our favorite Greek yogurt smoothie recipes.

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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

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This Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie recipe is one of my favorite breakfast shake recipes. It’s full of protein, and contains oatmeal, which studies have shown can help lower cholesterol.
4.14 from 15 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 331 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve.

Notes

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 331 ; Fat: 4 ; Fiber: 5 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal
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Greek Yogurt Recipes Dip Favorites

I have always loved making creamy dips healthy with the help of Greek Yogurt. Below I will share my Greek Yogurt recipes dip favorites from Lose Weight By Eating.

Some of these recipes I have made with Rachael Ray and Bob Harper… so look for the videos to check them out!

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Spicy Ranch Dip

This Spicy Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip is a great way to get all the benefits of Greek Yogurt.

It’s one of my Greek Yogurt recipes dip favorites, and I know you’ll love it too!

Looking for a MILD Ranch dip? Keep scrolling… it’s down there.

Spicy Ranch Dip

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I made this Spicy Ranch Dip for eHow videos!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 17 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Remove seeds and ribs from jalapenos and chop finely, add to a medium bowl.
  • Chop garlic clove and herbs finely and add to the jalapenos.
  • Add Greek yogurt and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl. Combine all the ingredients together and serve with veggies or chips, holds in the refrigerator for a week.

Video

Notes

Nutrition information:
Each serving (1/4 cup) has:
Calories: 17
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0
Protein: 3
Carbs: 1

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal
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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

This is one of my Greek Yogurt recipes dip favorites!

This is one of the reader favorite Greek Yogurt smoothie recipes. And it’s a great way to get all the benefits of Greek yogurt.

Ranch Dip

Ranch Dip

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This recipe is from the cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 28 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients except the veggie sticks in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (If you don’t have a blender or food processor, just stir everything together in a bowl—the texture will be different but will still be delicious.)

Video

Notes

Makes 4 servings
serving size: 1/3 cup
Per serving: calories 28; fat 0; fiber 0; protein 5 g; carbohydrates 2 g
Serve with veggie sticks. I love cucumber, zucchini, and bell pepper with this one, but you can find more options.
—RECIPE FROM THE COOKBOOK LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING—

Nutrition

Calories: 28kcal
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Chunky Blue Cheese Dip

This amazing Greek Yogurt dip is so easy to whip up in moments! It’s great as a dip, in burgers, with buffalo wings, and with your favorite veggies.

We love homemade yogurt recipes like this one, and hope you will too!

Chunky Blue Cheese Dip

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This Chunky Blue Cheese Dip is from the best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. I have had the pleasure of making this recipe with Rachael Ray, and it was quite the hit!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the green onions in a medium bowl, reserving 1 tablespoon for garnish.
  • Add the yogurt, blue cheese and pepper, and fold together carefully. Don’t smash the cheese too much—you want the dip to have small, medium and large chunks.
  • Top with the reserved green onions.

Video

Notes

Serve with veggie sticks. I love carrots and celery with this one, but you can find more options.
Makes 2 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Per serving: calories 53; fat 2 g; fiber 0 g; protein 7 g; carbohydrates 2 g
—THIS RECIPE IS FROM THE COOKBOOK LOSE WEIGHT B EATING—

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal
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Guacamole Dip

This Greek Yogurt recipe is a great way to enjoy your love for guacamole, while cutting the calories drastically! Plus you’re adding in protein, win/win!

Try this and more Greek Yogurt recipes below…

Guacamole Greek Yogurt Dip

Guacamole Dip

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This recipe is from the best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. Attached you can see a video where I made this recipe for Rachael Ray and Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 108 kcal

Equipment

  • Grater

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 2/3 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons chunky salsa
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 to mato seeded and diced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop the flesh out into a medium bowl.
  • Use a fine grater to shred the garlic clove into the bowl. If you want the guacamole super spicy, add more garlic.
  • Smash the avocado and garlic together with the back of a fork until smooth.
  • Add the yogurt, salsa, lime juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Mix together, taste and add more lime juice or salt as needed.

Video

Notes

Makes 4 servings
Serving size: 1/3 cup
Per serving: calories 108; fat 7 g; fiber 2 g; protein 5 g; carbohydrates
–FROM THE COOKBOOK LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING–

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

Get all the benefits of Greek Yogurt while curbing your sweet tooth! This protein packed treat will help boost metabolism and help you keep eating healthy.

For more sweet Greek Yogurt recipes, see what follows… so many sweet treats!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 133 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaked coconut optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 15 second increments, stir in between increments.
  • When chocolate is melted, mix in Greek Yogurt and top with coconut flakes.
  • Serve with fruit.

Notes

Calories: 133
Fat: 9
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 6
Carbs: 5

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal
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Greek Yogurt Recipe Parfaits

These Greek Yogurt recipes are sweet and delicious… they make great breakfasts, or desserts!

The homemade yogurt recipes in this section are long time reader favorites at Lose Weight By Eating, so I grouped them together for easy referencing.

These hearty treats are a great way to get more Greek Yogurt Nutrition!

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Orange Dream Parfait

When I was a kid, it was hard to beat the amazing Creamsicle… so once I became a Cookbook Author, I had to find ways to re-create this childhood favorite flavor.

The combination of cream and orange goes great in yogurt recipes, try this out for yourself.

Orange Dream Parfait

Orange Dream Parfait

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This Creamcicle inspired parfait is quite the treat!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 4 tbsp Organic Sweet Orange Marmalade
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 Biscotti crushed
  • 2 Clementines Cuties or Tangerines peeled and segmented

Instructions
 

  • Place biscotti in a freezer bag and with a rolling-pin roll, bash and obliterate the cookies. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine Greek yogurt, Orange Marmalade and Honey, mix well.
  • In 2 clear glasses fill 1/2 way full with yogurt mixture, then top with 1/2 of the cookie crumbs and place 2/3 of the clementine segments around the edges. Top with the rest of the yogurt, then the rest of the cookies and then the rest of the clementine segments, see picture or make your own design. Now you’re ready to eat, lucky you!!

Notes

Each Parfait has:
Calories: 250
Fat: 1
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 25
Carbs: 70

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
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Boston Cream Pie Parfait

I recommend making my Homemade Chocolate Syrup for this (and the Mocha Smoothie above!) recipe. It’s all natural and great in yogurt recipes!

Boston Cream Pie Parfait

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This is a longtime Lose Weight BY Eating reader favorite, and it makes one delcious breakfast!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Crunchy Cookies- I used 5 Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • 2 tbsp. Homemade (or organic) Chocolate Syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl combine yogurt, honey and vanilla. Mix well and set aside.
  • Place cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush and roll with a rolling-pin until you have just crumbs.
  • Put 1/2 of the crumbs at the bottom of your clear glasses, then top with the yogurt, sprinkle the rest of the cookie crumbs around the sides of the yogurt and top with the chocolate sauce.

Notes

Nutrition information for Healthy Boston Cream Pie Parfait:
Each large parfait has:
Calories: 317
Fat: 3
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 25
Carbs: 47

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal
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Cherry Garcia Yogurt Parfait

For my Gluten Free friends looking for a Gluten Free Parfait… look no further!

This recipe helps you enjoy all the benefits of Greek Yogurt, without any of the gluten.

Cherry Garcia Yogurt Parfait

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Chocolate, Cherry, need I say more?!
Try out this Lose Weight By Eating original recipe…
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ½ tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp Dried Cherries if you have fresh they are great too, quarter them

Instructions
 

  • Combine everything, hold a few cherries and chocolate chips back to top with. Mix well and serve in cute bowls or martini glasses, top with remaining cherries and chocolate.
  • It helps if while making this you play some Grateful Dead, Pandora can help you out with that if you don’t already have a favorite album. 😉

Notes

Nutrition information for Cherry Garcia Greek Yogurt
Each serving has:
Calories: 149
Fat: 2
Fiber: 0.5
Protein: 12
Carbs: 21

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal
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Strawberry Yogurt with Chocolate Granola Topping

See the next recipe for the Chocolate Granola recipe you’ll need for this recipe.

I love yogurt recipes like this, so simple and easy… once the granola has been made for the month/week, you just have to mix a bit every moring to enjoy all the Greek Yogurt nutrition in this recipe.

Strawberry Yogurt with Chocolate Granola Topping

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You’ll need the chocolate granola in the next recipe, or a organic chocolate granola (I say Organic because it’s less likely to have preservatives) to make this parfait.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp organic strawberry jam
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Granola recipe below
  • 3 strawberries thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl mix yogurt and jam well, in 2 pretty clear glasses or 2 small mason jars add a little granola to the bottom, and a few slices of strawberries, top with ½ the yogurt, then more granola, and some sliced strawberries.
  • Top with the rest of the yogurt, granola, then strawberries and dive in to strawberry parfait heaven.
  • Nutrition information for Strawberry Yogurt with Chocolate Granola Topping:

Notes

Nutrition information for Strawberry Yogurt with Chocolate Granola Topping:
Each serving (approximately 1 parfait) has:
Calories: 215
Fat: 3.5
Fiber: 2.5
Protein: 15
Carbs: 31

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal
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Chocolate Granola

I realize this is a strange item to have in an article about yogurt… but if you look at the previous recipe, you will understand why.

Chocolate Granola

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This Chocolate Granola goes great over yogurt, or frozen yogurt… in milk as cereal, as a snack. So many way's to enjoy!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings
Calories 196 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cup Rolled Oats
  • cup good Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Silvered Almonds
  • ½ cup Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ cup Flax seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ cup Apple Sauce
  • ¼ cup Runny Honey
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Dried Cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 310.
  • Add everything (except the cherries) together in a huge bowl and mix well, move to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, take out flip the granola and place back in the oven for 25 more minutes.
  • Remove the granola from the oven, tumble into a large bowl and mix together with the dried cherries.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 30 days in your pantry, serve over ice cream, yogurt, or with almond milk for a skinny breakfast.

Notes

¼ cup pf granola has:
Calories: 196
Fat: 7
Fiber: 5
Protein: 6.5
Carbs: 28

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal
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Greek Yogurt Conclusion

There’s a reason loads of Lose Weight By Eating recipes use the wonderful ingredient!

Our favorite reason for using Greek Yogurt… low calorie + high nutrition.

But we’re not ashamed to say we love all the benefits of Greek Yogurt on your health, and the Greek Yogurt nutrition!

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