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If you’re like me, the best breakfasts have some kind of protein. All carb breakfasts just don’t stay with me very long. Even if I want a big bowl of oatmeal or pancakes, I always try to add some protein in there, too. And yogurt is my favorite way!

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Thick and tangy greek yogurt is the perfect base for any dip where you would normally use sour cream. Perfect for football season.

Not So Sour Cream and Onion Chip Dip

Thick and tangy greek yogurt is the perfect base for any dip where you would normally use sour cream. Perfect for football season.

Ready In: 15 minutes

Level: Easy


Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Yields: 1 Cups

directions

Step 1

Scoop greek yogurt into a bowl.

Step 2

Add the buttermilk powder, onion powder, salt, and dill to the yogurt and stir to combine.

Step 3

Spoon the dip into a clean bowl and chill in the fridge for 5-10 minutes before serving or longer, if you can wait. The flavor gets better the longer the dip sits.

Step 4

Serve with chips or veggies.

The filling isn’t like a real slice of cheesecake, but it sure tastes like cheesecake!

Cheesecake Yogurt Chocolate Cups

The filling isn't like a real slice of cheesecake, but it sure tastes like cheesecake!

Ready In: 50 minutes

Level: Medium


Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Yields: 8 Cups

directions

Step 1

Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and either heat over a pan of simmering water or melt in the microwave for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.

Step 2

Stir in the last 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and mix together until all the chocolate is smooth and glossy.

Step 3

Drop a spoonful of the melted chocolate into 8 cupcake liners. Use a spoon to spread the chocolate into an even layer and bring the chocolate up the sides of the liners to help keep the filling in the cup.

Step 4

Put the chocolate cups in the fridge while you mix the filling.

Step 5

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with a 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar. Taste. If you want it a little sweeter, add some more powdered sugar and mix until there are no more lumps.

Step 6

Mix the greek yogurt and orange zest into the cream cheese mixture.

Step 7

Once the chocolate cups have set, take them out of the fridge and drop a spoonful of the cream cheese filling into each one. Spread the filling into an even layer.

Step 8

Place the cups back in the fridge for about 5 minutes to let the cheesecake filling firm up a little bit.

Step 9

Take the cups back out, stir the rest of your melted chocolate (reheat for a few seconds if you need to), and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cheesecake filling. Gently spread the chocolate over the filling, then put the cups back in the fridge for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate has hardened.

Step 10

Remove from liners and serve.

Craving a cool treat? This low fat frozen yogurt is so full of flavor, you won’t miss the calories that are usually in frozen treats.

Mint Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Craving a cool treat? This low fat frozen yogurt is so full of flavor, you won't miss the calories that are usually in frozen treats.

Ready In: 25 minutes

Level: Easy


Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Yields: 7 Servings

directions

Step 1

Get your ice cream maker ready, based on your directions.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, sugar, milk, cocoa, and vanilla bean paste together.

Step 3

Pour the yogurt mix into the ice cream machine and turn it on. Let the frozen yogurt begin to freeze and set up, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Add the mint chocolate candies to the frozen yogurt and let the machine run for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Serve right away if you like a softer consistency. Pour into an airtight container and freeze if you want the frozen yogurt to set up a bit more.

Try this Stonyfield marinated yogurt cheese

I’ll admit it: I almost always use yogurt for sweet dishes. Usually my yogurt is served as breakfast with fruit and nuts, or as an afternoon snack with granola, or in baked goods. Sometimes I just toss in a palmful of chocolate chips and a drizzle of honey and go on my way!

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