Just because yogurt is a health food doesn’t mean it can’t also be a decadent sweet treat. With yogurt as your base, you can create hundreds of desserts that satisfy even the hardiest sweet tooth without sacrificing health.
Below are four ways to turn your yogurt into a sweet indulgence.
Plain whole-milk yogurt with fresh nectarines and toffee pieces.
Tip: Peaches and nectarines may contain higher levels of pesticides than other fruits, so be sure to buy organic versions whenever possible.
Great substitution ideas:
Vanilla yogurt with creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate and graham cracker crumbs.
Tip: Warm one tablespoon peanut butter (in a separate small bowl) in the microwave for 10 seconds, so it’s easier to drizzle on top of the yogurt.
Plain yogurt with fresh cherries and sea-salt caramel sauce.
Tip: Turn any jar of caramel sauce into salty caramel sauce by adding a pinch of salt to the sauce when it’s warm. Simply salt it to taste with sea salt or table salt.
Vanilla yogurt with shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts and brown sugar.
Tip: Since this is essentially the yogurt version of carrot cake, experiment with all the ingredients you like best in a cake, such as crushed pineapple or coconut flakes.
What are your favorite sweet ways to eat yogurt?