Subscribe & Save 10%
Free Shipping & Returns
X X X X X

7 Crazy Delicious (and Healthy!) Greek Yogurt Recipes

Greek yogurt makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert, and especially when mixed with other nutritious ingredients like fresh fruit, granola, and toasted seeds.

Experimenting with Greek yogurt as a way to boost protein intake doesn’t have to end there, though. It’s easy to integrate this dairy “superfood” into just about any meal as a sauce, dressing, party dip, topping, or even frosting. It’s even great for baking because it’s a viable substitute for butter or oil for irresistible homemade baked goods, including chocolate chip cookies!

Enjoy!

 

Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

healthy-greek-yogurt-recipes Picture & recipe courtesy of Mom on Timeout

I’m all about including some dessert in my daily meal planning and this tasty treat is a healthy and homemade way to enjoy the ice cream experience without all the calories.

Serves 5

Ingredients

½ cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

½ cup whole milk

1 cup frozen mixed berries

Instructions

1. Blend vanilla yogurt, milk, and berries until mixture is fairly smooth. Pour into 3-oz. paper cups.

2. Set in the freezer until the berry Greek yogurt mixture is almost firm. Insert a stick or skewer in the center, and continue freezing until solid.

3. Gently tear the paper cup off of the frozen yogurt pop, and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 48

Protein: 3 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 1 gram

Want to save 20% on your first order of Legion supplements?

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip

healthy-greek-yogurt-recipe Picture & recipe courtesy of Cook the Story

Whether you’re having a fancy get-together or a solo Netflix party on the couch, you can’t go wrong with chocolate.

A bowl of this creamy yogurt dessert dip will make any spread of cookies, fresh cut fruit, and marshmallows even more enticing. And even though it’s sweet and decadent, this chocolate dip is a much healthier and lighter way to cap off a filling dinner than chocolate cake or a box of truffles.

Serves 4

Ingredients

½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

1. Add the Greek yogurt to a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until it is an even color and the sugar granules have dissolved, about 3 minutes.

2. If desired, mix in a little bit of ground cayenne or chipotle pepper. This shouldn’t make the dip spicy, but if you prefer a Mexican spiced chocolate flavor, add up to ¼ tsp.

3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 48

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 11 grams

Fat: < 1 gram

 

Pasta Carbonara with Greek Yogurt and Canadian Ham

healthy-recipes-greek-yogurt Picture courtesy of Culinary Chat

When the mood strikes for pasta drowning in creamy sauce, chances are you immediately reach for alfredo. But you can make a simple carbonara with yogurt instead.

To make the Greek yogurt pasta sauce, stir it together with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Crack in some eggs, and you’re ready to add cooked pasta for the completed dish.

Serves 4

Ingredients

12 oz. whole-wheat linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

6 oz. Canadian bacon, chopped

½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

½ oz. Parmesan cheese (about ½ cup finely grated)

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. coarse black pepper

2 large eggs

Instructions

1. Boil a pot of salted water, and cook the pasta according to package directions. Just before you drain it, scoop out at least 1 cup of hot pasta liquid.

2. While the pasta is cooking, fill a kettle of water and bring it to a boil. Empty the boiling water from the kettle into a large bowl to warm the inside.

3. Meanwhile, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the Canadian bacon, and cook just until it starts to brown. Remove it from the heat, and set it aside.

4. A couple of minutes before the pasta has reached desired doneness, dispose of the hot water from your large bowl by pouring it down the sink. To that bowl, immediately add yogurt, Parmesan, salt, and black pepper. Stir it around, and then crack in the eggs. Whisk it all together with a fork. Add the Canadian bacon.

5. Don’t forget to scoop out at least 1 cup of the pasta water. When the pasta is cooked, strain it and immediately add the hot noodles to the egg mixture. Stir to combine so that all noodles are well coated in sauce. If the sauce seems too thick, drizzle in some of the reserved pasta liquid, a couple tablespoons at a time until you get the right consistency.

6. Serve the carbonara at the table alongside a bowl of grated Parmesan and a peppermill so that people can dress the pasta to their liking.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 381

Protein: 28 grams

Carbs: 45 grams

Fat: 10 grams

 

Want to know how to build muscle and lose fat eating delicious foods like these?"Dieting" doesn't have to suck. You CAN eat foods you like and have the body you want!

Roasted Rhubarb with Sweet Labneh

healthy-recipe-greek-yogurt Picture courtesy of Highgate Hill Kitchen

Any yogurt can be used to make labneh, a rich style of soft cheese. But since Greek yogurt has already been strained, the cheese-making process will be a little easier and a little faster.

This sweetened labneh is ideal for a dessert or unique side dish at brunch. For a traditional labneh recipe made with olive oil and mint, along with other dishes that honor the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean, add Ottolenghi: The Cookbook to your collection.

Ottolenghi-The-Cookbook

Serves 4

Ingredients

28 oz. plain non-fat Greek yogurt

¾ cup icing sugar

¼ tsp. salt

4 cups (about 1 lb.) rhubarb, cut into 1/2” batons

3 oz. muscat (or other dessert wine)

1/3 cup super-fine sugar (pulse granulated sugar of choice in a food processor)

½ vanilla pod, scraped (or ½ tsp. vanilla paste)

Zest of one lemon, half sliced in thin strips and half grated

2 Tbsp. pistachios, coarsely chopped

Instructions

1. Put the yogurt in a bowl with the icing sugar and salt. Mix well, and transfer to the middle of a clean muslin or linen cloth. Tie into a bundle with an elastic band or string, and hang over a bowl in the fridge for up to 18 hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the rhubarb batons with the wine, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest strips. Put in an ovenproof dish that’s just large enough snugly to accommodate the rhubarb and roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Set aside.

3. Just before serving, give the yogurt a good squeeze to release the last of the water. Remove from the cloth and place in a bowl. Stir in the grated zest and spoon on to plates. Top with the rhubarb and some of its cooking juices, and sprinkle the nuts on top.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 356

Protein: 23 grams

Carbs: 58 grams

Fat: 2 grams

 

Chopped Greek Steak Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

greek-yogurt-recipes-healthy Picture & recipe courtesy of Relish

This salad is a well-balanced meal with spinach, avocado, tomatoes, and cucumber. But it isn’t all about the veggies. On top of those nutrients, there are plenty of protein sources like chickpeas, feta, beef, and a dressing made mostly of Greek yogurt.

Not only is this recipe a delicious way to get into salad, but the basic ingredients of peppered steak, creamy lemon dressing, and simple greens will make a great base for other mix-ins too.

Serves 6

Ingredients

Dressing:

2/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

3 tsp. red wine vinegar

½ tsp. dried thyme

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

 Salad:

12 oz. rib-eye, strip loin, or top sirloin steak

¼ tsp. salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

4 cups baby spinach (or other fresh greens)

¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 (14 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 avocado, pitted and diced

¼ cup pitted and sliced Kalamata olives

3 oz. crumbled low-fat feta

Instructions

1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper until smooth. Slowly stir in up to 3 tablespoons of water so the dressing dribbles off a spoon. Let stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes to develop flavors. (Can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.) Makes 1 cup of lemon-yogurt salad dressing.

2. To prepare steak, preheat a gas or charcoal grill for high heat, pat steak dry, and season with salt and pepper. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate, and let rest 10 minutes before slicing into thin strips.

3. To prepare salad, make a bed of baby spinach on a large serving platter, and sprinkle on parsley. Arrange cucumber, tomato, chickpeas, avocado, olives and feta in mounds, and place steak strips in center. Serve with a large spoon for guests to make their own mix, and pass dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 535

Protein: 37 grams

Carbs: 50 grams

Fat: 21 grams

 

Pumpkin Almond Butter Breakfast Cake with Vanilla Frosting

greek-yogurt-recipe-healthy Picture & recipe courtesy of Veggie and the Beast

Cake for breakfast? That’s right, and it’s packed with pumpkin puree, oats, and almonds and then topped with Greek yogurt frosting.

And even if you cut calories by skipping the layer of icing on top, you’ll still get a little Greek yogurt since it’s also included in the pumpkin cake.

Serves 8

Ingredients

Almond Cake:

¾ cup white whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)

½ cup quick oats

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup pumpkin puree

2/3 cup creamy almond butter with sea salt

½ cup light brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

½ tsp. almond extract

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

 Greek Yogurt Glaze:

1 ¼ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

1/3 cup powdered cane sugar

1 vanilla bean, split down the middle

¼ cup Slivered almonds (optional topping)

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, beat together the pumpkin and almond butter until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar until fully incorporated, and then add the egg and extracts.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, scraping down the sides as necessary until just incorporated. Fold in the Greek yogurt.

5. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper, and grease the bottom and sides liberally. Add the batter, using the back of a spoon or spatula to spread it out and push it into the sides. Since the batter is thick and doesn’t spread much, make it as even as possible.

6. Bake for 25–30 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool until just slightly warm to the touch.

7. For the glaze, whisk together the yogurt and powdered sugar, and then whisk in the vanilla bean seeds.

8. Top the cake with the glaze, and sprinkle on slivered almonds. Cut into 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 310

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 36 grams

Fat: 15 grams

 

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

greek-yogurt-healthy-recipes Picture courtesy of Heather’s French Press

Science says there’s no need to cut butter out of your diet completely, but everyone with a constant craving for chocolate chip cookies (which is everyone, right?) should whip up a batch from scratch with a lower-calorie substitute: Greek yogurt.

If you choose the plain non-fat variety, as the recipe calls for here, you’ll be cutting 7.5 grams of fat per cookie as compared to the common Nestle Tollhouse variety.

Serves 24

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 large eggs

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup raw sugar (or honey)

2/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift (or whisk) the flour, baking soda, and salt to combine. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs. Add the sugars until dissolved. Stir in the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.

4. Gradually add the dry flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Once all ingredients are almost fully incorporated, fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Drop the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 9–11 minutes.

6. A minute or two after removing the pan from the oven, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 179

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 27 grams

Fat: 6 grams

 

What did you think of these healthy Greek yogurt recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to know how to build muscle and lose fat eating delicious foods like these?

"Dieting" doesn't have to suck. You CAN eat foods you like and have the body you want!

Click Here to Learn How

OVER 100,000 PEOPLE HAVE USED MY COOKBOOK TO GET THE BODY THEY WANT EATING THE FOODS THEY LOVE. WILL YOU BE NEXT?

What if I told you that just about everything magazines and trainers “teach” you about dieting is wrong?

What if you could build muscle and lose fat eating “naughty” foods every week?

What if you didn’t have to suffer through low-carb dieting to get lean? In fact, what if you could eat all the carbs you wanted?

And what if you didn’t have to gorge yourself just to gain muscle and didn’t have to put on pounds and pounds of ugly fat, either?

In short, what if I told you that proper dieting--whether you want to maximize fat loss or muscle growth--is much simpler and more enjoyable than you’ve been led to believe?

Imagine eating delicious, filling meals every day...never feeling starved or stuffed...having great energy levels and workouts...and watching your body respond exactly as you desire, dropping fat or adding muscle each and every week.

And imagine finally understanding how proper dieting really works, never again falling for the BS, tricks, and gimmicks pushed by “gurus” and other shysters.

Well, I have good news.

All these “fantasies” can be a reality...if you know how to do a handful of “little” things correctly.

You see, when you know how to diet properly--and this doesn’t mean learning to eat boiled chicken and raw broccoli six times per day--getting lean and muscular becomes simple, convenient, and dare I say...enjoyable.

And this book will show you the way.

If you enjoyed this article, get weekly updates. It's free.

100% Privacy. We don't rent or share our email lists.

You May Also Like

Our Most Popular Evidence-Based Articles

Our 100% "It’s-On-Us" Money-Back Guarantee

No matter what you decide to buy, you're always protected by our ironclad, 100% money-back guarantee that works like this:

If you don't absolutely love our stuff for whatever reason, you get a prompt and courteous refund. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through.

That means you can say "yes" now and decide later. You really have nothing to lose.

Free Worldwide Shipping & Returns

Many companies use shipping and handling fees to increase their profit margins, but here at Legion, we hate profits so our shipping is 100% free!

Okay, we do dig on profits, but we also go in for happy customers, and free shipping works like gangbusters.

So, if you live in the United States, your order ships free regardless of order size, and if you live anywhere else, your order ships free when it’s over $199.

Why the restriction on international orders? Unfortunately, shipping abroad is very expensive, and if we didn’t require a minimum order size, we’d lose a lot of money.

That said, as most international customers spend about $200 with us each time they shop, this setup is a win-win.

And no matter what you decide to buy, you’re always protected by our ironclad, 100% money-back guarantee that works like this:

If you don’t absolutely love our stuff for whatever reason, you get a prompt and courteous refund. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through.

That means you can say “yes” now and decide later. You really have nothing to lose.

Clinically Effective Doses

Great ingredients aren't enough to make a great product—you also need correct doses.

That’s why we use the exact doses of every ingredient that have safely produced the desired benefits in peer-reviewed studies.

Made in USA

Where your supplements are made matters, because rules and regulations regarding quality and purity differ from country to country.

And if you want to ensure the supplements you’re swallowing every day are safe and effective, you want products produced in the USA.

That’s why all of our supplements are made in America in NSF-certified and FDA-inspected facilities that operate in accordance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.

We pay a premium to work with the best manufacturers in the country, but it’s the only way we can also produce the best all-natural sports supplements.

Lab Tested

Did you know that studies have shown that many supplements contain dangerously high levels of toxins like lead, arsenic, and cadmium?

Not ours.

Every ingredient of every supplement we produce is tested for heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants to ensure they meet the strict purity standards set by the FDA.

Naturally Sweetened & Flavored

While artificial sweeteners may not be as dangerous as some people claim, studies suggest that regular consumption of these chemicals may indeed be harmful to our health and that more research is needed.

That’s why all of our supplements are naturally sweetened and flavored and contain no artificial food dyes, fillers, or other unnecessary junk.

Science-Backed Ingredients & Doses

Unlike some supplement companies, we don’t sell dubious white labeled or off-the-shelf formulations.

Instead, our custom and unique formulations are the result of extensive reviews of the scientific literature to discover the most effective ingredients for each.

Buy now, pay later.


Split your entire online purchase into 4 interest-free payments, over 6 weeks with no impact to your credit.

payment break down 25% today, 25% 2 weeks, 25% 4 weeks, 25% 6 weeks

25%
today

25%
2 weeks

25%
4 weeks

25%
6 weeks

Here's how to Sezzle


Step 1 - shop the store

Shop

Shop and add items to your cart as normal!

Step 2 - checkout at the store

Checkout

Choose Sezzle at Checkout! You’ll be redirected to Sezzle to Sign Up or Log In to complete your order.

Step 3 - Select Sezzle and Sezzleit

Sezzle it

Your order will be shipped out right away* and your payments will be split up over 6 weeks.

*shipping times subject to merchant shipping policy

Download the App


Shop directory. Reschedule payments. Plus more!

Meal Plan Waiver

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the activities and programs offered by M4L, Inc. and to use its nutrition programs and supplement and training advice, in addition to the payment of any fee or charge, I do hereby waive, release and forever discharge and hold harmless M4L, Inc. and its consultants, officers, agents, and employees from any and all responsibility, liability, cost and expenses, including injuries or damages, resulting from my participation in any activities, or my use of any programs designed by M4L, Inc. I do also hereby release M4L, Inc. its consultants, officers, agents and employees from any responsibility or liability for any injury, damage or disorder (physical, metabolic, or otherwise) to myself, or in any way arising out of or connected with my participation in any activities with M4L, Inc.

I understand that M4L, Inc. and its consultants, officers, agents, and employees are not healthcare professionals. The services I have received from ML4, Inc do not provide or offer and are not a replacement for professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, or treatment (“medical advice”). While ML4, Inc. believes that the information provided through our services and the site is current and reliable, ML4, Inc. cannot and does not make any such guarantee or warranty.

I hereby agree that before using our services, you will consult your physician or other health care provider for medical advice, particularly if you are at risk for problems arising from changes in your diet or lifestyle. The services provided by ML4, Inc. are not intended to be used by minors or individuals with health conditions that makes the kind of changes to diet or lifestyle suggested by our services unsafe or inappropriate. Furthermore, I hereby understand that ML4, Inc. shall have no obligation or responsibility to monitor my health status or health condition or to contact or alert any medical or emergency professional.

I understand and am aware that strength, flexibility, and aerobic exercise, including the use of equipment are a potentially hazardous activity. I also understand that fitness activities involve a risk of injury and even death, and that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and using equipment and machinery with knowledge of the dangers involved. I hereby agree to expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death related to said fitness activities. In addition, I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.

I do hereby further declare myself to be physically sound and suffering from no condition, impairment, disease, infirmity or other illness that would affect nutrient metabolism or prevent my participation or use of equipment or machinery except as hereinafter stated. I do hereby acknowledge that M4L, Inc. has recommended to me that I obtain a physician’s approval for my participation in an exercise/fitness activity or in the use of exercise equipment and machinery. I also acknowledge that M4L, Inc. has recommended that I have a yearly or more frequent physical examination and consultation with my physician as to physical activity, exercise and use of exercise and training equipment so that I might have his/her recommendations concerning these fitness activities and equipment use. I acknowledge that I have either had a physical examination and been given my physician’s permission to participate, or that I have decided to participate in activity and use of equipment, machinery, and programs designed by M4L, Inc. without the approval of my physician and do hereby assume all responsibility for my participation and activities, and utilization of equipment and machinery in my activities.

I understand that all diet and training programs, nutrition and supplementation advice, and any and all other forms of information obtained from ML4, Inc. are not meant to treat or manage any health condition. I understand the need to consult with a healthcare provider prior to adjusting current lifestyle or eating habits or beginning any new diet and/or training plan.

In addition, I hereby represent and warrant that I am currently covered by an accident and health insurance policy. With my purchase of products or services from ML4, Inc., I understand that results of any sort are not guaranteed and agree not to hold M4L, Inc. staff liable for any outcomes or a lack thereof. With my purchase of any ML4, Inc. products or services, I understand that they are only guaranteed to work in software designed for a PC computer such as Microsoft Excel. I understand that I am purchasing having known that beforehand and understand that using any other application besides Microsoft Excel might result in the products not working with 100% functionality.

OUT OF STOCK

Security Check

Please click the checkbox below. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fact Checked

Our scientific review board of nutritionists, dietitians, molecular biologists, doctors, and other accredited experts is responsible for reviewing every article, podcast, and video we produce to ensure they’re evidence based, accurate, trustworthy, and current.

Thanks to their connections, credentials, and academic experience, this team of MDs, PhDs, and other professionals has access to a wealth of research published in the largest and most prestigious journals in the world.

This allows them to not only review individual studies but also analyze the overall weight of the evidence on any and all topics related to diet, exercise, supplementation, and more.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, misleading, out-of-date, or anything less than factual, please let us know in the comments section of the article in question.

Evidence Based

We follow a detailed, rigorous, multi-step process to create content that meets the highest standards of clarity, practicality, and scientific integrity.

First, our research associates provide our editorial team with accurate, up-to-date, proven scientific evidence.

Then, our editorial team uses this research to draft articles and outlines for podcasts and videos.

Finally, our scientific review board reviews the content to ensure all key information and claims are backed by high-quality scientific research and explained simply and precisely.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, misleading, out-of-date, or anything less than factual, please let us know in the comments section of the article in question.