3 Things to Make With…Low-Fat Yogurt
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You might have a vague sense that low-fat yogurt is good for you, but do you know how good? Not only do the active cultures in yogurt help keep your digestive tract healthy and happy, yogurt itself is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which can help prevent osteoporosis. Better yet, health researchers have linked eating 2–3 servings of low-fat dairy a day with a reduced risk for high blood pressure. That’s all fine and good, you say, but how am I supposed to get more low-fat yogurt into my diet, beyond the little container I eat with breakfast every day?
Well, when you see just how versatile good old plain, low-fat yogurt can be, you might find good reason to swap out those (more expensive) little containers and start keeping a full-size 32-oz. container on hand. Spooning yogurt over granola and drizzling it with a little honey is a great way to start the day, but you don’t have to stop there…
A healthier but no less creamy alternative to store-bought salad dressings, this yogurt-based salad dressing is easy to whip up and takes advantage of dried herbs that you likely already have in your pantry.
We love fruit smoothies — for breakfast, as a snack or even for dessert. Not only are they a great way to add more yogurt to your diet, you can up your fruit intake as well. This recipe is a good place to start, but you can substitute whatever combination of frozen fruit you like, from strawberries and peaches to mangoes and blueberries.
The cucumber yogurt sauce in this recipe goes just as well with fish or lamb as it does chicken. It also makes for a great dip for fresh veggies, so make a little more and enjoy some healthier snacks!
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