7 Surprisingly Delicious Ways To Use Leftover Greek Yogurt
We’ll always be big fans of Greek yogurt, if only for letting us answer honestly when our doctor asks if we get enough calcium. But we’ll admit it: Sometimes it’s hard to finish our weekday cup. By the last spoonful, it’s a little… boring. Rather than force it down or toss it in the trash, give these recipes a spin. They call for at most 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt and as little as a tablespoon.
1. Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce
Creamy and rich, this sauce puts Greek yogurt’s natural tang to good use, spicing up the typical alfredo recipe. With just two steps and loads of calcium (cheese, milk, and butter will do that), it’s an easy way to class up any weekday pasta dinner.
2. Greek Yogurt Cucumbers
Healthy, cheap, and easy—our three favorite adjectives. Mix cucumbers with yogurt, plus a few other pantry staples, and let them marinate for two hours (or all workday long). You’ll come home to a delicious protein-packed side dish.
3. 37 Calorie Brownies
Calories are the furthest thing from our minds in the face of these tasty brownies, but if they’re healthier than usual, we’ll take it. The recipe makes use of the last of your Greek yogurt and also featuresold-fashioned rolled oats, which are full of fiber and can lower cholesterol.
4. Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies
The marvel that is Greek yogurt can swing both savory and sweet, and this recipe makes the most of it. While we’re normally big fans of adding a healthy oil to batter, these cookies don’t even need it—the yogurt moistens the dough, holding things (chocolate chip-type things) together.
5. Peanut Butter Apple Dip
Turn your last spoonful of yogurt into a snack for later with this three-ingredient recipe. It couldn’t be simpler: Just mix a half-tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon each of Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Then refrigerate and enjoy with an apple later. The high-protein content makes it a particularly good post-workout snack.
6. Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
Looking for a way to spice up the last yogurt in your stash? Add honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and the glorious clincher, mini chocolate chips. Prepare for flashbacks to those Oreo cookie add-in yogurts of yore (only healthier).
7. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Drops
Peanut butter and jelly? So mainstream. Instead, give peanut butter and Greek yogurt a whirl. Blend the two with cinnamon, vanilla extract, Stevia, and sea salt for a low-fat, low-sugar, high-protein snack that comes together in no time.