7 Protein-Rich Greek Yogurt Recipes for Any Time of Day
Greek yogurt is a culinary chameleon that not only enhances the creamy texture of dishes, but also gives you a healthy shot of protein. This versatile ingredient seamlessly transitions from sweet to savory applications, makes a good swap for sour cream, and also can be a meal in itself, simply topped with some granola and fruit.
And hey, if you haven’t yet, it’s a perfect time to try the viral frozen yogurt bark everyone’s talking about.
Plus, whether you prefer full-fat or a lower-fat variety, you still get that luscious creamy texture. Here are some of our favorite ways to use Greek yogurt all day.
Greek Yogurt Curry Chicken Marinade
Transform everyday chicken into a flavor-packed treat with a Greek yogurt curry marinade. Bursting with aromatic spices and the goodness of Greek yogurt, this marinade not only infuses your chicken with incredible taste but also adds a healthy dose of protein.
Try this recipe from Haute and Healthy Living
Pesto Pasta Salad
This healthy twist on a classic pasta salad not only offers a refreshing taste but also offers additional protein. You can enjoy it on its own as a vegetarian entree; top it with chicken, steak or shrimp; or serve it as a side at a potluck. If fresh tomatoes are not at their best, swap in oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (pat dry and chop before folding them in).
Try this recipe from Feasting at Home
Wake up taco night with this flavorful dish. Toss the shrimp in a bright spice mix (or use premade taco seasoning; we like Siete Foods) and cook, then add to tortillas and top with a crunchy slaw and a sauce made with Greek yogurt, lime, jalapeno, and garlic.
Try this recipe from Well Plated
Thick Mango Smoothie Bowl
Fuel your mornings with a thick, spoonable smoothie bowl that pairs tropical mango with creamy Greek yogurt, plus aromatic spices like turmeric and cardamom. The recipe doesn’t call for banana, but you can always add some if it just isn’t a smoothie bowl without it. Top it with shredded coconut, chia seeds, additional fruit, or whatever suits your taste.
Try this recipe from Fed and Fit
Elevate your appetizer game with a healthier spin on classic crowd-pleasing spinach-artichoke dip. Cooked cauliflower blended with Greek yogurt creates a creamy base that’s loaded with good nutrition; you won’t miss the cream cheese, sour cream or mayo. There’s plenty of garlic, scallions, Dijon and other flavorful ingredients to bring the taste.
Try this recipe from Love and Lemons
Healthier Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins
You’ll want to jump out of bed in the morning for one of these bakery-worthy treats. They’re moist, mildly sweet, and so indulgent-feeling, but made with wholesome ingredients like protein-rich Greek yogurt, whole wheat pastry flour and maple syrup.
Try this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen
5-Minute Healthy Ranch Dressing
Put it on salads, dunk a slice of cauliflower crust pizza in it–this ranch can do everything a standard one can, but with more protein and none of the processed ingredients you see so often in bottled dressings. It’s just as convenient as store-bought, though, coming together in five minutes flat.
Try this recipe from Kale Junkie
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