Greek Yogurt As A Healthy Alternative: Healthy Tip Of The Week!

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One of my favorite healthy substitutions is greek yogurt. I use plain greek yogurt as a healthy alternative in so many of my recipes, like in sauces and toppings.

So, let’s talk about why greek yogurt is awesome, shall we?

  • Greek yogurt contains 18 grams of protein in just 6 ounces (woohoo for protein!)
  • High in potassium (helps to balance out our high sodium diets)
  • High in iodine (helps to increase metabolism)
  • High in calcium (just 1 serving contains 18% of your daily requirements for calcium)
  • Contains probiotics (help with digestive system)

Greek Yogurt As A Healthy Alternative | Why greek yogurt is so awesome as a healthy alternative in your recipes plus how to use it! | asweetpeachef.com

Yes, those health benefits are awesome.  But what’s even better is that you can’t even taste the difference in your recipes.  That means your tastebuds will be none the wiser but your body will be reaping all the health benefits greek yogurt has to offer.

Plain greek yogurt can be used instead of so many high-fat, high calorie foods, such as:

  • Sour cream (think nachos or a baked potato)
  • Heavy cream (think cream of broccoli soup)
  • Mayonnaise (can be used in sauces, like in this honey mustard sauce)
  • Regular yogurt (which is highly sweetened and low in protein, in comparison)
  • Buttermilk (think healthy ranch dressing)

Greek Yogurt As A Healthy Alternative

 

Here are some examples of recipes where I used plain greek yogurt as a healthy alternative:

See?  Told ya I love my greek yogurt (and you should, too!).

To get more tips and tricks on how to start eating clean and loving your healthy lifestyle and food, click here to download my free Beginner’s Guide To Clean Eating!

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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