Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gone Greek.

I think you know what I’m talking about.

Greek Yogurt!


It’s a pretty big craze right now…and for many good reasons too! (More than just the yummy taste…)Let’s take a look at some of them:
  • protein: Greek yogurt usually has about twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt
  • high taste with low sodium: Greek yogurt has lower sodium by up to 50%…yet it still tastes fabulous
  • low in carbs: not only does this mean that it is nice for those wanting to watch their carb consumption, but it also means it is easier to digest. Less carbohydrates = less lactose (the sugar in dairy that is hard to digest)
  • texture: because of the way Greek yogurt is made (strained), it has a thicker and creamier texture than regular yogurt, which really helps you to feel satisfied after eating it!
  • yogurt cultures: these are the good bacteria found in yogurt, also known as probiotics. Your large intestine needs these “good” bacteria to function. These good yogurt bacteria boost our immune system, which then helps the rest of our body function properly, helps prevent illnesses and ward off infections.
What better way to celebrate this yummy stuff than with a cookie recipe?!

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies 

Mix together the dry ingredients: wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, cinnamon, brown sugar and oats


Then mix together the wet ingredients: yogurt, canola oil and honey


Mix together the wet and dry, then plop them on a cookie sheet and flatten out a bit and top with some chocolate chips before putting them in the oven.


Bake, cool, and enjoy!

(although this picture looks the same as the above one, they are cooked and about to go on the cooling rack!)

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies
3/4 c. wheat flour
1/4 c. white flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. oats
1/2 c. honey
1 c. yogurt
1/8 c. canola oil
chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 17 – 20 minutes


  1. I just tried greek yogurt for the first time EVER this morning, and I loved it. I don't know why I didn't try it sooner!

  2. I love Greek yogurt! It took me a while to make the switch (it tastes pretty bitter compared to the sugary regular yogurt at first). But now I'm used to the taste and I love it. Wow, I haven't heard of yogurt cookies before! I'll have to try these!!

  3. Yum! I love Greek Yogurt and eat it just about every day, but I've never used it in baking before!

  4. I love it! Plain and drizzled with a tiny bit of honey is the perfect treat!


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