Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier food? Consider the benefits of Greek Yoghurt. One of the most delicious ways to serve it is as a healthy snack with fruit and nuts or oats. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. It’s dense texture and earthier flavour can be both savoury or sweet, depending on how you serve it. It can be a healthy substitute for sour cream and mayo and can also be used in a host of recipes. We tell you why it should be part of your new healthy diet and give you 3 delicious and easy ways to use it.

But first, why Greek Yoghurt?

Apart from being a great source of calcium and B12, Greek Yoghurt has other wonderful health benefits. This includes being higher in protein and lower in carbs than regular yoghurt. The straining process involved in making Greek Yoghurt removes more whey and the resulting product is denser. Higher protein will mean you feel fuller for longer and help reduce your cravings for sugary or starchy foods. Its concentration also increases the probiotic content, which is so beneficial for gut and immune health. If you choose a product which has no added sugar and no preservatives, then you will only have good stuff, and can make eating yoghurt a regular part of your day. Without further ado, here are 3 new recipes for Greek Yoghurt.

1. Avo and Greek Yoghurt Dip

Bring together your two favourites avocado and yoghurt in one delicious healthy treat! Dips are a great alternative to heavy cheeses on your cheeseboard. Serve this 5 Minute Avocado Ranch Dip with Greek Yoghurt from Two Healthy Kitchens alongside some beautiful crudites at your next get together. This recipe can be made in a flash – 5 minutes in fact. It’s a great recipe to have up your sleeve when you know guests are coming.

2. Marinated Greek Yoghurt Chicken

Marinating chicken in yoghurt and a selection of spices will not only help impart a beautiful taste. Yoghurt acts as a natural tenderiser. The result is deliciously moist and flavourful chicken which is healthy for you! You must try this Greek Yogurt Chicken, Simply Mouthwatering from Greek Yogurt Paradise. Serve with a generous Greek salad featuring chunks of Olympus Fetta ?

3. Greek Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse

Still got a hankering for something sweet now and then? Using only a few simple and natural ingredients, we think this recipe by Stay at Home Mum for Greek Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse is a great healthy way to change up chocolate mousse. Very simple to make, and will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, so you don’t have to overindulge.

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