Greek yogurt is a wonderful way to add protein to your diet. For those following the Weight Watchers program, plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is now zero points for most members.
However, plain Greek yogurt is very tart and may be an acquired taste. If you are looking for new ways to enjoy this high-protein treat, here are 45 healthy ways to use plain Greek yogurt.
How to Eat Plain Greek Yogurt (and Enjoy It!)
If you’ve tried plain, non-fat Greek yogurt before and didn’t care for the tart taste, don’t give up just yet. There are a lot of flavoring options and ways to use Greek yogurt in recipes in order to enjoy it. We have gathered 45 ideas below so you are sure to find one – or lots – that will suite your taste buds.
Why Eat Plain Greek Yogurt?
According to Medical News Today, plain Greek yogurt has a number of health benefits including:
- Improved bone health due to calcium.
- Decreased appetite because of filling protein.
- Boost metabolism
Think of Greek yogurt as a basic food that you can use in a variety of ways to add more protein and calcium to your diet.
How Many Points is Greek Yogurt on Weight Watchers?
Keep in mind that this is only for the non-fat versions and also for versions with no added sugar.
Plain, non-fat regular yogurt is also zero points, not just the Greek version.
45 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Plain Greek Yogurt
Here are 45 healthy ways to enjoy plain Greek yogurt. If you are using the Weight Watchers system, be sure to purchase the non-fat, plain variety for zero points.
Even if this is a new food for you to enjoy, you are sure to find a tasty alternative on this list.
Note: Many of these recipes call for “sweetener”. Use artificial sweetener of your choice or a drizzle of honey or small serving of sugar, depending on what you food program allows and your preferences. Remember that honey and sugar add additional calories (points).
- Mash up banana and add to Greek yogurt. Add sweetener if desired.
- Mix in frozen, thawed fruit and a bit of sweetener. Frozen mango and frozen berries, thawed, are excellent.
- Use yogurt to make our popular WW 1 point Cheesecake.
- Use plain in place of sour cream, like to top a baked potato or tacos.
- Use in place of sour cream in recipes.
What other ideas do you have for using Greek yogurt? Share in the comments below.
Free Printable PDF – Ways to Use Plain Greek Yogurt on WW
If you are following the WW program, you’ll want this printable. Here are delicious ways to enjoy plain, non-fat Greek yogurt – which is zero points.
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