Yogurt: The Original Health Food
The Culturing of Yogurt
Yogurt Packs a Nutritional Punch
|Yogurt (1 cup)||
|Total fat (g)||0||2||8|
|Saturated fat (g)||0||1.5||4.5|
The Versatility of Yogurt
- Replace the sour cream in many cakes with plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt.
- Use nonfat plain yogurt in place of sour cream or mayonnaise in dips and salad dressings.
- Substitute nonfat plain yogurt for sour cream on a baked potato or in stroganoffs or stews.
- Try nonfat plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise in tuna, chicken, or potato salads or in coleslaw.
Date and Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pitted dried dates
1/3 cup walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped fine
1/2 cup nonfat or low fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg, beaten lightly
Hummus With Yogurt and Lemon
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Zesty Fettuccine Alfredo
1/3 cup butter
2 cups nonfat, low fat, or whole fat plain yogurt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 01/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/22/2014 -
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