Greek Yogurt… how I love thee…let me count the ways…Tzatziki, with honey, and even chocolatey!!!
Many people love their Greek yogurt plain...as-is...using their palate to discern the sweet and tart natural flavors. I am not one of those people.
Which ever way YOU like your Greek yogurt, the only crime against it would be to pair it with the splenda/aspartame chemical artificial flavour concoctions that most flavoured yogurt is made with today.
Here's how I like mine.....
One of the hardest things about eating sugar-free is the lack of condiments. Tzatziki is good on pretty much everything. Try it on your burger, pita, souvlaki or roasted potatoes! Here’s how our family makes it.
- 500ml of thick Greek yogurt
- Half a cucumber grated and squeezed
- 3-4 grated garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp of vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp of crushed oregano
- Seed and strain cucumber with a microplane or fine grater.
- Squeeze out all the liquid, making a thick paste.
- Grate or mince garlic.
- Add all ingredients together and mix well.
Greek yogurt with honey
For something sweet…Drizzle some honey on your yogurt.
One tablespoon of honey (21 grams) has 5.3 grams of sugar. You only need a little drizzle, and don’t mix it!
Attiki is my favourite honey imported from Greece. Look for it in gourmet or European stores.
Greek honey is thick and almost toffee-like. Depending on where it's from, it could have hints of thyme, pine, heather, chestnut or orange blossoms.
The ribbons of sweet honey should contrast with the tanginess of the yogurt. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of ground up Kashi Almond Flax. Ground up nuts work well too.
Greek honey with Low-Sugar Jam
Add homemade or low-sugar store bought jam. Enough said....YUM!
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding
DECADENT and so much better than a 120 calorie Snack Pack!
- Melt 1 tsp (5 grams) of pure or high cocoa chocolate with 1 tsp of milk (10 seconds in the microwave).
- Stir in 2 heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (about 75 grams).
- Add 4 drops (or to taste) of SweetLeaf Liquid Chocolate Stevia and stir.
Greek Yogurt Fool
And finally....this one's always hit when we have guests. It just feels like a decadent treat and pairs well with fresh berries.
- Hand whisk 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt into 2 cups of lightly sweetened fresh whipped cream.