Yogurt Around the World
The New Year inspires new resolutions to eat well and live a more healthful lifestyle – and as we’ve shared with you in past issues of the One Yogurt Every Day newsletter, nutrient dense foods like nonfat and lowfat yogurt can play a key role. In this issue, we’ll focus on the how, by tapping into unique and flavorful dishes from around the globe that make it easy to take advantage of yogurt’s benefits every day.
Nonfat and lowfat yogurt can go beyond the breakfast table to reduce the fat in salad dressings, sauces, dips and marinades without sacrificing flavor and texture when used as a replacement for other oils. In baked goods, it can replace oil, butter or sour cream for lighter treats. Our hope is that the recipes and tips that follow will have you dipping, stirring, and championing the many uses for this dairy staple!
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
Yogurt Tips & Recipe Tricks:
Other Ways to Incorporate Yogurt Every Day:
- Baking: Replace butter, cream cheese, heavy cream and sour cream for yogurt when baking cakes, pies, cupcakes or muffins. Swap out whipped cream for yogurt to top cakes, puddings, and mousses.
- With Fruits and Vegetables: Yogurt can encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables when used in veggie dips, hummus, smoothies and salad dressings.
When you substitute yogurt for other fats and liquids in your cooking, it’s not always an even, cup-for-cup exchange. This chart provides a simple and easy guide for substituting yogurt in recipes.
One Yogurt Every Day Nutrition Advisors
Yvonne Bronner, ScD
Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Robert Murray, MD