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Greek Yogurt Recipes: 21 Yogurt Recipes To Try Out This Summer

07/17/2013 05:06 EDT | Updated 07/22/2013 08:53 EDT
Georgeanne Brennan

Yogurt may not be the typical go-to summer treat, but if you're looking to eat healthier this season, it may be time to go Greek.

Yogurt in general is a good source of calcium, protein and vitamins B6 and B12, but Greek yogurt in particular has been surging in popularity over the last few years because it's creamier, thicker, lower in lactose and has twice the amount of protein than regular yogurt.

And besides tasting great with simple ingredients like honey and nuts, Greek yogurt can be easily used to make more nutritious sauces, smoothies and puddings.

But Greek yogurt can also have a fatty side. Fage's full-fat container has about 16 grams of saturated fat while a regular full-fat yogurt from Dannon has about five grams, according to U.S. News. If you're shopping around for yogurts, try sticking to low-fat or non-fat ones.

So what are some of the best recipes? We've rounded up 21 yummy ways to use Greek yogurt for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Greek Yogurt Recipes