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.

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  • Roasted Salmon And Fennel With Orange Yogurt Sauce

    The yogurt is mixed with orange zest, fennel fronds and honey, making a bright and flavor-packed sauce to top this healthy fish. Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/roasted-salmon-and-fennel_n_1056899.html" target="_blank">recipe here.</a>

  • Homemade Greek Yogurt

    Homemade yogurt requires surprisingly little prep and keeps in the fridge for a month. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/homemade-greek-yogurt_n_1058492.html" target="_blank">Get the recipe here. </a>

  • Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

    That's right, cheesecake. As a topping, this recipe also comes with figs. <a href="http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/greek-yogurt-cheesecake-ouzo-poached-figs" target="_blank">Get the recipe here. </a>

  • Papaya And Greek Yogurt Smoothie

    Start your morning off right with this smoothie that also makes the perfect post-run breakfast. <a href="http://www.kitchendaily.com/recipe/papaya-and-greek-yogurt-smoothie" target="_blank">Get the recipe here.</a>

  • Breakfast Yogurt

    Even though this recipe is made with plain yogurt, swap it with Greek yogurt. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/breakfast-yogurt_n_1057159.html" target="_blank">Get the recipe here. </a>

  • Yogurt Panna Cotta

    Taditional panna cottas are made by heating heavy cream with unflavored gelatin. This version that is just as creamy, is made much lower in fat and calories with Greek yogurt. Lightly sweetened with powdered sugar and fresh berries, it’s the perfect end to a spring or summer meal. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/yogurt-panna-cotta_n_1057965.html" target="_blank">Get the recipe here. </a>

  • Grilled Watermelon With Yogurt

    This is Michael Psilakis 's modern take on the traditional Greek combination of watermelon and feta cheese. It features the creamy yogurt he grew up eating in New York's Long Island: "My mom made it at home all the time, and we'd snack on it with honey after school." Michael Psilakis: Defining Greek Food. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-watermelon-with-y_n_1058477.html" target="_blank">Get the recipe here.</a>

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  • Lemon-lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakeyourday.net/lemon-lavender-greek-yogurt-pound-cake/#" target="_hplink">Lemon-lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake recipe</a> by Bake Your Day</strong>

  • Nigel's Yogurt Brulee

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://notwithoutsalt.com/2011/08/30/nigels-yogurt-brulee/" target="_hplink">Nigel's Yogurt Brulee recipe</a> by Not Without Salt</strong>

  • Roasted Veggie Tacos With Avocado Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://chocolate-broccoli.com/2012/09/roasted-veggie-tacos-with-avocado-cream.html" target="_hplink">Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream recipe</a> by Chocolate Broccoli</strong>

  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip Yogurt Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2012/2/1/3-greek-yogurt-dips-done-in-10.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Chocolate Chip Yogurt Dip recipe</a> by Edible Perspective</strong>

  • Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.kitchencorners.com/2009/08/creamy-blackberry-frozen-yogurt.html" target="_hplink">Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt recipe</a> by Kitchen Corners</strong>

  • Greek Yogurt And feta Cheese Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://iaminblog.com/recipes/dips-recipes/greek-yogurt-feta-cheese-dip/" target="_hplink">Greek Yogurt and feta Cheese Dip recipe</a> by I Am In</strong>

  • Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes And Creamy Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/13338" target="_hplink">Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Creamy Lemon-Yogurt Sauce recipe</a> by Ezra Pound Cake</strong>

  • Greek Yogurt Biscuits

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2011/08/15/greek-yogurt-biscuits/" target="_hplink"> Greek Yogurt Biscuits recipe </a>by Healthy Recipes</strong>

  • Hot Spinach And Artichoke Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/hot-spinach-and-artichoke-dip.html" target="_hplink">Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dailygarnish.com/2011/06/blueberry-greek-yogurt-banana-bread.html" target="_hplink">Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread recipe</a> by Daily Garnish</strong>

  • Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.plumpiecooks.com/2011/04/cranberry-pecan-chicken-salad/#.UE4ks6TLzZR" target="_hplink">Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad recipe</a> by Plumpie Cooks</strong>

  • Healthy Deviled Eggs

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/healthy-deviled-eggs/" target="_hplink">Healthy Deviled Eggs recipe</a> by Fannetastic Food</strong>

  • Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cookingontheside.com/key-lime-greek-yogurt-pie/" target="_hplink">Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie recipe</a> by Cooking On The Side</strong>

  • Lemon Tart With Rosemary Crust

    <strong>Get the<a href=" http://goodthingsgrow.com/lemon-tart-with-rosemary-crust/" target="_hplink"> Lemon Tart with Rosemary Crust</a> recipe by Good Things Grow</strong>

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