Using Chobani Yogurt for Healthier Cooking

I’ve used Chobani yogurt in place or sour cream and mayonnaise in a few recipes and sauces over the past few months and it’s always delicious.

When I made potato salad with Chobani instead of the usual mayo and took it to a family get together everyone said how great the potato salad was and no one realized that I didn’t use the usual heavy dousing of mayo.

Here’s a chart I came across on Pinterest that gives you some ideas for how to use Chobani =>

Even if you’re not looking to make a recipe lighter in terms of calories or fat content, you can try out these substitutes just to get a different flavor than usual to mix things up a bit. I think you’ll be surprised and enjoy the results.

Have some fun, brighten up one of your favorite recipes with these equivalents, and enjoy your time in the kitchen!

Source: via Loretta on Pinterest

Review of Chobani Greek Yogurt

By you probably have heard of Greek yogurt, but maybe you were afraid to try it. I have been buying Chobani and all different flavors and depending on the fruit it is either non-fat or low fat. It has a creamy and smooth texture that is divine…. and a 6 ounce container is only about 120 calories.

There is no high fructose corn syrup, instead they use evaporated cane juice which is by far a better sweetener. It has all the great benefits that yogurt has for your daily health and there are many varieties of ways to using this product. You use plain yogurt in your mashed potatoes to add creaminess instead of butter, or in smoothies.

** A quick little tip, especially if you prefer blended yogurts, the fruit is on the bottom of the Chobani flavors so just give it a quick little shake to mix the the fruit.

If you are looking for a tasty low cal snack I would highly recommend this product. FYI – my favorite is the Strawberry-Banana.

Enjoy your time in the kitchen!

Shepherd’s Pie, it’s as easy as Pie!

I was food network and noticed at least 3 to 4 times shepherds pie and I thought to myself i would really like to try and make that. Here was my first attempt but not my last. I tried to make it simpler by making a meatloaf base using ground turkey. In my mashed potatoes I added skim milk, 2 tablespoons of Chobani plain Greek yogurt, and wedge of garlic and herb Laughing Cow Cheese (only 35 calories per wedge,) and mashed it all together with a little salt and pepper. The peas were just a bag of frozen peas and sliced carrots.

sheperds pie and salad

Enjoy your time in the kitchen!

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