Yogurt – so many ways to use this healthy dish – cooking with kids especially!


We make our own yogurt from our goats milk and use it in many dishes when cooking with kids. It is creamy and delicious. I also enjoy FAGE non fat yogurt when I am looking for a lower calorie dish. There are SO many ways to use yogurt – here are just a few:

As an accompaniment to fish – mixed with chopped fresh mint – by the way did you know that mint grows like a weed? You can grow it indoors in a pot or outdoors in a garden. Delicious!

Along with any kind of berries – blueberries and blackberries look especially good – but strawberries work well. And if you want to take your berries, cook them with some sugar and a tablespoon of lemon juice until syrupy, you can swirl them with the yogurt for an attractive dessert.

A dollop of yogurt on top of a rich meat or chicken stew – especially one you make with paprika softens the flavors and is a low calorie way to have a creamy gravy when mixed in ( rather than using whole cream).

With chopped cilantro mixed into the yogurt served with any fish or chicken dish.

With cucumbers chopped along with mint into a creamy salad – or leave out the mint and add minced garlic instead to make a quick Indian Raita.

And of course the wonderful Greek dish that we had every day while travelling to the Greek Islands some years ago – a dish of yogurt with heaping tablespoons of honey swirled in. YUM! Try some as dessert, or for breakfast with or without muesli.

Here Jack and I are making cookies using yogurt to make the dough moist. Of course we are listening to Grandma Music while doing it! On this occasion it was the Flying Cows Song!


About Grandma

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