4 Ways to Incorporate Yogurt Into Your Meals
Whether you're looking for more ways to include probiotics into your daily regime or just consider yourself a yogurt lover like us -- these are 4 of our top most delicious ways to incorporate yogurt into your meals.
Many of us are familiar with the always-popular avocado toast piled high with goodies like smoked salmon, cream cheese and maybe some sliced cucumbers. We are huge fans of that filling and creamy snack, too! That said, we are always thinking about ways to substitute heavier ingredients for something lighter or tastier. Thus, the yogurt toast was born. Unlike cream cheese on toast, the yogurt brings a slightly tart flavor that balances surprisingly well with sweet or even savory toppings. By using our lactose free whole milk yogurt, you’ll also get the added benefits of probiotics in this nutritious snack or breakfast.
As opposed to many store-bought marinades that can be filled with gums, dyes, thickeners, and high fructose corn syrup, this homemade marinade consists of only a few simple ingredients. The key ingredient here is our lactose-free whole milk yogurt, which actually helps tenderize the meat due to its slightly acidic pH. This means that your skewers will turn out tender and juicy on the inside. Paired with a lactose free yogurt dip on the side, it will quickly become your new fast-and-favorite cooking hack at dinnertime.
Coleslaw does not need to be boring. In fact, it can be an exciting vehicle to experiment with different ingredients. It can be creamy or vinegar-y, American-classic style, or even flavored with Indian spices or hot sauce. One of our favorite ways to prepare coleslaw is by swapping out the mayo with our plain lowfat lactose-free yogurt. Mayo in particular can add a lot of fat that can become greasy, but low fat yogurt adds creaminess as well as a nice tangy flavor, giving your side yet another delicious dimension to enjoy and indulge in. Try out this recipe at your next BBQ, you MAYO never use mayonnaise in your slaw again!
Indulgent lactose-free baked goods can be difficult to come by, especially when many of these sweet treats typically call for buttermilk or heavy creams. One baking tip we use when baking is to swap out milk or buttermilk for lactose-free low fat yogurt instead. This technique allows the recipe to maintain that craveable richness without all of the calories from the fat in milk or buttermilk. One important note about baking with lactose-free products is that they tend to be a little bit more sensitive to burning at high temperature. Be sure to check your muffins or baked goods periodically to make sure they don’t burn. If you notice your baked good is browning a little faster than expected, simply cover it with a piece of tin foil and continue to bake until done.