Clean Eats – The Greek Yogurt Edition

Who else is glad that it’s almost the weekend???

My work laptop decided to roll over and DIE ON ME last weekend. Since I’m a remote employee, I had to wait for our guys to ship me a replacement. Well, I also have shit to get done so… I took a deep breath, opened my office closet door, and pulled out this baby.

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Needless to say, my productivity this week has been in the shitter. That’s what happens when you go from modern technology to a 2002 caveman OS, not even 1GB of memory and a turtle-speed processor. Luckily the replacement arrived in record time and I’m now back up and zipping along! It’s not a Mac, but it’ll do, pig. Wait… I just discovered that MS office isn’t installed. What the f***.

Come on, weekend.

Today’s Clean Eats post is all about my love for Greek Yogurt. First up is my Creamy Curry Dipping Sauce.

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  • 2TBSP Plain 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 4-5 shakes of curry powder
  • 1TBSP Dijon Mustard

This made an excellent topper and healthier alternative to tartar sauce for my Salmon Cakes. The Salmon Cakes can be found here and they are gluten-free and dairy-free!

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what? I was hangry.

Next up, I love to snack on red bell pepper, so I decided to whip up something southwestern as a dip for them.

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Southwestern Dipping Sauce

  • 2TBSP Plain 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 4-5 good shakes of Mrs Dash No-Salt Chipotle Seasoning
  • let these sit and get to know each other for a bit to open up the flavors
  • It’s super cute if you serve them in mini-Mason jars.

People, I understand this snack is not quite the Guacamole and Scoops mind asploshun I caused my friend Eric…. guac3 …but it’s still tasty and much less guilt-inducing.

Next up are two of my favorites when the sugarmonster is getting the best of me. Rather than killing an entire bag of Oreos, I’ll grumble but eat this instead.

Coconut Cinnamon Apples with Fruit Dip

  • One small to medium apple of your choice, cut into slices or chunks.
  • 1TBSP of coconut oilz

Saute the apples in the oil until they’re softened but not mushy. Mushy is no bueno. Unless you want chunky applesauce. Then go for it.  When they’re done, sprinkle them with cinnamon.

Now for the dip!

  • 1/2 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • Splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 TBSP plain or chocolate PB2
  • shake of cinnamon

Mix all this up together in a large bowl, then dump those cinnamon apples over it. Proceed to die and go to heaven.  PS – thanks to CarrotsNCake for the apple genius! appleWM I originally posted the next recipe back in September, and it’s worth mentioning again.

PEACH’S BANANA CAKE BATTER

  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed till it’s nice and mooshy. Isn’t that a fancy description?
  • 1/4 to 1/3Cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, Plain
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • splash Coconut/Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • Organic unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Mix it all up and eat as-is. Or serve it over waffles. Or as a fruit dip. Or use it as a hair mask. Not really. That would be weird. But you’d smell delish.

If you’re bored of your usuals right now, you can also find these recipes/links in my previous Clean Eats post:

  • French Toast Scramble
  • Mini Crustless Quiches
  • Peach’s Veggie Saute
  • Peach’s Spaghetti Squash Bake
  • Salmon Cakes
  • Italian Meatloaf
  • Peach’s CrockPot Curry Chicken
Mason jars > tupperware.

Mason jars > tupperware.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

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Clean Eats – The Greek Yogurt Edition

11 Responses

  1. i didn’t know you were the chef as well. the banana cake batter sounds delish and i might just check out salmon cakes. my husband used to love those as a kid. :)

    icescreammama March 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm #
    • Haha, not sure about chef, but i stumble along well enough to not starve. :) Salmon cakes- loved them as a kid, too! One note about the recipe I linked for them. You may want to cut the recipe by 1/3 or 2/3. I made it as-is and it yielded 17 salmon cakes! (They froze well, by the way.) I cut the recipe by 2/3 (1 can and 1 egg) and it made 7 palm-sized cakes. Perfect for just me!

      50peach March 9, 2013 at 12:41 am #
      • i’ll keep that in mind, although my husband never seems to leave anything over… no matter what i make. it’s fascinating. and scary. :)

        icescreammama March 9, 2013 at 8:49 am #
  2. I won’t even tell you the horrible things I’ve been eating because that would produce far too much shame. I need to do better and this post is perfect timin for some inspiration. Thanks!!

    Michelle Longo March 9, 2013 at 10:53 am #
    • You’re most welcome! And no shaming allowed. You pick yourself back up and keep going. The best you can. Xoxo

      50peach March 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm #
  3. It’s TOO much, I’m dying here……oh yummy……..

    stacie @ Snaps and Bits March 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm #
    • :) Hope you try and enjoy a few!

      50peach March 11, 2013 at 10:31 am #
  4. Oooh. The coconut apples sound so good. I’ve also been really curious about PB2. I may have to make an order and give that a whirl. Thanks for all your delicious healthy food posts. :)

    betterthannice March 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm #
  5. Yum! I will be waiting, you know, for the waffle recipe. Glad you are posting these recipes–sound amazing! I have been wanting to use Greek Yogurt, but so far haven’t done a good enough job researching recipes, and the flavor alone kind of grossed me out when I used it as dip, so I clearly need to get some experience under my belt.

    kirsten oliphant (@kikimojo) March 14, 2013 at 1:07 am #
    • Ack, I just saw this! I’ll send the recipes your way. xo

      50peach March 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

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