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Tag Archives: greek yogurt recipes

Healthy Ranch Dressing

15 Aug

We all love that creamy dressing, whether on a salad or as a dip for carrots and other veggies, but we also know we aren’t feeding our bodies very great nutrition while having it.

That is why I had to buy it when I found it. You may ask buy what? A big container of Ranch Seasoning Powder. Nothing too bad in the powder, it’s what the directions say to mix it with that’s the bad part! Mayonnaise? No thank you.

The funny thing is, even when substituting something else for the mayonnaise, it still has the same great flavor. And guess what? it isn’t only just good for healthy dressing, but serves as a great seasoning for almost anything! Chicken, veggies, even quinoa like I did with this recipe in another post!

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If you like the flavor of ranch, you should certainly invest in some of this. And if you don’t want a big container like mine from Costco, then they sell mini paper packages of a couple servings at most food stores!

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Healthy Ranch Dressing
-1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
-1/2 cup Almond Milk
-1.5 T Ranch Seasoning (comes dry in packets)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Let sit in fridge to thicken. Serve as a dressing or dip. Easy enough?!

Tip: For dip or a thicker dressing, use all Greek Yogurt and no milk!

Greek Yogurt Benefits
1) Help fight tummy fat
2) Contains good-for-you bacteria
3) Loaded with vitamins such as potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, B12 and B5
4) Great recovery after workouts: high source of protein
5) High in calcium
6) Prevents high blood pressure
7) Fights off colds and flus: healthy bacteria fights off the bad and boosts the immune system
8) Protects your teeth: lactic acid in yogurt protects your gums
9) High in protein, about 18-24 grams per serving

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Kale Tzatziki Dip

17 Jun

Do you love that tzatziki dip that is always served at any Greek restaurant and on those delicious gyros you can order? Well I decided to take that typical dip, and add a little crunch and greens to it! A mix between your typical veggie dip and tzatziki sauce :)

What better way to add some greens, than incorporate some detoxifying kale, and adding that delicious crunchy texture that everyone loves in a dip by adding some refreshing jicama?

Everything in this dip has so many benefits, it should be called a dip of champions! Only kidding. But really, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And when you can have a whole cup without feeling guilty like most veggie dips, I think you’ll be quite happy!

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Kale Tzatziki Dip
-1.5 cups of Greek Yogurt
-1 cup steamed Kale (about two large leaves), chopped
-1/2 cup cucumber, chopped small
-1/4 cup jicama, diced small
-1/4 cup onion, diced small
-1 tsp apple cider vinegar
-1/2 tsp each: garlic powder, dried onion, pureed garlic, beau monde, dill weed, italian seasonings, sea salt
Directions: After all vegetables are chopped, place in bowl with yogurt and rest of ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Serve with veggies or crackers!

Kale Benefits:
1) Aids in digestion
2) High in antioxidants
3) Anti-Inflammatory
4) Prevents and Combats cancer
5) Cardiovascular Support
6) Detoxifying
7) High in Vitamin K,A, and C

Greek Yogurt Benefits
1) Easy to digest compared to most yogurts
2) Low in carbohydrates
3) 50% less sodium than most regular yogurt
4) Twice as much protein than regular yogurt
5) Thick and Creamy texture, with a very versatile taste

Source: HealthDiaries.com