Yogurt is a great way to reduce fat, and add calcium, protein and probiotics to meals. Last month I posted about using yogurt as a substitute in recipes, and this month I’m excited to share some of the recipes I use to incorporate yogurt into my family’s diet!
I want to start off by saying that all yogurt is not created equal, and I don’t trust my family’s health to just any yogurt. When it comes to incorporating yogurt into my family’s diet, I turn to Mountain High Yoghurt for the quality, taste and many health benefits Mountain High has to offer. All natural Mountain High Yoghurt is an excellent source of the calcium and protein you need every day, and includes a great blend of live and active cultures. For their flavored varieties, Mountain High never uses any artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors, which is very important to me, and all Mountain High Yoghurts are also rbST-free, which means they contain NO artificial growth hormones.
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite recipes and using Mountain High Yoghurt so you can see just how simple it is to incorporate yogurt into your family’s diet too…
Breakfast is the perfect time to “sneak” some extra yogurt into your family’s diet! Flavored varieties of Mountain High Yoghurt make a delicious breakfast all on their own, with a little granola on top, or inside one of these yummy smoothies!
Strawberry Sunrise Smoothies
1 cup Strawberry Mountain High Yoghurt
6 large fresh strawberries
1 orange, peeled
1 tablespoon sugar
6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Makes 2 servings.
Mountain High Yoghurt is perfect for giving soups a wonderful creamy texture, without adding a lot of extra fat. The whole family loves this Tomato Basil Bisque soup which is great with your favorite sandwich, or all on it’s own too.
Tomato Basil Bisque
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 8-ounce can no-added-salt tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
1 cup Plain Mountain High Yoghurt
Salt and white pepper to taste
In a medium stock pot over medium heat, melt butter and add onions. Sauté until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t brown. Add crushed tomatoes and stir well. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat.
Transfer mixture to a blender in batches and purée until smooth. Add some of the chicken broth if purée is too thick to blend properly. Return puréed mixture to pot and heat over medium heat. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in basil and simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove soup from heat and whisk in yoghurt. Season with salt and white pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup each.
Plain Mountain High Yoghurt makes a delicious, nutritious substitution for sour cream, and is perfect atop any Mexican dish, especially my famous “leftover tacos”!
Easy Leftover Tacos
Left over meat (chicken or beef)
Plain Mountain High Yoghurt (in place of sour cream)
Other toppings of your choice
Warm up meat and tortillas, and add toppings as usual, youu can make as few, or as many as you’d like. This is one on my family’s favorite dinners, we eat “leftover tacos” about once per week!
Homemade Yogurt Squeezies
Forget commercial squeezable yogurts that are full of artificial flavors, colors and loaded with sugar! I use Mountain High Yoghurt to make our own healthy yogurt squeezies that are perfect for school lunches, or frozen for a yummy cold treat.
2 cups Vanilla Mountain High Yoghurt
1 cup mashed strawberries, bananas, or peaches
In a medium glass or ceramic bowl, combine the yoghurt and the mashed fruit. Cover bowl and freeze for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Spoon the mixture into snack-size, sealable plastic bags, filling them about halfway. Squeeze out the air and seal the bags tightly, then place them in the freezer. When ready to eat, take out of freezer, snip a small piece from one corner of each bag with scissors, then squeeze out the yoghurt for a cool treat.
Makes 4 treats.
For more simple ways to incorporate yogurt into your diet check out all of the other delicious recipes at MountainHighYoghurt.com.
How do you incorporate Mountain High Yoghurt into your diet? Please leave a comment and share!
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mountain High Yoghurt. I received a gift card to purchase yogurt, a product kit, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.Terri
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