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Greek Yogurt Goes 3 Ways for the Holidays

A Greek Menage-A-Trois

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If you're looking to be a little healthier over the holiday season, look no further than your big ol' tub of 0% plain Greek yogurt. This bad boy can be the change you're looking for. It's an easy substitution in many of our favourite holiday dips and spreads.

Plain Greek yogurt is creamy, nonfat goodness that is full of protein. I've got three amazing recipes to knock your (or your company's) socks off and keep your belt on.

No-Bake Spinach and Artichoke Dip



2 cups 0% plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup artichoke hearts (NOT packed in oil), drained
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
3 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste



 Over medium heat, saute onions until soft. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.

 Add all ingredients minus the green onions, to a food processor and pulse until it forms a chunky dip. If it's too thick, add a little water or milk to loosen it up

 Stir in green onions. Adjust seasoning.

Of course, it wouldn't be a three way without two other recipes, so here you go:


Grate one cucumber and squeeze out liquid in a dishcloth. Mix with 1 1/2 cups of plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup fresh dill, 1 tbsp mint, 1 clove minced garlic, 3 tbsp lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Let sit in the fridge to let all the flavours combine. This is especially nice as a dip for meatballs, veggies or served alongside a spicy curry.

Sweet Fruit Dip

Mix 2 cups plain Greek yogurt with 2 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter, 3 tbsp real maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and 1/4 cup hemp seeds. For a special treat, you can always sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top but this stuff is GOLD all on its own. Serve with fruit or cookies.

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