Plain yogurt is such a versatile thing to have around, but if you’ve got some in the fridge with an expiration date looming and aren’t sure how to use it up, we’ve got you covered:
1. Quick, Sweet Topping
Add a spoon or two of whatever jam you have to some yogurt for a sweet breakfast topping. It goes great on waffles.
2. Make Popsicles
Blend yogurt with some fresh fruit and freeze in popsicle molds for a creamy and refreshing treat.
3. Whip Up a Dressing
It’s easy to make your own dressing using yogurt as the base. By adding things like olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and dill, you can have a quick and healthy dressing that can be used on almost anything.
Maybe this is what you bought it for in the first place, but you can get a delicious breakfast just by starting with yogurt and adding things like fruit (blueberries, strawberries, banana), granola or chia seeds for crunch, and a drizzle of honey for some sweetness.
5. Replace Your Mayo
If a recipe you’re using calls for mayonnaise, try swapping it for yogurt to lighten up the calories and fat.
6. Swirl Into Soups
A quick way to add body and a deluxe texture to soups is to mix in a dollop or two of plain Greek yogurt right before serving. This works really well for carrot, cauliflower, and pumpkin soups.