— by Caela Fenton
Greek yogurt is a breakfast staple for the health-conscious triathlete. It can be incorporated into baked goods and often is utilized to make for healthier dessert-like treats. But, if those are the only ways that you’re enjoying your Greek yogurt, you’re still missing out.
Here are our top 10 savoury Greek yogurt recipes for the triathlete looking to expand their nutrition horizons.
1) Roasted eggplant and tomatoes with yogurt
This recipe’s author suggests that it’s one way to amp up a weekday toted lunch.
2) Healthy salmon burgers
This recipe is proof that creamy sauces don’t have to be diet don’ts.
3) Zucchini pancakes
Now I know the premise of this list was that they would be recipes with Greek yogurt that weren’t just breakfast or granola, but this pancake recipe is one that doesn’t have to be confined to your morning meal. With zucchini as the main ingredient, these pancakes are a healthy choice for any time of day and have the bonus of being gluten-free.
4) Shredded rainbow salad with Greek yogurt caesar dressing
While we love the brightly coloured veggie combination this recipe has going on; this dressing can be used to flavour any variety of salad bases.
5) Roasted eggplant and caramelized onion over Greek yogurt
This recipe takes Greek yogurt to a whole new level.
6) Lemon chicken salad with fresh dill
This chicken recipe is fresh, summery and light. It can be served in a whole grain pita, as a green salad topper, or on its own with a veggie side dish.
7) Roasted garlic hummus
This hummus recipe is made extra creamy by Greek yogurt. Teamed up with chickpeas, it makes for a great source of vegetarian protein.
8) Twice-baked potatoes with Greek yogurt
Who can resist a twice baked potato? With Greek yogurt taking the place of sour cream, this recipe gets a healthy makeover.
9) Greek yogurt mac and cheese
Mac and cheese is among the most classic of comfort foods. With the help of Greek yogurt, you can actually get 10 g of protein out of this comfort-turned-healthy dish. To amp up the health further, add some steamed veggies.
10) Crispy baked fish sticks with Greek yogurt
While we’re on the topic of comfort foods, give these crispy baked fish stick recipe a try. Perfect for the runner looking to incorporate more fish into their diet. this recipe works with halibut, cod and even salmon.