O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is loaded with protein and calcium.  This dairy food also has other nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B12, phosphorus and potassium. A 6-ounce serving of non-fat Greek yogurt only has around 100 calories yet provides almost 20g of protein (what you will find in 2-3 ounces of meat) and 200mg of calcium.

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

Yield: Serves 4

This healthy Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip is simple to make and is great for parties or snack time. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up vegetables.

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt (I use Chobani)
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pita chips, tortilla chips, cut up veggies-for serving

Directions:

  • Place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Scrape dip into a serving bowl and serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up veggies.

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