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Greek yogurt saved me at the Fancy Food Show last summer. If you’ve never been to The Fancy Food Show, you absolutely must go some day. It’s gigantic. It would take 4 days to really see everything there. I had two days, and needless to say, worked up an appetite.
I know, working up an appetite at a food show doesn’t sound right. I could eat about 20% of the food there, which was a lot more than I was expecting.
But you know me…I can’t go all day and just eat ice cream, cheese, and chips. My body needs some protein.
Right after I found the falafel people, I stumbled upon the larger-than-life Greek yogurt booth. They were handing out individual serving size cups of yogurt – not a bite of yogurt, but a whole darn cup. For most people, that might not have been a big deal but for this gluten-free, refined sugar-free girl I was thrilled.
Just one cup of plain Dannon Oikos 0% Fat Yogurt has 22 grams of protein, 240 milligrams of potassium, and 25% of your daily calcium needs. No added sugar. Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture.
Some yogurt along with a handful of almonds was the perfect snack that keeps me going for hours. I stock the individual serving size cups for travel and busy mornings.
You can make dessert with it, too. It’s got a creamy tang that gives this chia seed pudding a smoother texture. Instead of traditional whipped cream, I used a mixture of heavy whipping cream and Dannon Oikos yogurt. You get a sweet-tart tang that compliments the fruity, spicy pudding.
My favorite way to eat this pudding is to get a little whipped cream, pudding, and some gingery cookie crumbs all in one bite. Oh my goodness.
Other Gluten-Free Chia Seed Recipes:
What’s your favorite way to use chia seeds or Greek yogurt? Share your favorite recipes in the comments.