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Go for the Greek: Best Yogurt-Based Recipes

Your morning staple is actually a great way to cut calories at dinner. Try these recipes that use plain yogurt to slash half the fat of your meal.

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Evan Sklar
Peter Ardito
Creamy Spinach Dip
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Salmon Cakes with Creamy Ginger-Sesame Sauce

Creamy doesn't have to be synonymous with bad for you. Use nonfat Greek yogurt with a dollop of mayo to get a tasty dressing for these breaded cakes.

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Chilled Tomato Soup with Cilantro-Yogurt Swirl

Cilantro and yogurt balance out the heat from the chipotle peppers in this gazpacho. Serve it as an appetizer or the main dish on warm days.

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Green Beans with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Skip the sour cream with this veggie side. Toss together with yogurt and garlic for a low-cal alternative. It's only 84 calories per serving!

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Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

Red-wine vinegar and cucumber give this fiber-packed Greek favorite a tangy taste.

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Greek Bison Burgers

Feta cheese helps the flavors in this burger pop, with a yogurt dressing that makes it easy to skip slathering high-fat spreads on it.

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Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

The marinade on these chicken breasts keeps them moist when roasting. Soak the veggies in ice water before cooking to keep them tender too.

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French Onion Dip

Scoop away sans guilt by swapping out the sour cream without sacrificing the rich, creamy texture of this appetizer.

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Asian Marinated Flank Steak with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Yogurt balances out the kick from the wasabi paste with this twist on a comfort food staple.

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Broccoli Slaw

Perfect for your next potluck dinner, this lightened-up version is topped with water chestnuts and bacon.

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Creamy Spinach Dip

Using reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt, and low-fat cottage cheese will save you 84 calories and 10 grams of fat on this delicious dip.

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kdenomme1 wrote:

I agree with lynna388 totally. I have noticed this with more than a few recipes on this site.

8/31/2012 03:26:16 PM Report Abuse
lynna388 wrote:

The Creamy Spinach Dip does not show a serving size. It says 54 calories but in what? a tablespoon? a half cup? Nutrition facts are meaningless without the serving size.

5/28/2012 05:29:14 PM Report Abuse

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