Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chobani = Love

This past weekend I hosted a baby shower for one of my best friends.

I wanted to make sure that the food I served was homemade and healthier than conventional versions.

One thing I always enjoy at a party is a dip for fresh veggies and fruit.

To satisfy that I made two dips for my party featuring Chobani Greek yogurt.

For the fruit I made a chocolate dip (and I felt a bit like Sandra Lee and Semi-Homemade).  Perfect for the fresh strawberries and pineapple.

1 C vanilla Chobani
1 box of Dr. Oetker's organic chocolate pudding mix

Greek yogurt has 170 calories per 8 oz
Cream cheese has 800 calories per 8 oz

That's a 630 calorie savings...PLUS the yogurt has 22 grams of protein.

For the veggies it was a similar winning situation

1 C plain 0% Chobani
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch packet

Greek yogurt has 140 calories per 8 oz
Sour cream has 492 calories per 8 0z

A 352 calorie savings and the plain yogurt has 23 grams or protein.

Just think if you substitute yogurt you get the added benefits of extra protein but also you can save numerous calories.

Chobani makes a great substitution anytime you would use:

cream cheese
sour cream
ricotta cheese
non-Greek yogurt
heavy cream

With the variety of flavors offered by Chobani you can jazz up your meals in a snap.

I have more yogurt recipes coming, but if you need some inspiration before then head over to Chobani's Kitchen for some recipes.

You can also connect with Chobani on Twitter and Facebook.

So what do you use Greek yogurt for?  Have you tried it yet?


  1. We are big fans of using plain yogurt at our home too, and that is a clever way of making a chocolate dip with yogurt.

  2. Those dips look fantastic! What an incredible saving on the calories. Unfortunately, I'm unable to eat greek yoghurt because of my dairy allergy/intolerance. I'll have to see whether there's a way to make plain soy yoghurt taste like greek yoghurt, then I can give your dips a try!

  3. Oh man, I use greek yogurt for everything! I put it in batters, use it as a base for dips, swap it for sour cream in recipes, eat it straight - if you are what you eat, I would certainly have turned into a tub of Chobani by now.

  4. Two yummy dips! They sound wonderful! I have never seen Chobani in stores here, so unfortunately I have never tried it.

  5. I adore Chobani. I haven't made any recipes with it, just eat it with fruit and granola, which I never tire of.