Incase you haven’t already seen my Featured Blogger post for Chobani about healthy desserts and Greek yogurt recipes, you can read them below!
As a vegetarian, I find it hardest to get protein into my diet, but Chobani makes it so much easier. I love that I can grab a single serving cup of CHO when I’m on the go, or use it in both sweet and savory recipes. Chobani helps to fill my need for protein, which is necessary to build, repair, and restore muscle, without adding unnecessary fat, sodium, or calories. Not only is it a great low calorie, low carb source of protein, but it also an excellent source of calcium and contains 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics! They are so many pros to CHO, you can’t go wrong!
Don’t forget, you still have a chance to enter my Chobani Giveaway for a chance to win a free case of Cho! The contest ends Friday, June 1st at 11:59pm PST!
Here are my big nonfat Greek yogurt recipes:
Fill popsicle molds with your favorite Chobani flavor. Freeze overnight and enjoy cold.
Individual Protein Cheesecake
6oz Chobani plain 0% Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp Jell-O sugar-free instant pudding mix – cheesecake
1/2 cup fiber bran cereal
4 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp unsalted almond butter
1/4 tsp stevia
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Add the cheesecake flavored pudding mix into the yogurt and stir until well combined. Set yogurt mixture aside. In a food processor or blender, grind the bran to a fine texture. In a small mixing bowl, add the ground bran with all dry ingredients, (stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg) and mix evenly. Then add the almond butter and water and stir until it becomes moist and sticky. If the batter is still crumbly, add additional water in 1 tsp increments until desired consistency is achieved. Pour the crust mixture into a small 4in circular pan. Pack the crust along the bottom and sides of the dish to create a pie shape. Pour the filling on top of the crust and smooth evenly along the top. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and enjoy cold.
Honey Wheat Protein Pancakes
makes 4 four inch pancakes
6 oz Chobani 0% Honey Greek Yogurt
2 egg whites
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
In a mixing bowl, mix the whole-wheat flour and baking soda. Then add the yogurt and egg whites. Stir until a thick batter is formed. Lightly coat a pan with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pour the batter into 4in circles. Flip the pancakes once they start to bubble. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
Apple Pie Parfait
1 small fuji apple
6 oz Chobani 0% Honey Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup cooked chilled quinoa
2 Tbsp walnuts
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Cook quinoa to package instructions and refrigerate beforehand. Chop the apple into small chunks. Place apple chunks in a microwave safe bowl, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover with saran wrap and microwave for 1-1.5 minutes until apple becomes soft. Stir and set aside. In a glass jar, layer half of the yogurt along the bottom, followed by half of the quinoa, walnuts, and apple mixture. Repeat layers to create a parfait and store in the refrigerator or enjoy warm.
Honey Yogurt Covered Grapes
6 oz Chobani 0% Honey Greek Yogurt
Seedless grapes of your choice
Wash and dry grapes, and remove stems. Using a toothpick, pierce a grape and dip in the yogurt until it is evenly coated. Place the grapes in a freezer safe contained lined with wax paper (remove the toothpick after each dip). Repeat until all grapes are covered. Freeze the grapes overnight and enjoy as a frozen treat.
Note: The yogurt will start to melt within 5 minutes, so these are best enjoyed at home or work where a freezer is nearby.
JulieMay 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm (11 years ago)
Woah–just woah! I can’t believe all these delicious amazing things made with greek yogurt. I am definitely looking forward to making these! yay! Thanks for the inspiration!
CatherineMay 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm (11 years ago)
The possibilities are endless, Julie! You can even make Greek Tzatziki dip, ranch dip, and tons of other savory dishes!
NatalieJune 1, 2012 at 5:39 am (11 years ago)
Just made the pancakes and they are better than my normal recipe! Thanks!
CatherineJune 1, 2012 at 8:46 am (11 years ago)
That’s awesome! So glad you loved them, Natalie!
TabithaJune 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm (11 years ago)
I am just starting my own weight loss journey and eating right is the hardest part! Especially with my sweet tooth. I just found your site and I am truly inspired and thrilled! Your recipes look delicious and I am feeling more confident that I can do this. Thank you so much for posting your story and your recipes!! You are an inspiration 🙂
CatherineJune 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you so much, Tabitha! I have a HUGE sweet tooth, so if you browse around, I have tons of healthy dessert and treat recipes you might like! Health & Happiness xo
ashlieJune 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm (11 years ago)
i just discovered your site and i love it! these are really great ideas, especially because they are single servings. i’m always on the lookout for single serve recipes!
CatherineJune 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm (11 years ago)
Thanks Ashlie! I’m so glad you found my blog. It can be so intimidating to look at recipes with long ingredient lists and large quantities of food! I find it much easier and less stressful to use single serving/portioned recipes! I’m so happy my blog can give you some new single serving meal ideas! Health & Happiness xo
hillary mJune 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm (11 years ago)
hi! my goodness–i wish i would have discovered your blog sooner! i read your story and i am truly inspired. this year i discovered a passion within me for healthy cooking & baking and i am completely in love with your blog! it’s a total gateway to satiate my love for healthy yet fun&interesting foods. thank you for your honesty in sharing your story and please please keep posting! 🙂
CatherineJune 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm (11 years ago)
I am so happy that you stumbled upon my blog! I’m glad you love cooking & baking with healthy foods too! It’s so fun to experiment with new foods and recipes! Health & Happiness xo
Good Food Good FriendsJune 6, 2012 at 3:58 am (11 years ago)
I am running out and buying greek yogurt and frozen treat molds today! This look so tasty!!!
CatherineJune 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm (11 years ago)
Awesome, let me know how you like them!
Christina DyeJune 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm (11 years ago)
The protein cheesecake was awesome! Made a few adjustments to what I had on hand: Used peanut butter instead of almond, added unsweetened flaked coconut instead of the cheesecake jell-o, and used the low fat vanilla yogurt in my fridge. Also made 3 small portions as opposed to one big one. AMAZING! Love your entire site! I have a similar story to you!
Apple pie parfait is what I am planning to have for breakfast!
CatherineJune 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm (11 years ago)
I love your adjustments, Christina! Such creative swaps, your cheesecakes sound delicious! The Apple Pie Parfait has been a huge hit with my friends, I can’t wait to hear what you think! Health & Happiness xo
Evie JensenJune 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm (11 years ago)
I was wondering what I could do to make the protein cheesecake Vegetarian. With anything Jello its gonna have gelatin 🙁 yuck!. Great idea Thank you
CatherineJune 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm (11 years ago)
Hmmm that’s a good question! I’ll look into it 🙂
LisaFebruary 14, 2015 at 8:22 am (8 years ago)
There isn’t gelatin in the pudding.
Nilam M.June 29, 2012 at 9:30 am (11 years ago)
LOVE your website!! I’m trying to lose weight right now (baby weight), but I was heavy to start out with so I have my own weight to get off. Can’t just blame the baby! I’m one of those girls who is “scared” of veggies and would rather lose weight by eating Lean Cuisines and 100-Calorie Packs. But your recipes are the ONLY ones I have seen that look delicious, SUPER easy and quick to make, and are already portioned for one person. Perfect! Cannot WAIT to try them!!!
CatherineJune 29, 2012 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)
Congratulations on your baby, Nilam! I am so happy that you found my blog, it seems like a perfect fit for you 🙂 If there is a veggie or food you don’t like, you could always swap it out for one serving of a different food in that particular food group! 🙂 I cannot wait to hear about your success! Health & Happiness xo
Laura WoodlandJuly 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm (11 years ago)
Mmm! My market didn’t have very good grape selection, but they had beautiful cherries! I dipped them in greek yogurt, and sprinkled chopped walnuts over them. The best part? No toothpick needed. 🙂 You are creative and such an inspiration, Catherine! I hope to one day have a success story like yours.
CatherineJuly 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm (11 years ago)
Ohhh my gosh, such a good idea Laura! You are one smart little bunny! Just make sure you don’t eat the pit 🙂 You should try Greek yogurt covered blueberries too! If I weren’t allergic to them I would do it 🙂 xo
AnnaJuly 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm (11 years ago)
Made my kids macaroni from the box the other day and I didn’t have butter (because I never buy butter, ever!) so I through in some greek yogurt and the kids loved it.
CatherineJuly 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm (11 years ago)
Fabulous idea, Anna! Way to get craft and healthy! xo
MichelleJuly 16, 2012 at 9:38 am (11 years ago)
I made the Apple Pie Parfait yesterday. Added just a dash of nutmeg to the apples. Heaven in a dish!
CatherineJuly 16, 2012 at 10:08 am (11 years ago)
Mmmm so glad you loved it! xo
alyssaJuly 18, 2012 at 11:33 am (11 years ago)
Catherine– i am a very strict vegetarian and the sugar free jello powders don’t have gelatin! i don’t really eat them anyway because they’re basically all chemicals, but they are gelatin free!
CatherineJuly 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)
Great info Alyssa! This is so good to know! Thank you! xo
JfyerAugust 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm (11 years ago)
I am addicted to your website and make your recipes daily. I have celiac and cannot eat gluten. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for a healthy substitute for the fiber bran cereal in the protein cheesecake. Thank you for all that you do!!
CatherineAugust 6, 2012 at 1:59 am (11 years ago)
Hi Jfyer! You could substitute the fiber bran for any gluten free cereal/grain! As long as it is a similar taste and texture to bran, it will come out great once ground and mixed together!
janessaOctober 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm (11 years ago)
I would like to try chobani. do they sell it in canada?
MeganMay 8, 2013 at 9:15 am (10 years ago)
I absolutely adore your site and am so happy to have just discovered it! I looove cooking and baking (and eating!) healthy foods and your recipes are so very creative! Thanks for all that you do 🙂
For the cheesecake, what do you think about using old fashioned oats instead of the cereal??
CatherineMay 8, 2013 at 10:45 am (10 years ago)
Hi Megan! Aww I’m so happy you found my blog 🙂 Sounds like we will get along! haha I haven’t tried used oats, but I would definitely grind them up and give it a try! I love oats! Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try! xo
MeganMay 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm (10 years ago)
Oh my goodness…it was AMAZING!!! The ground oats worked so perfectly for the crust and I added some dark frozen cherries on top. YUM 🙂
My fiance really enjoyed it as well (he’s not the easiest when it comes to trying healthy recipes), and gave me the idea of maybe baking the crust for a few minutes just to brown it to a crisp before adding the filling! Thanks for the awesome idea, you are a genius!!
LindaSeptember 7, 2014 at 7:19 am (9 years ago)
Hi! Like many others I just stumbled upon your blog when I was looking for 2ingredient pancakes. Since I am new to the blog, I am wondering if you have nutritional numbers for your recipes? My guess is that since they are pretty basic, it would not be hard to figure out. I am loving the Chobani recipes by the way!