5 reasons Greek yogurt is perfect for families

Published 7:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2018

Adopting a good eating pattern is an important step to a healthy heart.

Did you know almost 90 percent of Americans are not getting the recommended three cups of low-fat dairy a day? Chobani has a new product, Chobani Savor, which provides a convenient, delicious way to get in that needed dairy as a nutritious substitution for sour cream. Check out the below benefits and 5 reasons to use Chobani Savor as a substitute below:

1. Two tablespoons of Chobani Savor contains 50 percent fewer calories and 75 percent less fat than the equivalent amount of sour cream.

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2. Chobani Savor provides 3 times more protein than the equivalent amount of sour cream.

3. The probiotics found in every cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt may help promote gut health and support immune health.

4. Greek Yogurt is a naturally low-sodium food, and diets low in sodium can protect heart health

5. Greek Yogurt provides many essential nutrients including carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins – to make recipes and meals healthier.

Culinary Tips and Tricks

Want to use Greek Yogurt as more than a topping? Here are some easy ways to get started incorporating yogurt beyond as a topping:

•Increase the amount of fruit in your diet with a yogurt-based smoothie or fruit-topped parfait

•Pair sliced vegetables and whole grain crackers with yogurt-inspired dips like a Blue Cheese and Chive Dip or Guacamole.

•Add extra flavor to your favorite lean meat or fish dish with yogurt-based sauces and dressings like homemade Tzatziki or Ranch Dressing.

•Boost the amount of legumes in your diet with yogurt-infused dishes like Hummus or White Bean Chicken Chili.

Crispy Chicken Tacos

Serves 8

Courtesy of Hy-Vee.com

A delicious way to enjoy a new topping for your tastiest tacos.


Crispy Chicken

•1/2 cup Chobani Whole Milk Greek Yogurt

•1/2 cup buttermilk

•1 teaspoon minced garlic

•1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

•1/8 teaspoon chili powder

•1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

•1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

•1 pound chicken tenders

•2 cups all-purpose flour

•2 teaspoons smoked paprika

•1 teaspoon baking powder

•Canola oil, for frying

For assembly

•8 6-inch corn tortillas

For topping

•1 dollop (1 tbsp) of Chobani Savor Original Plain Greek Yogurt

•2 tbsp salsa of choice


•Combine yogurt, buttermilk, garlic, mustard, chili powder, pepper, and salt in large mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together until completely incorporated.

•Add chicken to bowl and coat completely with marinade. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-12 hours.

•In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, paprika, and baking powder. Reserve seasoned flour.

•Remove chicken tenders from marinade. Dip tenders into seasoned flour once and place onto a wire rack-lined sheet pan.

•Repeat last step, then allow floured tenders to rest for 5 minutes before frying. Fry tenders in oil at 350ºF for 3-5 minutes each, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.


Spread 1 tablespoon of Chobani Savor on each tortilla. Top with 2 ounces of sliced crispy chicken and 2 tablespoons of salsa to serve.