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Greek Yogurt is the BOMB!

We have several meals that we love that call for sour cream. We have certainly tried many varieties of the low-fat sour cream but it does change the flavor enough to notice. So in walks my new best friend GREEK YOGURT! Try it in any of your foods that call for sour cream and see if you notice a difference. We made hamburger stroganoff tonight and couldn’t tell a difference at all. I also have used it in smoothies to help increase the protein. Greek yogurt is lower in calories and fat than regular sour cream and has much more protein. It is a great exchange if you are looking to cut calories or fat and want to add more protein to your diet without changing your normal meals too much. See recipe for hamburger stroganoff below. Do you have any Greek yogurt ideas you would like to share?

Hamburger Stroganoff
8-10 oz cooked noodles (about 1/2-3/4 of a 16 oz. pkg)
1 lb lean ground beef cooked, drain fat
1 can cream of mushroom soup (regular or less fat)
1/2 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
1 cup plain greek yogurt
5 green onions, cleaned and chopped small
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2-1 beef bullion cube (to taste)
salt and pepper to taste

Cook noodles as directed and set aside. Brown hamburger, onions and garlic. Drain fat. Add soup and milk. Mix until soup starts to thin. Add Greek yogurt and mix well. Lower heat and salt and pepper to taste and add 1/2 beef bullion cube (can add more if desired). Add in 8oz-10oz of noodles to the stroganoff mix and coat noodles. Serve with green beans or broccoli and garlic bread.
**You can also add peas, mushrooms or other items to the sauce to change it up!