Best Yogurt Recipes for Weight Loss

Try these out-of-the-box best yogurt recipes for weight loss to change things up!

breakfast yogurt parfait in a jar

Research has shown that the protein and calcium found in yogurt can be excellent tools for weight loss. One research study even showed a significant reduction of excess body weight (particularly in the trunk area) in subjects who consumed yogurt daily. Not only that, but the probiotics in yogurt are essential to keeping a healthy gut as well!

Because yogurt is a promising weight loss supplement, it’s an excellent idea to include it into your diet on a daily basis. Just eating plain old yogurt can be a bit boring, though. Sure, you could eat a small tub of low-fat yogurt for breakfast every day. Instead, why not try some of these out-of-the-box best yogurt recipes for weight loss? They’ll easily slide into your weekly menu to change things up a little!

1. Yogurt and Blueberry Jam Popsicles

Popsicles are definitely a fun way to eat more yogurt! These frozen yogurt treats feature Greek yogurt, blueberry jam, and crunchy granola. There are so many colors, flavors, and textures going on with these, it’s hard to believe they’re actually good for you!

2. Strawberry Shortcake Yogurt Bowls

I’m completely on board with using yogurt in dessert recipes! This Pinch of Yum recipe uses creamy yogurt, homemade granola, and strawberries to create a stunning and delicious dessert that also happens to be healthy. It’s high in protein, low in sugar, and versatile enough to be a breakfast, dessert, or snack!

3. Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Fans of Caesar salad, rejoice! This lightened-up Caesar dressing from Gimme Some Oven uses Greek yogurt as its base to make a tasty and good-for-you dressing! It can be drizzled on a nice salad with grilled chicken, or you can even dip veggies into it! Either way, you’re getting your daily yogurt in a different and savory way!

4. No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Squares

We’re back to yogurt as a dessert, and I’m fine with that! This recipe is for cheesecake, so I’m doubly fine with it. These creamy, no-bake cheesecake squares brought to you by A Family Feast are very simple to make. They really showcase the high-quality dairy products used for making cheesecake (including Greek yogurt). Not a bad way at all to get a daily dose of yogurt in!

5. Yogurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki

What’s Gaby Cooking takes a different approach to yogurt. She uses it both to marinate lamb and also to make its companion Tzatziki sauce. The yogurt breaks down the proteins in the lamb so it comes out tender and juicy. The Tzatziki sauce is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment to the spiced lamb.

6. Breakfast Yogurt Parfait To-Go

A list of the best yogurt recipes for weight loss just wouldn’t be complete without a classic yogurt parfait! This recipe features fruit like strawberries strawberries, yogurt, bananas, coconut, and granola. It’s served in a mason jar for presentation and portability. It’s a great way to start your day with yogurt!

7. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a lunchtime staple! This Damn Delicious recipe substitutes mayonnaise with plain Greek yogurt to give traditional chicken salad a nice, tangy flavor. The added bonus of grapes, cranberries, and almonds lends sweetness, nuttiness, and texture to the dish. It’s so good, you won’t even think about the fact that you’re squeezing healthy yogurt into your lunch!

8. Strawberry & Granola Yogurt Bark

Making bark by freezing yogurt has become very popular in healthy living circles. Six Sisters Stuff keeps it simple and easy with this recipe! With very little prep time and effort, you can have a healthy, crunchy snack of frozen yogurt topped with strawberries and granola .

For more ideas on how to get that daily yogurt in, see 8 Interesting Ways to Use Greek Yogurt!

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Chef Heather

Heather is a trained chef and writer from Houston, TX. She has a degree in culinary arts, and is married to her culinary school sweetheart who is also a chef. Heather has a passion for creating healthy meals that don't sacrifice on flavor. She loves Crossfit and is always looking for ways to make healthier versions of her favorite meals. Heather believes the secret to sticking with any healthy meal plan is to include foods that you really enjoy!

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