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If you've been to a grocery store's dairy aisle lately, you've probably picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is becoming pretty darn popular. At Greatist, we think this stardom is well earned: We consider the stuff a superfood thanks to its high protein and probiotic content. But frankly, we’re getting a little sick of the classic Greek yogurt and granola combo that’s been a staple of our breakfasts since who-knows-when. So we’ve rounded up 51 healthy recipes from around the web that use Greek yogurt in surprising, delicious ways — and not just for breakfast (okay, we’ve got some breakfast recipes too — but we guarantee that they’re equally surprising).
1. Greek Yogurt Pancakes These pancakes aren’t only beautiful; they’re also loaded with protein and antioxidant-rich blueberries — and not much else. To increase the health “oomph” even more, substitute in whole-wheat pastry flour.
3. Yogurt Breakfast Bowl This ain’t no ordinary breakfast yogurt. Curry powder, cilantro, and honey add unique flavor to this yogurt bowl, which is packed not only with granola (choose whole-grain and low-sugar options if you’re so inclined) but also with loads and loads of vitamin-rich fruit.
4. Breakfast Berry Enchiladas Fill a whole-wheat tortilla with heaping spoonfuls of berries and Greek yogurt, add in flavorful seasonings such as super healthy cinnamon and nutmeg. Superfood almonds top off this concoction with a dash of protein, healthy fat, and fiber.
5. Scandinavian Eggs Benedict with Yogurt Sauce Research suggests that a protein-rich breakfast is the best breakfast, and this meal delivers: Salmon and poached egg top a whole-wheat English muffin, then get smothered in a lighter version of Hollandaise sauce using Greek yogurt and fresh herbs and spices to pack a flavorful punch.