13 Creative Ways To Use Up Soon-To-Expire Yogurt

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Why do we always end up with too much yogurt before our next grocery trip? It's easy to overestimate how much we'll eat, especially when it's a healthy option like Greek yogurt that's convenient and loved by kids.

Despite our good intentions, we often find ourselves facing a container that's about to expire, with too little appetite to finish it all, or just a few spoonfuls left that aren't quite enough for a snack but too much to throw away...

Luckily, there's a solution to avoid wasting it, and you don't have to force yourself to eat it when you're already full.

13 Delicious Ways To Use Up Yogurt!

  1. Creamy & Healthy Smoothies: Blend yogurt with fruits like berries, bananas, or mangoes for a refreshing smoothie.
  2. Yummy Fruit Parfaits: Layer yogurt with granola and fresh fruit and drizzle a little honey for a nutritious and tasty parfait.
  3. Lunchbox Yogurt bowls: Top yogurt with nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fruit for a quick and satisfying lunch or afternoon snack for kids and adults.
  4. Tangy Salad dressings: Use yogurt as a base for homemade salad dressings, adding herbs and spices for extra flavor.
  5. Meat Marinades: The natural enzymes and acids found in yogurt gives meat a more tender texture! Marinate chicken, pork or fish in yogurt with garlic, ginger, and spices for a tender and flavorful dish.
  6. Delicious Chip Dips: Mix yogurt with herbs, garlic, and lemon juice for a delicious dip for veggies or pita chips.
  7. Frozen yogurt popsicles: Mix yogurt with fruit puree and honey, then freeze in popsicle molds for a refreshing treat!
  8. Yogurt cake or muffins: Substitute yogurt for some of the oil or butter in cake or muffin recipes for a moist and tender crumb.
  9. Creamy sauces: Use yogurt as a base for creamy pasta sauces or curry sauces, adding herbs and spices for extra flavor.
  10. Fluffy and scrumptious pancakes or waffles: Use yogurt in place of buttermilk or milk in pancake or waffle batter for fluffy and moist breakfast treats.
  11. Make overnight oats: Mix yogurt with oats, milk, and your favorite toppings, then refrigerate overnight for a quick and easy breakfast.
  12. Frozen yogurt bark: Spread yogurt onto a baking sheet, then sprinkle with granola, nuts, and dried fruit. Freeze until firm, then break into pieces for a healthy snack.
  13. Substitute Sour Cream: Yogurt is a fantastic and healthier alternative to sour cream in various dishes. Whether it's baked potatoes, soup, chili, guacamole, tacos, or any other recipe, yogurt can seamlessly replace sour cream for a lighter and equally delicious option!

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