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Giveaway and review of THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, More than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

Disclosure: I received a copy of THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, More than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN to write this review. The comments and views are my own

THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, More than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN brings yogurt to every meal of the day instead of the grab and go breakfast or late day snack you might have yogurt for now. 

Read about the benefits of Greek yogurt like improving heart health and lowering high blood pressure is showcased in THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN by author Toby Amidor. Read a crash course in Greek Yogurt 101, like how to make your own Greek yogurt and tips on what to look for in Greek Yogurt. 

Take a look at these photos: breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert! 
What page are those recipes on?! Find them on  pg 41- Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast , on page143- lamb kabobs,  on pages 135-36- turkey tacos with pico de gallo and crema Mexicana, and 219- peanut butter banana ice box bars.

Highlights of the book:

  • read the history of yogurt and what the word yogurt means and where it comes from.
  • Greek vs traditional yogurt facts and figures
  • Health benefits of Greek yogurt
  • shopping for Greek yogurt
  • making your own Greek yogurt
  • equipment, food safety, nutrition information (did you know Greek yogurt is lactose intolerant friendly! I did not!)
  • recipes
  •  133 recipes and 32 pages of full color recipes to put on your weekly menu planning board. 
 brunch and barbecue recipes from the book: 

Mother’s Day
  • Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
  • Eggs Benedict with a Lighter Hollandaise
  • Whole Grain Banana-Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Fig and Walnut Parfait
  • Herbed Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Crostini 
  • Green Goddess Deviled Eggs 
Memorial Day
  • Salad Parfait
  • Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Olives
  • Potato Salad with Parsnips and Edamame
  • Grilled Asian Shrimp Skewers with Dipping Sauce
  • Lamb Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches with Pomegranate
  • Peanut Butter Banana Ice Box Bars
  • Vanilla-Lover Cupcakes 
There are over 130, (there is really 133 because 13 is a lucky number for the author) recipes in the book for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other food types. Foods like whole grain banana-chocolate chip pancakes, now that's a recipe I had not thought of yogurt in pancakes. Some more of the recipes include: Smoked Salmon torte, Wasabi Sesame dip, Avocado soup with Pineapple salsa, Macaroni and Cheese, Quinoa burgers, Rice pudding with drunken Cherry sauces, kicked up Cheddar-potato casserole and this French Toast recipe with Lemon and Blueberries:

Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
serves 4.
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ loaf challah bread, preferably whole wheat
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed if fro
  • zen)
  • ¼ cup nonfat lemon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
Coat a large skillet with cooking spray.
Heat it on the stove over medium-low heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla
extract, and cinnamon.
Cut the challah into eight ½-inch-thick slices.
Submerge half the slices in the egg mixture, being
sure to moisten both sides.
Then place soaked slices on the heated skillet and
cook until golden brown, about 7 minutes.
Flip and cook on the other side until browned, about
 5 minutes.
Remove from the skillet and keep warm.
Spray skillet with cooking spray and repeat with the
remaining challah slices.
To make the filling, mash the blueberries and lemon
yogurt together in a small bowl.
To assemble each stuffed French toast, place 1 piece
of French toast on a plate.
Spread ¼ cup of the lemon-blueberry mixture over the
 bread. Top with another piece of French
toast, and slice in half.
Just before serving, sprinkle the confectioners’ sugar
evenly over the stuffed French toast.
SERVING SIZE: 1 stuffed French toast

Total Fat: 9 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams;
Protein: 19 grams; Total Carbohydrates: 53 grams; Sugars: 19 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol:
232 milligrams; Sodium: 438 milligrams

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN :

details about the book: 

More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN 
Grand Central Life & Style Trade Paperback 
On-Sale Date: May 6, 2014
$20.00 / 256 pages
ISBN: 9781455551200
eBook ISBN: 9781455551194

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