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Food (Almost) Waste(d) Friday

by Kayla K on September 4, 2009

I like to check in on The Frugal Girl occasionaly because it’s a fun blog to read.  She’s always posting great recipes with beautiful pictures.  One regular fixture to her blog is food waste Fridays.  She takes a picture of all of the food that has gone to waste over the past week.  I think this is a great idea to encourage me to use up my groceries, especially the expensive fridge stuff.  So I thought I’d participate this week:

yogurt

Now, this isn’t technically wasted yet, but it will be by next Friday.  I made the dumb mistake of reading the nutrition facts on flavored yogurt and can’t bring myself to eat that much sugar in the morning.  So I tried plain yogurt and I hate it!  Now, here I sit with 32 ounces of plain yucky yogurt in my fridge.  Any (tasty) ideas for using it up?  Help me make this edible…

Oh, and please excuse the use of flash photography.  TFG is always recommending against it, but the lighting in my kitchen isn’t great at six in the morning.  And my camera isn’t that great.  So for great pictures to go with yummy recipes, check out her blog, not mine. :)

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1 Malea September 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm

We always buy a big container of yogurt for making smoothies. My kids are young and picky, so I usually buy vanilla, too, but I think plain would work well if your fruit was sweet (strawberries, bananas) and you could add OJ and/or honey.

thanks!!

2 Raisa September 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm

My comment is a little late, but I use plain nonfat yogurt in my mashed taters instead of butter, also use it when I make stroganoff in place of sour cream.

3 JennD January 3, 2010 at 1:01 am

I know this comment is *very* late, but I just got enough time to find your wonderful blog. You can swirl in some sugar-free jam and/or a bit of honey and fruit to make plain yogurt taste more edible. I like a half cup of plain yogurt with two packets of Splenda and a shredded apple. If I really want to treat myself, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg is added too!

4 Patty March 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

I use plain yogurt as one would sour cream–on tacos, enchiladas, in potato dishes, on beans and rice, in soups, etc. It took a bit of getting used to at first, but is much more healthful than sour cream. At breakfast, mix berries in and it will give you protein and a fruit serving.

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