Yogurt & Kefir

Recipe: Yogurt Pretzel Bark — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Yogurt-covered pretzels are one of my children's favorite snacks, and why wouldn't they be? They are sweet and salty with just a tiny bit of tanginess from the yogurt. I recently discovered yogurt powder as a new favorite pantry staple, and it inspired me to riff on the classic candy bark with yogurt and pretzels. Now we have a new go-to after-school snack that only takes 15 minutes and four ingredients to make.

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How To Make Yogurt Drops at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I remember a time in raising my children in which I was never without one of those zip-top bags of frozen yogurt bites. If they needed something while we waited for dinner to arrive at the table, or a quiet snack at library story time, there they were. And while I loved making baby food for them and freezing yogurt for snacks, there was just no beating the commercial yogurt bites — even I enjoyed my fair share of the sweet, tangy, melt-in-your mouth texture of those bites.

It almost pains me to have discovered a hack for making dried yogurt bites at home after that season of my child-rearing is coming to an end, but when I discovered I could turn a kitchen staple's leftovers in to tender snack bites, I knew I needed to share this splendid secret.

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Recipe: Turkey Avocado Burgers — Wine and Dine

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These turkey burgers look beef burgers straight in the face and make them quiver a bit. These are far from the wimpy, dry-as-sandpaper turkey burgers you've had before. Instead, they are juicy, spicy from chili powder and cayenne, and fragrant from cumin and chopped shallots. Topped with melted Monterey Jack and lime-scented avocado mash, this is how you make a turkey burger that people will actually want to eat.

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Recipe: Peach Lassi — Quick and Easy Drinks

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This just may be the most refreshing way to drink your summer fruit. It's a riff on a classic lassi, an Indian yogurt-based drink that is thick, creamy, and cooling. Mango is the most common fruit to use in the drink, but here we've switched it with peach for a more in-season approach that's even juicer than the original. To make things even sweeter, a spoonful of honey is blended in, along with just a touch of warm, spicy cardamon. This peach lassi is guaranteed to be a welcome treat on the hottest of days.

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Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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We should all eat more cookies for breakfast. When done right, like these chocolate zucchini cookies, they can be a wholesome, on-the-go morning meal. Don't let the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks fool you — made with white whole-wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and shredded zucchini, they are cookies you can feel good about eating first thing in the morning.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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These creamy Popsicles are just the thing for rushed mornings. They're sweet with the deep, caramelized flavor of roasted bananas, get a big protein boost from both Greek yogurt and peanut butter, and are filled with a few slices of fresh banana for texture. Make a batch, tuck them into your freezer, and reach for one whenever you need a quick breakfast that will cool you down in the process, which is always helpful during these hot and sticky days.

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