Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Simple Steps to Healthy Living Linky Party – Yogurt Cheese

I am really happy to be a co-host for Kristina @ From City Corporate to Suburb Mama Simple Steps to Healthy Living Linky Party today!

I discovered it in The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno.  

I’ve made quite a few recipes from this cookbook and haven’t been disappointed yet!  Each recipe is chock full of healthy TASTY goodness you CAN’T go wrong!

I recently tried something that might sound a little foreign to some of you but hear me out.  It is FANTASTIC AND HEALTHY!  It’s called yogurt cheese.

I used it in place our sour cream in a 7 layer dip served at my son’s 3rd birthday party.  Guess what?  I got a zillion complements on the dip!!!

The ONLY component to yogurt cheese? 

Greek yogurt!

What do you do?

Strain green yogurt in a cheesecloth (or i just poured mine into an old CLEAN dish towel) over a colander overnight or for at least 2 hours.  
Then use it as you would sour cream.

Why use yogurt cheese instead of sour cream?  It is SO much better for you!  Greek yogurt is low in suger, high in calcium & high in protein.  It’s a perfect addition to a healthy diet!

Little tweaks like this can make a world of difference when used in conjunction with a healthy diet! 

It’s easy and yummy!  Why not?

And now a word about this FANTASTIC Linky from Kristina!!!

Welcome the Simple Steps to Healthy Living linky party! I'm so excited you're here and I cannot wait to see what you have to share with us.

If you're a regular on my blog, you know that I'm passionate about making things easy, especially if I'm really committed to it. I rarely follow a recipe if it has more than 5-6 steps and I'll rarely make something a habit if it seems to hard or overwhelming!

One of my goals when I first started blogging was to show that it's possible to overhaul your lifestyle, one  step at a time so that it doesn't seem too overwhelming. I hope that I accomplish this when I do my simple steps to healthy living! 

I'm so excited to share this journey with you! And have you share what you've learned as well! And I'm thrilled to have some wonderful ladies with me today co-hosting!

But First....I'd love for you to check out these lovely links from the last party!

Congrats ladies! 
Feel free to grab the button

And now, for the rules...I'll try to keep them simple :)

1. Follow me and all my co-hostesses
2. You can post about anything you want, as long as it's a simple step towards a healthier lifestyle including tips for "green" living. I will ask that you avoid the following:
no processed foods
no artificial ingredients
nothing from a box
3. Share the love. Check out at least 3-4 other posts and introduce yourselves. The thing I love most about linky parties is that you get to meet so many amazing people! 
4. Have fun!! :)

I'd also love to have you put the button on your post or blog somewhere so that it's an actual "link" party! :) 

And thank you so much for participating!! I'm thrilled that you're here and sharing with the rest of us!
Want to co-host next time? Just contact me and we'll set it up! 


  1. I'm a new Google Friend follower and I linked up some posts. I love the idea to use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Can't wait to try it!

  2. I love cookbooks that are easy to follow. This one looks fantastic. I will have to check it out. I love your food tip as well. YOur blog is so wonderful, I'm so glad I found it. :) I'll be following it s well :)

  3. I love yogurt cheese! (At least I did when I could eat dairy!!) thanks so much for co-hosting lady! xoxo

  4. I'm almost willing to try it... I love sour cream! I hate yogurt. It makes me gag! I'd love to find a way to work it into my diet in some sneaky kinda way- this might work!


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