Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium, it's also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus and vitamin B12. Easier to digest that milk, yogurt may be also tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant. Looking for more ways to use plain Greek yogurt? Try our lemony yogurt-dill dressing on grain bowls, potatoes, cucumber salads, or on fish or seafood.
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Yogurt Dill Dressing
⅔ cup plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, finely minced
3 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped, or 1 Tbsp dried dill
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey or maple syrup
A few pinches salt
Water to thin, as needed
- Whisk all ingredients together.
- Add water to thin to desired consistency.
- Season to taste.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Top your Next Grain Bowl with Yogurt Dill Dressing
Grain bowls are a simple easy meal for a quick dinner or to pack for a weekday lunch. The combinations of ingredients are limitless, and the bowls can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. To build a grain bowl, follow the equation and let your imagination run wild!
Basic Grain Bowl Equation:
- 1/2 Cup Cooked Whole Grains: Brown rice, quinoa, barley, or a combination etc. Extra cooked grains can be stored in the freezer and defrosted when needed. *Don't go overboard on grain portions.
- 2 Cups Cooked or Raw Veggies: Try a combination of textures (chopped, grated, julienned), colours, and cooking methods (raw, steamed, sautéed, roasted).
- 1/2 Cup Protein: Choose a plant-based or meat protein source (or a combination) like chickpeas, kidney beans, navy beans, black beans, lentils, tofu or tempeh. Alternatively, choose an animal-based protein like eggs, chicken, fish or beef. Looking to ramp up your protein intake? Try our healthy low-carb diet guide.
- 2 Tablespoons Sauce: You can dress your healthy grain bowl meal with a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and a splash of soy sauce. To mix things up, try one of our nutritious and mouth-watering sauce recipes.
- 2 Tablespoons Toppings: Sprinkle with toasted unsalted nuts, seeds, chopped green onions, fresh chopped herbs, or feta cheese.
Bringing it all Together:
- Spoon 1/2 cup grains in a bowl.
- Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of sauce.
- Load on veggies and protein.
- Drizzle on another tablespoon of sauce and then sprinkle with toppings.
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