On the heels of McDonald’s all-day breakfast success comes a new brinner player: Greek yogurt. Yes, that’s right; yogurt is now a dinner food.
Since immigrating to the U.S. about 10 years ago, Greek yogurt has been a centerpiece of many Americans’ breakfasts—and it’s easy to see why. Yogurt's creamy, smooth, and slightly thick texture is both appealing and comforting. Its taste, pleasantly sour yet somehow sweet, is intriguing yet familiar. And between the gut-friendly probiotics, satiating fats, and muscle-building protein, it boasts some pretty impressive health benefits, too.
However, Greek yogurt’s rise and conquest of frozen waffles and sugary cereal has transcended well beyond our morning meals. Its ratio of proteins to carbs makes it the ideal post-workout snack for repairing muscles and replenishing energy stores while a full-fat carton is the perfect appetite-stabilizing treat to get you over the midday hump. But we totally get it: There are only so many cups of the stuff you can eat before your taste buds tire of monotony. Sound familiar? Then you’ll be happy to know that Chobani, everyone's unofficial Greek yogurt fairy godmother, has developed two new and creative ways to appease your 24/7 yogurt obsession.
This summer, Chobani is venturing away from the spoon with a line of yogurt-based savory dips and smoothie drinks. Featuring savory flavors like herbed tzatziki, roasted red pepper, smoked onion and parmesan, and three-pepper salsa rojo, their new Chobani Meze dips are positioned to be the next hummus for health-minded foodies and chip lovers. But we have to admit that we are even more excited about the new line of Drink Chobani, which is sure to offer a hunger-quelling alternative to your 2 pm diet soda (which only entices you to overeat and provides zero nourishment). Drink Chobani is made with a blend of yogurt and mixed berries, which are packed with antioxidants that fend off disease—an added bonus to boot!
If you can’t wait for this summer to get in on the all-day dairy trend (we know we can’t!) check out these 15 Savory Ideas To Eat Greek Yogurt—stat!