Mason Jar Parfaits

Using 12 oz mason jars, create these delicious yogurt parfaits using our homemade yogurt recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp granola
  • 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp lemon curd
  • 1 Tbsp Blueberry curd
  • 4 mason jars and 4 lids

Directions:

Layer yogurt, curd, fruit and granola as desired. Mix lemon and blueberry flavors or make 2 of each flavor. Store overnight in the fridge for an easy next-day snack.

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Homemade Yogurt

Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary, LLC provided us this recipe for homemade yogurt. There is also a video demonstration at the bottom of this page. You can choose how tart you like your yogurt, how to sweeten it and whether to enjoy it in a parfait, on top of pancakes or as a substitute for sour cream on chili! 

Makes 4 cups of yogurt
20 minutes prep
5 minutes cooking
Ready in 5-8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt OR 5-gram packet yogurt starter powder

Directions:

  1. Heat milk in a thick-walled saucepan to 180 degrees
  2. Turn off heat and cool milk to 120/112 degrees – add starter (either yogurt or yogurt starter powder)
  3. Preheat incubator to 115 degrees (see note below) or use a Sous Vide circulator in a water bath set to 115 degrees
  4. Incubate for a minimum 5 hours, or longer for more tart yogurt
  5. Once incubated for desired time, remove from the incubator container
  6. Chill the yogurt overnight to completely set the yogurt
  7. For Greek yogurt, strain through cheesecloth overnight, covered
  8. Sweeten as needed with honey or sugar
  9. Shelf life is 3 days in the refrigerator

Incubator note:

You can incubate in a thermos, Crockpot or warm oven as long as the temperature stays at 115 degrees. You can do anywhere from 5-12 hours depending on your taste preference.

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Apple-Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins 

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredientsyogurt mufins

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 oz. container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple (or apple of your choosing), chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.yogurt muffins
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin wrappers or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine egg, yogurt, applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in chopped apples.
  7. Divide batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups, filling each to 3/4 full. Add a sprinkle of oats and/or brown sugar to the top of each muffin if desired.
  8. Bake muffins for 20-22 minutes, or until top is firm to the touch and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for approximately 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Created by registered dietitian Jenna Allen with inspiration from http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/01/21/apple-oat-greek-yogurt-muffins/.

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Power Breakfast Parfait

This parfait will get you off to your best start in the morning or help you keep going through the afternoon.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Makes: 1 portion

Ingredients:breakfast parfait

  • 1/2 cup low-fat or non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup kefir (any flavor – try raspberry, strawberry or blueberry)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup granola of choice (homemade or store-bought)
  • Fresh berries (try blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, diced strawberries or a mixture)
  • Honey

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, kefir and chia seeds. Place in the refrigerator and let sit for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a small mason jar or glass, layer yogurt/kefir/chia seed mixture with granola. Top with fresh berries of choice and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Power Breakfast Parfait

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Tuna Salad Sandwiches with Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ c of tuna (drained)
  • ½ c plain, whole fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ c chopped celery
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2 avocados (optional)
  • Sandwich bread

Directions:

  1. Mix tuna, celery, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Toast bread and spread tuna mixture onto toasted bread.
  3. (Optional) Slice up avocado and place on top of tuna salad.
  4. Makes about 4 sandwiches. Enjoy!
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Broncos Country Apple Strudel

This recipe comes to us from the students at East High School in Pueblo, who was a runner-up in the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 1 Cup Dannon Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 T. of whole grain graham crackers crumbled
  • ½ cup canned apples in water
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Dice the apples with a chef’s knife on cutting board. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add 1 cup of Dannon Vanilla Yogurt, to the bowl add ½ cup of the diced apples
  3. Add ¼ tsp cinnamon to the bowl
  4. In a zipper bag crush up graham crackers with hands.
  5. Top with graham cracker crumbles
  6. Fold all ingredients together with rubber spatula
  7. Divide into 2 servings and enjoy!
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Cher-Nana Limeade Yogurt

This recipe comes to us from the students at Centennial Elementary School in Weld County, who was a runner-up in the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! Centennial had a “chopped” style cooking contest to pick this recipe to submit – enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 8-Maraschino Cherries
  • Banana
  • 1/2- Lime
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 7 ½ oz of Dannon Vanilla Yogurt

Directions: limeade-yogurt-2

  1. We started with a mixing bowl with 7 1/2 oz of the vanilla yogurt. Then we decided we would slice the Banana and mix half of it to the yogurt (saving the other half for a topping).
  2. Next we decided we would add 8 of the Maraschino Cherries to the yogurt mixing them in along with a splash of the juice they came in, this gave the dish a nice pink color.
  3. We then began to squeeze in the lime slowly, tasting as we went because we knew if we added too much we would not be able to remove it from the mix.
  4. Once we finished mixing the lime into the mixture we transferred the yogurt to a serving bowl where we topped the dish with our remaining slices of banana and garnished it with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

We believe the other students chose ours because they enjoyed the pink appearance along with the cherry and lime flavors working together to taste like a “Cherry Limeade”

The recipe we created is enough for one 394 calorie serving, but could be adjusted to make more servings for more people to enjoy.

 

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Holiday Apple Spice Yogurt

This recipe comes to us from the students at Heath Middle School in Weld County, who was a winner of the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! 

Ingredients:holiday-apple-spice-yogurt

  • 2.5 quarts (10 cups) Dannon Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Apple Cider dry mix
  • 1 (21oz) can Apple pie filling
  • 1/6 cup Brown Sugar

Serving Size: 10

Individual Serving size: 1 ¼ cup

Directions:

  1. Grab a large mixing bowl and add 2.5 quarts (10 cups) Dannon Yogurt.
  2. Open your apple pie filling and use a fork to smash large pieces of apple.
  3. Add the 1 can of apple pie filling to the yogurt and mix well.
  4. Add the cinnamon, apple cider dry mix, and brown sugar and mix until all ingredients have been incorporated into the mix evenly.
  5. Grab a spoon and enjoy with your friends and family by the fire!

Submitted by:

Heath Middle School

Weld County School District RE-6 Greely, Colorado

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The Cat’s Meow – Garlic Chicken Alfredo Pizza

This recipe comes to us from the students at Central High School in Pueblo, who was a winner of the Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest in 2016! Each  school had to work together to create an original yogurt recipe and was entered to win equipment for their school cafeteria. Thank you to Dannon for sponsoring this great contest and to the schools who participated! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons buttergarlic-alfredo-chicken-pizza
  • 2 ½ teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces Dannon plain Greek yogurt
  • 16 ounces chicken breast
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup fresh spinach chopped in ribbons
  • 15 small cherry tomatoes halved (optional topping)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (optional topping)
  • Salt Pepper to taste
  • One batch of pizza dough

Step by Step Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan melt butter on low heat, stir in 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic, cook garlic until transparent. Stir in milk and remove from heat
  2. Allow to cool for 3 – 4 minutes
  3. Add yogurt and stir
  4. Add Romano and Parmesan cheese
  5. Mix sauce in food processor until creamy
  6. Cut chicken into large dice cuts
  7. Sauté chicken in extra virgin olive oil over medium heat until reaches 165
  8. Add 1 teaspoon garlic and paprika simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Add chicken to the Alfredo sauce. Mix well
  10. Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza Assembly Directions

Pre heat oven to 450

  1. Using the prepared pizza dough begin topping your pizza
  2. Spread chicken Alfredo sauce evenly over the entire pizza
  3. Sprinkle pizza with spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese
  4. Brush crust with a small amount of olive oil
  5. Bake 12 minutes or until crust is done and the top is bubbly

Note: To modify pour sauce over whole wheat noodles, grate fresh Parmesan and sprinkle fresh parsley on top.

Submitted by:

Central High School

Pueblo City 60 School District

 

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Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of granola
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of Greek Yogurt or cottage cheese
  • Handful of raspberries, cherries, strawberries, black grapes and blueberries

Directions:

  1. Layer your mason jar with the granola on the bottom.
  2. Scoop a red fruit and then layer with yogurt or cottage cheese.
  3. Top it off with a blue fruit. Keep chilled until served.

 

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