Hey all! This month Stonyfield challenged the Yo Getters to come up with some recipes using Stonyfield Yogurt and Nativas Naturals products. I received the Mulberry Berries and Hemp Seeds. Both of these are super nutritious additions to any recipe.
Why do you want these in your pantry? Read on…
Mulberries are native to the Morus genus of trees and can be found in many parts of the world nowadays, but they originated in the Far East, traveling along the Silk Road from China to Turkey. Beyond their sweet and delicate flavor, mulberries are an excellent source of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamin C, protein and fiber.
Hemp seeds provide a healthy dose of protein, omega fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and minerals.
Hemp is a well-balanced vegetarian protein source that includes all of the essential amino acids. Not only is hemp one of the best veggie sources of protein, it’s easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Hemp also features plenty of other nutrients including abundant fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids.
I made the best dinner the other night using Stonyfield Yogurts and Navita Naturals products. I love testing new recipes and decided instead of doing just one recipe with my yogurt, why not base an entire meal around it?
So for your enjoyment, here is what I made:
Middle Eastern Inspired Chicken
I love Middle Eastern and Mediterranean style food. The spices and freshness are so appealing and healthy. For this dish, the spices and yogurt were a perfect match.
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
Mix the yogurt with the seasonings and place in a plastic bag with the chicken.
Marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
Pound chicken in the bag with the marinade to 1/2 thick and grill, saute, skewer or bake until lightly browned and cooked through.
Serve with rice or pasta and salad and enjoy!
Greek Inspired Salad
For the salad I chopped up Romaine lettuce and added heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, goat cheese crumbles, chopped cucumbers and topped it with Navitas Naturals Mulberry Berries and Hemp Seeds. Super simple! The dressing is a yogurt dressing I made and oh my gosh, Stonyfield organic yogurt is perfect for this. All the flavor of Ranch without all the bad for you fat and extra ingredients! This didn’t last the night.
Lemon-Dill Yogurt Dressing
1 cup while milk Stonyfield plain yogurt, drained for 1 hour in a strainer (save the whey that drips out for smoothies!)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
After yogurt has drained and thickened, combine everything into a bowl and refrigerate for an hour. Great with salads or as a dip!!
And to top off the meal, a dessert using my yogurt and toppings! These also didn’t hang out for long.
French Yogurt Cupcakes
Nonstick canola oil spray
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup raw sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 cup plain whole-milk Stonyfield yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Navitas Naturals Mulberry Berries and Hemp Seeds.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat cupcake pan with canola oil spray or paper liners.
Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.
Using your fingers, rub raw sugar with lemon zest in a large bowl until sugar is moist. Add yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract; whisk to blend. Fold in dry ingredients just to blend.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle help seeds and mulberries on top if desired. Bake until top of cakecakes are golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; let cool completely. Can top with homemade whipped cream if desired.
DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
So there you have it! My Stonyfield based meal! You can find Stonyfield products at most grocery stores. The yogurt is perfect to use in recipes subbing out higher fat ingredients…we use it everyday! Hope you enjoy and let me know what you have made with your Stonyfield products!
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