Four Yummy Things to do with Lite Vanilla Yogurt

Several months ago, I made {um…tried to make} a switch from things like ice cream to yogurt, sour cream to greek yogurt, and heavy snacks to lighter ones.  I’ve been only mildly successful, but a little bit is more than nothing… right?  😉  Anyway, one of the most versatile foods in finding substitutions for something sweet, especially at nighttime, is lite vanilla yogurt.  As I was enjoying my “coffee yogurt” tonight, I realized that I have probably found at least ten different {new to me} ways to use vanilla yogurt, so I hopped on my computer and started listing them all.  Then I realized that they could be summarized in about three or four recipes with variations and obvious add ins.  So instead of all 10ish, I offer my favorite 4 – which, by the way, are “free” foods on the Weight Watcher’s Simply Filling plan. 🙂

1.  Coffee Yogurt Drink

  • 1 carton of lite vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup (or less) of cold coffee (flavored or regular, decaf or regular)
  • 1 packet of stevia sweetener
  • Mix together and sip through a wide straw


2.  Fruit Dip

(I’ve shared this before)
3 Ingredient Creamy, Light Fruit Dip.


3.  Chocolate/Cinnamon Yogurt

  • 1 carton lite vanilla yogurt
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1 packet of stevia sweetener
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Mix and enjoy


4.  Creamy Orange Crush

  • 1 carton lite vanilla yogurt
  • 1 can of Orange diet soda (I’m loving the Orange Crush 10)
  • Mix together and add ice if desired.  Enjoy through a large straw.


Just thought I would share.  Hope you are off to a wonderful day.  🙂


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  1. Connie Lancaster says:

    I need to add these to my list – I too am looking for things to satisfy my sweet tooth in the evening!

  2. Thanks for sharing! All of these sound great!