everyday homeschooling blog


Feb 18, 2014

A Very Nutritious, Very Greek Snack

MaryAnn Gaver

Last weekend, my twin sister and I celebrated our birthday together. A wonderful thing about having a twin is that you get to share the celebration with your favorite person in the whole world! The bond for twins is so strong, and something I definitely treasure.

As we've done for years, my husband, Jay, and my twin's husband, Costas, went out to eat last Saturday night. Well, I happened to mention how much I like yogurt, and, of course, the Greeks are known for their outstanding yogurt. Being 100% Greek, Costas mentioned this delicious idea that I'd like to share with you... 

Well, after trying many brands of yogurt, my quest is now over! I found the best yogurt ever! Great consistency, best value for health, and best overall taste. 

Here's a truly Greek way to prepare a dessert or snack that the whole family will love.

This is what you'll need:

      - One (or two for large families) 35 ounce Fage (pronounced Fa-yeh) brand yogurt. All natural, nonfat, Greek strained yogurt―

      - One 12 or 16 oz. bag of English walnuts

      - One 16 oz. jar of your local honey (I use pure unprocessed clover honey from Hays Apiary in Smithsburg, MD ―available at McCutcheon's in Frederick, MD)

For each dish:

      - 1/3 cup yogurt*

      - 1 - 2 tsp. honey

      - 1-2 tsp. walnuts

*Remember that this yogurt isn't sweetened, so you can add as much honey as you need for sweetness.

Enjoy! I hope your family will love this nutritious idea. Thanks to Costas, I'm learning many new things about the excellent Mediterranean (Greek) diet.

Have a wonderful day.  God bless you!