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Have you ever seen the show Chopped?? I’ll admit it’s actually one of my favorites- taking 4 mystery ingredients and incorporating them into a delicious recipe?! Sign me up! Dannon challenged me to use 3 of the 5 mystery ingredients they chose to create something unique. Challenge accepted! This is something I frequently practice at home to use up leftovers and random ingredients so I was psyched to participate in such a fun challenge.
I opted to use the black rice, cannelloni beans, and roasted red peppers. I made rice and corn cakes to highlight the seasonality of corn and used the beans as a binder. I decided to use Dannon Light & Fit Greek nonfat yogurt pureed with the roasted red peppers to create a sauce. Personally, balance is the name of the game for most of my recipes. I like to balance salty with sweet, and spicy with creamy. The sweetness of the yogurt is balanced out with the hot sauce. I encourage you to make it as spicy as you’d like although I list 1-2 TBSP. I’m spicy intolerant so 1 TBSP did the trick for me.
Healthy choices don’t have to be boring. With a balanced variety of delicious choices, Dannon Light & Fit has better for you options that that also fit your active lifestyle. Eating one yogurt every day is an important first step toward creating a more balanced diet and a healthier lifestyle. Yogurt can be part of a healthy eating pattern as a smart snack, convenient breakfast, delicious cooking ingredient, or a great choice for dessert. I enjoy cooking with yogurt frequently but I also love Dannon Light & Fit Greek Crunch as dessert. I encourage you to start using yogurt more in your baking and cooking to pack some extra nutrition in your recipe.