What It Is
Greek yogurt is thicker, creamier, and higher in protein than regular yogurt because it has been strained to remove much of its whey.
Buying and Storing
It's available in full-fat, low-fat (2 percent), and nonfat versions. We prefer the low-fat for its balance of healthfulness and flavor, but when baking, it's best to use the full-fat. Once opened, the yogurt will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Cooking with Yogurt
Think beyond breakfast and add yogurt to dips or marinades. Or look for yogurt cake and cheesecake recipes. Because yogurt separates when cooked over direct heat, it's best to stir it into hot foods at the last minute.