However you celebrate the holidays, be sure to add some probiotic goodness to your festivities.
Yogurt is a delicious place to start. It can be easily stirred into sweet or savory dips and soups for both flavor and nutrition. Also, banana and pumpkin breads will benefit with a moist addition such as yogurt or buttermilk.
The probiotics will probably not survive cooking but don’t despair–they do leave behind some healthy byproducts. And as another bonus, the creamy consistency comes from a low-fat source, not the usual cream and butter mandatory in many recipes. Your guests will be surprised but grateful.
Here is a BBC site with hundreds of fresh recipe ideas which include yogurt: The site is easy to navigate and the dishes themselves are easy to prepare; most require less than a half hour.
Smoked salmon & bean dip with crispy pita
Smoky aubergine & coriander dip
Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup
Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt
Mexican bean burgers with lime yogurt & salsa
Mumbai potato wraps with minted yogurt relish
Yogurt-spiced chicken with almond & coriander rice
Lemon Curd and Yogurt Fool
Jie Ri Yu Kuai!
Tanoshii kurisumasu wo!
Ii holide eximnandi!