So when I think about "good living" it brings me to thinking about the way I lead my own life. I feel like life is too short not to enjoy the things that make you happy. If you love chocolate, eat the chocolate. If you love salty things, eat those things. However, I also truly believe in enjoying everything in moderation. If you indulge in the rich things then you might have to work out and exercise a little harder to even things out. This doesn't work for everyone but I feel like when you don't allow yourselves to indulge in your favorite things sometimes then you'll never learn to live equally and healthfully with them. Positive health and well-being is something I've always believed in. These are ideas and notions that originated with Plato and the ancient philosophers.
I love finding ways in my cooking to make my favorite recipes a little healthier so that I can enjoy them more often then just on a special occasion. The thing I love about Greek yogurt is that it is such a versatile cooking tool for doing just that. It can be used to replace sour cream and mayonnaise in most recipes. It's delicious in oatmeal and great mixed with berries for a fresh dessert.
I decided to take one of my favorite childhood dips and use Greek yogurt to update the recipe. Growing up, my mom use to get the Lipton French Onion soup mix and make dip which was always served with potato chips. I loved this dip and always ate too much of it! At age 28, I still love that dip and when I find it at parties I still get excited.........
But here is a new version of the recipe, one that I actually think tastes better than the original! I've used it all week in other recipes but it is really tasty in the Gyro Bowls below:
French Onion Dip With Greek Yogurt