Benefits of Greek Yogurt With Walnuts and Honey 

Light and sweet, this super healthy combination of 3 amazing ingredients- Greek Yogurt, Walnuts, and Honey- is the perfect snack to satisfy at any time of day.

Most of us already know that these three ingredients consumed on their own provide good health benefits, but you can actually get more good stuff from them if you mix them together! This combination is not only beneficial for the body—it’s great for the skin as well!

Greek Yogurt

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Greek yogurt is packed with nutrients

If you’ve ever wondered what makes Greek yogurt different from the regular kind, Greek yogurt is strained to remove most of the whey. The result is a thicker, creamier yogurt with twice the protein content. A cup of Greek yogurt can help you meet the recommended dietary guideline of three daily servings of low-fat or nonfat dairy products.

Greek yogurt is also packed with probiotics, healthy bacteria that can help boost your immune system and decrease stomach issues. Another benefit of Greek yogurt is that it’s high in calcium, which is needed to build strong muscles and helps vital organs function.

Greek Honey

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Greek honey is rich in compounds

Various scientific research has revealed Greek honey is rich in compounds such as polyphenols, phenolic acids, and many more. Because of Greece’s great variety of flora – around 6,500 different types, of which 1,500 are endemic, textures and colours -there are many different types of honey with an exciting range of tastes and properties. The most commonly found varieties of honey one can find are Pine, Flower, Thyme, Chestnut, Orange, Sage, Eriki, Carob, and Mainalos Vanilla.

Health benefits of Greek honey include strengthening the immune system, it’s anti-inflammatory, supports digestion, and improves gut health, it’s high in B vitamins which help strengthen the nervous system and it’s also high in antioxidants. 


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Walnuts are rich in omega 3

Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean and have been part of the Greek diet for thousands of years. These nuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods. Walnuts provide healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals and according to extensive research, eating walnuts may improve brain health and prevent heart disease and cancer. 

Walnuts are also a great source of vitamin B7, which is said to help hair and nails grow stronger and longer, as well as prevent hair loss. 


Preparing Greek Yogurt with Walnuts and Honey

(Serves 2)


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Healthy all-day snack
  • 1 x cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 2 x tbsp honey, more or less to taste


Place the yogurt into two small dessert plates. Sprinkle crushed walnuts over the top of the yogurt. Drizzle with honey and serve. 
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10 Products to Help You Master Greek Cooking 

Understanding Greek cuisine is fairly easy with most culinary experts agreeing that Greek cooking is mainly about simplicity; simple recipes,  fresh produce, and passion.

Most Greek dishes are based on a few key ingredients and there is not much which is bottled or packaged, however, there are some products that we always keep in our fridge and pantry. This is by no means a complete list but it will definitely get you started! 

Olive Oil

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Extra virgin olive oil makes the top of the list of must have Greek food ingredients. It is a staple to Greek cooking and the most popular type of oil used across the country- from starters and salads to bbq’s and mains, you always need olive oil to create Greek dishes. 


The main herb in a Greek pantry is Greek oregano. From adding it to your lemon potatoes, to seasoning your octopus and salads- it’s Greece’s most loved herb. You want oregano, preferably freshly picked and dried, however if you can’t grow it yourself, you can find Greek oregano in specialty stores and delis around the world.

Feta Cheese 

Feta cheese is a staple in the Greek kitchen; almost all meals are served with a side of Feta and it is used in traditional pites (handmade pies) including Tiropita (cheese pie) and Spanakopita (spinach pie) ,as well as in popular dishes such as Prawn Saganaki. 


Many traditional Greek meals have legumes as their key ingredient and Greeks do prefer using dried legumes. The most popular are lentils, gigantes, white beans, black-eyed peas and chickpeas, which are used in stews, soups and salads. 


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Lemons really are a must in the Greek kitchen. They add acidity to many dishes, from roast potatoes to grilled fish. Ladolemono (olive oil and lemon juice) is used as a marinade and a dressing on seafood and salads. Lemon juice is also added to mostly everything from meats to fried cheese and is also included in many Greek desserts, especially in the syrup based sweets. And lets not forget Avgolemono, which is Greece’s famous egg and lemon sauce. 

Sea Salt 

Greek sea salt is naturally rich in minerals, which makes it so delicious. Learn to season food, especially with sea salt. This is one of the most important techniques in Greek cooking. However, the seasoning should not be overpowering.

Greek Honey 

Honey is used in many popular Greek pastries and it is one of Greece’s most popular sweeteners. Honey is always on the Greek breakfast table- great to spread on toast and add to your tea! 

Greek Yogurt

Traditional Greek yogurt is a must in our pantry. It can be used a base for dips, as well as marinades. It also makes for an ideal sweet treat on its own with  walnuts and honey.


Tomatoes are another staple in the Greek household and are used in the Greek kitchen from breakfast through to dinner. From simple dishes such as a traditional Greek salad to red based sauces, and the famous Strapatsada breakfast dish, tomatoes are a key ingredient to many Greek recipes. 

Filo Pastry 

You will find most Greek households have pastry in their freezer, as this allows you to quickly create a sweet or savoury pie. From cheese and spinach to custard pies and the famous baklava- filo is a key component. 

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