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)


Insights Greece - Benefits of Greek Yogurt With Walnuts and Honey 
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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Why Greece’s Simple Koulouri is Such a Popular Snack

If you’ve ever been to any of Greece’s largest cities, surely you would have come across a Koulouri stand, selling a round-shaped bread, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

And if you’ve ever wondered what’s so good about it? It’s jam-packed with valuable carbohydrates and proteins, making it the country’s most popular breakfast on the run for both locals and visitors. As for the taste? When you take a bite, its crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside texture will undoubtedly leave you wanting more!

Although it can be found in most regions of Greece, the Koulouri is most loved by Thessalonikians and Athenians, and in both cities, you are guaranteed to find a Koulouri stand on every second street corner. It’s standard to watch locals running around town, biting on a Koulouri as they go about their daily activities, as it really is the ideal snack at any time of the day.

This super simple treat, which was traditionally made in a ring form has slowly evolved over the years and now comes in a variety of flavours including meat and cheese varieties, as well as multi-seed, tahini, and whole wheat options. Certain bakeries have gone even fancier, creating twisted and braided versions.

If it seems too simple for your liking, you can always cut the Koulouri in half and add cheese, or spread some of your favourite jam or honey over it.

Just make sure you head out early to grab your Koulouri, as it’s best enjoyed fresh and you’ll avoid disappointment, as they do sell out quickly!

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