Low-Fat Yogurt Might Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

Take a trip to the tropics with our pina colada inspired parfait. It even makes a great breakfast when you need a sunny start to your day.

Click here for the recipe: Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

Grilled Watermelon With Yogurt

This is Michael Psilakis 's modern take on the traditional Greek combination of watermelon and feta cheese. It features the creamy yogurt he grew up eating in New York's Long Island.

Click here for the recipe: Grilled Watermelon With Yogurt

Honey Oat Quick Bread

This bread has a pleasant flavor and divinely moist, tender crumb. It goes well with almost any soup or chowder. Plus, the recipe requires minimal mixing and cleanup and calls for ingredients such as yogurt.

Click here for the recipe: Honey Oat Quick Bread

Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

This deconstructed version of a chile relleno turned sandwich packs some heat and an ooey-gooey yogurt filling. We like the flavor of sourdough, but any kind of bread will work well.

Click here for the recipe: Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Mixed Lettuce Salad With Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Oak leaf and baby romaine lettuces are best eaten straight from the garden or within a day or two of picking. They pair wonderfully with peppery radishes and yogurt in this salad.

Click here for the recipe: Mixed Lettuce Salad With Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Tangy plain yogurt mixed with the classic ingredients for chermoula—a Moroccan spice mix—serves as both the marinade and the sauce in this salmon dish. If you like your food on the spicy side, add a pinch of cayenne to the mixture.

Click here for the recipe: Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Crispy Kale With Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Here, Seamus Mullen roasts kale with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic until it's crunchy.

Click here for the recipe: Crispy Kale With Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Cucumber-Yogurt Soup With Pepperoncini

Pepperoncini (long, thin Italian pickled chiles) give Marcia Kiesel's otherwise-mild soup an appealingly tangy flavor.

Click here for the recipe: Cucumber-Yogurt Soup With Pepperoncini

Colombian Chicken Soup

Chicken breast adds plenty of protein but not much fat to this version of ajiaco, a cilantro-scented chicken soup. Stirring in fiber-rich brown rice and yogurt turns the soup into a satisfying one-dish meal.

Click here for the recipe: Colombian Chicken Soup

Coconut-Mango Frozen Yogurt

Sophie Dahl's coconut frozen yogurt with a swirl of mango is like a tropical take on the classic orange Creamsicle. The method here gives the frozen yogurt a fluffy, slightly icy texture, like a granita.

Click here for the recipe: Coconut-Mango Frozen Yogurt

Curried Tofu and Avocado Dip With Rosemary Pita Chips

Lee Anne Wong blends soft or silken tofu with avocado, low-fat sour cream and yogurt. For extra fiber, she serves the dip with raw vegetables and rosemary whole wheat pita chips.

Click here for the recipe: Curried Tofu and Avocado Dip With Rosemary Pita Chips

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade yogurt requires surprisingly little prep and keeps in the fridge for a month.

Click here for the recipe: Homemade Greek Yogurt

Potato Salad With Hummus-Yogurt Dressing

Two Middle Eastern staples make one great dressing.

Click here for the recipe: Potato Salad With Hummus-Yogurt Dressing

Lamb Pizzettes

This recipe is based on the Arabic lamejun , a thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, then baked. Here Grace Parisi adds flavor with cumin, mint, yogurt and pine nuts.

Click here for the recipe: Lamb Pizzettes

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A new study might finally prove that low-fat yogurt is more than just a delicious ingredient ... it's good for you too.

As the American Heart Association reports, at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions, scientists revealed that people who ate low-fat yogurt were 31 percent less likely to have high blood pressure than those who ate less low-fat yogurt.

Although some researchers think that the study's results could have to do with factors other than just the yogurt consumption, low-fat yogurt does contain protein and other nutrients that have been linked with blood pressure in the past.

The study came to the conclusion that eating six ounces of low-fat yogurt every three days could help to lower your blood pressure. So to make sure you stay healthy, we've compiled 14 recipes with yogurt in them!

Check out the slideshow above for our yogurt-laden recipes!

Now that you know the benefits of low-fat yogurt, find out if Greek yogurt is better for you than regular yogurt and if milk is bad for you.

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