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Food For Belly Dancers: Why Belly Dancers Need Greek Yogurt

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recipies, food, greek, yogurt, HipMix.netGreek yogurt is a centuries-old nurturing staple that’s divine for dancers, dieters and athletes groovin' on lean protein. With twice the amount of protein than regular yogurt, Greek yogurt is amazingly creamy, rich, thick and yummy. Add to that zero percent fat, and you've aced a healthy, tasty homerun with Greek yogurt (not to mention digestibility). Because liquid whey is drained off first, it takes three times the amount of milk than for regular yogurt to make this treat—but well worth paying a little extra for.




Veggie Dip

Serves 4-6

Prep time: 10 minutes
No cooking required
Tip: try using organic ingredients as much as possible for tastier and healthier eating


  • ½ cup low-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • ½ medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Let dip sit for 20-30 minutes before serving so flavors get to meld nicely. Or, make and refrigerate up to two days before using.

Serve Greek yogurt (store bought, such as Oikos organic) and veggie dip with seasonal fresh greens from the farmers' market or your garden—cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, celery, carrot, bell peppers, mushrooms, sprouts, etc. Add wedges of hard-boiled eggs, nuts, dried fruit (such as apricots, golden raisins, currants, Medjool dates, etc.) for a healthy, balanced summertime meal.

Arrange each item attractively on a glass tabletop interspersed with small flower arrangements for a dramatic presentation to wow guests!