What Do You Do With Whey? Tightwad Tuesday




This is a tightwad post because we do not waist the whey…or watery stuff that comes to the top of yoghurt. I also do not buy my yoghurt so for me it is very cheap. (it is donated) I use to make yoghurt. (Also very cheap to do) Canada Girl has a great post on how to do that. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Canadagirl/page2/&thisy=&thism=&thisd= 

So how do you spell Yoghurt? Yogurt? Yogourt? They are all correct!

Benefits of Yoghurt and Whey?

I have always been a fan of plain yoghurt. Now that I have reached my goal weight I am working hard to keep it! Yoghurt is a big part of that! Here are some links to help you understand how yoghurt helps with weight loss and keeping you healthy.




What to do with all the whey from the yoghurt?

I do not like to waste anything! Here are some ideas for yoghurt whey: ( this liquid that is pressed out when you make yoghurt cheese. I get about 2 cups from a container of yoghurt) Most of the healthy bacteria ( probiotic) is in the whey.

Cute E Book on Probiotic Whey: http://www.scribd.com/doc/14660437/Sick-of-Probiotic-Yogurt-Eat-It-This-Whey  The book is an easy read of 11 pages.

Dehydrate it: http://elaichietcetera.wordpress.com/2007/12/20/make-wheyand-use-it-too/ I have never tried this. It looks interesting. I never have enough leftovers to spend time doing this.

Use it to bake and cook with: http://www.mountainhighyoghurt.com/recipes/cranberry_nut_muffins.htm

http://ediblearia.com/?s=whey&submit=GO  ( click on each recipe header for the complete recipe)

Cooking with Yoghurt Cheese ( getting more yoghurt into your family!)




Cooking with Yoghurt ( once you start you will find a million uses for plain yoghurt!)

Favorite Recipes

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Makes 1 ½ cups

Prep time: 10 minutes

Make ahead: Can be made several hours ahead; refrigerate until ready to serve.

1 cup plain yoghurt

½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped

Pinch salt

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

3 mint leaves, finely minced

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the yoghurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros or any sandwich! Great on a salad too.

Frozen Fruit Yoghurt Pops

2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed

2 cups plain or vanilla yoghurt

1/4 cup honey

8 small paper cups

8 popsicle sticks

Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yoghurt, and honey into a blender. Cover, and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired.

Fill paper cups 3/4 full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the center of the foil on each cup.

Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and peel off the paper cup.

Old Yoghurt makes great cheese!

 Here is how I make Yoghurt Cheese. ( I made a very small batch this week)


  1. Pam @ Mom's MutteringsJune 2, 2009 at 4:03 AM

    I had never thought of doing this. It does sound like an easy way to make your money go further.

    That yogurt sauce for gyros is my favorite. So tasty!



  2. I love this ! Thank you sooooooo much for sharing all these great links. ( as usual you are the link queen !)

    I hope to be able to visit more after this week. I am about to drop but tons of gardening going on here. Today we are preping squash beds and building more straw bale raised beds. ((hand wiping brow)) [0=

    Praying many blessings on your garden and you this week.

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


  3. I love yoghurt and yoghurt cheese, and I like your way of making the cheese. I've always used cheese cloth and that is messy. Now it won't seem like such a huge project.

    When I needed a clear liquid diet to prepare for a medical test, I drank whey and felt REALLY good. It's not very tasty, though.


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