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January 16, 2017
12 Ways to Use Sour Cream Every Day

12 Ways to Use Sour Cream Every Day

The Hood Answer Mom, Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D.

Hood Sour Cream brightens up food like no other ingredient.  That’s probably why so many of us add a dollop to baked potatoes, nachos, and chili, and choose sour cream to make mouthwatering dips. While there are dozens of ways to cook with Hood Sour Cream, you don’t have to go that far for great taste.  Just a small amount of the tangy stuff perks up meals, snacks, side dishes, and desserts.

Sour cream tastes great, and it’s good for you, too.  At just 40 calories for two tablespoons, Hood Light Sour Cream supplies more than twice the bone-building calcium of Greek yogurt and nearly the same amount of protein! 

Take a Refresher Course

Everyday foods can become tiresome.  With its rich, velvety consistency, and just the right amount of zip, Hood Sour Cream freshens up family favorites by turning them into something even better.  Here’s how to use sour cream all day long.

  • Add to your favorite fruit or fruit and vegetable smoothie. 
  • Toss sour cream into scrambled eggs.  
  • Top vegetables, chicken, and fish with a combination of sour cream and prepared basil pesto or sun dried tomato pesto.  Or toss with cooked pasta.  
  • Add a kick to potato salad, and broccoli or cole slaw, when you swap sour cream for half the mayonnaise in the recipe.  
  • Combine sour cream with prepared horseradish, lemon juice, and capers. Spread on grilled or baked salmon fillets. 
  • Puree sour cream and ripe avocado for a quick salad dressing, dip, sandwich spread, or pasta sauce.
  • Combine sour cream with warm marinara sauce to take weeknight pasta dishes up a notch.
  • Make a simple marinade for grilled or baked chicken to amp up flavor.  
  • Stir sour cream into cooked mashed potato, sweet potato, or butternut squash, or add to mashed cauliflower along with Parmesan cheese.  
  • Use sour cream in a sweet dip to encourage fruit intake in kids and adults!  
  • Top baked apples or fruit crisp with a dollop of sour cream mixed with a bit of sugar and vanilla extract. Sour cream has a tangy quality that complements sweetness.  
  • Add a tablespoon or two of sour cream to a buttercream frosting recipe. 

Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D., is a writer, nutrition consultant, and mother of three. She is the author of several books, including MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better and Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy . Ward is also a contributing writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers and Men's Fitness magazines.

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