It’s one thing that (at least during the week) I know will remain consistent and taste just as tasty as the day before. My lunch always starts out with a bowl of fresh spinach topped with a sliced carrot, a small sliced organic gala apple, a handful of unsalted roasted nuts, about 2 teaspoons of raisins or dried cranberries, and the smallest bit of dressing (usually fat free ranch or balsamic vinaigrette). And a little secret…I usually take a break for lunch and catch up on the latest Desperate Housewives episode! Haha!
Side Note: I also find it really handy to always keep a tall glass of water by my side throughout the day. Anytime I go feeling hungry, I take some gulps and it prolongs the time until the next meal.
Then, the second part of my lunch always consists of 1/2 cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt topped with 2-3 thawed chopped strawberries, and some semi-sweet chocolate chips.
You talk about good!!! So delicious!
To save money, I cut the stems off of a butt-load of strawberries in the summer when they are cheapest, place them on a cookie sheet, set them in the freezer to freeze, and then load them up into a big freezer bag and seal tightly. When I run out of those, I just go and buy the family size bag of frozen strawberries from the grocery store!
Greek yogurt can be used in so many different ways. It’s great!
Just in the last 5 months that chocolate & carrots has been around, I’ve used it in quite a few recipes! Here’s a few of those recipes:
- Easy & Healthy Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce
- Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
- Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
It’s a great substitute of sour cream, heavy cream or even buttermilk in some recipes!
Well, my husband, Logan, refuses to eat any other Greek yogurt except Chobani. So we always stock up. And since the Edwards’ family and chocolate & carrots are such big supporters of Chobani Greek yogurt, Chobani decided they wanted to sponsor a giveaway just for you!
Chobani’s non-fat Greek yogurt is so delicious and it is even more delicious with strawberries and chocolate chips! It’s not as sour tasting as some of the other Greek yogurts on the market…I also found that it is one of the cheaper per ounce at my grocery store.
Well, Chobani sent me a couple of their different non-fat yogurts (plain, honey, vanilla) to use in my upcoming recipes for you guys! How nice! Thank you Chobani!
So, I was so excited when I got the package that I whipped out my camera and took photos so you could share in my excitement! Eeeee!
We’re giving away SIX Chobani Greek yogurt Coupons each to FOUR lucky winners!
Main Entry (REQUIRED):
How to Enter: Leave a comment on this page telling us a dessert recipe you’d like me to feature that is made with Chobani Greek yogurt!
Note: If you can’t think of anything, just say something like “Hey ya’ll” or “I like chocolate” and you’re entered to win, too (although I need ideas, folks!).
Deadline: December 20, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
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