Something you need to know about me is that when it comes to lunch, I pretty much never have any variety. And I like it! It’s not a bad thing…very good, indeed.
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!
And now for the important stuff…the Giveaway! Yay!
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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Lemon Yogurt cake! Yum!
I absolutely LOVE Chobani!! Whatever you make, you can’t go wrong!!
I would like to see a recipe for a bluberry bread or cake with lemon zest that uses Chobani yogurt in place of sour cream.
I’m now a fan of Chocolate & Carrots on FB. Great blog!
Oh, and for dessert – just any fresh fruit that can be dipped in Honey or Vanilla Cho is bomb. This time of year, fresh pears slices sprinkled with a little cinnamon make great dippers.
I tweeted it!! Here is the URL: http://twitter.com/#!/GCFD191/status/14330766930477056
Ooo, I’m so excited about this giveaway! Let’s try to maybe mix chocolate in the yogurt, freeze it and enjoy! Yum.
First of all, that parfait looks delicious! I have to try it myself.
I’d love to see a frozen yogurt recipe with Chobani! Or cake. There’s a vegan chai cupcake recipe I like that uses soy yogurt, but being vegan, the cakes come out a little small. They don’t rise very well. That would be delicious too!
I follow chocandcarrots and chobani on Twitter (sassette00), AND I’m a fan of Chobani on facebook!
I’d like to see some good smoothie recipes, please 🙂
also, i follow both chocandcarrots and chobani on twitter. (samiiingram)
Wow. I feel so out of it. I’ve never tried Greek yogurt of any kind, but I sure do plan to now! I have several really good jello and fruit salads that layer the ingredients with sour cream. I’ll bet Chobani would make a terrific substitution.
Oooh, you know, red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting made with just plain chobani would be amaaaazing!
Lemon (or any citrus) Yogurt Cake, Frozen Yogurt, or Yogurt Covers Pretzels!
maybe you should make a mousse-like or custard pie with it…and chocolate. 🙂
I liked you on fbook
….annnnd I liked chobani on FB as well.
I just made some chocolate gingerbread bars that used sour cream … I’m now curious if I could substitute Chobani next time!
oh la la! I don’t care WHAT you make with the yogurt…just make something delicious:) Maybe something Christmas-y??
greek yogurt and a little skim milk makes the creamiest overnight oats!
Yogurt Trifle w/ Fresh Mixed Berries!
Mix in some persimmon puree (made by boiling peeled persimmons and apples and adding a few generous tsp of cinnamon) and granola. Add in crushed walnuts for more substance and you got a delicious and healthy dessert 🙂
I love having the same things too. Makes it easier and I know I like it. I should be getting some Chobani to have fun with this week. Yummy!
Loved the yogurt lunch idea! I am gonna try it next week, some free yogurt would be great.
i wanna win!
I don’t have any great dessert ideas, I’m sure whatever you make will be wonderful! I’m a chobani lover too, in fact it’s the only greek yogurt I like.
Something baked using Chobani yogurt! Love that stuff!
Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to see a recipe for Blondies made with Chobani!
OMG. HUGE Chobani fan. I think you should make cheesecake!
I’d like a dessert recipe that either uses lemon curd or canned pumpkin in it.
I’m a current Chobani facebook fan.
I also would love to see you use it in a cake recipe. I have been meaning to try it as a substitute for sour cream in a pound cake recipe! Also I LOVE Chobani yogurt, truly the best stuff out there.
Make lots and lots of tzatziki!
I love Chobani! I use it in making breads that would normally call for sour cream. I’ve found that it makes everything that much better. Think lemon pound cake, coffee cake, biscuits, etc. I also love it in creamy enchiladas and a fruit dip with honey and garam masala. Thanks for the entry! I’m so excited at the idea of winning!
I am now a twitter follower for the blog and chobani! ~ mimikris10
Now a Chobani facebook fan! :0)
And now a current Chocolate & Carrots, LLC Facebook fan! Yay!
I’m currently an email subscriber. Thanks!
I tweeted as prizepuzzle. Can’t get the link to appear.
Overnight Organic Blueberry Chobani Granola 🙂
haven’t tried chobani, but i’m willing to try…i’ll do do anything to get my boyfriend away from his sour cream addiction!!
I love Chobani–it’s so delicious!
It would be great to see it used in some sort of baking recipe, maybe a lighter cake or cupcakes?
I <3 Chobani and Chocolate & Carrots!
I would like to see the Chobani used in shakes… protein shakes, smoothies, milk shakes. Or definitely in baking goods 🙂
i’ve had a sour cream chocolate layer cake before and it was delicious! i’m sure greek yogurt could easily be substituted!
i’m a facebook fan!
a cheesecake, please!
I don’t know any recipes with Greek yogurt, but I love to eat it with chocolate granola! A recipe for a homemade version would be awesome, perhaps with coconut and almonds?
I became a fan of chobani on facebook.
I signed up for the email list.
a pumpkin spice flavored greek yogurt sounds yummy and great for the holidays! or a pumpkin/yogurt parfait…
some kind of lemon blueberry cake would be delicious! or maybe even something with chocolate? I can’t wait to try the recipes out!
Pecan Pie Pudding! I got this recipe from Peanut Butter Boy and I LOVE it. Super easy, yummy, and not too bad for you.
I can’t think of any ideas so…Hey Y’all…I like chocolate (and Chobani! LOL)
I liked Chobani on FB Samantha M (violettfem(at)yahoo)
I tried to like you on FB but the link you had posted had no “LIKE” button
I now follow you on Twitter
I already followed Chobani on Twitter
I signed up for emails of your blog (violettfem(at)yahoo
and subscribed using RSS (violettfem(at)yahoo.com
I would love to try a peanut butter or chocolate “pudding” recipe that uses greek yogurt!
I am an FB fan of chobani!
how about making some sort of lite cheesecake
In Scotland I had a WONDERFUL Greek yogurt dessert parfait made of the yogurt, sliced nectarines, and a sprinkling of dark brown sugar – that’s it!
i made pumpkin pie for thanksgiving and instead of using milk, i used greek yogurt.
Greek Yogurt is the best! I would suggest either using it to make some frozen yogurt and throw in some pomegranate or other fresh fruit or use it to make a yogurt cheesecake
ooh Greek yogurt is so yummy!
I love using plain yogurt in so many recipes, but haven’t tried Greek yet.
You should try a recipe for a coffeecake or dense strudel-y muffin.
Normal yogurt lends it a super-moist, tender crumb and I bet it would be even better with Chobani!
How about finding or making a recipe using Greek Yogurt and baked chicken? I love Greek Baked Chicken so adding yogurt to it somehow would be good!
I wonder if you can do something with chai spices – like a yogurt+chai morning muffin?!?!
How about a pound cake…
Anything with chocolate!
It is always yogurt and fruit, how about yogurt and vegetables.