January 27, 2011

My Favorite Treat

For those that have been reading my blog for a while, you may recall that my family decided to do a Mediterranean theme for our Easter celebration.  After months of listening to my coworker rave about Greek yogurt, I knew this was something we had to have on the menu.

I have to tell you, I am hooked!  I love the creamy, thick texture because it reminds me of almost a custard, making non-Greek yogurts seem very watery to me now.  I also love that these little guys are packed with protein, which is perfect for my healthy eating plan. 

I swear I feel like I should be a spokesperson for Chobani, my favorite brand.  If you haven't tried this stuff, you are seriously missing out! 

I started with the flavored yogurts, but I didn't just get the basic flavors shown above.  Oh, no.  These little suckers are expensive, and in order to justify their price, I had to purchase flavors I couldn't get in another brand.

The two I started with were honey (which is the real Greek way to eat yogurt, by the way) and pomegranate.  Yum!!!  They were both super delicious!

I have since tried the pineapple flavor as well, which is also quite tasty.  (I read on their Facebook fan page that some people like to put a bit of coconut extract into their cups to make this a piña colada treat.  I haven't tried it yet, but I have no doubt that this would be a fantastic dessert option.) 

My new favorite thing is to buy the 0% (non-fat) plain Chobani and sweeten it with a little drizzle of honey or fruit.  I like being able to control the amount of sweetness myself since I'm trying to be good about my diet, and the added bonus is that the plain yogurt can be used in countless recipes as a healthier alternative to sour cream.

Seriously, get to your local supermarket and grab some.  It will change your life!   

3 comments:

  1. Love greek yogurt! Greek God's is the one I buy and the honey flavor is my favorite!! Last time I was at the grocery store I bought a big thing of plain because it was cheaper and I put honey in it myself. Totally the same! Also, I found this recipe where you add plain oatmeal (cooked),apples and cinnamon! So good! Bethie Boo!

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  2. Add this to the reason why we're friends! Love it! :)

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  3. P.S. I'm totally trying it with apples and oatmeal tomorrow morning. Yum!

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