Grab a Spoon + Giveaway!

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[/js]While this may be a sponsored post, I must start by saying I truly believe what I’m writing. Dannon Oikos Greek 0% Fat Plain Yogurt is a staple at my house. As long as I have Oikos yogurt in the fridge, all I need to do is grab a spoon, and I have a healthy convenient snack (or breakfast or lunch).

If you’re new to Greek yogurt, it’s a thicker and creamier yogurt that is packed with nutrition. Each cup of Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt contains twice the amount of protein of regular lowfat yogurt, which I have found helps me feel fuller longer. (Oikos Greek Nonfat yogurt has 12 -14g Protein (24%DV) while regular lowfat yogurt: 5g protein (10%DV) per 5.3oz.) And to clarify, yes, even Dannon Oikos 0% Fat is thick and creamy!

With swimsuit season fast approaching, Dannon launched their Grab a Spoon ’til June campaign offering exclusive tips from Keri Glassman, celebrity dietician and author of new book Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet (Keep reading for your chance to win a copy!). Visit OikosYogurt.com for recipes, exercise ideas and motivational messages that will help shake up your routine and get your whole family eating healthier.

This time of year, my go-to breakfast is plain yogurt topped with pineapple and mango. (I buy diced frozen pineapple and mangoes so I don’t even need to chop anything!) If I’m craving something a little bit sweeter, I add flaked coconut or even granola for some crunch. Yummm!

Dannon Oikos Yogurt With Pineapple

Also, when it’s hot outside (which is essentially every day here in Phoenix), I make refreshing smoothies as an afternoon treat. (Get my favorite recipe here.) I include Oikos Plain Yogurt to make our smoothies creamier and add protein.

Bettijo’s loves the Oikos 0% Fat Honey flavor — she says that when a late-night, ice cream craving strikes, but she’s trying eat healthy she grabs the honey yogurt and a spoon instead. The craving is satisfied without the guilt!

I have to say, my favorite use of Oikos Plain Yogurt is a substitute for sour cream. Yes, I’m completely serious. I made the switch about a year or two ago, and my sour cream-loving husband didn’t notice! I even substituted Dannon’s Greek Yogurt for sour cream at parties. Remember Bettijo’s famous ranch dip… yup, I don’t use sour cream — I use this! On top of chili and tacos? I use this. Come to think of it, I don’t even remember the last time I purchased actual sour cream!

Now how about a Giveaway? Tell us your favorite way to use Greek Yogurt or share your favorite yogurt topping. ONE lucky commenter will receive a signed copy of Keri Glassman’s new book Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet! (Giveaway ends June 12th.)

NOTICE: GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The winner, selected via Random.org, is No. 5 Beth who said: “My daughter loves greek yogurt with a little maple syrup and blueberries for a snack! We also use it in place of sour cream.”

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We have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Grab a Spoon campaign. We have been compensated for our time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, our opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments.

18 thoughts on “Grab a Spoon + Giveaway!”

  1. You know, I’ve been meaning to try Greek yogurt. I know it has way more protein, but when it is 4 times the cost, I just haven’t indulged yet. Your post has inspired me :)

  2. I love greek yogurt and Oikos is my favorite brand!! I love all the flavors but Blueberry is my favorite. For a topping I add extra frozen blueberries and granola. It is now my go to breakfast because I stay full until lunch!

  3. When I was pregnant Ioved being able to get so much protein. I’m weird but I really like the contrast of sweet and tart by putting plain yogurt with a tablespoon or so of honey on the side so I can dip spoonfuls. . . And of course there’s always granola.

  4. LOVE LOVE GREEK YOGURT!!! My favorite is the plain flavor, sweetened with Stevia! With fresh fruit! So YUMMY! My favorite snack of the day!:)

  5. I love Oikos!! It is my favorite brand of Greek Yogurt, I could eat it all day. I’d love to win that book, sounds awesome!

  6. I LOVE Greek yogurt! I too subsitute it for sour cream. My favorite way to eat it is with seasonal fruit and a tablesppon of granola for breakfast. I also put it in the fruit smoothie I make for my husband. Now I am going to go have some!

  7. My husband and I love Oikos yogurt and have used it for breakfast, evening snack, and in making smoothies (a big switch from icecream). Glad to get some of the other recipes. Replacing sour cream with yogurt is a great way to go.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  8. I LOVE Greek yogurt in the morning with fruit and granola! My favorite breakfast….and I stay full! I also use it as a sour cream substitute. No one in my house even noticed the change ;)

  9. Greek yogurt is so good!! A way that is super yummy is if you dip strawberries in it then freeze them…its super yummy, definitely a must try!

  10. I’ve really only had frozen greek yogurt but I use plain yogurt in baking pretty frequently and I know greek yogurt has more protein so I might buy some next time I need to get plain yogurt.

  11. My husband and I use Greek yogurt in our morning smoothies! It definitely helps with the protein we need for the day and it gives our smoothies that extra creamy taste! Yum!! I need to try it now all the ways I am seeing on here too! Looks delicious!

  12. I think that Greek yogurt is basically the best thing! I love having it for my breakfast with a little granola in it! YUM!!!

  13. I can’t pick just one! I love it with pineapple for breakfast, always use it to make green smoothies for my family and of course there’s tzaziki! Yum!!

  14. I love Greek yogurt in place of sour cream – especially in feta and spinach dip or when I’m making egg or potato salads. It also makes a great breakfast!

  15. My husband loves this yogurt. It’s the only kind he’ll buy now. We serve the plain flavor to the kids with fish oil and concentrated cherry juice. It’s also delicious frozen with sliced peaches. Mmm

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