[/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!
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.”
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.