Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dannon Oikos Yogurt & Healthy Eatin!

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

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So when I was offered the chance to be paid to eat, it was a prettty easy call there. And the fact that I already love thick creamy delicious yogurts, and that Greek yogurt has been my favorite for the last few years- I have one every other day for a snack or breakfast- and it was a perfect and natural partnership.

I have slowly and steadily been working on losing weight since Ever was born, and eating a Dannon Oikos yogurt with granola sprinkled on top is a perfect part of that plan; I'm 5'7 and I've come from 186 ( right before I had her ) to 145 in these nine months. I especially love this yogurt because it's incredibly creamy, and I'm a sucker for anything creamy. It's thick on the tongue and you feel like you actually ate something, not nibbled for the sake of sleek thighs. My kids also love this yogurt so buying a handful and sticking them in the fridge ensures that some snacks will be healthy and high in protein, and naturally encourage adding fruit like blueberries or strawberries.
  • Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture.
  • Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts.
So this equals = filling, good for ya, and delicious.

The fruity flavors are all delicious but my favorites are Peach and Raspberry. I made my own parfait with the Raspberry Greek yogurt, chunks of banana, granola and a sprinkle of blueberry. Lola loved this too, and it's easy to eat on the go and in the car, which is how we often eat breakfast. I also like it after dinner sometimes when I want to eat something but don't want to stuff my face.

But my favoritest favorite of all is the Honey Dannon Oikos... soooooo good. Honey is always my favorite with Greek yogurts and this one is really good. Try it with banana. Try it with granola.


Marion said...

I don't even like yogurt, but I like the Dannon Oikos. I like that it's high in protein. I eat one for lunch every day and I'm losing weight. Great stuff!!!

Captain Dumbass said...

Mmmm, Dannon

Caroline said...

YUM! My new favorite thing is to mix a HUGE spoonful of flax meal into a bowl of yogurt.

I normally buy Dannon--but haven't tried Oikos! It's now on my grocery list!

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