Yummy low-fat creamy treat!

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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As most of you know, I’m currently on a strict training diet for a fitness modeling competition that I’m going to be competing in in a few months. My staples include oatmeal, chicken breast, and…gag gag…tuna.

However, on my list of food items, I have Greek yogurt. My midmorning snack of wild berries mixed in Greek yogurt is one of the highlights of my day (I would have said that it IS the highlight of my day, but then you’d all have snickered at me, and made comments to the effect that I should just go eat a Big Mac).

When I found out that Dannon made a Oikos Greek Yogurt Series, I was thrilled. This meant that my favourite nutritious snack could now be found in a handy and convenient cup, that I could carry in my purse or gym bag, readily available to me after my workouts or when I need a quick delicious fix.

Upon going to the grocery store to pick some up, I didn’t even wait to get home before I opened up my container of vanilla Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt. Armed with a spoon that I had brought from my house, I sat there in the parking lot scooping mouthful after velvety mouthful.

The first thing that struck me is how creamy and thick it is.

And can we talk about how delicious it is? For someone like me with a sweet tooth, Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt is so smooth and satisfying, I no longer stare longingly at the cupboard where the chocolate pudding is kept.

After finishing my first cup in that parking lot, I eyed the others in my grocery bag, because why not have a few more! Dannon Oikos Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon Oikos traditional blended varieties contains only about 3% fat.
Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts, and in my training diet, protein is key to building and defining my muscles.

Dannon Oikos 0% varieties contain active yogurt cultures and range from 80 calories (Plain) to 130 calories (Fruit on the Bottom) per 5.3 oz. cup.
…80-130 calories! Again, well within my caloric allowance for the day, which means, bring on the Dannon Oikos Yogurt feast!

But Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt is filling.
One cup was perfect.
I was satisfied. I felt like I’d had enough.

…So like the selfless mother that I am, I brought the rest of my Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt home to share with my kids for nutritious snacking.

My only issue now is that the kids love it as much as I do, which means it’s always gone when I go to the fridge to grab one.
…I’ve thought of pad-locking the fridge, expect that would only prove I’m not as selfless as I claim to be…

I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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28 Responses to Yummy low-fat creamy treat!
  1. SkippyMom
    August 30, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Nice to know – especially the protein part. Not a huge fan of yogurt, but will try it and buy some for the kids.

    Keep to that strict diet :) – Boring, isn’t it? Thank goodness for yummy treats like Dannon.

  2. reccewife
    August 30, 2011 | 11:13 am

    ok, now I want some. dang it ,i got groceries yesterday! I do love me some yogurt.

  3. Vera
    August 30, 2011 | 11:30 am

    One Big Mac can’t hurt. Right?

  4. karen somethingorother
    August 30, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    sounds good–HATE THE NAME. There but for an “N” goes OINK-os.

  5. Yvonne
    August 30, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    I love me some yogurt!!!

  6. Crystal
    August 30, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    Sounds good! I’m always looking for new healthy treats for my to tote in my gym bag. Oxygen mag has tons of great ideas too. But I’m sure you know that. Good luck in your competition!

  7. sparkling74
    August 30, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    The Greeks had it right, all along. I can’t even eat “regular’ yogurt anymore. I need a straw! i’m confused though, because Stonyfield Farms has an Oikos too. Did Dannon by Stonyfield? I’m still the biggest Chobani fan EVER.

  8. Kimberly
    August 30, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Mmmm…yogurt.

  9. Belle
    August 30, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The first time I tasted Dannon yogurt was from McDonalds and I was hooked. It is the best as far as I am concerned.

  10. Stephanie D
    August 30, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    I’m going to have to try this. Ahhhh! I think I hear the pudding calling…gotta go! Bye!

  11. Zombie Goddess
    August 30, 2011 | 1:33 pm

    Have you had the chocolate one? I don’t know what it is calorie and fat wise, but it is *to die for*!

  12. Minute Man's Wife
    August 30, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    I can’t believe you used the words thick and creamy and it wasn’t directly related to bedroom activity! You are growing by leaps and bounds!

  13. Megan (Best of Fates)
    August 30, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Tragically, I don’t like yogurt.

    I hope we can maintain our fake online friendship through this rough spot.

  14. Slyde
    August 30, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    there’s a dirty joke somewhere in there about me offering you a tasty helping of Italian yogourt, but i’m way to classy to repeat it here…

  15. Impulsive Addict
    August 30, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Forgive me for saying this but I always speak my mind.

    I totally thought when I saw the name of your post, that it was going to be linked to semen somehow. That’s bad, right?

    I’m terrible. I’m probably going to h-e-l-l.

  16. I feel like someone hi-jacked your blog and inserted a very, very detailed commercial.

    It’s probably just because I am a jealous bt*hc that you are getting paid to promote stuff, and people only find my blog when searching for spandex arse and baby seals.

    FML.

    StephanieC

    ____

  17. SP
    August 30, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    I am for regular salty fatty 100% bad food.

  18. Andréa
    August 30, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    damn … i wish i could have cow dairy … this sounds like a great treat … i will now go back to my almond meal bar.

  19. meleah rebeccah
    August 30, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt is my FAVORITE yogurt! Seriously.

  20. Nicky
    August 30, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    I love the Greek style yogourt, but until now, the only ones available contained 7 or 8% fat!!!!! Now, I’m off to the IGA….

  21. JennyBean
    August 30, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    Love yogurt. We eat lots of it at my house. (And I’m not even training for anything!)

  22. So. Cal. Gal
    August 31, 2011 | 12:08 am

    Oops! I read that as Dannon Oinkos. lol! Sounds de-lish!

  23. Mama Spaghetti
    August 31, 2011 | 12:53 am

    I love me some greek yogurt! I got to try the Dannon variety at BlogHer and really liked it. Now you’ve got me craving some.

  24. Rita
    August 31, 2011 | 1:55 am

    There are several greek yogurts out there now. They are soooo creamy and delicious! Be sure and check to see if it has added sugar in it. Some of them do.

  25. Rachel
    August 31, 2011 | 3:46 am

    Ok, this will sound totally odd compared to the target market… but this was perfect timing for me to read this.

    Mom is fighting cancer. And you know how chemo sucks bigtime and once you lose your appetite, things can go downhill? Mom needs lots of protein, and she has a bit of a sweet tooth.

    I think I just made Mom happy :)

  26. nitebyrd
    August 31, 2011 | 11:35 am

    I’m trying to do the Paleo diet that goes along with CrossFit – no dairy. But I may have to just try this yogurt ’cause it sounds too good not to!

  27. Heater
    August 31, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    I eat this all the time with fruit for a smoothie. Maybe I could look like a model too? Maybe?

  28. Cathy
    September 1, 2011 | 9:47 am

    I tried this stuff because of your post…and I LOVED it!

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