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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.