Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday's Treat

Today's treat is one recommended to me by my friend Shannon.  On a bike ride one day we were discussing healthy snacks to keep us satisfied between meals while giving us nutrients our bodies needed, and she suggested Greek Yogurt.  She said having some yogurt in the afternoon helped curb her sweet tooth and held her over until dinner time.  I was in the thick of triathlon training at the time and I felt like I was always hungry.  When I didn't have a healthy option, I would visit my co-worker's candy dish. 

Something to curb my sweet tooth and mid after noon hunger?  I was all about that!  I tried several brands and my favorite so far is Chobani.  They have several flavors with real fruit on the bottom such as black cheery, blueberry and strawberry.  If you haven't tried Greek yogurt, it is a little thicker than other yogurts, but not so much that it becomes unappealing (to me).  It is packed with good, wholesome ingredients and the website also claims that Chobani yogurt has no fat and no cholesterol, twice the protein, no artificial flavors or preservatives, no synthetic growth hormones, 3 types of probiotics, it is gluten free and kosher certified. 

Sometimes I bring a little granola and sprinkle that in as well for a delicious mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.  I like knowing that I can curb that hunger and give my body something it needs.  Give it a try!  Most grocery stores carry it. 


  1. I haven't tried Chobani yet but the Fage with honey is amazing!

  2. I have seen that brand and I will have to try that! Thanks for the suggestion!