Kristina over at Stonyfield was kind enough to send me vouchers for free Oikos, and I was all too thrilled to partake.
Unfortunately, I've only been able to find three flavors: plain, vanilla and honey at my local grocers. No worries. I'll venture out eventually and grab up the other two (blueberry and the newest flavor - strawberry) for a Oikos Part Deux at a later date.
From the Oikos website:
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt has 0% fat, just 90 calories per 5.3 oz.-serving*, twice the protein of regular yogurt, and fewer carbohydrates. Because it’s organic, our yogurt is also better for the earth. And we think it’s better for you, too.
*5.3 oz plain
I like to use plain greek yogurt in savory dishes. It works exactly like sour cream with no "diet" exchange taste. You'll remember this dish from last week's Hubby in the Kitchen.
It was excellent. This was the first time we've used Oikos plain greek yogurt in a casserole. It was perfect for a lighter Tuna Casserole, and with only 90 calories, it beats Sour Cream any day.
Oikos Vanilla Greek YogurtI took a hint from fellow bloggers and combined the vanilla with a bowl of crunchy cereal and fresh fruit. The texture of Oikos is a little better than the Trader Joe's brand I'm used to buying, and it worked well mixed with fruit and cereal. I don't think I'd eat this vanilla flavor on its own, though. It was a tad too tart for my tastes.
Oikos Honey Greek YogurtI am a long-time fan of the honey flavor. It's by far and away my very favorite yogurt EVER, and was of course my basis for excitement when Stonyfield contacted me. The honey flavor is the only one of the three that I could eat without any mix-ins. However, it's FANTASTIC mixed with clementine pieces. Above, you see I had it as an afternoon snack with a few rainier cherries. Delish! I highly recommend trying this flavor if you're new to greek yogurt.
Class today was nice. In a strange way, working out had the same effect on me as if I had taken a nap. I actually feel more rested. I know that's strange, and it actually probably indicates a more advanced stage of my delirium...
It was handy for me to hear all the other people suffering from the heat w/out air. It reminded me that I'm lucky to be where I am and I just need to suck it up. :) Sucking it up as we speak!
When I got home from class, I was hungry, so I had a quick sandwich (unpictured) and hopped in the shower. Dinner, however, was Buffalo Chicken. I didn't eat it, but I did picture Ryan's plate before he set to work on it.
I mixed some bottled buffalo sauce with a little yellow mustard and crushed black pepper and marinated the chicken tenders overnight. Served with a side of fresh sugar snaps and a baked potato. He said it was gooooood and he ate it all, so I'll take his word on it. I'll have something later, which you'll have to wait on bated breath to see tomorrow (I know... can you handle it?).
For now, I need to go study for my upcoming exam on Wednesday. Hubby has been quizzing me randomly for the last 2-3 days. What does HDL stand for? What about HSL? What is set point theory? on and on... lol. He's quite handy to have around.
Anywho, have a fantastic night!!!
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