Monday, February 28, 2011

Playing with Your Cho

This week's theme in my posts will be Playing with Your Cho - Chobani Yogurt, of course - in honor and appreciation to Chobani for hosting My First Give-Away Ever!  Already some great ideas are coming in from your comments on that post.  I'm seriously trying some of them this week!  Check them out at the bottom of the original post

What better way to kick off a week of Cho than with breakfast?  Starting with...drum roll, please....

Chobani's Honey Non-Fat yogurt!  Thick, creamy, smooth Greek yogurt that contains two times more protein than regular yogurt!  Add to that one banana, sliced up; 1/2 cup of any granola-type cereal; a squeeze of honey on top...

I chose Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal because it "adds as much protein as an egg" - and those of you who read my blog regularly know that I have a real fondness for eggs to start my day!

One of the comments from 'JewliaGoulia' was to mix in Kashi - which I've been doing for some time, but she also adds I'm going to have to try that another day.  Thanks JewliaGoulia!

What I love about Chobani is knowing that it is all natural, has no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, and it contains live and active cultures!  Total PointsPlus for this very filling breakfast: 7pp (Chobani Honey Non-Fat yogurt 4pp; 1/2 cup Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal 2pp; 1 sliced banana 0pp; and 1 tsp honey 1pp)  I am seriously full - now the real question is...will this breakfast keep me going as long as my usual eggs?  I hope so - and will let you know - because I'm sure some of you are getting tired of looking at all my pictures of eggs ;0)

It is great to welcome so many new visitors to my blog!  I am really enjoying reading your comments on "My First Give-Away Ever!" post.  I love your ideas for blending your yogurt with other ingredients like nuts, fruit and cereal.  I am seriously going to have to try Mel's version of "Cold Stone's Black Forest Ice Cream".  She mixes plain non-fat Cho with some frozen cherries and a crumbled Chocolate Vita Muffin...freezes it for 30 minutes ~this blend sounds wonderful.  Thanks for sharing, Mel!!  I am running out to the store later to buy the muffins and cherries to make this for dessert later!   Also - I am planning on making the recipe on Chobani's site for Oven Fried Chicken for dinner stop back for my review and pictures. 

I have some special ideas of my own for great ways to play with YOUR Cho - and will share them with you all throughout the week, so keep stopping by!  Especially YOU, 'Bacardi Mama' - to see what I do with MYpineapple Cho this week.  I think you'll like it!

Don't forget to enter "My First Give-Away Ever!"


  1. Good luck with thre giveaway!! Your blog looks fun and I am looking forward to following it!!I am glad I found it via Danica's :).

  2. Thanks, Lin! I am having so much fun with this blog, too...and as you can see, Danica is a big inspiration to me. We may be from opposite sides of the country - but some things are just universal - like food ;0) Having feedback from people like you keeps me going, so come back often!!