Mama Mondays – @Chobani Greek Yogurt Protein Power for Mamas | #tastereal
You also probably know I am pregnant (35 weeks – yay!) and that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (boo!). So right now, it is super-important for me to get my protein in order to keep my blood sugar in check and keep baby boy growing as he needs to. So I am hoping to spend the next few Mama Mondays doing a few roundups of different ways to get protein. I mean, I like meat, but some people don’t and even those that do, well, how many big hunks of chicken and steak can you eat in a day? If I didn’t get it from some other sources, I’d be in trouble. And lately, I swear I am eating my weight in Chobani Greek yogurt!
So what variations have you seen from me? Well, from the top left, going clockwise:
- 0% Pear with cinnamon and chia seeds
- 0% Plain with a drizzle of honey or agaive, chopped bananas, and chopped peanuts
- 2% Passion Fruit (quite possibly my new favorite)
- 0% Plain mixed with salsa for dipping veggies
- 0% Plain with an awesome granola I’ll share tomorrow
- 0% Plain with chopped strawberries and chia seeds
- 2% Banana with peanut butter
- 0% Strawberry with sliced almonds
I didn’t show it here, but I also add Greek yogurt to my favorite Blue Cheese Dressing (I make this several time a week), and it makes a seriously delicious Buffalo Bacon Blue Dip (which you can make all fancy-like, too). We also use 0% Plain in place of sour cream for Mexican dishes or to dollop on top of soup. Heck, I’ve even been combining a half cup of vanilla ice cream with a half cup of 0% Plain so that I can get my ice cream fix without having too much sugar.
Recently, the awesome folks at Chobani sent me some of their newest flavors – 2% Banana and 0% Pear. Sometimes I am happy to just peel off the lid and simply insert my spoon, and both of these flavors are delicious enough to do just that. The banana is pretty sweet, so I love balancing that out with some salty peanut butter. And I always love cinnamon with pears, so love to sprinkle some on top. Like all the Chobani flavors, they have chunks of real fruit, and are definitely satisfying. I am such a fan!
But I also wanted to play around with a few recipes. So I have a couple of things coming for you this week. And guess what – that means TWO posts today! Coming up – a super tasty, protein-packed Chobani Banana Funky Monkey Smoothie!
What are your favorite Chobani flavors? Do you eat it as-is, or do you like toppings or mix-ins?