21 May 2010

No Go Yogurt

It turns out that most of you agree that Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are your favorite! I have to agree, and I think it's because they're one of the more hearty and comforting, with lot's of chew and texture. I like them with raisins too!

I finally hopped on this 'Greek Yogurt Bandwagon' and made myself a promising cinnamon berry parfait bowl.

 I was really surprised how thick the yogurt was especially since it was 0%! It kept its shape without turning liquidy like baby food.

Okay I won't lie, I'm not sold on the taste of Greek Yogurt! I don't know why, but it has a bit of a box/playdoh taste... maybe that's just my mouth, i dunno. Am I the only one that prefers non-greek organic yogurt instead?

Later on I made a typical stir-fry for lunch...

Basically a chicken stir-fry with chickpeas, broccoli, green beans, red onion, and mustard

Before dinner I made sure to get my hands in the cookie jar...

Well hello again peanut butter cookie of deliciousness! Remember my tummy? ... I think you've met before :)

Remember my big ol' fruit salad with greens a little while back? Well here's a carbon copy but this time with grilled chicken on top!!! Tempeh would've been even more marvelous and refreshing ;)

Now i'm off to hot yoga my loves. It's been two weeks since I have gone to my usual night class... my excuse? Laziness.

I'll leave you with more woodland creature photos via my backyard.

Guess I won't be needing my lawn mower anytime soon :)

Question 1: What was the most recent food item or product you purchased from the store?

Question 2: Do you have any quirky grocery store habits that others find strange or stare at you for?


Amanda @ . seek . said... [reply]

I wasn't sold on the taste of Greek yogurt when I first tried it, either... but the more I had it, the more it grew on me and now it's become my favorite. I love how thick and creamy it is, but I still crave regular yogurt on occasion as well.

The most recent thing I purchased from the store? Hmm... buckwheat flour lol. I made pancakes this afternoon anad they were deeelish.

Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said... [reply]

Don't worry - I wasn't 100% sold on greek yogurt at first - and still don't love plain greek yogurt by itself, but I think it's great mixed with fruit or a bit of jam or something :) I love how thick it is, though - I hate having normal yogurt now because I find it too runny and not tangy enough!
That fruit salad looks to die for - I love the idea of adding kiwi!! And great backyard pics - I thought deer came close to our house, but it looks like nothing compared to you :)
And I jsut went grocery shopping so a boatload of fresh fruits, produce, and staples like milk and such but nothing exciting because I restrained myself, haha. I read labels of stuff I've never heard of while shopping, which I don't think is weird but I never see anyone else reading labels so I'm sure some people think it's annoying, haha.

claire said... [reply]

I don't eat dairy anymore but if I did...greek yogurt would be it! I used to love it mixed with a little stevia or jam to make it less sour. The consistency is what I loved the most because it wasn't runny at all.

The eats look lovely, I am eating chickpeas for dinner right now!

I ran out for a quick shop tonight for some spinach, kale, kombucha, dark chocolate, oranges, and wine.

have a good fri lady!

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) said... [reply]

Can I just say that I love the Grandma cartoon especially because my Grandma was sick this week and I am worried about her? This cartoon made me smile.

I haven't tried Greek yogurt, can you believe it? My husband is obsessed with the European style at Trader Joe's which is very liquidy. It works for me especially because I just used it in our breakfast smoothies.

I didn't answer either of your questions. Sorry. :)

Have a great weekend!

Krista said... [reply]

OMG! The deer! That is awesome. :)

The last food item I bought was acutally fresh WW buns! Pretty lame. WIsh I coulda said something more exotic. LOL

I really like Greek yogurt, but can't eat a tub fast enough before it spoils. My tum tum only tolerates dairy 1 or 2 days a week tops...

MJC said... [reply]

Adorable deer in your back yard! That reminds me of my Grandparent's house... they have lots of wildlife in Upstate, NY.

I buy so many food items I forget!

Well I'm generally very picky about expiration dates on food, so I always root around to the back until I find the best date! ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Uhm I thought I posted a message but I don't know if it went through. Lol. I was lamenting about how we never get woodland creatures here. We get lizards though which really isn't appealing much. =S

Mum and I just stocked up on veggies yesterday but the most interesting thing I got recently was fruit cheese which turned out yum! Hehe. Glad I tried it. I think I'm going to have more right about... NOW! x)

Much love,
Nat xoxo

Lauren said... [reply]

I used to love greek yogurt, before I had to give up dairy. I really like the consistency better than regular yogurt, and I found it so much more filling, so it was always more of a meal than a snack. I don't really miss it much though. Actually the thought of eating it now makes me cringe, but maybe that's because I know what the aftermath is like when I have dairy and its created an aversion.

I am so jealous of furry woodland creatures in your backyard..I know I always say this...but I am. I want them!

Most recent food item from the grocery store...well I usually shop only once a week so I got a whole bunch of things. Lots of fruits, veggies, beans, etc. I used to have a lot of grocery store quirks (like staring at labels for an absurdly long time) but I've let go of those now. I just buy what I want and then I'm ready to go. Hope you have a great night, and happy long weekend love <3 xo

danielle abroad said... [reply]

I absolutely adore greek yogurt! And I especially love that brand, I had it on my last visit to your Canada :) enjoy! If I saw it on my grocery store shelves it would definitely call out to me each and every time

Aw, those deer are adorable.

Anonymous said... [reply]

hey girl!1
i PROMISE greek yogurt will grow on you! i just to not like it but NOW I LOVE IT! i eat it MORE than once a day :) soo yummm!!!! have fun at hot yoga!

mr. pineapple man said... [reply]

I was going to try greek yogurt but glad i read ur post first! i will buy a trial size hehe!

Christina said... [reply]

mmm cookies!! there were cookies everywhere at work today and my roommate just ate one in front of me! damn! i had gelato though, so i can't complain :)

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said... [reply]

I had to really work to like Greek yogurt. It was a good source of calcium and protein while I was pregnant, so I really tried and now I definitely do like it. I'm off dairy at the moment, though, for many reasons, so I'm eating coconut milk yogurt lately.

Last purchase? Um...bananas and a Sweet Leaf Mint and Honey Tea.

Weird habits? I probably have a lot that I am unaware of. I'll have to pay attention next time I shop.

Joanne said... [reply]

It took me a while to come around to greek yogurt...until I tried Fage. It's more expensive than other brands but totally worth it, especially with some dried fruit, cinnamon and a scoop of PB mixed in. Now I can't get enough of the stuff.

Last grocery store purchase was...some English muffins! And weird habits. Hmmm. I pick things up a lot and exam them even if I know I have no intention of buying them.

Thanks for your sweet words about my injury! I was actually injured back in October and couldn't walk for a while but only now am getting it diagnosed. I was a pretty serious runner back then and haven't run since...it's killing me.

Simply Life said... [reply]

You salads always look so good! Last thing was some ice cream that hubby and I were craving :)

Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) said... [reply]

I have a tendency to just wander through grocery stores and stare at everything. slowly putting item after item in my cart. then, something snap and i realize that i can't afford hardly anything, so i walk back through the store putting stuff back on the shelves. that is pretty darn weird.

Anonymous said... [reply]

woot woot yay for greek yogurt mess!! totally delicious and filling, no?

hmm most recent purchase...well I got a freshly baked french toast bagel which I can't wait to have! haha

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

I'm crazy when it comes to checking expiration dates on bread and milk and such... I ALWAYS come out with the freshest one. Even if I have to get the milk behind 3 or 4 others...

Anonymous said... [reply]

I actually love Greek yogurt, and liked it straight away. As a kid I always loved the thickness of Yoplait yogurt (which I find too artificial now), so I think that's why I was sold quickly.

My last purchase WAS Greek yogurt - the Oikos kind was on sale, and I had a coupon, so I bought a bunch of them. But then I got a cold, so I have yet to try them. I don't eat much dairy when I'm sick.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I just typed out a long comment but it somehow got deleted :(

Basically it said that greek yogurt in the states is way better than in Canada! I went there and bought this type of greek yogurt called Fage and it was so good!!! It was thicker and creamier than liberte (still 0% fat) and didnt have that strong tang that liberte does. I wish they sold it in Canada..... If you ever go shopping in the states you should pick it up!!!

Lauren @ Health on the Run said... [reply]

I agree with others who say it'll grow on you. But the other thing I'd recommend is to get a flavored one first!! When I first started eating Greek Yogurt I only liked the fruit flavors (or honey). Also...add nut butter. It makes everything taste better. ;)

The most recent thing I bought from the store was actually an entire cartload of groceries. I hadn't done a full grocery shopping trip in a really long time, and things were getting a bit desperate haha. I don't know if I have any quirky habits, except that I sometimes wander around aimlessly, trying to make up my mind about things.

Tina said... [reply]

Ah, how can you not like Greek yogurt?! It's the bestttt

The last thing I bought was some Kashi GoLean Crunch and a couple bananas. To put in my yogurt this morning actually!

I think I have too many quirky habits...

Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin said... [reply]

I'm sure that is one of the most beautiful salads I have ever seen!

At the grocery store, I love to spend time just wandering and finding new products. Then when I want to get something, I spend forever reading labels comparing. I like to go by myself because my friends get annoyed by my indecisiveness!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

I adore Greek yogurt, but it took a while to get me to this point. I used to add splenda and cinnamon every time until I got used to eating plain. Now I have it almost everyday. A weird grocery store habit I have is right when I get in the store I make a beeline for the nut butter section to see if they carry something amazing!

alex said... [reply]

Greek yogurt is NOT my thing and I am half Greek...not like it matters though hahaha

hbobier said... [reply]

Last purchase was at Target. Bought a new dress, ruffley tank top, necklace, bananas and apples.

My life is so exciting, I know.

I love all your woodland animal pictures but I'd be terrified if a deer came that close to me!

Cardio Pizza said... [reply]

Do you sweeten your Greek yogurt with anything? I only like it if I sweeten it with a little sugar or Agave...or I buy Vanilla flavored Greek Yogurt. I definitely prefer the thickness of Greek yogurt compared to regular yogurt..although I like that most regular yogurts have Vitamin D in them...Greek does not!

The last food item I bought was an Oreo McFlurry from Mcdonalds...my third ice cream in one week! LOL! :)

runnerforever said... [reply]

I think you definitely need to try a flavored greek yogurt. I remember the first time that I tried the plain one and hated it haha.

Lola said... [reply]

OMG you've got deer on your backyard? how awesome is that!! I've never tried greek yogurt, I don't even know if they sell greek yogurt in Mexico!
I love to mix fruit with my salads, the sweet-savory combo is so good and refreshing!! Maybe some mango would taste delicious in a salmon salad with greens :)
Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said... [reply]

It took me a while to get used to Greek yogurt, but now I am hooked. I do pour a touch of agave nectar in it though - so that helps! :D

Kris | iheartwellness.com said... [reply]

Honestly hun, i have no idea what the difference is with greek yogurt? I know a lot of people eat it and its all a buzz lately...I have never had it!

Mmm i could eat some cookies right now as well! I might just bake some :)

Your salad looks very tasty! I love berries with spinach.

I always stick to the same route when in grocery shopping mode. When I used to eat meat I would put plastic bags on my hands to pick up the packaged meat. For some reason I always think they leak! Eww!


Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

aww those animal pics melt me!

good that you dont like greek yogurt. Dairy, not really so much a fan of it :)

Love the foodie pics, they are so bright and vibrant and lovely!

thx for your super sweet words to me :)

and at the groc store, my entire cart consists of plants. i spend a half hour just bagging up produce and putting it in my cart :) 2-3x/week!


Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

My suggestion would be to go ahead and buy the 2% Greek yogurt. The difference is remarkable. I never buy the 0%, I'm not a fan. I also love to add berries and a bit of sweetener. It's also good mixed in oats!

Blue Eyed Heart said... [reply]

I'm with you on the "no Greek yogurt" thing. But only because I've never actually been able to try it. :p

<3 <3

Christina said... [reply]

I tend to take a really long time staring at things in the grocery store. And then grabbing something, putting it back, and then finally putting it in my cart. I only have so much money so I want to make sure if I buy something, it's worth it!

Most recent purchase: peanut butter filled pretzels :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

I'm not sold on the taste of Greek yogurt either. I always mix it with vanilla yogurt to tone down the flavour. Or Liberte also makes a vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt that tastes MUCH better. :)

That salad looks so delicious and colourful!

B said... [reply]

Oh my gosh those deer are in your backyard? That's too cool. I get overly excited when I see a bunny run through our condo complex. I hear ya on the laziness. I haven't been to the gym in like 4 or 5 days, UGH it's so hard to get back once you stop.

My most recent purchase? Pumpernickle Bread!!

Ashlei said... [reply]

You should give the FAGE 2% a try! It's so much more creamy and delicious....like regular yogurt but with the extra protein. I love regular yogurt too though the non-fat greek yogurt tastes gross to me too.

The deer pictures are so cute! :) I love animals

Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

Do you like the flavor of plain yogurt? I think you need to like plain yogurt first b/c Greek yogurt (plain anyway) is going to be a more concentrated flavor. I love Greek yogurt and love the thickness of it. Maybe try another brand too.

I went to Whole Foods yesterday, so I bought a lot of goodies that I just HAD to have.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your parfait bowl looks pretty wonderful - what is it about parfaits that makes them OUT OF THIS WORLD??

I am getting used to the Greek stuff too...I like it but its probably not my #1 choice.

Adrien said... [reply]

I'm not even allowed to jump on the yogurt bandwagon- I'm into goat yogurt, and to be honest, it doesn't even hold a candle to the regular stuff.. but nothing beats Liberte yogurts, the 10% MF ones are INSANE!

Gina said... [reply]

i can't take the sour taste of greek yogurt, i wish it tasted sweeter

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