At the first of the month I always like to evaluate my goals;
- Am I where I need to be for marathon training?
- Have I let my diet slip?
- Have I been spending too much money?
Those are the 3 big things I’m personally reflecting on going into April. I’m doing well on my marathon training and saving money for upcoming vacations but my diet….that’s a totally different story.
I have completely let my diet slip by creating this bad habit of having sweets after both lunch and dinner. I’m at the point where if I don’t have sugar after a meal I get a headache and just don’t feel satisfied.
But enough complaining, it’s officially time to quit binging on M&M’s and Udi’s cookies and Spring Clean my diet.
Today I’m partnering with Chobani Simply 100 for their project on staying healthy throughout the day. The Chobani Simply 100 line has recently come out with new flavors and has created the first and only 100 calorie greek yogurt with crunchy, natural goodies on the side.
I love cookie dough. I’m actually obsessed with cookie dough. I’m that crazy person who makes chocolate chip cookies just so I can eat the dough until I get sick.
I wish I was kidding.
If you use Pinterest you’ve probably seen 9837823945 recipes for Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and they’re all pretty similar: 1 container greek yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, honey and chocolate chips. Except there is 1 HUGE problem with all of these recipes.
The peanut butter flavor completely overpowers everything and these recipes don’t taste anything like actual cookie dough.
Let me introduce the secret ingredient for making Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt actually taste like cookie dough…
What brand of Greek yogurt is the healthiest? That is one of the most common questions I get when talking to people about their diets. Greek yogurt is marketed as being a healthy snack that’s high in protein, low in fat, blah blah. What most people don’t realize is that many brands of Greek yogurt are packed with sugar and artificial ingredients making them more desserts than a healthy mid-morning snacks.
For this Quick Tip ALWAYS look at the nutrition label when shopping for Greek yogurt. The rule of thumb I go by is if the amount of protein and carbs are equal (or protein higher) it’s probably a good choice.
Let’s take a look at 2 of the most popular brands: Chobani v. Fage: