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I'm going to admit something really embarrassing to you all...I actually fought my kids over a container of yogurt. It wasn't just any yogurt, mind you, it was the new Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt. I may or may not have run away from them with the container in my hand, shouting "there's no more!" and then gobbled up the rest down the hallway.
I was excited to try it out because I am not typically a fan of Greek yogurt, particularly the plain kind. I opted to taste test the Fruit on the Bottom variety (in blueberry). I wanted Dannon to surprise me, but I didn't have high hopes. I figured I'd be logging onto the blog to discuss the health merits of Greek yogurt, as opposed to the great taste.
Boy, oh boy, did Dannon prove me wrong! Even my pickiest eater, Michaela Byrd (whose four food groups are nuggets, fruit, green beans, and cake), has been begging me to pick up another 4 pack of containers at the store. If my picky three year old will eat it with no complaints or gagging, then I am sold!
Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt (with Fruit on the Bottom) is sweet without being too sugary or having a chemical taste to it. In doing my homework, I learned that Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. The consistency is slightly thicker than regular yogurt, and it was a very filling snack.
As a mom who has been discussing healthier eating habits and plans on hosting a week of Family Friendly Food here on the blog in September, I can say that this is an excellent choice for my family. I've been taking a closer look at what I eat and I was pleased to see that Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts. A pack of yogurt along with some granola would be a yummy addition to my preschooler and kindergartner's snacks at school this year.
You all know that I do not review or endorse products here on my blog that I don't feel are a good fit. I am always honest in my opinions, even when they might not be 100% positive. I can say with great certainty that the T household will be snacking on Dannon's new Greek yogurt for some time to come!
What's your favorite healthy snack?