Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chobani Greek Yogurt

Yogurt is a part of my day, every day. It is my go-to healthy snack option. I love to discover new things to make with yogurt too, and it’s more versatile than I ever imagined. For snacking and cooking you will want to start with a good high quality yogurt like Chobani Greek Yogurt.

When I’m in the mood for a sweeter snack, I tend to reach for one of the Chobani Champions flavors. I do realize they are geared toward children, but really they speak to my inner child who likes to have a snack in the afternoon. I have tried and can recommend all of the Champions flavors: Orange Vanilla, Very Berry, Banana Honey and Vanilla Chocolate Chunk. They are all a great source of protein, and a wonderful way to get your children to eat more healthily. My personal favorite is the Vanilla Chocolate Chunk, because I have a thing for chocolate and there is a perfect amount of chocolate bits mixed into the creamy delicious vanilla yogurt.

When I’m in the mood for a more grown-up yogurt I reach for one of the 6 ounce non-fat or low fat flavors. They are just as decadent as the Champions, but are a bigger size and make a more substantial snack. I often have one for breakfast with a little granola or a handful of nuts tossed in. My favorite is a tie between the non-fat vanilla and the low fat pineapple. Have a look at all of the great flavors they offer this creamy rich yogurt in.

For bigger cooking tasks they offer a 32 ounce container in four flavors. If you want a colder snack the Strawberry is perfect for making homemade frozen yogurt popsicles. The vanilla is perfect for adding to cakes and breads to give them a lovely moist consistency with a hint of extra vanilla. The non-fat and low-fat plain yogurts are perfect for savory recipes. Two of my favorite that I made this week are:

Yogurt Humus
1 (15.5oz) Can of garbanzo beans, drained
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
2/3 cup plain non-fat or low fat Chobani Greek Yogurt

In a blender or food processor, blend beans until smooth. Mix in everything else, and blend until the desired consistency. We use this as a sandwich spread and it goes lovely with a plate of crackers and cheese.

16oz plain non-fat or low fat Chobani Greek Yogurt
½ cucumber
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 tbsp vinegar
2oz oil

Peel, shred and squeeze water from the cucumber, and mix everything together! It’s that easy to have this wonderful spread which works well on sandwiches or as a dip.

As you can see there is really no end to the lovely ways you can enjoy Chobani Greek Yogurt. In addition to their website you can connect with them on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: I was given the products I reviewed. No other compensation was received. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours.


  1. nummers! I Can honestly say I've never had Greek yogurt but I would be all over this stuff. <3

  2. I love greek yogurt and have a large container of Chobani plain in the fridge right now.
    My only complaint is that it so hard to find full fat greek yogurt. But, I just add my own healthy fat to it.