Update: And the winner is…Shirley S. I have sent the winner an e-mail, and he or she has 48 hours to respond with contact information or I’ll have to choose another winner. Thanks to everyone who entered!
With my kids at home all day during the summer, it seems like they are constantly asking for something to eat. While I want them to have a fun summer, I also want to make sure that they are making healthy snack choices. So, I try to keep the fridge and cupboards stocked with nutritious snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, and more that they can grab throughout the day.
As a mom, I find summer to be an especially challenging time since I have to adjust my routine to having the kids at home all day with me too. On the one hand, it’s more difficult to get a workout in, but I am also much more active chasing my kids around everywhere! I also want to make sure that I’m choosing healthy eating habits also, both for myself and to serve as an example for my kids.
This summer, choosing a balanced diet can be as easy as picking up a spoon! Keri Glassman and Dannon Oikos are encouraging you to ‘Grab a Spoon ‘til June’ with rich and creamy 0% fat Dannon Oikos® Greek nonfat yogurt to help you stay on track towards your goals while at the same time adding spice to your normal routine.
Dannon Oikos® is a creamy-thick nonfat yogurt, made through a traditional Greek straining process which makes it an excellent source of protein. Each cup of Dannon Oikos® contains twice the amount of protein of regular lowfat yogurt2 and 0% fat (with the exception of Dannon Traditional varieties). Plus, In a national taste test, Dannon Oikos® 0% fat berry flavors were preferred 2 to 1 over Chobani’s strawberry and blueberry flavors*.
*Dannon Oikos Blueberry and Strawberry nonfat yogurts were preferred on taste to Chobani’s Blueberry and Strawberry nonfat yogurts in a national-paired taste test.
Here are some tips from Keri to get you started:
- Every Meal Is A “Monday Morning” – Focus on eating better, one meal at a time. Otherwise it can be easy to get discouraged – forget the worry! Your only mission: Make the next meal you eat nutritious, balanced and satisfying.
- Don’t Eat Around A Craving. Honor your craving – with a conscious indulgence – take a few deep breaths and find a healthy alternative! Try satisfying your sweet tooth with Dannon Oikos® Greek nonfat yogurt, it is nutritious but still has an incredible taste.
- No-Excuses Exercise – Sometimes the biggest barrier to working out is just getting there so a good option can be to make it as easy as possible—throw in a workout DVD or even going for a walk takes away excuses and gets you moving!
- Satisfying Proteins – A moderate-protein balanced diet with a reasonable amount of fiber, carbohydrates and the appropriate amount of healthy fats is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Dairy is a great source of protein, try a creamy Greek nonfat yogurt like Dannon Oikos®–it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt2.
2 Oikos Greek Nonfat yogurt: 12 -14g Protein (24%DV), Regular lowfat yogurt: 5g protein (10%DV) per 5.3oz.
Dannon Oikos has offered to give one (1) lucky reader a signed copy of Keri Glassman’s new book Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet. You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to win.
1. How are you shaking up your diet routine in time for summer? Leave a comment on this post with your answer.
3. Follow Oikos through Facebook and leave a comment on this post.
You have until Tuesday (6/12) at 11:59 pm ET to enter the giveaway. I will choose a winner at random using the “And the Winner Is…” plugin, and send the winner an e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her contact information or I will have to choose another winner. After the giveaway is over, I will update the winner’s information (first name and last initial) on the top of this post.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Grab a Spoon campaign. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.