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New Adventures in Yogurt

My Wednesday: Yogurt Adventures/Serious Research.

I promise you I sent a solid 30-45 minutes researching greek yogurts that afternoon. I was googling brands, side by side comparisons and using the fooducate website. To a normal person, I’m sure I seem super strange. It’s just yogurt, right??? Wrong!

Recently, I educated myself on yogurt and what should and shouldn’t be in them and while the ones that I usually eat-Dannon Light & Fit Greek- is not bad for you, there are other kinds that have more benefits. Changing yogurts is a huge deal for me. The Dannon one I eat now has less calories than both the other kinds I ended up deciding on. This is a big deal to me…it’s a huge step and a huge concept for me to wrap my mind around. Ultimately, I have to remember that this benefits me in the long run.

After research and toying with the idea of “upgrading” my yogurt I finally decided on the Dannon Oikos (hey, John Stamos 😉 ) Triple Zero or the Chobani Greek (I ended up finally getting the simply 100.)

The Oikos yogurt was a win! It tastes different from my other but that’s expected with change.

This is a picture from my shopping excursion today. I was overwhelmed and a little confused. Has there ALWAYS been this much yogurt?! Goodness!!

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Anyways, I made it through and it was fine. Also, I realized something today while I was talking with my Mom about this meal plan we are looking at. I’m totally terrified of bread. It scares me and I don’t want to approach it, let alone consume it. There is something funny to that though, IF I toast the bread, it seems to be less intimidating for some reason. That doesn’t make it less scary but I seem to be more likely to eat it that way. There’s a fun fact about me.

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Lastly, this is just fun!! HOW cute is this teapot man?!?!?!!! I think he’s adorable 🙂 My brother has this blood disorder, ITP, and he has to go to checkups in San Antonio and he and my Mom always eat at Cracker Barrel afterwards. He had an appointment yesterday and they brought me back this cute little guy from there!!

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Positive Vibes From Gingerbread Men

Baking Adventures!!!! I’ve been following this blog called Running With Spoons —> http://www.runningwithspoons.com/

And she has a whole bunch of recipes for not only dinner or snacks but some desserts/breakfasts also. Like I mentioned the other day I had these old spotty bananas that I didn’t really want to throw away. It just felt wasteful and I LOVE bananas. So I found a recipe on her blog called Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins.

http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2014/06/24/banana-oat-greek-yogurt-muffins/

They combine so many of my favorite things: bananas, Greek yogurt and chocolate. What’s not to like?! So I made them 🙂

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They turned out fantastic! Baking win! I really love the banana and chocolate taste together.

In other news, today I went to run some errands in Angelo and do a little bit of grocery shopping. We didn’t need that much really but we were a little low on a few things that NEED to be stocked in the pantry. While I was at the store I remembered these Pepperidge Farm cookies that a makeup woman on Youtube mentioned the other day (MakeupByTiffanyD). She was actually talking about the Gingerbread Family cookies, but I think that they only make those during the actual holiday season. I settled for these Gingerman cookies instead. I love gingerbread…okay, seriously I love all things that smell and taste like holiday! Except eggnog, I don’t know how I feel about that beverage.

Anyways, I just decided that I needed these so I took a flying leap off a ledge, diverting from the very safe food list (even though I did read the nutrition facts) and bought them. I even HAD to try them in the car.

Aren’t they just super cute on their own?! How can you resist? In case you were wondering, they do smell magnificent and remind me of Christmas. Also, they taste pretty awesome if you are a gingerbread lover like I am.

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Not too much going on right now, just trying to keep myself and my thoughts going in a positive direction.