Yoplait Greek Yogurt #Taste-Off


yoplait greek yogurt tasteoff

I’ve been buying Greek yogurt for more than a year now. Before that I preferred regular old yogurt with the fruit blended in. The flavors of Greek yogurt I like best are plain with honey or vanilla, and I usually mix in my own chopped fruit or berries.

But I loved this fun little project, the Yoplait Greek Yogurt #TasteOff, which asks you – “Which one do you like better? Yoplait Greek Blueberry or Chobani Greek Blueberry Fruit on the Bottom?”

Turns out, even though the Chobani is more like the yogurts I’ve been eating, I liked the Yoplait better because it’s sweeter and smoother. I didn’t do this on purpose, but you can tell my preference because Yoplait got more face time on camera:

Right in the middle of doing this, my kids got home from school. I told them I was taking a taste test, and even though they don’t like yogurt, they insisted on taking part in the project, too! I promise you they didn’t know who sponsored this post.

kids yoplait greek yogurt tasteoff

They both picked Yoplait. Why? “I just like the taste,” said Brady (the little guy).

So, I’ve taken the Yoplait Taste-Off, now it’s your turn. For a coupon to make it even more tasty, and to see where you fall in the big TasteOff results, CLICK HERE.

Today’s #TasteOff was sponsored by Yoplait, but the winner was my honest choice.

Wordless Wednesday: Green

piles of cash

Those are the actual piles of cash I withdrew from the bank just before November 1, when we started our new monthly budget. This time it’s for real. I’m telling the story in a series of posts called American Family Budget on Mint.com’s blog, MintLife. Here’s a page with all the posts listed – read from the bottom up.

Chicken Corn Chowder

chicken corn chowder

This recipe was originally from emeals. While I don’t subscribe to their service any longer, I am grateful for all the ideas and for helping me learn how to plan my meals for the week.

3 slices bacon
1 and 1/2 cups corn kernels
14 oz can chicken broth
2 cups milk
6 medium-size red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 cups shredded or chopped chicken
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a medium saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon from pan, crumble, and set aside, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Add corn, chicken broth, milk and potatoes. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir in chicken, basil, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly and thickened. Sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon.

This goes well with crusty artisan bread. I usually served with a bagged salad, my number 1 favorite shortcut. Trader Joe’s spinach salad kit!

Make Breakfast a Great Start For Big Days

boy sports victoryTouchdown!

While millions of you are amped up for the finale of professional football in America, our family is smack in the middle of flag football season. My kids are on different teams, so that means two different practices (one on each side of town) every week, and two games on Saturday. Sometimes four, if there’s been a rain cancellation which requires makeup games. Looking forward, the kids have karate belt testing coming up. And volleyball season. And baseball season. And special events at school every time they turn around (concerts, tests, project presentations, and more). This is our season for Big Days. The kind of days that make me struggle to get them to bed early the night before, to wake up on time please, and make sure they eat a good breakfast before they’re off and running.

Behold, Tip Number 12 from Team Kellogg’s:

Read more Great Starts Tips from Team Kellogg’s here!

A big heavy breakfast isn’t necessarily the best way for us to start these mornings, especially when we have to hit the ground running early. Sometimes the kids have games that start at 9AM. That might seem late to you, but my kids love to lounge around in their pajamas on  weekend mornings!

I have found that our best breakfasts for big days consist of simple favorites. Rice Krispies actually is one of the kids’ favorite cereals. And cereal is something we can prepare quickly, clean up easily, and enjoy while we eat – for the kids and for me and their dad.

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Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips

Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.