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Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. Get the healthy and easy to make fish recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Panini

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Panini. Marinate overnight and cook up this recipe in 20 minutes. Get the recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

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Grilled Flatiron Steak Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Grilled Flatiron Steak Salad with Yogurt Dressing at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

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5 easy gluten free back to school breakfasts

Get 5 easy gluten free back to school breakfasts ideas at This Mama Cooks! - thismamacooks.com!

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Grapefruit Yogurt Smoothie with Fennel Seed

Grapefruit Yogurt Smoothie with Fennel Seed from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

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Healthy Coffee & Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles

Healthy Coffee & Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

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Yopa! Greek Yogurt – a balanced way to start the day #YopaYogurt

Yopa! Greek Yogurt - a balanced way to start the day

Are you familiar with YoCrunch™ yogurt? Well, they’ve come out with Yopa!™, authentic nonfat Greek yogurt that’s packaged with a healthy crunch from either granola, dark chocolate or toasted almonds. Yopa! sent me a few coupons to try out their Greek yogurt and share my opinion with you. I thought this would be a great way for my family to try out a new Greek yogurt brand, especially since my husband starts out his day with Greek yogurt, a side of granola and some fruit. I’m also trying to get my kids to eat more yogurt, especially my daughter who doesn’t like drinking milk.

We tried the blueberry, strawberry and the black cherry with granola and the vanilla with almonds. Unfortunately, my grocery store didn’t have the vanilla with dark chocolate chips, but I’ll be on the lookout for that one for sure!

I liked that Yopa! had everything packaged and ready to go, which makes my husband’s day a little easier since he often takes his breakfast to work. It was very easy to undo the lid and foil and mix the yogurt and granola together, especially since they allowed extra room in the cup for you to add the granola or nuts, without spilling when stirring it. I found Yopa! to be delicious and the texture perfect – creamy and thick. (My husband agreed.) I also liked having the extra crunch from the granola along with the real fruit, as did my kids.

The Yopa! difference

Yopa! stands out from the rest of the Greek yogurt crowd because they’re committed to producing the best yogurt by using farm-fresh, regionally-sourced milk from dairies close to where they make it. Also, it takes four gallons of milk to make one gallon of Yopa! yogurt, but they think you’re worth it.

Then Yopa! adds real vanilla or fruit to their authentic, strained Greek yogurt. In addition, they pair each flavor with either whole grain granola, toasted Blue Diamond almonds, or dark chocolate, for a delicious balance of yogurt, flavors and toppings with a nice combination of crunchy and creamy. Yopa! is a “Balance Perfected” way to start your day! And it makes a great afternoon or after school snack, too.

Yopa! comes in the following flavors:Yopa! Greek Yogurt Blueberries & Granola

  • Blueberries & Granola – real blueberries and nine whole grain granola
  • Strawberries & Granola – real strawberries and nine whole grain granola
  • Black Cherries & Granola – real black cherries and nine whole grain granola
  • Peach & Granola – real peaches and nine whole grain granola
  • Vanilla & Almonds – rich vanilla and toasted almonds
  • Vanilla & Chocolate – rich vanilla and dark chocolate chips

You can buy individual cups or four-packs of each flavor. Yopa! comes in a 3.5 and 5.3 ounce sizes.

The benefits of Yopa! Greek yogurt

Yopa! is a great source of protein. The 3.5 ounce cups contain at least 16% of the recommended daily allowance of protein, while the 5.3 ounce cups contain at least 26% of the recommended daily allowance.

Other benefits of Yopa! are:

  • Good source of calcium
  • 0g of cholesterol and trans fat
  • Made with 5 cultures and 3 probiotics
  • No preservatives or artificial colors (and only one product has artificial flavor – vanillin)
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher certifie
  • Take the Yopa! Taste Challenge

Take the Yopa! Taste Challenge

Speaking of balance, gold medalist Gabby Douglas is an expert, and she's challenging you to take the Yopa! Taste Challenge where you can win a variety of prizes, including $10,000! Just "like" Yopa! on Facebook for a chance to win and to grab a coupon for $.50 (or more!) off one cup of Yopa! Authentic Greek Yogurt.

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Disclaimer: I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs - a perfect healthy party appetizer for St. Patrick's Day ! Get the easy recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet.

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Curried Sweet Potato & Fig Yogurt Soup

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Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Creama and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Join me TODAY at 3 PM ET for a FAGE #PlainKitchen Twitter Party

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Join me and @MomCentral  for the #PlainKitchen Twitter Party TODAY from 3-4 PM EST. We’ll be chatting with celebrity chef Bobby Flay about how to make every meal extraordinary, your favorite yogurt recipes, and the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen recipe contest!

I’ll be co-hosting along with @StacyDeBroff, @DadCentral, @MomCentralChat along with special guests @FAGEUSA and @bflay. You can use the Tweet Grid at http://bit.ly/S7z8GF.

Not only will it be a fun chat, but you’ll have a chance to win a prize pack consisting of a $25 AMEX gift card and $25 voucher redeemable for FAGE Total. Also, if you tweet this from now until the #PlainKitchen Twitter Party, you’ll be eligible to win one of the FAGE prize packs, too!

Hope to see you soon!

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Disclosure: I received a promotional item to thank me for my participating in the chat.

Healthier snacks and breakfasts with Mountain High Yoghurt #MHYMom

Mountain High YoghurtSince becoming a Mountain High Yoghurt Mom, their product has become a staple in my kids’ lives. As I explained in a previous Mountain High Yoghurt post, I used to buy it all the time until I started making my own yogurt. Since my yogurt maker is in storage, Mountain High Yoghurt has become my go to brand of choice because it’s delicious, nutritious and a great buy, especially when purchasing the bigger containers. (Check out the per ounce price!)

I also like that my kids are getting some probiotics in their diets by regularly eating it. Also, Mountain High Yoghurt is the only way my daughter, Lucie, can get calcium in her diet since she doesn’t like drinking milk.

Healthy snacks and breakfasts

I love the versatility of having a couple of 32 ounce containers of low fat vanilla or strawberry in the refrigerator to make healthy snacks and breakfasts. We like combining them with berries for a special treat or using them in smoothies. They also make a nice spread on pancakes, waffles, pumpkin bread or toast. Another fun and healthy snack is to make yogurt popsicles. (Unfortunately, my popsicle molds are in storage, too, darn it!)

The Mountain High Yoghurt website is a great source for healthy snack and breakfast ideas for kids. Here are a few recipes:

What are your kids’ favorite ways to enjoy yogurt?

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mountain High Yoghurt. I received a gift card to purchase yogurt, a product kit, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Why I buy Mountain High Yoghurt #MHYMom

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I was a regular buyer of Mountain High Yoghurt YEARS before I was asked to be a Mountain High Yoghurt Mom. Here’s why:

  • First and foremost, it’s a great value per ounce, especially when you buy it in the bigger containers. I usually buy low fat vanilla and fat free plain yogurt in the 32 ounce containers, but you can also buy the fat free plain product in a huge 64 ounce tub. Both size tubs are great to store art and crafts supplies for the kids, too.
  • Pricewise, they’re about the same or maybe a little more expensive than store brand yogurt. However, I prefer Mountain High over store brands because of its taste and quality.
  • Their yogurt, even the fat free variety, is very tasty and creamy compared to many other brands of yogurt – even the more expensive brands.
  • I like that Mountain High Yoghurt is rbST-free, meaning that they don’t use milk from cows that are given artificial growth hormones.
  • Their vanilla and strawberry yogurt are sweetened with pure crystalline fructose, a natural sweetener with a low glycemic index. They also use pure vanilla and premium strawberries.
  • Their product contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.
  • Mountain High Yogurt containss three kinds of live and active cultures (L. acidophilus, B. bifidus, and L. casei) that are good for digestive health.
  • I like using their plain fat free yogurt to make Greek-Style yoghurt by draining the whey from it. Here’s how.
  • It’s versatile. Check out the Mountain High Yoghurt website for recipe ideas.

The only reason I stopped buying Mountain High Yogurt was because I started making my own yogurt at home using rbST-free milk from a local dairy. But now that my yogurt maker is in storage, Mountain High Yoghurt has become my go to brand of choice.

What do you look for when buying yogurt – quality, price, natural ingredients, taste, or all the above?

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mountain High Yoghurt. I received a gift card to purchase yogurt, a product kit, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.