Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chobani Convert, Eggplant and More

I did it. I finally bought Chobani. Actually, I've bought Chobani before but it was the flavored kind, which is usually higher in points and still expensive. This time I bought a bigger tub of the plain Chobani.

Chobani, for those that are not familiar, is a greek yogurt. You can go directly to the Chobani website to find out more info, but it has 18g of Protein in 6 oz., 100 calories and 0g of fat.

I've been trying to like Greek yogurt but really haven't been able to get into it. It's usually twice as expensive and depending on the brand, has a slightly weird taste to me. I'm pretty frugal with my money and so spending twice the amount (or more) of money on greek yogurt, well, it's hard!

But I did it. I bought the plain kind. I was a little scared to go plain. I don't really like plain yogurt, even mixed with splenda, berries, vanilla extract.

But as I mixed my yogurt with 1/2 cup of raspberries, 1 packet of splenda and a little vanilla extract this morning (can you tell I was scared!), I licked the spoon and it was so good! I can't wait to eat my breakfast portion this morning! I've never been this excited to eat yogurt!

So I may just have to splurge a little on my yogurt. Some things are worth a few extra dollars!

Now for my "Kick Amanda in the Butt" Post! I've found myself slacking. Horribly, horribly slacking in the food department. I've been a little depressed lately and I'm letting it impact my eating, which makes me feel worse. I have to remember that eating will not solve the problem! I need to deal with the problem separate from my food.

However, my wonderful cousin Jessie, made me dinner (again) for our weekly walk. She made a stuffed eggplant. It was stuffed with all kinds of wonderful things, brown rice, tons of veggies, feta cheese! Yum! Washed it down with 2 1/2 oz. glasses of vino and called it a night.

Fresh out of the oven! The eggplant were HUGE! One half is a serving and was 5 points.

My portion!

My portion with a little vino, of course!

Vino made the night a little better! I think it always does! Thanks Jessie!


  1. Yay for greek yogurt! You know I looooove it ;)

    That stuffed eggplant looks awesome!

    Now, bend over...*kicks Amanda's posterior*. :) Seriously, don't worry. You are doing fine and you'll get back to it. One week is no biggie!

  2. Thanks Marisa! I knew I could count on you for the "bend over" comment! lol

  3. Anonymous8/12/2010

    I just my Chobani at Whole Foods of all places - 5 for $5 dollars!

    Greek yogurt is really the only yogurt I can eat - the "light" ones (i.e. yoplait, etc.) have so many carbs, not worth the insulin to me!

    How nice of your cousin to cook for you! Looks delish . . . I have been wine free for 10 days, but yours does look good! :D