Category: Nutrition

Chobani Greek Yogurt

When I was little, I hated yogurt. Of course, I pretty much hated most foods. I was such a fussy eater! I can’t even remember when I started eating yogurt, but it’s been a long time.

My husband thinks I’m weird with my yogurt. I use greek yogurt in place of sour cream, cream, tartare sauce, and sometimes I just stick it on top of chicken or fish and use it as a sauce. All by itself. YUM!

The best yogurt I’ve ever tasted was thick, creamy, and extremely delicious. It wasn’t all shiny and half-runny like commercially made yogurt. This yogurt was made by my host family. They make their own yogurt, feta cheese (also the best feta I’ve ever tasted in my life), brie, the list goes on.

I’ve never seen yogurt like theirs.

Until now. The other day, I was couriered some greek yogurt to try, made by a company called Chobani. They make the #1 selling yogurt in the U.S. and now they’ve come here to Australia.

When I peeled back the foil lid of the first individual tub of yogurt, I was expecting it to be just like all the other flavoured greek yogurts out there.

And then I saw it: thick, creamy, non-shiny, scrumptious looking yogurt. It looked just like the yogurt that my host family made.

Hannah couldn’t wait to try it. She got all excited as I unpacked the cooler bag full of yogurt. “Can I have the passionfruit yogurt Mommy?” She asked me. Sure, why not?


She ate the whole pot, which is awesome considering it’s hard to get her to eat any sort of protein.

It was absolutely delicious. Just how I remembered my host family’s yogurt tasting.

I read the information packet the courier brought me with it and found that Chobani strains their yogurt. That’s why it is so thick and delicious (and packed with protein). Just like my host family do with their yogurt.

PROS:

-Delicious

-Thick without being full of fat

-Comes in lots of flavours, or plain

-Good to cook with

-Twice as much protein as regular yogurts

-5 active cultures and 3 probiotics

-Gluten free

-Made with natural ingredients

-95% lactose free, so many intolerant people can eat it

-Kosher

-Inexpensive ($1.99RRP for 170g and $5.79RRP for 907g)

CONS:

-Only available at Woolworths

Seriously, it’s yummy!!!!

*I was given yogurt to try for free. All opinions expressed are my own.

Superfoods for kidz – vital veggie powder

Hannah is a really fussy eater. She won’t eat meat and half the time she won’t eat vegetables either. Sometimes she scarfs them down, others she won’t touch them. I don’t want her to be malnourished, so just to be safe, I bought some Superfoods for Kidz Vital Veggie Powder.

I was pretty sceptical of her actually drinking it in her juice, but she loved it. I use half the amount the jar says because she does eat vegetables sometimes.  I fill her little juice bottle with a lid half with water, add the veggie powder (I use a funnel to make it easier), and shake. The powder doesn’t really stir in well at all, but it will mix in if you shake it instead. Next I add some juice (apple, grape, whatever I have on hand), shake again, and it’s ready to go. If you give toddlers juice, diluted is best.

You can use the veggie powder in cooking, but I never have. Too much effort I think, when I can just stick it in her “juice in the morning” (as she calls it).

PROS:

-No added sugar (which is a serious problem for a lot of products these days!)

-You know your child is getting nutrients

-There is nothing artificial, just fruit and veg powder

-3 grams of powder = 21 grams of the fresh ingredients

-Easy to use

-Lasts a long time (if using 1tsp per day, there are 100 serves in a jar, so it lasts over 3 months)

-Relatively inexpensive at 40 cents per serve (when using 1tsp per day)

CONS:

-I couldn’t find how many servings of fruit and veg are in each teaspoon of powder. It would be nice if it told us “5 serving of vegetables” or something like that (note I made that number up for illustration purposes, I have no idea how many servings are in each teaspoon)

-You may get complacent, knowing your child is getting nutrients from the powder and then stop actually offering them vegetables on their plate.

-Separates from juice if not drunk straight away

*Note, I did not receive any money, or product for this review. I buy Vital Veggie Powder because I like it and I use it every day (well, I give it to Hannah).