Greek Yogurt Obsession

Okay, so I went from sort of liking Greek yogurt, to giving it a second chance…to now absolutely LOVING it. I eat it every day, and I keep finding new ways to use it!! First, on her blog,  Naomi made a fantastic suggestion of using it to make tuna salad…which I’m so doing…and I think I’m going to try it with chicken salad, too! Who knows? — maybe try and make some creamy salad dressings with it, too. Also, I DVR a lot of Food Network shows…particularly Ina…because I love her. haha (I think it’s the obsession with everything French.)

Anyway, I was watching one of her episodes last night, and she made this yummy looking creamy cucumber salad, which she said kind of resembled tzatziki sauce, in it’s flavor (I looove tzatziki sauce!). Anyway, she make it with regular yogurt and sour cream — so I automatically thought to myself — OH! I can make that with NF Greek yogurt! and LF/NF sour cream! — yummy and healthier fewer calories (The yogurt and sour cream she used were definitely not unhealthy, but lower fat versions would just equal fewer calories — why not make the swaps where you can, right?)! I might experiment with it this weekend (if I can find some decent cukes).

Alright, on to my eats!
This morning I did not want to get out of bed. It was a cool 37 degrees (maybe even less) when I left my apartment at around 7am. On my way out the door, I grabbed a banana (got lucky, it was a perfect banana), and munched on it on my way to school.

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I stopped at Starbucks on the way.  One of the older guys (he’s too cute, he kind of reminds me of an older Dustin Hoffman) who hangs out there in the morning, greeted me and said “I almost fuhgot what you looked like, it’s been so lohng since I’ve seen ya!!” He was also dancing some sort of Mexican dance at the time. haha Love it! However, I got my usual (tall, skinny hazelnut latte), and it kept my hands toasty for the rest of my walk.

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Class was good, lab was okay — but I’m happy to be back in my apartment. 1. I want to relax a little and 2. I have a lot of work I have to get done. …However, I will relax a bit first. I made myself a big bowl of plain Greek Yogurt from Trader Joe’s, honey and sunflower seeds (1 cup yogurt, enough honey to make it just sweet enough & 1/4 c. (more or less) of sunflower seeds).

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Now, all mixed up — haha I’m still eating this as I type — it’ll probably hold me over for quiiite a while. It’s amazing how some seeds can make something like yogurt so substantial.

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Hope everyone’s Mondays go smoothly!

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