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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt Giveaway

I have been an ambassador with the Life Made Delicious program for a little over three years now.  Not only do I get to enjoy the multitude of great recipes on the Life Made Delicious website, and share my experiences with family, friends and readers of this blog, I get the opportunity to test out new General Mills food products.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sign up to try the new Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt.  I received 4 coupons ($5 value each) to cover the costs of the yogurt and a $100 gift card for Lululemon.  Keep reading because you will have a chance to win the same simply by leaving a comment on this pos!

new Yoplait Source Greek Yogurt
We use a lot of yogurt and to be honest with you, a good portion of this homemade yogurt.  I cook and bake with yogurt fairly often.  A few years ago, I began substituting Greek style yogurt for sour cream.   I also use vanilla flavoured yogurt as a dessert topping occasionally in place homemade whipped cream.   Plain Greek style yogurt is about half the calories of sour cream, while being lower in fat and cholesterol, just slight higher in sodium (34 mg vs 30 mg in 2 tbsp), slightly higher in protein (1.2 g vs 1 g in 2 tbsp) and the same amount of carbohydrates.  Flavoured yogurts are often quite high in carbohydrates.

I used one of the coupons to buy a Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt 8-pack, 4 x 100 g each of vanilla and lemon flavoured yogurt.  I reasoned that both flavours could be used as a dessert topping and at only 50 calories each with 2X more protein, it would be perfect for snacking especially at our vacation home where I haven't made yogurt yet.  This yogurt is fat and cholesterol free making it a guilt free, healthy snack! There is no added gelatinOh and while this is not important to everyone, it is to us...the containers can go into the recycle box unlike some single serve yogurt containers.

The Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt is a thick, fully bodied, creamy yogurt.  I liked both flavours that were light and refreshing, not overpowering.   Both could be used in so many ways because they pair nicely with fruits.  I'm tweaking a light sauce/salad dressing using the lemon yogurt and blueberries that would like be equally tasty using raspberries or citrus zest in place of the blueberries.  I will be looking for the Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt at our vacation home in Florida. 

breakfast waffle with Yoplait Source Greek yogurt and fruit
My husband and I are taking a balanced approach to better health via healthy eating, daily exercising, stress reduction and adequate sleep.  We try to walk outdoors for 30 minutes daily but when the weather is bad, we use the elliptical trainer.  Some days we do both.  Swimming is part of our routine at our vacation home and my husband golfs there as well as during the golf season here.  When the warmer weather arrives here, swimming is added to our daily routine.  It is amazing how just a little daily exercise can improve your health, reduce aches and pains, lower blood pressure and lower stress.  And it is free!  We even removed the television from the master bedroom because the blue lighting in the screen interrupts melatonin production, reducing the quality of sleep.  Watching television while drifting off to sleep can actually trigger stress responses in the body as well so it is best to not watch television within an hour of bedtime.  Neither of us are breakfast people.

I can't tolerate eating anything within at least an hour of waking.  So, I start my mornings and right now that means 4 AM with a glass of water followed by herbal tea and finally a coffee before eating.  Eating a high protein, hot breakfast on the weekend isn't a real problem but neither of us want bacon and eggs on a daily basis.  My husband has no problem eating as soon as he gets up and he occasionally eats dry cereal, something I don't.  We both occasionally eat hot cereal like Red River.  I make waffles, pancakes and French toast from scratch in larger batches then freeze to use as needed.  All reheat nicely in the toaster.  This morning I heated a high fibre waffle then topped with a little 100% pure maple syrup, fresh berries and Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt vanilla flavoured yogurt.  Not pictured is the organic banana and cranberry juice that accompanied my breakfast.  It was not a heavy breakfast as I prefer lighter breakfasts usually fruit and yogurt or cottage cheese.  It was however a low fat breakfast rich in fibre, protein, and antioxidants. 

Yoplait Source Greek Yogurt Giveaway
Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt Giveaway

The Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt Giveaway is sponsored by Life Made Delicious.  Here is your chance to get 4 coupons valued at $5 each for Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt plus a $100 gift card to Lululemon (athletic wear).  All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post before April 29, 2013.  Names will be entered into a drum and drawn by an independent (aka not associated with this blog) on April 30, 2013.  Winners will be notified by email so be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  The winner will receive their  Yoplait® Source® Greek Yogurt Givaway goodies directly from Life Made Delicious shortly after May 8, 2013.

Rules:  This giveaway is open only to Canadian residents.  There are other bloggers in the Life Made Delicious Ambassador Program who will be offering the same giveaway.  You are free to enter their giveaways as well but you may only win one prize. 

Disclosure – I am participating in the Life Made Delicious Ambassador Program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.


60 food lovers commented:

MrDisco said...

cool contest!

J said...

The waffle with the berries and Greek Yogourt looks delish!

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Anonymous said...

Love yogurt, eat it daily! :)
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Jonnie (JB) said...

That waffle looks incredible!

Kathryn Lavallee said...

Thanks so much for the chance; I love Greek yogurt!

torlonias said...

That berry waffle looks yummy. Love how there's a berry in each crater. :)
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Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

I can not wait to try this new yogurt - lemon flavour sounds incredible. A gift card would be a great bonus too;)


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privyseel said...

I'm like you, I can't tolerate anything too heavy right when I get up.
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Carrie said...

I love greek yogurt!!

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Sydney Bows said...

Thanks for the giveaway, would be an AWESOME prize!
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brypark1 said...

Thanks for the contest! Love that the yogurt cups can be recycled too.
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maria said...

Great contest!! 2 of my faves yogurt and Lululemon!

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SUMMER PLEWES said...

oh man, I would love lululemon gear, I can't afford it right now lol. This would be great.

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momof2kids said...

love yogurt :)

northmorg said...

Great post!
The yogurt sounds yummy... I would totally mix the blueberry and lemon flavours together.
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Garden Gnome said...

I'm glad to see so much interest in this giveaway. It really is a nice one!

MrDisco, Jonnie (JB), Kathryn Lavalle, and momof2kids, you need to include your email address if you want to be entered for a chance to win the giveaway. Otherwise, if your name is drawn, I have no way of contacting you.

Good luck everyone :)

Angela M said...

I looove Greek yogurt. I've only just discovered it but I am hooked. I can't wait to try Yoplait Greek Yogurt out.

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Glogirl said...

I'd love to try this greek yogurt! I think I'd enjoy the strawberry flavour.

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Brenda Penton said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Greek yogurt and eat it daily.

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wavindo said...

Now you've got me craving waffles! :D
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timeule1 said...

I'm going to be making that waffle for Saturday morning breakfast. Looking forward to it! :)
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Anonymous said...

I love yogurt!
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flowerchild said...

Thanks for the great contest
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woofbow1 said...

Love full-bodied yogurt.
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Darwin Chau said...

What a great contest! Eating a healthy greek yogurt is a great way to start the day.

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riemill said...

The blueberry flavour sounds delicious.
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colbosh said...

Adore Greek yogurt. I'm keen to try the peach flavour.
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raptturk said...

This new Greek yogurt would be a perfect breakfast for me. I have little to no appetite in the morning, so this would provide me with protein without the heaviness.
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Andrew Pham (apham17) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! can't get enough of Greek yogurt!

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santfinn said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
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phenrome said...

Just discovered your blog and I'm liking it very much.
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Belinda M said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love greek yogurt with lemon being at the top of my list



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parvruss said...

Love how versatile yogurt is! You can have it plain, add it too smoothies, eat it with fruit/seeds, or bake with it!
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idolreveal said...

Great tip about using vanilla greek yogurt as a replacement dessert topping.
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sslindt said...

4 AM wake up call? You're a beast!
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kqsurv said...

Yum, I love that the 8 pack comes with 4 of each of the vanilla and lemon flavours.
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Dreena said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. Love the Greek Yoghurt - especially lemon flavour and Lululemon - they make great fitness gear.
Cheers.
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Soozle said...

Thanks for the chance! :-)

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pestoresto said...

Huge yogurt lover here!
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jerpato said...

Can Greek style yogurt be used as a straight substitution in baking?
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cowboybros said...

I agree wholeheartedly with removing the television from the bedroom. We did it last year and we sleep so much better for it.
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windpuzzle said...

Love Greek yogurt, esp the strawberry flavour.
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epibree said...

Now that the weather is cooperating, we've begun to walk a 1/2 hr after dinner. It's been great not only for health benefits, but because we've been able to reconnect.
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ruizsch said...

You have a great blog. Dangerous to read at night though because I'm tempted to hit the fridge for a midnigh snack!
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finalping said...

That Greek yogurt on your waffle looks more delicious than whipped cream. And the fact that's it's healthier is a bonus.
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nooshang said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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jackchlo said...

Added Eggo waffles to the grocery list so I can duplicate your waffle. :)
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halaksave said...

Wanna try the strawberry flavoured yogurt.
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rollersing said...

I've started having Yoplait Source Greek yogurt as a postworkout snack. It tastes great!
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Kittymodel said...

I LOVE Greek yogurt!!! :)

servlip said...

I give Yoplait Source greek yogurt my seal of approval!
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lunastel1 said...

Lovely blog post. The yogurt does make an excellent topping.
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edmcalg said...

Yogurt is such a great snack. Love how you've utilised it here.
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suzie said...

love Greek yougurt have it in my smoothie every morning
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bayouhip said...

This yogurt sounds great (and wow, you used to make homemade yogurt? WTG!)
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foomento said...

Picked up this yogurt yesterday and just had it as a midmorning snack. Really hit the spot!
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Nichole said...

Thanks for suggesting new ways for me to incorporate Greek yogurt into my diet! I have only made a herbed dip with plain yogurt. Using vanilla/lemon yogurt as a dessert-like topping is a great idea!

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Susan Margaret said...

I really like the look of your suggestions. I haven't tried greek yogurt but now I am going to!

chemzap said...

The waffle with yoghurt and berries is a great idea. I will have to try it some time.

Bree said...

Thanks for the chance! I want to try the peach yogurt. I love yogurt!

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