Chobani Greek Yogurt

First things, first – I wrote a guest post today for Angharad’s  Eating for England blog. You know you want to see more photos of those half-pound cookies I like. Mmm. And if that isn’t enough to sway you, the recipes that our English lady friend whips up are always amazing – check out her posh mac ‘n cheese dish. Swoon.

True to my word, I decided to tie on my baking apron last night. I had a big bag of Farmer’s Market apples that were just calling my name.

Apples

Megan’s Maple-Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 6 large apples, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • another 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Toss the apples with maple syrup and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and place in a lightly greased 8×8″ baking dish
  • Mix together the ww flour, oats, brown sugar, and second 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Using the tines of two forks (or just use your fingers) cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly
  • Top the apples with the crumbly mixture and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 F
  • Note: My oven is super hot, so you might need to bake your apple crisp for a little longer.
  • Enjoy!

Apple Crisp

This recipe is so healthy (whole wheat flour, oats, apples!) that you could eat it for breakfast. Actually, today I did just that.

But first, I started off with some coffee to-go, a few dried plums, and a still-dark commute to the gym. I do not like waking up before the sun.

Prunes

I hit up a 7:15am spinning class (the music was only half as good as Tuesday) and then finished with a speedy 3 mile run (finished the last 400m or so around 7:00/mile pace). Pheww.

Busy morning at work, breakfast was eaten in parts.

Breakfast #1: Chobani peach greek yogurt

Chobani

Actually, yesterday I received a whole CASE of these little babies. Including the elusive pineapple flavor. Hooray! It’s (almost) better than Christmas. Do you want some of your own FREE greek yogurt? There might be a give-a-way waiting for you at the end of this post….

Chobani

Breakfast #2:

Apple crisp with (another) dollop of greek yogurt

Apple Crisp

Lunch was the LAST of the coconut cauliflower curry. This was delicious, but cooking for one person means eating leftovers for days on end. Yeesh.

Leftover curry

I’m sure I’ll need a lot of mini peanut butter cups a healthy snack between now and the fun pizza dinner that I have planned….stay tuned!

I just found this great new recipe site called FunnySpoon. Bonus: the site offers coupons on featured ingredients. Two of my fav recipes: Halloweenies and 1-2-3 cookie bars.

Live in NYC? Check out the upcoming Boho Bodega where you can purchase “green” products at wallet-friendly discounts. All proceeds from the store will benefit the non-profit New York Council on the Environment.

Pumpkin, Fennel, and Grapes – Check out this Autumn shopping list for more seasonal favorites!

And now…..a fun give-a-way!! I eat greek yogurt almost every day (love all the extra protein) and Chobani has graciously offered to send a reader some samples of their very own.

Here’s what you have to do:

1) Go to the Chobani website and take a look around.

2) Leave a comment telling me what new flavor of Chobani yogurt you’d like to see.

3) Get an extra chance at winning by linking to my give-a-way on your own blog and leaving a second comment telling me that you did so.

You have until noon on Friday, October 16th to enter. I’ll choose the most creative/yummy flavor then! Note: Must be a U.S. resident to win.

Ok. Ready? Set? Go!!

  • Tay

    Oh scratch that – I did’t know you were looking for the most CREATIVE! I’d have to go with Banana Cream Pie 🙂

  • CaitlinRose

    wow, there are some brilliant ideas up there. I will go with a nut-butter flavor, or maybe caramel.

    i want some chobani sooooo bad!!!!!!!!

  • Erica

    Plum!! I’ve never seen plum-flavored anything, let alone awesome yogurt!

  • thehotdogbattle

    I would love a lemon-lime type flavor!

  • maren

    i think a good holiday flavor would be something like roasted maple chestnut or a pumpkin gingerbread!!!

  • Kll

    I just mentioned your post on my blog! Happy Friday!

  • How about some sort of gingersnap/chestnut flavor combo for winter? That would be a great way to “warm up” my favorite cold treat!

  • I would love to see a passion fruit Greek yogi flavor!

  • I would love to see a passion fruit Greek yogi flavor!!!

  • A lemon flavored Chobani… I have loved lemon yogurt since I was about two – it is still my FAVORITE!

  • Sam

    Call me crazy, but I love coffee yogurt. Protein packed breakfast with caffeine already IN IT?? A winner.

  • Liz

    This might sound odd but I want a fig flavor!

  • Chobani does make a great product. I met one of their representatives at the Natural Products Expo in Boston. Call me boring, but I tend to like their plain yogurt, which I sweeten with a little honey. I know they have a honey flavor. I just like to add it myself. A creamy coffee flavor should be added to their arsenal.

  • Cellabella

    I’d love to try Chobani, I can’t find any around where I live. They all look so good, but the Honey and Pomegranate sing out to me the most. I’ve also heard the Pineapple is really good too…..

  • Yummmm, apple crisp! I’ve got to remember to make that now that its getting cooler out 🙂

  • Anne

    Key Lime or Lemon, although Green Tea might be interesting (I do love Pinkberry….)!

  • Aileen

    I’d have to say that a chocolate flavor would be delicious!

  • Now that you’ve posted a recipe for apple crisp, I think an apple crisp flavor would be wonderful – just add granola!! 😉

  • mango chobani would be awesome!!

    or cinnamon apple with chunks of apple in there yummm!!

    great giveaway! 🙂

  • Jenny

    yum, some sort of lime flavor – like key lime pie! it would be so thick, just like the filling!

  • Jen K

    I would LOVE to see a banana cream pie flavored chobani!! sprinkle some ground flax over it as a “mock” crust? delish!!

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  • great giveaway! i’d love lemon or lime flavor.

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