Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Snack That is Delicious and Inexpensive


Hey y'all welcome to the very first Ten on the 10th. 


Today I'm joining a few blogging friends to share affordable and fun ideas for life.
Are you trying to eat in a more healthy way this new year? Me too! One too many slices of pie and sides of mashed potatoes have taken their toll on my waistline and energy level.

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So right now this is my go to snack.   Now mind you, this suggestion comes to you from a girl who kind of hates yogurt. To be clear about this, the taste of yogurt reminds me of the taste of throw up. Sorry y'all. 

However, I really wanted to find a yogurt that was yummy because it's good for you so I've been trying different ones.  My go to snack consists of Yoplait Greek 100 Whips and fresh fruit. This yogurt (not a sponsored post) tastes so much better than others to me and the whipped texture makes it seem more like a yummy dessert. For about $1.50 or less  I'm having a snack that's less than 160 calories including the fruit and it's delicious and good for you!

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Here's a hint for you. I cruise the yogurt aisle every time I'm at the store to find containers that might be marked down because they are usually two or three days away from expiring. I bought this for 49 cents. This of course saves me a tiny little bit of money for better things like hairspray or pillows. :)

One more thing to share...  

Yesterday I shared a book review on The Woman in Cabin 10 . I borrowed that book from the library and today I'll be borrowing The Little Paris Bookshop.  We are library loving people at our house.  Even my husband who is visually impaired borrows downloadable books from the 
Texas Talking Books Program. Do you utilize your local library? That's just one little way to save money in the new year. 

Now be sure to visit my blogging buddies to see what ideas they have up their sleeves. :)

At Home with Jemma
Bluesky Kitchen
Cottage at the Crossroads
Garden Up Green
Patina and Paint
Poofing the Pillows
The Purple Hydrangea
The Queen in Between
White Spray Paint
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40 comments:

Carole West said...

Fresh fruit and yogurt is tasty - I'm also not a big fan of yogurt unless is Yoplait and I can't even bare Greek yogurt. Maybe their brand is better? Thanks for organizing this Ten for 10 - fun to click over and see what everyone shared.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Stacey!
What a great gathering of friends, I really enjoyed working with ya'll on this project and I look forward to next month too.
What! You don't like yogurt...girl you are going to have to learn too, cuz when you are my new neighbor thats what you and are going to be eating after our bike rides....
Happy New Year!
J.

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

I love the library. Colorado holds the record for library membership cards! I did get an ipad mini for Christmas. I don't know if the library supports the apple products for downloads. We are blessed with beautiful libraries and they are a huge part of our community! Happy New Year! laura

Tammy Lagaly said...

Good Morning! This project is so fun...I am with you on the taste of yogurt, especially if it comes with fruit already in it. Yuck! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks!

Andrea Nine said...

Ha ha, and I thought I was the only one that bought clearance yogurt! I just love this idea for a series that you guys are doing! And I hope you have a beautiful day!

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, I'm like you ~ not crazy about yogurt, but when a recipe called for yogurt, like to garnish a soup, I do use Greek yogurt. I need to follow your example. Thanks so much for organizing Ten on the 10th. I'm really looking forward to it.

Decor To Adore said...

I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my family and this looks great! We do eat Greek yogurt as it is lower in sugar and higher in protein but it took some getting used to.

My husband is a huge fan of downloadable books from the library. I can't wait until I get to read something other than textbooks.

Happy Tuesday!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Stacey, you've got to try Chobani in coffee and dulche de leche flavors, so good!! Love this 10 on 10, so fun!
Jenna

Jeanie said...

I don't mind yogurt, especially Greek, but you're right about Yoplait whipped -- it really is terrific and a wonderful snack. That fruit looks really good in it!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm a huge fan of yogurt but I have never tried the whipped variety! To make Greek yogurt taste better, just pour a little real maple syrup over it! Makes a HUGE difference!

I'm loving the 10 on the 10th feature! Making my rounds now!

Laura said...

Your yogurt description made me spit out my diet coke, I was laughing so hard:)
I joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago so I am on the lookout for yogurt that is lower in points:)

Happy 10 on the 10th!

Simply LKJ said...

Girlfriend...what til you have to try dairy free yogurt. I was so thankful when my doctor told me I could eat coconut products again cause the rest are AWFUL!!

Cozy Little House said...

I like Yoplait orange creme and vanilla flavors. Hey, I loved Woman In Cabin 10!
Brenda

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Stacey I have to say Greek yogurt is the best, not that I'm boasting but the texture is thicker and there is nothing like it out there. I also bought a pint of yogurt in an effort to be healthier this year. Of course I end up making tsatsiki with it... does that count?

JG said...

Oh Stacey, I enjoy Yogurt maybe even more than you enjoy a ripe Avocado! :) I have 2 Donvier Yogurt Making machines & every week I make the double batch. Probably doing this for 30 years now. Easy to do, inexpensive to make & oh so good!
~Judy

Betsy Brock said...

I think everyone is trying to be a bit healthier this time of year! Sounds like you're getting a great price on that yogurt, too!

Betsy Brock said...

I can't find your other nine things! Help!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Stacy!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I took a small blog break between holidays and now ready for all 2017 has to offer.

I love yogurt of all kinds. I often buy the big tub of plain yogurt at Costco and when I take a serving I add my own honey, nuts, granola and fruits. I will have to try the brand you are recommending --it sounds good!

Kim said...

I'm very picky about yogurt, too. Right now my favorite is Chobani. I have to try the one you mentioned. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I really love yogurt---especially Greek but I've noticed it has a little more sugar than we need. I use it as a treat now and then.

Jane x

Pam Richardson said...

Love fresh fruit and yogurt, Stacey! Have a great day!

Creations By Cindy said...

You cracked me up about the yogurt! Girl...I am with ya on that! About the only way I can make myself eat it is if I freeze it and then I eat it like frozen ice. I like the ice cream yogurt though! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Stacey,
I am picky about yogurt too. I only like the Yoplait Light the white chocolate strawberry is the best. I like to mix fresh fruit with my yogurt too. I love this new series.
xoxo
Kris

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Stacey! I bought fresh blueberries and strawberries at the farmers market last weekend and we have been enjoying them with Greek yogurt every evening.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love yogurt but it doesn't love me! Most fruit is imported here from CA or FL during the winter so it is slim pickin' right now. I have to be really creative to recreate this fresh snack you are featuring!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I like the whipped yogurts too. I buy the Yoplait strawberry whipped a lot. Oh, and the Yo Crunch M&M yogurt. Yum! I try to utilize our local library as often as possible too. Such a great resource that people tend to forget about. Now I need to try your little snack idea. I love fruit and we're so lucky to have it year round in Texas.

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, you make me laugh! I love yogurt if it's a good one. Adding fruit is so yummy. I like to throw in a handful of granola when I have it on hand as well.
hugs,
Jann

Cecilia Bramhall said...

My favorite yogurt is Noosa (or is it Nosa? I don't remember lol). It's creamy and rich. The lemon is my favorite. It is so good! But I'm not a fan of Greek yogurt at all.
I haven't been to the library in a long time...don't know why. Guess I'm reading too much online. Need to remedy that!

Art and Sand said...

I like to start my morning with vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit. We are fortunate to live in one of the best strawberry growing areas in the country and have tasty strawberries almost year round.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Stacey, you are a hoot. Maybe you need to try the right yogurt. We love Oikos Triple Zero yogurt. Banana cream, lemon, strawberry and more. Yummy. Happy Thursday.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I always look for the on sale yogurt, too, Stacey, and I really like the taste and texture of Greek yogurt.
I love the new look of your blog! Linda is a sweetheart, isn't she?
Happy Friday! xo

Art @ Home said...

You are so cute....hairspray and pillows indeed!

Karen said...

I adore yogurt and fruit! And...gotta admit I'm a big fan of Greek yogurt. This would totally blow the budget purpose of your post here, but...if you get to the point of really enjoying yogurt, you may want to invest in a machine. I make my own once a week and the texture is really nice. I've had my machine for probably at least a decade - and paid about $60 for it then. It's admittedly an upfront investment, but I'm pretty sure I e saved a lot of money over the years because we can use an entire quart at the time on smoothies.

Great post, Stacey! Now I'm craving fruit and yogurt! ��

Queen In Between said...

My kids will only eat the yoplait greek whipped!

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, that looks so good and that's a great tip on the yogurt. My little grandkids love yogurt! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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Carol Stebner said...

This is a great idea for a blog series, Stacey! Yogurt and fruit...yes, please! My hubby and I love books on tape from the library that we simply download to our iPads...no cost and an endless supply. Hubby downloads ones for reading, but I love the audio-books that I can listen to while I do something else with my hands.

Warm hugs,
Carol

sandy said...

Your photos look melt-in-your-mouth-yummy! I DO believe you have to develop a taste for yogurt.( My husband calls it snot! UGH! ) I've liked yogurt for a while now but recently started eating Greek Yogurt which previously I avoided. I'm trying to eat healthier this year also! Hop on over to my blog and enter my Give-Away! Happy New Year!

Eilis said...

I will have to try this one! I used to think I hated Greek yogurt because one day I accidently tasted one expecting my usual Yoplait and thought "yuck!" Recently, we have started buying Dannon Light and Fit Greek yogurt because the sugars are lower and carbs are higher (for hub's diabetes) than what we had been buying. It's really pretty good for on the go. You stir up some fruit at the bottom.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the Library, I'm currently reading "At the Edge of Summer", I'm not too far in but it looks promising. I also love yogurt. Sometimes we make our own and strain it until it's super thick and creamy. My new favorite is Noosa salted caramel flavor. Oh my goodness, it will change your mind about yogurt!