Pizza Lovin' and a Giveaway!

by Heather on March 29, 2010

Good morning everyone!  How are y’all on this fine Monday morning?  I must say I love the weekends…’nuff said :)

SOOO remember how I had baby fever?  And how I was so excited to work in the nursery yesterday at church?  Yeah…baby fever is officially gone!  I guess crying babies will do that to ya :)  It’s just as well though because we really do need to wait a little bit before we start popping out kiddos!  Lunch was pizza at Old Chicago:

Jason, Steph, and Amy were so kind as to order half of a pizza with veggies for me!  However it had a TON of green bell peppers and green chiles…yuck!  Thank goodness Jason likes them!

We had a great time, and got to go home and take a nap for a little bit.  We also walked the dogs down a little trail by our house and let them sprint around for a little bit.  I really can’t wait for all of this snow to melt and dry up so we can finally take the dogs to the dog park without them getting covered in mud!  They’re going to run their little hearts out this summer!  We headed over to our pastor’s house for some prayer time, and then had a mini-date at Rock Bottom.  Three cheers for nachos!

We think they got these wooden boards to put the nachos on so they could spread them in one layer and therefore downsize the portions.  I was kind of bummed, but I suppose that’s probably a good thing!

We also got a side of heaven guacamole:

SO GOOD!  When we got home we got to cleaning and doing some stuff around the house that just didn’t get done this weekend.  We also went to bed early because I think we were still recovering from skiing all day on Saturday!  I love Winter Park, but I will say that their catwalks (the flat part in between more difficult runs) are F-L-A-T and SO hard to ski!  You either have to pull yourself along using your poles, or “skate” on your skis to get any sort of speed.  That just wears my legs OUT!

This morning I woke up, did some yoga, and made something I haven’t really had in a long time:  PB&J Oats!

They were delicious, but I really couldn’t finish the last 1/4 of them!  I enjoy oats, but I really love having GMs in the morning.  They’re perfectly filling and make me feel so healthy!

This afternoon I’m going to attempt running again, and couldn’t be more excited.  Then tonight we’re going to clean out our closets and drawers to get rid of stuff we no longer wear and no longer need.  I’m really excited about doing this because every time I look in my closet I see a huge section of stuff that I can’t wear anymore because of my weight gain.  I’m going to get rid of most of that stuff.  Now, I know you must be wondering, “If you’re losing weight why wouldn’t you keep the stuff that you’re trying to fit into?”  Thing is I spend way too much time obsessing about fitting into those clothes again, and not enough time being joyful in the person that I am right now.  I’ve never gone without clothing, and I feel that by ridding my closet of these “ideal” sizes, it will help me to focus more on being thankful for who I am right now.  There will be some things (i.e. pants, dresses, things that are more expensive) that I will be keeping, but I’m going to think long and hard about what I’m keeping and what I’m giving away!  Have you ever gone through your closet for a similar reason?  Any thoughts?

AND, speaking of giving things away, Stonyfield has so generously offered to give one lucky reader an Oikos tote bag with 1 free 16-oz coupon and 4 free 5.3-oz coupons!

I’ve got to admit, Oikos is my favorite brand of Greek yogurt.  It’s absolutely delicious, creamy-tart, great for snacking/cooking/baking, and it’s completely affordable too  If you’ve never tried Greek yogurt, or if you adore Greek yogurt, this is something you’ll want to win!  This is for US residents only, so if you’d like to enter you can do one or all of the following:

  1. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite yogurt flavor and topping combo is;
  2. Tweet “I want to win some Oikos Greek yogurt from @heathersdish and @Stonyfield” and let me know you tweeted;
  3. Mention this giveaway on your own blog, then let me know in the comments with a linkback to your post!

The contest will be open until 5pm Mountain Time on Friday, April 2.  Like I said, this is a great way to try some amazing Greek yogurt!  Hope y’all enjoy, and I can’t wait to hear from you!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet March 29, 2010

Ahaha I do the same with baby fever! :) Favorite yogurt topping is granola! And favorite flavor is vanilla. :)

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2 shari March 29, 2010

um, i LOVE the blueberry and since it is a bit tart, i like to put a little bit of honey on top and mix it in to make it a bit more sweet.

i always have this for dessert!

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3 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full March 29, 2010

Oiko’s is by far my favorite Greek yogurt. I wish it would go on sale more often! And vanilla is my favorite flavor. A little boring, I know :)

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4 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 29, 2010

I like plain yoghurt with maple syrup and hemp seeds.

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5 Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 29, 2010

I loooove blueberry and fruit and granola is my favorite topping combo!

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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 29, 2010

Tweeted.

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7 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 29, 2010

I love basic plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey!

Also, I think it’s great what you’re doing with your closet! I’ve definitely done something similar. While I’ve often thought that I should keep my smaller clothes as “motivation,” in the end they always just made me feel bad, which wasn’t worth it.

I’ve also gone through my clothes and cut out the tags or covered the sizes with black permanent marker, to help myself stop obsessing over the numbers!

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8 Jess March 29, 2010

I am a plain yogurt gal, topped with fresh fruit, honey & a bit of granola! YUM!

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9 mirig12 March 29, 2010

I know what you mean with closets. I have an entire closet full of clothes I no longer wear. It’s really bad because I have refused to buy clothes until I’m at a happy weight (which is taking me a while to get to). I might just go clean out my closet after reading your post, though. I need to feel good about my clothes, and I just don’t right now. Thanks for posting this!

Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE kids. When I take care of one, I want to have kids soon. When I help out with the kids at my church, I remember why I want to wait to have kids. LoL. Kids are a handful!

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10 heatherfeather March 29, 2010

i love love love peanut butter puffins and oikos yogurt… yum! i understand about the clothes situation; my closet sizes vary, but i don’t have the guts to throw them out. more power to you!

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11 Jennifer@knackfornutrition March 29, 2010

My favorite kind of yogurt is blueberry with granola and puffed rice on top!

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12 Anna March 29, 2010

I like plain yogurt with pomegranate in the winter…so good. In the spring and summer, plain yogurt with ANY fruit :-)

My baby fever comes and goes, depending on the babies I am seeing and how loud they’re crying :-)

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13 theprocessofhealing March 29, 2010

Yay I LOVE Oikos!!!!
My favorite flavor is plain and my favorite topping is cereal of any kind :)

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14 Jennifer@knackfornutrition March 29, 2010

I also tweered about your giveaway! my twitter name is @knack4nutrition

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15 Courtney R March 29, 2010

I love to drizzle a little honey on top or I break up a KIND bar in it.

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16 rollerkoesterrun March 29, 2010

I tweeted it up! :)

~Christie http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/

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17 rollerkoesterrun March 29, 2010

I would say that my fav topping, especially lately, is blueberries! I’ve been eating them like crazy and on everything!

~Christie http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/

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18 foodlovingpolarbear March 29, 2010

I’ve never really had a baby fever but if I would it would be cured in a bus full of screaming babies on my way to home from work :D

Great looking pizza!

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19 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 29, 2010

Ha! There’s no better birth control then taking care of a bunch of children ;)

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20 Tina March 29, 2010

That is so funny about how helping in the nursery made you want to wait. I remember feeling that way many times as well. Which is why you will KNOW when it is right…nothing will deter you from it feeling right. Even crying babies. LOL

And I think that’s great that you are wanting to focus on being happy with your current size. I would probably get rid of old clothes as well if in the same situation.

And for the giveaway – my favorite is vanilla or honey flavored Greek yogurt with some sort of crunchy topping like granola or a crumbled bar or something.

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21 Hallie March 29, 2010

I love plain yogurt with honey and fruit and cereal for breakfast, or pumpkin, agave, and flax as a snack! And I love love Oikos flavored yogurts (except the honey flavor, ironic) like caramel and strawberry. Mmmm….

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22 Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA March 29, 2010

Pizza looks ah-mazing. Now I’m craving it, thanks a lot! Lol ;)

My favorite kind is honey! :)

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23 Lauren March 29, 2010

I love fresh berries with yogurt-which makes me so excited for them being in season again soon! I do like strawberry flavored-but not mixed in (fruit/jam on the bottom) because then it is too sweet, which is funny because I usually have quite the sweet tooth! :)

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24 Rachel March 29, 2010

Yay for the giveaway! I really just like plain greek yogurt the best, with lots of granola as topping!

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25 LeeAnn March 29, 2010

So funny-this morning I tried one of the Yoplait greek yogurts and couldnt even finish it-bleck! My fave is the plain yogurt with a little bit of honey on top…and maybe some mango-YUM!

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26 Janet Perez March 29, 2010

hands down it would be, plain greek yogurt, a squish of honey, chopped almonds and some mini chocolate chips. The best combo ever!

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27 Kristina March 29, 2010

I love plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt with trail mix or some cereal mixed in. Sometimes almond butter makes its way in there as well. :)

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28 plamarie March 29, 2010

Favorite topping I would say is just granola.

3 cheers for nachos for sure! Agreed with the clothes not fitting; need to go. I was holding onto old, “small” clothes but it kept just making me sad when I saw them. I realized I was happy with my process and taking it one day at a time. :)

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29 thedallasceliac March 29, 2010

Don’t enter me in the giveaway – just wanted to say that that pizza looks really good. I adore pizza. I need to make some soon!

Oh and my favorite yogurt combo is what I ate this morning: plain lowfat yogurt, steamed then pureed kabocha with a tiny bit of butter, cinnamon/nutmeg/stevia, and flaxseed. Soooooo good.

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30 Hillary March 29, 2010

I love to top my Greek yogurt with homemade granola!

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31 Christine March 29, 2010

Recently found your blog and look forward to reading it everyday. Because of your blog I decided to give Oikos Greek yogurt a try…I’ve been searching for the caramel..no luck, but I did snag some of the vanilla and OMgosh…the best vanilla by far! I’ve been enjoying it with one of my favorite combos…chopped apple,saigon cinnamon,& brown rice warmed a sprinkle of chopped dried fruit to give it a little sweetnes and than the cool creamy Oikos Greek vanilla yogurt gets mixed in!!!! It is pure comfort in a bowl.
Thanks for the great reads and inspiring thoughts…

Chris

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32 FoodCents March 29, 2010

Hope the cleaning of the closest goes well, I think you make an incredibly great point about being joyful in who you are NOW, not looking at your happiness by clothes that are sitting in a closet.

DON’T FORGET TO PULL OUT THE HUMIDIFIER!!! :)

I usually opt for plain or vanilla, as I like adding my own real pieces of fruit. Anything from blueberries, peaches or some nut butter :)

BE WELL!!!!!

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33 Emily March 29, 2010

Favorite yogurt & topping combo: Plain yogurt (we like the Mountain High Brand, which is produced in Englewood, CO and isn’t organic but doesn’t have RGBH) with blueberry sauce (blueberries, sugar, water, and a little cornstarch & lemon juice). Yum!

Also, your pizza looks delicious. Sorry you don’t like green chiles–I have become seriously addicted to them since moving to CO.

Good for you for getting rid of those clothes! You are so insightful to realize that they are taking away your joy. End the obsession! Good work. :)

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34 theprocessofhealing March 29, 2010

I posted about this on my blog

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35 Salah March 29, 2010

I’m going to post it on my blog tomorrow and my fav flavor? prob that caramel that I had in Denver with ya! Love you scissor!! That pizza and nachos looks so divine!

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36 Jennie March 29, 2010

Plain is my favorite because it gives me the freedom to top it with whatever topping I am in the mood for! My favorite toppings are fresh fruit, honey, and granola!

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37 Katherine: What About Summer? March 29, 2010

I love some 0% plain greek yogurt. A lot of people out there like to top it off with pumpkin or squash but I grab some BABYFOOD! you can get sweet potato puree or butternut squash puree and put some cinnamon and stevia in it! delicious!
(plus humor from all the looks when you’re shopping in the baby isle)

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38 5 Star Foodie March 29, 2010

I love Oikos Greek yogurt – always get it plain :)

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39 Caroline March 29, 2010

Love honey & fresh fruit on my greek yogurt. Plain is my fav!

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40 Kruti March 29, 2010

I love plain yogurt topped off with honey, raspberries, and almond butter :)

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41 Rika March 29, 2010

My favorite greek yogurt combo is banana+walnuts!

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42 Lauren March 29, 2010

I love plain yogurt with all-natural jam or fruit- especially berries.

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43 Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition March 30, 2010

My favorite Yogurt topping is sliced almonds and honey!

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44 LeeAnn March 30, 2010

So, I totally mentioned your giveaway in my blog… :-)

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45 Amanda March 30, 2010

My favorite flavor is vanilla with fresh organic strawberries as a topping!

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46 Tracy March 30, 2010

my favorite yogurt is oikos greek blueberry with my homemade granola

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47 Ashley March 30, 2010

I love vanilla yogurt, banana, and some low fat granola!

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48 Ashley March 30, 2010

I tweeted!! :)

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49 Kendall @ Whisk Her Away March 30, 2010

I love strawberry yogurt — any kind of crunch for a topping…cereal, granola, nuts…love it all.

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50 Erin March 30, 2010

I love plain yogurt with granola on top.

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51 Hillary March 30, 2010

I mentioned the giveaway in a post @ http://www.nutritionnutontherun! : )

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52 Kim March 30, 2010

Plain vanilla with fresh berries. Perfectly simple!

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53 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 30, 2010

Ohhhh my fave yogurt is 100% Oikos caramel– I never really liked Greek yogurt plain until I tried that!!

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54 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 30, 2010

I tweeted! (@sideofsneakers)

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55 Kara M. March 30, 2010

I plain yogurt mixed with just a hint of maple syrup, topped with toasted wheat germ, and either (or both!) raspberries and blueberries.

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56 Jacqui March 30, 2010

I would love to try the Caramel or Chocolate with coconut flakes!

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57 Jacqui March 30, 2010
58 Jacqui March 30, 2010
59 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 30, 2010

How did I miss this?! Well better late than never. My favorite yogurt combo is plain Greek with fresh strawberries and some crunchy granola or cereal. I can’t wait for summer to eat fresh berries. I’m going to go tweet now…

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60 Meaghen March 30, 2010

My fave flavour is vanilla and my favourite topping is homemade granola. I could live on that combo!

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61 Denise March 30, 2010

I love vanilla greek yogurt with apricot jam. Definitely a treat, and very very satisfying!

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62 Salah March 30, 2010

oh btw I posted it on my blog as well…I almost forgot!

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63 Tay March 30, 2010

Favorite flavor is Banana and favorite topping is fresh fruit!!

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64 Tina March 30, 2010
65 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble March 30, 2010

My favorite is to use plain Greek yogurt as my topping! I love it on baked potatoes, use it in dips and casseroles, and even on top of a pile of nachos. Sounds kind of weird until you try it! But the cool creamy flavor satisfies like sour cream, just a much healthier version!

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66 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble March 30, 2010

And tweeted @rrrrreba

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67 Lia March 30, 2010

I love plain yogurt with sliced strawberries. We don’t often get strawberries where I live so they’re a treat!

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68 Katherine March 30, 2010

I love Greek yogurt with honey, peanut butter, and kashi go lean crunch!

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69 chau March 30, 2010

vanilla yogurt with kashi go lean crunch cereal

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70 Amanda March 30, 2010

I love Oikos yogurt but when you buy 3 packs at a time it gets so dang expensive! My fav is vanilla Oikos + Kashi GoLean + strawberries = yummo

You have officially been tweeted.

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71 Beth (fatbustermack) March 30, 2010

mmm those nachos. YUM! My fave yogurt flavor is plain. I like to add flavors…

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72 kay March 30, 2010

i love plain yogurt with apples, almond butter, and granola!

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73 quarterlifewellness March 31, 2010

I love topping yogurt with honey and nuts or cereal!! Yummers!!

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74 Heather (Where's the Beach) March 31, 2010

I like to top my plain Greek yogurt one of 2 ways: blueberries, cinnamon & tiny bit of stevia or with Kashi GoLean Toasted Berry Crumble YUM.

Glad I found your site – via Tina @ Tina Bit of Faith Fun and Fitness!

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75 Heather (Where's the Beach) March 31, 2010

Oh, and I tweeted as well http://twitter.com/hriacobacci

Forgot to comment on your post though. Pizza looks awesome! I’ve been making a PB&J&B Oatmeal lately (peanut butter, sugar-free strawberry jam, and bananas). YUM. Liking it so much it was almost dinner last night.

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76 Dee March 31, 2010

I love plain yogurt with berries and granola. creamy and crunchy and tart. yummy satisfyingg. I’ve never had greek yogurt! It’s all I’ve been seeing everywhere and must tryyy

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77 Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie March 31, 2010

OMG Heather these photos were awesome.

Yes Please I want some OIKOS :)

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78 eliza March 31, 2010

greek yogurt with fruit and real 100% maple syrup from my state (MAINE)

yum!

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79 freckledfoodie March 31, 2010

My favorite flavor is Strawberry! Maybe I’m biased, being a redhead and all ;)

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80 freckledfoodie March 31, 2010

I don’t have Twitter, but I did link back here!
http://freckledfoodie.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/rain-rain-go-away/

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81 thewhatkateateblog March 31, 2010

I tweeted!

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82 thewhatkateateblog March 31, 2010

So glad I didnt miss this giveaway! I love honey on my Greek yogurt – I ate it for bfast like that everyday in Greece!

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83 Missy Maintains March 31, 2010

I like plain because I always add tons of stuff in like grapes and chocolate!

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84 Heather @ (The Single Dish) March 31, 2010

My favorite flavor is strawberry and I love to have almonds and fresh berries in my yogurt. Great afternoon snack before the gym!

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85 Nicole March 31, 2010

I do the same thing with baby fever!!!

I love honey flavored yogurt best :)

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86 Nicole March 31, 2010

Tweeted @PreventionRD !!

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87 kaila March 31, 2010

My favorite flavor is plain because it is so versatile and you can make it whatever flavor you want!

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88 kaila March 31, 2010

I Tweeted!!!

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89 Lara (Thinspired) March 31, 2010

Fun giveaway! I know it’s boring but my favorite yogurt is plain Greek. It’s so versatile, you can do anything with it! Favorite toppings are fruit & nuts!

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90 Lara (Thinspired) March 31, 2010
91 Astrid March 31, 2010

My favorite is just plain greek yogurt with some almond butter on top. Simple, satisfying, indulgent, and amazing!

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92 runeatrepeat March 31, 2010

I’m a granola girl all the way :)

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93 Ashley March 31, 2010

I could always use free yogurt!! Hmm, probably just yogurt mixed with fresh fruit!

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94 jamie March 31, 2010

My favorite yogurt is vanilla (preferrably Greek) drizzled with a couple drops of maple syrup, canned pumpkin and Life cinnamon cereal. This nay seem a bit much but it is divine. I love yogurt…for real :)

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95 Hillary April 1, 2010

I tweet @HILLontherun =]

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96 Hillary April 1, 2010

I tweeted @HILLontherun =]

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97 kara April 1, 2010

oohh definitly greek yogurt (any flavor) with ezekiel cereal and rawnola

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98 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries April 1, 2010

I h.e.a.r.t. Modern Family too!

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99 Marci April 1, 2010

I love Oikos yogurt! It was my first Greek yogurt to try. I eat vanilla with Fiber One and Kashi Heart to Heart or Go Lean Crunch mixed in. And fruit on the side. Breakfast of champs!

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100 hundredtenpounds April 1, 2010

Tweeted!

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101 Summer April 1, 2010

I love, love the pomegranate Chobani—so good! I also love just plain Greek yogurt with Back 2 Nature granola, yum!

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102 Tracey @ TropicalHappiness April 1, 2010

I like plain yogurt, no toppings. My fav flavors are strawberry, peach, banana and lemon. Yum!!!!!

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103 Evan Thomas April 1, 2010

Pomegranate chobani with dark chocolate is sooo good
evan@foodmakesfunfuel.com

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104 Tracey @ TropicalHappiness April 1, 2010
105 Evan Thomas April 1, 2010
106 Derk Thomas April 1, 2010

pineapple yogurt with chocolate chips

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107 Ashlei April 1, 2010
108 Kelsey April 1, 2010

i love plain with cinnamon and cocoa!!

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109 Kelsey April 1, 2010

i tweeted! @carrothead

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110 Ashlei April 1, 2010

I love just plain yogurt with blueberries!

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111 Heather April 1, 2010

i LOVE honey flavored by itself or with some sort of cereal/granola, or plain with sliced banana mixed in and granola on top! nature’s path granola is def my fave

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112 actorsdiet April 1, 2010

i like yogurt with peanut butter.

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113 actorsdiet April 1, 2010
114 Kirstin April 1, 2010

My favorite yogurt topping is pumpkin, and cinnamon and granola with plain greek yogurt!

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115 Kirstin April 1, 2010
116 Emily April 1, 2010

Plain with honey or vanilla with blueberries!

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117 Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin April 2, 2010

I love Kashi GoLean Crunch with yogurt! I have it almost everyday.

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118 Jennifer April 2, 2010

I just started trying Greek yogurt for the first time a few weeks ago and I fell in love. I have always been a yogurt eater, but had no idea there was such a type of yogurt that was so thick and creamy as Greek yogurt. My favorite flavor is vanilla either by itself or with some cocoa powder mixed in!

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119 kk April 2, 2010

i love plain greek yogurt topped with cashew butter

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120 lowandbhold April 2, 2010

Right now I’m loving plain Greek yogurt with peanut butter. Simple, but so good.

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121 lowandbhold April 2, 2010

I tweeted!

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122 Yummy Sushi Pajamas April 2, 2010

I love Oikos with honey!

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123 Yummy Sushi Pajamas April 2, 2010
124 Blair April 2, 2010

Call me boring, but plain is by far my favorite yogurt flavor. I love the blank canvas and how you can add a million different toppings to create your own flavors. My current toppings including puffins and jam!

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125 Blair April 2, 2010

tweeted! [@blairwinston]

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126 Kimmy April 3, 2010

I recently tried greek yogurt with crushed pineapple and it instantly became my new favorite way to eat it!

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