After Joe ended up in the ER last week (we were lucky, it turned out to be nothing serious), we decided that we're both going to start eating healthier.
We are polar opposites in our eating habits. The only thing in common is that neither of us are practicing healthy eating.
- Joe eats breakfast in the morning (if he has time) and doesn't eat anything for the rest of the day until dinner. He often works 12 hours or more a day after having nothing but a bowl of cereal or oatmeal to start his morning.
- Me? Well, I tend to just snack all day long. No real food. Just snacks. Crackers. Cookies. Chips. Whatever. All Day.
Okay, don't get me wrong... it's not all about pizza and french fries or chocolate and cake... we do buy and eat healthy foods. I just tend to reach for a cookie instead of a carrot! That's the big problem I need to address. Choosing healthier snacks.
Recently, yogurt has become one of my favorite healthy snacks. Let me start by saying that I am pretty picky when it comes to yogurt. As a child and most of my adult life, I've had "issues" with dairy products. Not health issues. I just didn't care for dairy products at all. Since I was always pretty finicky about dairy products, it's been an ongoing struggle to get enough calcium into my diet. So, I'm really excited to have had the opportunity to try the newly reformulated Yoplait Original style yogurt and to tell you about it today:
Now with two times the amount of calcium of the leading yogurt, that’s 50 percent of the Daily Value in one convenient 6-ounce cup, Yoplait Original yogurt provides women with an easy and delicious way to get the calcium they need. Yoplait Original also contains 50 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin D, which helps with the absorption of calcium. Yoplait is committed to women’s health and is proud to offer a product that has even more of the calcium and vitamin D they need for strong, healthy bodies.I picked up 2 cups of the Yoplait Original yogurt earlier this week and I loved it! So creamy and flavorful! Yoplait Original yogurt is available in a variety of flavors, Frech Vanilla is flavor of choice. Mmmm! I ate one container along with bowl of fruit salad for breakfast one morning and used the other in my Coconut Banana Smoothie that I enjoyed for breakfast yesterday.
In an effort to further educate women about the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones through an active lifestyle and a diet rich in calcium, Yoplait is partnering with TV host and celebrity mom Nancy O’Dell on a one million cup giveaway of Yoplait Original yogurt, beginning December 13th. Visit Yoplait on Facebook to sign up for your free cup and make a personal commitment to meeting your calcium needs each day. While you’re there, take a moment to enjoy daily calcium tips from Registered Dietitian Katherine Brooking and healthy lifestyle advice from Nancy O’Dell. ~MyBlogSpark
Yoplait Original is a hit and will be a regular item on my grocery list!
Yoplait recently sent me this great Yoplait Original Yogurt gift pack through MyBlogSpark!
|Yoplait (through MyBlogSpark) recently sent me this great gift package!|
Here is what was included in the Yoplait Original Yogurt gift pack:
- Coupon for a free cup of Yoplait Original Yogurt
- Yoplait Original duffel bag
- speed rope
- sport towel
- water bottle
Would you like a chance to win a gift package like the one shown above? You would? Great! I'll tell you how you can enter in just a second!
First, I want to remind you to Visit Yoplait on Facebook to “Like” the brand, and get your free cup of Yoplait Original yogurt by pledging your commitment to consuming more of the calcium you need.
Also, be sure to “Follow” Yoplait on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Yoplait.
Okay, so back to the giveaway! ***Giveaway is closed***
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me how you plan to incorporate more calcium in your diet and how Yoplait can help. ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Extra Entry: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on this post letting me know you are a new follower. (Already following via GFC, leave a comment) ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Extra Entry: Follow Under the Big Oak Tree on Facebook and leave a comment on this post letting me know you are or already do. (Please provide your Facebook profile name) ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Extra Entry: Follow @TheBigOakTree on Twitter and leave a comment on this post letting me know you are or already do. (Please provide your twitter handle) ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Extra Entry: Subscribe to this blog via email. (use the buttons at the top of the right sidebar) All email subscriptions should be confirmed in order to be counted. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you are or already do. ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Extra Entry: Since I'm trying to lose weight, I figured this would be a great way to get you all to share your weightloss tips with me! Leave a comment telling me your best weightloss tips! Keep in mind, I'm a beginner and won't be running any marathons anytime soon! ***Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win*** Mandatory entries must be completed first in order for your extra entries to be counted. Giveaway will end at 10:00pm on Thursday, March 3rd Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their Yoplait Originals gift pack. This giveaway is open to US residents only.
- I was not monetarily compensated for this review.
- All opinions and thoughts are my own and true.
- The items included in the gift package sent to me and for the giveaway were provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.