The kind people of Yoplait must have read about what exactly my wedding diet consists of, because they generously reached out to see if I’d like to partner with Yoplait Greek 100 to slim down for my gown, and blog about it to help other brides looking to do the same.
I was so excited that 1) People aside from my mother, fiancé and 5th grade teacher were reading my blog! 2) I’d get free food! 3) I’d drop enough pounds that perhaps I wouldn’t need the saleswoman’s help tucking my butt into the sample size wedding dresses bridal salons cruelly force you to try on! (Contrary to the wedding industry’s apparent belief, I didn’t magically become a size 0 as soon as Tony slipped a ring on my finger. But now that I’m jumping on the Yoplait Greek 100 diet, maybe I will…)
The dogs were equally excited about my special delivery!
SO MUCH YOGURT!
c/o Yoplait Greek 100
Side note: Tony has true love for me, you guys. He took all of the photos of me and told me I looked pretty. I can’t wait to marry him!
Back to this super legit wedding diet. When you’re busy planning a wedding (and balancing that with work and life), it can be hard to find the time to cook, much less eat (and then you find yourself in the In-N-Out drive-through at 10pm, telling yourself if you eat in your car without looking at your food, it doesn’t count…) These Yoplait Greek 100’s are great to have on hand to make a mini-meal, or simply throw a package in your purse for an easy snack on the go. These babies are only 100 calories each, which I’ve found to be a nice counter-balance to the number of calories in the cake tastings and catering tastings that I’m enjoying so thoroughly.
My hot tips include blending one Yoplait Greek 100 with some ice, almond milk, protein powder, and your choice of mixers. (Vanilla yogurt? Mix with powdered peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, and half a banana! Strawberry Cheesecake yogurt? Mix with frozen strawberries and vanilla protein powder, and you’ve got yourself a guilt-free strawberry milkshake for lunch! Apple Pie yogurt? Mix with chopped apples and honey to make a crustless “apple pie” that will give you the happy satisfaction of a Thanksgiving treat without having to unbutton the top button on your pants.) Or, prep for your Orange Is The New Black marathon by popping a Yoplait Greek 100 in the freezer… Voila, “homemade” fro-yo!
Bonus: If you have a fiancé like mine, who considers blending a protein shake “cooking,” he’ll get on board with this, too. He’d like to share: “I started the Yoplait Greek 100 diet this morning and already lost a pound!”
Here are some DIY-Recipes to complement your yogurting, courtesy of Yoplait: If you’re craving…
Two pretzel rods (80 calories) with 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard (15 calories) for dipping
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (40 calories) divided among seven reduced fat wheat crackers (40 calories)
One cup of sliced strawberries (54 calories), one tbsp. of chocolate syrup (23 calories) and 2 tbsp. of fat free whipped topping (15 calories)
Six apple & cinnamon mini rice cakes (55 calories) and ½ tbsp. of reduced fat chunky peanut butter (47.5)
Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Cheesecake
On the Go Options:
Reduced fat cheddar Frollicks
100-calorie Cheddar Chex Mix
100 Calorie Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix
Fiber One 90 Calories Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bar
Yoplait Greek 100 Blended Apple Pie
About Yoplait Greek 100
All of the Yoplait Greek 100 yogurts contain 100 calories per serving and at least 10g of protein per serving.
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