Flipping for Chobani.


Living in the Florida Keys is great, but sometimes we have a problem finding awesome products. Like these new Chobani Flips. I searched high and low for them for weeks. No luck at all. I finally asked my good friends at Chobani if they could give me some to review. They said yes! I was so happy when this box of amazingness showed up at my door!

20130621-105009.jpgIn all of their glory- Strawberry Sunrise, Key Lime Crumble, Almond Coco Loco, Honey Bee Nana, Vanilla Golden Crunch, and Raspberry Choco Fix. The Chobani Flips are greek yogurt with a different side topping that you ¬†“flip” over. I like playing with my greek yogurt! Too fun.

20130621-105034.jpgKey Lime Crumble. My friend Cathy is obsessed with these. She literally eats one for breakfast every single morning. I knew it had to be the first one that I tried. The Key Lime yogurt is perfectly tart and smooth. With the addition of the graham cracker crumbles and white chocolate chips it makes the yogurt taste like a perfect Key Lime Pie. It is by far my favorite of the bunch! You could certainly use this yogurt as a dessert. I want one right now!

20130621-105055.jpgAlmond Coco Loco. I have waited years for Chobani to make a coconut greek yogurt. Well they finally did. It’s just what you would imagine. Sweet and creamy with tons of coconut taste. Add in the toasted almonds + dark chocolate chips and you have something really special. There is a bit more fat in this yogurt, but remember dark chocolate and almonds are good for you in small doses! Healthy fats are our friends.

20130621-105117.jpgVanilla Golden Crunch. I am a huge fan of the Vanilla Chobani so I knew I would like this regardless. The cornflakes, honey oats, and praline pecans make this flip a perfect balance of sweet—but not too sweet. Perfect mid morning snack.

20130621-105140.jpgHoney Bee Nana. My husband LOVED this one. I would rather eat the Chobani Champions Honey Banana version though. There is a banana puree that you add over to the honey yogurt. It was good but not my favorite! If you love banana this one is for you.

20130621-105155.jpgStrawberry Sunrise. Strawberry yogurt topped with honey oats. What else is there to say? Yummy! Second favorite!

20130621-105213.jpgRaspberry Choco Fix. Two words. Yes and Yes. This one was delish. The flip part is raspberry puree and you can tell it’s real raspberry! It’s a perfect combination.

 

If you see these in the store I would highly suggest picking some up. Chobani for me is the ultimate greek yogurt, and I will be protesting every single dairy department until they decide to order these special yogurts for me!! Do you have a favorite Flip? Let me know which ones you have tried and loved!

Detox day 5.


I am so thankful to have gotten on the right track this week! 2 more days! After the detox, I plan to enjoy Christmas in moderation, and get right back on the simple, clean, natural, whole food kick. It won’t be perfect, but I will do my best to only eat minimally processed foods, cut back on dairy and meat, and only have coffee sometimes. I really have enjoy the switch from coffee to herbal tea. I get just enough caffeine to jump start my day, without being up all night! Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful Friday evening. I will be sober sam over here! Have a glass of wine for me will ya? ūüôā

Started off with the usual. 34 oz of water, herbal tea, and warm lemon water.

Breakfast- 1 small frozen banana, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1 large scoop of amazing meal protein, and 1/2 scoop of flawless science chocolate whey.62151_309011722533362_1708100673_n

Lunch- A huge pile of spring mix lettuce, 2 heaping tablespoons of roasted garlic hummus, chopped carrots, onions, tomato, a handful of craisins, and a handful of sunflower seeds. Drew’s natural dressing as a drizzle.15904_309079695859898_870943533_n 576303_309078759193325_1388837357_n

Snack- “Summertime mojito” juice. Made with cucumber, lime, orange, and mint.165004_309113205856547_909330466_n 541915_309113099189891_1309117375_n

Dinner- 4 oz of wild Alaskan smoked salmon + with a side of spinach + roasted veggies.481540_309139105853957_187161224_n

Fitness- Outside work (30 minutes) + 30 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical.406592_309067089194492_1180363704_n

Water- 115 oz.

Cheers to the weekend!

Sausage and Peppers Pizza. (Healthy!)


28020_303256429775558_1540969230_n (1)These chicken sausage and pepper “pizzas” turned out delightful. I just had to share with you.

Here is what I used-

  • Medium sized mushrooms caps.¬†
  • Chicken sausage ( see below picture for more information).
  • Organic tomato basil sauce that I added the chopped mushroom stems, fresh basil, and fresh oregano to.
  • Part skim shredded mozzarella.
  • 1-2 tbsp of parmesan (optional).
  • Garlic powder
  • Mini sweet bell peppers

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Can we talk about this awesome new food find? This chicken sausage is amazing. Living in the islands our food choices are normally limited, so when I spotted this at Publix I picked it up right away. I also got a pack of apple sausage.

Nutritional Info for 1 link 50 calories- Fat 2.5- Carbs 1- Protein 6

  1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Carefully remove from stems from mushrooms caps.  Reserve the stems. Chop them finely.
  3. Heat up sauce. I used about 1/2 a cup per serving. I took the leftover mushroom stems and added those to the sauce on low heat. Add fresh herbs. I like greek oregano, and basil. It gives the sauce a bit of a kick.
  4. Once sauce is cooked through, add 1 tbsp or so to each mushroom cap.
  5. Top with 1 tbsp of part skim mozzarella or cheese of choice.
  6. Chop sausage links (it’s already cooked) and add to top of cheese.
  7. Add mini multi colored peppers to top of pizzas.
  8. I next added a bit of extra greek oregano, and garlic powder. I also sprinkled a bit of parmesan on top.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutritional counts would vary with how much sauce, cheese, sausage you use, but this is a relatively low calories pizza. I would say below 200 calories, around 7.5 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein. Add a side salad or something green and you have a really nice dinner.

Produce finds.


1 super tall basil, rosemary, and greek oregano.

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Tomatoes, Red Potato, Florida avocado, Sweet onions, Sweet corn, Zucchini, Mushrooms.

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Have a great weekend! I will be crabbing, sailing, and relaxing with the family.

Food Journal November 12, 2012.


  • Breakfast- Breakfast Pizza with 1.5 organic scrambled egg, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, fresh sweet basil, and slices of tomato on a flat out bread. 1/2 of the sweetest red ruby grapefruit I have ever had.
  • Lunch- Green monster with 2 cups of spinach, 1 frozen banana, a package of flawless whey, and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • Dinner- Grilled shrimp and green pepper/squash/shroom kebobs with avocado sauce.*the avocado sauce I adapted from another recipe. 1 avocado, 1/4 cup chicken stock, chives, 3 tbsp of plain chobani greek yogurt, and 1.5 tbs of key lime. all blended together*
  • Dessert- Grilled pineapple/ 1/2 pineapple chobani for dipping.
    Totals 960 93 31 89 28 1,193
    Your Daily Goal 1,875 257 62 70 22 2,500
    Remaining 915 164 31 -19 -6 1,307
    Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sodium
    *You’ve earned 485 extra calories from exercise today

    Calories are a bit low. Not sure what else to eat now!