Back from vacation, back to reality
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I've waded through the giant vat of mail (and e-mail), unpacked the bags, done the laundry and gone grocery shopping.
Back from vacation and back to normal eating. Nothing could be less appetizing than hearing someone say "Let's go out to eat!" There was way too much of that on the road.
The once-empty fridge is now full of lots of fruit, bags of salad, turkey breast, baby carrots, hummus and the requisite entire shelf of yogurt. We eat a lot of yogurt in our house. Hubby eats one in the morning and one at night, I'll have one or two a day and my kid will snack on one daily. So I buy a LOT of yogurt.
MyBlogSpark wanted to know whether I'd like to try Yoplait Thick & Creamy -- turns out it's long been a staple in our house, but thanks for the free coupon and the note cards! I buy Yoplait Thick & Creamy Light because it's sweetened with Splenda, which I find tastes better than aspartame-sweetened yogurts. I'm a fan of the Key Lime and Peaches and Cream flavors, my husband doesn't really have a fave and my son likes the two new flavors -- Cinnamon Roll and Cherry Cobbler. And this stuff is stand-your-spoon-up thick, not watery like a lot of light yogurts.
Yogurt makes a good snack -- it's either fat free or low in fat, is a good source of protein and has calcium, which has been shown in some studies to help with weight loss. I usually pair my yogurt with a piece of fruit, or sometimes a sprinkling of chopped walnuts or almonds.