While we were in Seattle I sought out something simple to eat for breakfast each day. I love, Love, LOVE Yoplait’s 2% greek yogurt (the lemon is my favorite) with sunflower seeds, but it’s sugar/carb count is a little high. Unfortunately I’m a picky eater and fussy about yogurt, so I am always excited when I find anything that is high in protein even if it is just okay on sugar and carbs.
Except the stores we went to did not seem to stock the Yoplait brand of greek yogurt. Maybe it’s banned in Washington state? I went to my next not very good solution – cereal or instant oatmeal – and stumbled across Bare Naked honey almond granola. It seemed like a good choice with 10g of protein and only 12g carbs and 5g sugar. I went back to the yogurt aisle and selected Dannon’s light-and-fit greek yogurt. At 80 calories per single serving container, 12g protein, 9g carbs and 7g sugar it seemed a good choice. Mixed with granola and some ground cinnamon, it should be a simple, quick, and filling breakfast … IF I would eat it. A leap of faith if there ever was one.
It’s absolutely delicious and is now my new go-to daily breakfast (along with a piece of fruit) and quick pick-me-up snack. Even M, who does not especially like yogurt but does enjoy the Yoplait greek version, really likes this light-and-fit vanilla.
So now I am seriously expecting they will either discontinue the yogurt or the granola. Or I will find there is some cancer-causing ingredient in one or both. Because that just seems to be what happens to me and food. I find something that seems healthy and tastes good to me and then something happens to eradicate it from my life.
The granola itself does not seem to be stocked at any of my local grocery stores, so I had to order it from Amazon. Only at Amazon it’s an “add on” product, meaning I can only buy it when purchasing $25 of something else. Rarely is that an issue, because I’m always ordering something from Amazon, but it is just another manifestation of bad karma or the universe plotting against me. So with my cases of fluffbucket food, I thought I ordered 2 bags of the granola. The order was delivered today, and I had actually ordered 12 bags of the granola. In a rush, happy fingers strike again.
Oh well. Halloween is next month; I can always hand out bags of granola in a pinch. It’s much better than our usual full size candy bars, but I think the neighbor kids will be disappointed.
In case you’re suspicious about my motives in promoting yogurt and granola, please relax. I was not compensated in any way for mentioning these items in this post. I feel fortunate to have found something that works well for me and am hoping the karmic universe will take pity and not remove them from my grasp anytime soon.