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Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

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Recently I got the chance to try out the Dannon Oikos line of yogurts. Dannon Oikos is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. And boy was it ever rich and creamy! My first try was the vanilla because I am a purest. If you can get vanilla right, in my book you can get anything right. It was a nice creamy texture and flavor. A perfect snack, though really I ended up adding granola and made a meal of it. With all the protein in the yogurt I felt really full for quiet a long time!

Dannon Oikos Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts. Not to mention that the 0% varieties contain active yogurt cultures and range from 80 calories (Plain) to 130 calories (Fruit on the Bottom) per 5.3 oz. cup. It’s a nice choice for healthy snacking, with the lower calories and of course, the active cultures are a real boost. I always love my yogurt to have active cultures, if I can get something helpful in a tasty way you can bet that I will!

They are available nationwide, and come in a variety of flavors and options. My husband tried a raspberry fruit on the bottom and liked it, saying that it was a lot creamier than other yogurt we have had in the past. He also loved the way it filled him up, and of course since he loves protein, he was pretty happy about all the extra he was getting in his snack.

My favorite thing so far though has been the simple vanilla parfait! It may become a new favorite breakfast option at our house now that I know how filling the Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt is! By the way, in my opinion, it tasted a lot better than other Greek yogurts I have tried. What about you? Have you tried Dannon Oikos? What about Greek yogurt, do you like it?

I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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