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Health Benefits of Yogurt – Win Chobani Greek Yogurt!


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Yogurt is one of my family’s favorite “go to” foods. I blend it with frozen fruit for a quick breakfast smoothie, pack it with a granola bar and fresh fruit for lunch and I use it in the summer as a base for a popsicle or to make tart frozen yogurt.  Rich in calcium, protein and other healthful nutrients, yogurt really packs a punch.

Yogurt can also be a fantastic source of probiotics, look for live and active cultures written on the label.  Probiotics are “good” bacteria that your body actually needs. Based on the strain, probiotics have been shown to increase immunity and improve digestion. Greek yogurt is typically strained of excess liquid, creating a thicker texture that is very popular right now.

I try and stick to plain yogurt instead of the flavored ones which contain excess sugar. If I am in the mood for a little sweetness, I just add a drop of honey or fresh fruit.

Jamie likes yogurt too, check out how she uses it Quick & Kosher style: Yogurt Parfait Buffet

Here are a few yummy yogurt recipes you will absolutely love!

Apple Crunch Bread Pudding

Quick Mixed Berry Topping

Tropical Fruit in Spiced Syrup

Cranberry Muesli

CONTEST!!! For your chance to win 12 free Chobani Greek yogurts tell us your favorite flavor of yogurt in the comment section below. [Contest open to US Residents only. Contest closes Wednesday March 30th at 9 am. Winner will be picked at random from qualifying entries]

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




106 Responses to Health Benefits of Yogurt – Win Chobani Greek Yogurt!

  1. avatar says: Amber

    Pomegranate is my favorite yogurt flavor! Thank you so much for the giveaway – I would be just thrilled to win.

  2. avatar says: Roderic

    My favorite flavor is strawberry, and variations of it. One day I will finally learn how to make a strawberry smoothie adding some yogurt to it, but for now, I only “get it right” when I use Yoplait! :)

  3. avatar says: alycep

    I really like their Honey flavored one!

  4. Hi Tamar;
    I love Chobani Greek Yogurt. I always keep it on hand for Tzatziki and marinating my chicken thighs for Schwarma. My favorite flavor is plain. I have used the vanilla also but the plain is more useful. If we want it sweet, I mix it with honey and strawberries. Adding granola is a great way to add texture and interest.

  5. avatar says: Mami2jcn

    I love vanilla yogurt.

  6. I love Pineapple Greek Yogert they make because not only does it help my bones that ache, it is good for you. I have introduced this flavor to all three of my great grands ages 6, 3 and 3 1/2. They are loving it.

  7. avatar says: PlainJane

    Just call me Plain Jane. I like Chobani’s plain flavor because it allows me so many mixing options. Some days it’s blueberries, other days it’s granola and when I want an extra special treat, it’s chocolate chips! You can’t go wrong with the plain!

  8. avatar says: Erica

    Oh yum, greek yogurt! It feels like I use it just about everything these days. Generally, my favorite is vanilla, but I love all the twists that they are coming up with – honey, blueberry and more!

  9. My favorite is apple cinnamon!

  10. My favorite flavor is blueberry but I really like them all!

  11. I really love all of their flavors,but the pomegranate is just my favorite!

  12. Any of the berries; Chobani’s the best!

  13. avatar says: shak

    I love Chobani honey and the kids love the strawberry banana

  14. avatar says: cottrellp

    I like peach, but love any. The yogurt is thick and delicious.

  15. avatar says: DCFive

    The favorite in our house is BLUEBERRY!

  16. avatar says: G6

    Love the Pomegranate!
    Love Chobani!
    Thanks for running this giveaway :)

  17. avatar says: bopsie

    I blend plain Chobani with a little orange juice, a banana and three strawberries to make an awesome smoothie.

  18. avatar says: miriam

    My favorite chobani flavor is pomegranite!

  19. avatar says: Jsd

    Plain with a bit of chopped tomato & cucumber

  20. My favorite is Apple Crunch
    Thanks so much

  21. avatar says: MirCS

    My favorites are vanilla (so versatile!) and their new mango (awesome indulgence!).
    But the best part about Chobani for me is that my 7 year old, who eats next to nothing and refuses to know from healthy foods, will eat their kids’ flavor honeynana – it’s his school lunch nearly every day – and for that I am extremely grateful.

  22. avatar says: Beth

    While every flavor of Chobani is delicious, MANGO simply rises to the top of my list! It made me switch allegiance from the other brand I used to eat!

  23. avatar says: Karen

    I have been an BIG Chobani fan for the last year.I can”t wait to eat my chobani every morning!I think my new favorite flavor is “cherry” ( but it’s running neck and neck with mango)

  24. avatar says: dedi615

    Over the years, I’ve tried many yogurts, but Chobani is my top choice (it’s as creamy as sour cream!!) Although I love the honey flavor, it’s got more calories than I want, so I keep the largest size plain Chobani on hand. For breakfast, I top a few tablespoons with a mix of fresh berries and grapes add Bob’s Red Mill muesli (the lowest brand in cals) and dive in. Delicious and filling, and no guilt.

  25. I am a Vanilla yogurt gal, and always have been. But I have never met a new flavor of yogurt that I didn’t want to try either.
    Alicia Webster

  26. avatar says: HillAvi

    Plain! I love to mix in bran cereals and splenda/cinnamon!

  27. avatar says: DG

    Gotta say hands down – strawberry. I eat this plain, or add it to the blendor to make a smoothie with some additional fruit such as mango or peaches. Having the fruit in there just adds to the sweetness as well. Thanks for the contest.

  28. avatar says: jd

    Plain is the one for me!! I add my own fresh fruit and it is the best, both nutritionally and tastefully.

  29. I really like the blueberry, and my husband likes the strawberry banana.

  30. avatar says: cpm1114

    The new black cherry is the best….my son also loves it and keeps eating mine!

  31. i like ‘em all but if i have to choose a favorite i’d say pomegranate!

  32. i like french vanilla

  33. avatar says: abender

    First it was peach, then pineapple, but the cherry!!!!!!The best!!!!

  34. avatar says: river mom

    I like the peach flavor,my favorite, it reminds me of spring…which we can’t wait for it to come!

  35. My favorite is vanilla. Every day I have it with fruit, either fresh, frozen, or home canned. For special events I buy the plain for making dips for vegetables and chips.

  36. avatar says: Batya

    I am expecting twins this summer, and Ciaobani has been getting me through my pregnancy! I have very high protein needs because of the twins and Greek yogurt contains twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Chobani has the best flavors. I eat at least one every day. I stock up on MANGO when I find it!

  37. Love the strawberry banana.

  38. I love all the flavors…but,having to select one,I would choose honey with the yogurt

  39. avatar says: Tehilla

    I love the pomegranate and peach, but I eat them all they are the best!

  40. avatar says: jib

    Hi – really enjoy Chobani and am hooked on it for lunch. They’re all really good, but Pomegranate is my favorite with actual seeds in the yogurt. I hope that some of the 2% flavors will come out in 0% – the fat-free has a great texture and flavor so I much prefer that over the 2%.

  41. avatar says: Lizzie

    The plain would have to be my favorite. We use it all the time in place of sour cream, and just sweeten it with honey and fruit for breakfast.

  42. avatar says: Lynne

    I like most of them, but Strawberry is really my favorite.

  43. avatar says: abgsay

    My favorite yogurt flavor is raspberry. :-)

  44. avatar says: chaims

    It would have to be raspberry. Delicious!!!!!!! Who knew something so healthy could be so tasty?

  45. avatar says: ebzg

    I’m loving the new Black Cherry, although it’s not so easy to find!

  46. avatar says: LisaA

    I’m partial to pineapple.

  47. avatar says: mels

    Love the honey flavored!

  48. avatar says: Shirley

    I love the blueberry and I mix in Fiber One to give it a crunch.

  49. i prefer plain! i add trail mix, honey, fruit salad or various leftovers for a puttanesca parfait!
    (we are talking chobani, yes?! and, kosher riends ~ it is a dairy product!)

  50. avatar says: sandy

    honey for sure

  51. avatar says: disneymom

    I must confess that I have two favorite flavors – black cherry and peach. Actually my husband just bought me a case today in Whole Foods!! Only 4 points on Weight Watchers and yummy delicious!!! Thanks Chobani :)

  52. avatar says: Deena

    My favorite is the vanilla. The slightly tangy flavor makes it my go-to ingredient in recipes that use sour cream. I love the way it makes the end result lighter in cakes yet is so thick and creamy when eaten straoght from the container.

  53. avatar says: jdienstag

    Honey flavor is the best!

  54. avatar says: eblashka

    The pomagranate is my favorite – with a tough of granola , it’s heaven.

  55. avatar says: Janice

    My favorite is blueberry.

  56. avatar says: ginger

    It used to be either raspberry or peach- they’re both delicious. But when I tasted mango…yum.

  57. avatar says: Donna

    Peach is my absolute favorite – especially in winter when i long for those summer fruit!

  58. avatar says: Stacey

    I love the black cherry.

  59. avatar says: Les

    I like blueberry.

  60. avatar says: Faith

    I just discovered Chobani Yogurt! It is so satisfying as a lunch or a snack. I just love Vanilla yogurt and it’s my favorite. It’s easy to mix fruit, nuts or granola in it and make it even more satisfying.

  61. avatar says: Faith

    I love vanilla yogurt. I easily add fruit, nuts or granola to it and make the plainness of it more lasting for a meal.

  62. avatar says: ESC

    We buy a lot of the blueberry-peach-strawberry multipack in the warehouse store. I love strawberry, but must head to the grocery to check out the mango.

  63. I love the pineapple flavor!!

  64. avatar says: lynne

    it’s such a quality product — you can’t go wrong with any choice — but my absolute favorite is plain, for its versatility and flavor.

  65. avatar says: zelbush

    My favorite is with Honey!

  66. avatar says: Amala

    I love the honey flavor. I put some on a graham cracker with sliced bananas! A healthy smore to adore!

  67. avatar says: meryl

    I was a pomegrante addict. I am now addicted to plain. Oh what I could do with my Chobani if I won.

  68. avatar says: allikauf

    I like either Vanilla or Blueberry. Love it with granola and fruit!

  69. avatar says: snocone34

    My favorite is strawberry!

  70. avatar says: Susan

    I now have a new food obsession. Any Chobani plain fruit (blueberry, strawberry, pomegranate …keep going….) is the best as far as I’m concerned. I eat so much of it that I now spend more money on yogurt each month than on my cable bill!

  71. avatar says: Kiara

    My favorite flavor is strawberry.

  72. I like plain yogurt, then add fruit and Grapenuts or granola. I also like to eat yogurt with roasted potatoes and pita, or instead of mayonnaise on a roasted veggie sandwich.

  73. avatar says: tara

    We love the vanilla!

  74. avatar says: Shalhevet

    So hard to choose! I love them all, but I am a big fan of Chobani’s Pineapple.

  75. avatar says: julie

    Plain, it’s so versatile! It works made into a dip, blended into a smoothie, and delicious in a parfait.

  76. avatar says: Jamie

    Plain is good because we can then flavor it with some jelly/preserves or anything that appeals to us at the time( especially if you have homemade jam).

  77. avatar says: Jen

    my favorite Chobani is peach

  78. I love them all, and I love the fact that they are so high in protein!

  79. avatar says: Marilyn

    I love the pomegranate, yummy. Next best if I can’t find it is peach.

  80. My favorite flavor is vanilla.

  81. avatar says: Adina

    Blueberry is the absolute best! I can’t get enough of it and I’ll even add fresh blueberries to it sometimes just to be a little crazy

  82. avatar says: Vicky

    I love vanilla because there is so much I can do with it.

  83. avatar says: Helene

    I love the plain yogurt, which can be used for so many dishes. My favorite is to cover any white fish fillet with yogurt, and a mixture of breadcrumbs, lemon zest and melted butter, and bake.

  84. avatar says: Joan

    Vanilla yogurt is my favorite!

  85. avatar says: Chaviva

    Vanilla is the best flavor!

  86. Our favorite is blueberry! :) Thanks.

  87. avatar says: sweepmom

    Like you, I tend to like the plain yogurt because I don’t like all the added sugars found in the flavored varieties. I usually add my own puree’d fruit if I want added sweetness. I like bluberries best.


  89. avatar says: chanie

    my fav is MANGO! its hard to find though

  90. Honey is the favorite flavored Greek yoghurt of my three boys. But they like me to buy the plain yoghurt as well, to which they add their own fresh fruits and honey, as the whim hits them. Jamie

  91. avatar says: swarren

    Sharon from NY
    I like the berry flavors, especially blueberry, and my daughter likes strawberry.

  92. avatar says: Denise S

    My favorite is vanilla.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  93. avatar says: Karen

    The Peach is my fav! Thanks for the informative emails.

  94. avatar says: Whipper

    Vanilla is my favorite! Thanks

  95. avatar says: Vicki

    Black Cherry is my favorite, but from the comments above my store defintiely does not carry all the flavors!

  96. My favorite is Blueberry.

  97. avatar says: Georgia

    I like yogurt, and this is great being Kosher!!

  98. Mango would be my flavor of choice!

  99. avatar says: Deborah R

    While peach is generally my favorite yogurt flavor, I usually buy plain yogurt. This way, I can control the sugar content and if I want it flavored, I can just add the crushed fruit myself.

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