Simple and Healthy on the Go with Chobani Yogurt

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Have you ever seen those healthy eating plans that start like, “Breakfast: one poached egg on top of sautéed tomatoes and zoodles, sliced avocado, and Italian roasted mushrooms.” Okay. Let’s just stop right there. If y’all are like me, unless I have a personal chef, that is never going to happen. Just reading those words make me feel like this whole new lifestyle change isn’t going to happen because while I would LOVE to eat that for breakfast, I’m lucky if my breakfast options come from a blender and really, they’re more likely to come from a package in the form of some kind of protein bar that I’m convincing myself is healthy.

My typical morning starts at 6. I start the washing machine, pack lunches (I know, I know…pack them the night before. That’s hilarious. After we clean up after dinner and get the kids in bed, I’m pretty much crashed out on the couch in the middle of iZombie by 8:30. My husband keeps saying, “Kate. Kate. KATE. You’re missing it!”), take the big dog out, take the little dog out (they can’t be trusted to go out together when time is of the essence), wake up the big kids, wake up the little guy and get him dressed, feed him breakfast, help make sure my children don’t look like orphans, out the door by 7:40, then it’s either to the gym or Little Man to preschool and then me to the gym. And while on paper, it looks like I should have plenty of time to eat my own breakfast, it pretty much never ends up happening. Something happens. Shoes get lost. Unsigned graded papers magically appear. Someone’s pants are cold, socks are sad, hair hurts (actually, “someone” is pretty much always means the three-year-old.)

And really, it doesn’t stop. Three hours of preschool is done in the blink of an eye; errands, blog stuff, church stuff, carpools, sick kids, helping out in classrooms, ukulele lessons, drama class, cub scouts, my own social life. Life is crazy. I feel like I’m always on the run and it’s hard to eat the way I know I should when I’m always on the run because I don’t have time to grind my own quinoa flour and poach my backyard chicken eggs in the tears of a virgin unicorn.

I’ve loved Chobani Flips for a long time; I’m pretty sure both Sara and I have consumed enough Almond Coco Loco Flips to earn us some kind of lifetime achievement award. But when Weight Watchers changed their program late last year, my beloved Almond Coco Loco suddenly jumped to 10 points. Ten. Insert crying cat emoji here. That’s 1/3 of my daily points. So while I still keep them in my fridge and indulge in a once in awhile treat, I needed another grab-and-go solution for my crazy mornings/afternoons/”I-can’t-adult-anymore-let’s-sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-The-Bachelor” moments.

Enter the Chobani’s new Simply 100 Crunch.

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All 3 flavors have 100 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 7 grams of sugar (they’re sweetened with stevia, monk fruit, and evaporated cane juice)–I can do 3 Weight Watchers Points. Heck, I can do 3 Weight Watchers Points 10 times a day. Literally. I probably wouldn’t. But I could.

They come in amazing flavors. Everyone in my house went for the Strawberry Chocolate Truffle first…

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Chobani Flip

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Chobani Flip

Freeze-dried strawberries, chocolate cookies, and chocolate chunks in strawberry yogurt.

Chobani Strawberry Chocolate Truffle

We also loved the Mango Cone Crisp.

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mango yogurt with pieces of dried mango (one of my favorite treats in the world) and pieces of waffle cone.

Chobani Mango Cone Crisp

But everyone’s favorite in my house is the Blueberry Cookie Crumble.
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Blueberry yogurt with dried blueberries and crunchy pieces of oatmeal cookies.Chobani Blueberry Cookie Crumble

The flavors, the texture, everything is perfection.

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If I eat one of these for breakfast, I usually round it out with something to make it a little more substantial–a couple of clementines or a banana and a small handful of almonds end up being kind of the perfect breakfast, and one I can eat on the fly. But as far as a snack goes, it’s perfect just by itself as post-workout fuel or a mid-afternoon (and mid-Bachelor) pick-me-up. 

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While my kids like Simply 100, they tend to reach for yogurt that’s more…them. Last year, Chobani unveiled pouches and tubes, Greek Yogurt specially designed for kids and tots.

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We’re fans of Doc McStuffin’s and Stuffy but since I have a kid named  Clark, you’ve gotta know that the Justice League-flavored tubes win out in our house (because, you know, Justice League is totally a flavor):

We’re fans of Doc McStuffins and Stuffy, but since I have a kid named Clark, you’ve gotta know that the Justice League-flavored tubes wins at our house (because, you know, it’s a flavor):

Chobani Post 1-19My kids found it particularly hilarious to mis-match the faces. It’s yogurt AND a puzzle, people.

Also, just in case you were wondering, Strawberry Spiderman yogurt is delicious for both children and adults. Not that I would know. Who am I kidding? You could pretty much consider me an expert in this strawberry yogurt and my expert opinion is that it is amazing.

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While I’m coolly snacking on my Simply 100 Blueberry Cookie Crumble, my kids are madly requesting  yogurt tubes with their breakfasts and in their lunchboxes and for their after school snacks.Chobani Post InstagramLittle do they know that they have less sugar (25% less, to be exact) than the other yogurt they love, only natural ingredients, and have 5 grams of protein. Chobani Post 1-16
We can’t make your lives less busy, but we can help you make good food choices along the way. We’re excited to be teaming up with Chobani this year to show you how eating well (and feeding your kids well) doesn’t have to be hard or involve zoodling at 6:00 am–grabbing and going doesn’t have to mean food that tastes like pine shavings (or drive-thru breakfast sandwiches…just me? Got it.) Have you guys tried the new Simply 100 Crunch? The kids’ yogurt? What do you think 

This post was written in partnership with Chobani and my role as a Chobani Family Club member. All of my delicious reviews are my own. #ChobaniFamily

15 comments

  1. I love the Flips! There’s a whole bunch of the 100-calories ones in my fridge right now (and some of the not-100 calories ones, too). We haven’t tried the kid’s yogurt yet because they don’t carry it at the grocery store where I do my regular shopping. Goodness knows I’m at Target enough to grab some, though 🙂

  2. There is a fourth flavor. Peanut butter crunch, and it is DEVINE! You must try. Tastes like a Butterfinger. 😆🍫

  3. So, isn’t evaporated cane juice just sugar? Which I’m fine with–better sugar than aspartame any day. But still, sneaky….

  4. the thought of putting a wooden little spoon in my mouth makes my teeth hurt. It’s just gives me the willies

  5. Homemade granola and greek yogurt is my favorite breakfast. This would be a great option for days when I’m on the go or for snacks. They all sound delish.

  6. Ooh, good to know! I never bought the regular flips because they were a bit indulgent for 6:30 in the morning, but I’ll have to run down a few of these new ones and give them a try. Also, my breakfast is usually a string cheese and an apple eaten on the train to work. I don’t even know how many years it’s been since I ate breakfast at the table during the week.

  7. My kids love the Chobani flips, they eat them regularly (the 10 year old would do anything for the coffee one). I tried the simply 100 strawberry and found it very Stevia-y (is that a word?) but I liked the blueberry one a lot. I agree, 3 smartpoints is definitely worth it.

  8. We love the kids yogurt tubes frozen! Best after school snack ever….and the kids kinda think they’re getting an ice-creamy popsicle. 🙂
    Gonna have to try the flips.

  9. I love their Flips! The chocolate hazelnut is my favorite! I’ll have to try the Simply 100 though. Now that we have a new baby and I’m nursing, not only do I have less time to eat breakfast myself until maybe lunch time, but I NEED to eat something good and healthy to keep up my milk supply…I pretty much need to eat all day so get enough calories (which I’m NOT complaining about!) so these would be awesome! Anyway, thanks for sharing, you are hilarious! Pretty sure I’ll be thinking about Chobani Flips when I’m watching Ben in “the most dramatic episode of the Bachelor yet”!

  10. Yeah, those Spider-Man pouches were a major hit with my 6 kids (and us parents, too!) We had a case of them that disappeared faster than you could imagine!

  11. I love love love the flips (peanut butter dream should come in a bucket) so have been hesitant to try simply 100. But now I’m tempted. Think I’ll throw a few in the cart next time.

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