Everything Edible + Greek GIVEAWAY

April 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM 54 comments

Hello dearest readers. So close to Friday, aren’t we? I can almost taste it. Speaking of taste, let me share with you everything edible about my Thursday. I started my day with a bowl of pear-almond oatmeal — nothing you haven’t seen me eat before. I think I’m due for some new oatmeal combos [hint hint.]


1 cup water

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 d’anjou pear

1/2 T ground flax + cinnamon

almonds + agave

I had the house to myself again this a.m., so that meant blasting T.Swift and registering for Fall classes. I know…already? That’s college for you – ya never stop. Finally, after 6 semesters of registering for classes, it’s starting to get easier. I was able to get all the classes I needed; but, unfortunately, my schedule is all over the place. There’s always some bad with the good. Here’s what will be on my academic plate for Semester #7 [16 units in all].

  1. Human Physiology + lab
  2. Science of Food + lab
  3. Human Nutrition
  4. Foodservice Administration
  5. Consumer Health [online]

Before catching the bus, I threw a bar and an orange in my backpack…which would later become my lunch. I got this Honest Bar while in Sonoma over the weekend. It was a first for me. Honestly, I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. The almond extract was extremely overpowering and left quite the aftertaste. Yet, I’ll give it texture props. I’m hoping the PB + Chocolate flavor will get a better score from the Nutrition Nut.







My food lab was cancelled today, so I went to the gym during the time I would normally be cooking with my classmates. Working out in the middle of the day felt really off; as a result, my exercises weren’t all that energetic:

indoor track run – 1.5 mi.

30 min. Arc Trainer

wimpy abs + arms


A little bit of different schedule today meant that I didn’t have to make dinner in a hurry, or eat at a ridiculously late hour.

I made blog-inspired sweet potatoes:

  1. Peel & cut sweet potatoes.
  2. Toss in a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, baby drizzle of maple syrup, cinnamon, ground flax and sea salt. [I measured everything with my naked eye.]
  3. Bake @ 325* for 20 minutes.
  4. Flip flop.
  5. Bake @ 350* for 10 minutes.


TJ’s Sorrento Arugula Mix, 1/2 Avocado, Red Onion, Pumpkin Seeds, Olive Oil + Balsamic 


This was a 10 star dinner : )


Alright, alright…to the GIVEAWAY already. If you read my most recent post, you know that Stonyfield sent me a handful of free coupons for their organic, Oikos Greek yogurt. Well, they have generously offered to sponsor a giveway for you all so you can enjoy the greatness of Greek too!

One lucky winner will receive:

1 free 16 oz. coupon

4 free 5.3 oz. coupons

1 blue reusable grocery tote bag


How To Enter!

There are 3 ways to enter to win this great Greek gift. Each way will give you an additional entry, so you can do one, two, or all three!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to eat Greek.

2. Tweet about this contest on Twitter. [include a link to this post + @HILLontherun]…and then leave another comment telling me you tweeted.

3. If you have a blog, mention the giveaway and link back to it in one of your posts…and then leave another comment telling me you posted about it.


U.S. residents only please. The contest will run until Sunday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. PST, when I’ll randomly select and announce the winner!


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54 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erin  |  April 15, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Love Oikos! My favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is pretty simple…some crunchy granola and fresh fruit mixed in.

  • 2. Christina  |  April 16, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    I Just Love Oikos! My favorite way to eat Greek yogurt!

  • 3. Donna Parker  |  April 16, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Yogurt/blueberries/a very small hand-grab of almonds.

    By the way, the orange/honest bar is one of my favorite pictures yet. Dunno why…just nice.

    Now I am going to go tweet:)

  • 4. A Running Kentucky Filly  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    I tweeted (@runningkyfilly)

  • 5. A Running Kentucky Filly  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    I like Greek yogurt in smoothies and especially in PB and J parfaits…yum.

  • 6. abbynormally  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    I eat Greek yogurt everyday! Lots of times I eat it with granola and fruit. But I’m happy to eat it plain too!

  • 7. Mina  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    i love greek yogurt. i like to freeze mine and eat it for desert. yum!

  • 8. Tay  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Favorite way is with cereal, nut butter and fruit. Or with a crumbled muffin!

  • 9. Amanda  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    I love Oikos! I keep it simple…I like my Greek with granola and fruit! So yummy!

  • 11. Lia  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    I love plain yogurt with bananas and a sprinkling of granola for breakfast on hot days.

  • 12. Kayla Morinaga  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    i loooove greek yogurt mixed with apples and topped with granola and almond butter! :)

  • 13. Sarah R  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Greek yogurt + sliced banana = the best snack ever!

  • 14. kbwood  |  April 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    I’m all about some SWEET TATERS these days :) yogurt – LOVE mixed w. PB2 and frozen…like fro yo!

  • 15. runnerforever  |  April 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    I love Greek yogurt with berries and granola!

  • 16. katieb  |  April 16, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    I love Greek yogurt… add some honey are nuts and it’s perfect!

  • 17. Samantha @ Foodedu  |  April 16, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Lovin the Greek Yogurt — I like mine with nuts or granola & berries – especially blueberries!

  • 18. Tina  |  April 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is with Kashi Go Lean Crunch, banana, cinnamon, and peanut butter! Had it this morning :)

  • 19. Renee  |  April 16, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    My fav is plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and homemade granola! YUM!

  • 20. Kristie S  |  April 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    I like to eat Greek yogurt by itself. It is so good you don’t need anything else.

  • 21. Katie  |  April 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Plain Greek yogurt with protein powder stirred in, some stevia, pumpkin bread, and sunbutter! What I had this morning. It was glorious!

  • 22. biz319  |  April 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    I make a cucumber tzatziki sauce with Greek yogurt – once I tasted Greek yogurt, I’ll never go back to Yoplait!

    Happy Friday!

  • 23. Sandy  |  April 16, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    I eat Oikos plain Greek yogurt everyday with thawed frozen blackberries & a sprinkle of Kashi Go Lean Crunch.

  • 24. courtney  |  April 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Mmmm… Greek yogurt with homemade granola, banana, swirled together with honey!

  • 25. Hannah  |  April 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Greek yogurt with frozen berries… yummm =]

  • 26. steff (steffsays)  |  April 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    i LOVE Greek yogurt. i did it with dried cherries and walnuts yesterday and it was simply heavenly!

  • 27. Carrie (Love Healthy Living)  |  April 16, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    I had an Honest Bar a few weeks ago and loved it! But, the flavor I got was cranberry and lemon zest or something like that. I’ll avoid the almond one. :)

  • 28. tropicaleats  |  April 16, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    greek yogurt with peanut butter and jelly swirled in it! soo good :)

  • 29. rebekah (clarity in creation)  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    i absolutely LOVE to take the little caramel cups and stick them in the freezer! i’ll throw one in when i’m making lunch, then by time i’ve had lunch and want a treat, it’s fro-yo baby :)

  • 30. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    I love Oikos. I eat it as an afternoon snack everyday. Plain mixed with 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean, 1 tbsp of flax, 1/2 cup of frozen berries, and tons of cinnamon!

  • 31. Allie Mak  |  April 17, 2010 at 5:38 AM

    This goes without saying, but a Greek yogurt + Kefir bowl!!! Chock full of my favorite toppings: banana, pecans, dried cranberries, granola and/or Kashi puffs, and flaxseed. Love in a bowl :)

  • 32. Simply Life  |  April 17, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    I LOVE eating it with granola and fresh fruit!

  • 33. Erin  |  April 17, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    My favorite is mixing it with overnight oats and then topped with granola! So filling and delicious.

  • 34. Brynne  |  April 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    My favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is in a yogurt mess of course : )

  • 35. mindy  |  April 17, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    i love it with fresh fruit. thanks for the giveaway.

  • 36. Crystal  |  April 17, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Greek yogurt is my favorite! Mixed into overnight oats or topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries are my favorite.

  • 37. Carol  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    I like plain Greek yogurt with sour cherries – what a great mix!

  • 38. Carol  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/12366510494

  • 39. Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/  |  April 17, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    I love the Honest Foods bars. They are so good. I really like the PB Chocolate. For a while they were changing recipes and they were really hard and not so good.

  • 40. Maureen  |  April 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Oikos is seriously my favorite yogurt! I eat it almost everyday for lunch with strawberries and Galaxy granola mixed into the plain flavor of Oikos!
    I feel like I am void of protein on the day here or there that I don’t get to enjoy Oikos!

  • 41. Julie @ Pickley Pear  |  April 17, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Greek yogurt is the best! I use it in place of sour cream (tacos, yes please!) and as a snack with Grape Nuts and fruit.

  • 42. Samantha (Foodedu)  |  April 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Added the giveaway on my blog today!

  • 43. jqlee  |  April 17, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    In a yogurt mess with fresh fruit and dry cereal.

    I also LOVE making pumpkin pie yogurt with it too!

  • 44. annie  |  April 18, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    I love Greek yogurt messes! cereal, fruit, nut butter… YUM

  • 45. quarterlifewellness  |  April 18, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    I love using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream or as a sammie topper! It’s so awesome.

  • 46. Tasha  |  April 18, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    My favorite way to eat greek yogurt is with honey and fruit.

  • 47. Lisa @ Early Morning Run  |  April 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Great givewaway! I love having Greek yogurt with fruit and granola for breakfast.

  • 48. Lara (Thinspired)  |  April 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    My favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is with granola and banana…yum! :)

  • 49. Lara (Thinspired)  |  April 18, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Tweet tweet!

  • 50. linda  |  April 18, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    My favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is with honey and dates, although the most frequent way I eat it is as a dipping sauce for my veggies and crackers.

  • 51. linda  |  April 18, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Just tweeted via @lindaole

  • 52. kk  |  April 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    i eat it with cashew butter!

  • 53. SUSAN  |  April 19, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    I think this is the best Greek yogurt. I love to add strawberries to it. Yum.

  • 54. Jennifer M  |  April 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    My favorite is to head to my favorite Greek restaurant! Love baked feta!


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