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.]

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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This was a 10 star dinner : )

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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  • 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:)

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

    I tweeted (@runningkyfilly)

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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

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

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

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

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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

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

    Greek yogurt + sliced banana = the best snack ever!

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  • 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!

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

    I love Greek yogurt with berries and granola!

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

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

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

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

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  • 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 :)

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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

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

    Greek yogurt with frozen berries… yummm =]

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  • 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!

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  • 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. :)

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

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

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  • 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 :)
    -r

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  • 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!

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  • 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 :)

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

    I LOVE eating it with granola and fresh fruit!

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

    Added the giveaway on my blog today!

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  • 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!

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

    Tweet tweet!

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  • 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.

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

    Just tweeted via @lindaole

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

    i eat it with cashew butter!

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  • 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.

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

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

    Reply

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