I am super excited to partner with Chobani yogurt for a special blog post in celebration of the Super Bowl and good food for the big game. To be honest with you, I was feeling a bit meh about the game…after all, none of my teams were playing. I’m happy for both the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, I just happen to really like the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys and have a little bit of love for the New Orleans Saints.
Unless, we’re talking about Cam Newton’s fashion for the week. Because then, I’m all about Carolina, because he can dress and dab with the best of ’em. And to be perfectly honest, anyone who dresses that sharp deserves to be cocky on or off the field. I’m just saying.
But there is one thing I want to share about the big game this weekend. And it’s not about Cam.
It’s about greek yogurt. Chobani greek yogurt to be exact.
The health benefits of greek yogurt are amazing. According to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the thicker texture in greek yogurt has fewer carbohydrates and sugars with more protein than regular yogurt. Other benefits include: vitamin B12, potassium, calcium, iodine, and probiotics. All of those things combined can result in a slimmer waistline, muscle and cell recovery, and limiting your body’s fat production.
I don’t know about you, but my body seems to be an expert at producing fat cells, so every little bit helps!
My friend Christie is married to a high school football coach and the momma to two teen athletes. They devour Chobani daily. “My people eat about a dozen individual cups of Chobani per week! I feel that it’s a great option for breakfast (with a piece of fruit) or snack since most cups have approximately 14g of protein.”
From breakfast to lunch to gametime and beyond, Chobani yogurt needs to be a part of your Super Bowl plans this year. Here are some recipes we are enjoying all day on any given Sunday!
Ingredients: Chobani Yogurt
Frozen fruit (thawed) or Fresh yruit
Light Whipped Cream
Crushed graham crackers
How to Make it: Blend the yogurt with the whipped cream together. In a bowl or a mug, place enough crushed graham crackers to cover the bottom. Layer the yogurt mixture, the fruit, and the granola to your heart’s desire. (My family likes two layers so they take in all the parfait goodness.)
Roast Beef Sliders
Hawaiian Style Dinner Rolls
Cheddar Jack Cheese Slices
How to make it: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dijon mustard and the yogurt together. Melt a stick of butter. Slice the entire loaf of dinner rolls so the top is separated from the bottom of the rolls. Coat the interior of the rolls with melted butter and the yogurt mixture. Layer the roast beef and cheese in between both sides of the bread. Brush the remaining butter over the top of the bread. It will look like one large square sandwich. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool and cut into smaller squares.
Chobani Vegetable Sticks
Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
How to make it: Mix the ranch dressing with the yogurt in a bowl and chill. Slice the vegetables. Serve.
Chobani Taco Scoops
Tortilla chips (scoops work best)
Shredded cheddar cheese
How to make it: Mix the taco seasoning and the yogurt. Place in the refrigerator and chill. Cook the ground beef as if you were making tacos. Arrange the scoops on a tray. Place one cilantro leaf in each scoop. One the meat is cooked, drain and add to the yogurt mixture. Place a spoonful of meat in eat scoop. Garnish with salsa and cheese.
Ingredients: Same as above, except you can use any kind of tortilla chips
How to make it: Follow the same instructions as with the scoops, but you can layer all of the ingredients any way you like instead of carefully placing them. The messier the better!
Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
Frozen fruit (thawed)
Light whipped cream
How to make it: Blend the yogurt with the fruit and whipped cream. Line a cookie sheet with the graham crackers.. Spread the yogurt mixture on the graham crackers. Place another layer of graham over the mixture. Freeze uncovered for one hour. Cut the sandwiches into squares and return to the freezer in freezer storage bags.