Last Thursday, Nathan and I had the pleasure of attending a Chobani Mommy & Me Snack Break event. (Thank you Club MomMe!) It was held at the Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles! It was a lot of fun, and I learned some pretty neat stuff about what you can do with Greek yogurt! There was a room full of awesome bloggers and a few moms, and we all got to make and try delicious recipes using Chobani yogurt, and even with the help of our little ones!
Of course the attention span of a toddler didn’t last through the entire cooking demo, luckily they had an arts & crafts table to keep them busy! Also, they had plenty of Chobani treats and samples for the kids to snack on!
The Chobani chef demonstrated how to make a healthy chicken salad and a cranberry oatmeal bar. They were both so delicious!
After the cooking demo and mingling with the other moms, we got to play around at museum! Nathan had a blast, and we’re definitely coming back in the near future!
When we got home, I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and whip up something using Chobani. I love Chobani yogurt, and it’s amazing how this product can be used for breakfast up until dinner and even in between. Today, I will be showing you two quick and easy recipes using Chobani Greek yogurt. These two recipes are healthy versions 2 household favorites: tuna salad and mac & cheese!
Spinach & Tuna Salad Sandwich
2 cans of tuna in water
A handful of spinach (chopped)
1 tbsp relish
1 tsp paprika
Pinch of salt & pepper to taste
Strain water of canned tuna. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix! Yeup! That’s it!
Chobani Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Recipe adapted from Chobani.com
6 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1 3/4 cup non-fat milk, warmed
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated gruyere
8 oz elbow macaroni
1. Preheat oven 375F. Grease 1 1/2 qt baking dish w/ 1 tbsp butter & set aside. Melt 3 tbsp butter and mix in breadcrumbs, and set aside. Cook elbow macaroni in a pot of boiling water until al dente, strain, and set aside.
2. Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour & stir constantly for 1-2 minutes then slowly pour in warmed milk, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Continue to cook until mixture is thick, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in nutmeg and pepper, then add cheeses and stir to melt.
3. Stir in pasta into cheese sauce along with Chobani. Transfer to prepared dish, top with the breadcrumbs and bake until browned, about 30 minutes. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
This reduced fat mac & cheese was a hit tonight with the fam! I’m definitely going to make more of this, but next time, I’m going to add chicken or bacon 🙂
Other recipes usually call for mayonnaise or sour cream, but a healthier alternative to these is Chobani Greek yogurt. There are plenty of uses for Chobani! Check out this chart on other uses of Chobani yogurt.
Quick Facts About Chobani Greek Yogurt: (from Chobani, LLC)
- More protein per serving than regular yogurt.
- Only natural ingredients.
- No artificial ingredients or sweeteners.
- No preservatives.
- Made with milk from cows not treated with rBST.
- Live and active cultures.
- Three probiotics
- Less than 5% lactose
What to look for when selecting yogurts for your tots & kids:
- Sugar content
- Protein content
- Live and active cultures
- No added or artificial colors or flavors.
- 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt.
- 2x more protein than the leading kids’ yogurt.
- Good source of protein.
- Good source of calcium.
- Real fruit, real vanilla, real chocolate.
- No high-fructose corn syrup
- No modified starch
To learn more about these new Chobani kids yogurt check out Chobani- Kids
Nathan isn’t a huge fan of yogurt right now, but we are continuously introducing it to him. However, I am a HUGE fan of yogurt, obviously. So, on my snack breaks I like having a yogurt & granola parfait.
Do you like Chobani yogurts too? If so, what are you favorite recipes & flavors? I’m on a mission to use more Chobani yogurt in my dishes! I’ll keep you posted on what I come up with!
Have a great weekend!
*This post was not sponsored by Chobani, LLC.