Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Nutritious Choices for On The Go ~ Delightful Decadence of Activia Selects Greek Yogurt

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nutritious Choices for On The Go ~ Delightful Decadence of Activia Selects Greek Yogurt

With two children in sports year-round, in addition to numerous additional after school activities, this Mom is always on the look out for nutritious snacks for our on the go lifestyle.

While we relish our weekend family meals, our crossing paths do not regularly afford that luxury during the school and work week.

With both parents and kids searching refrigerator and pantry for quick and portable options as we head out the door, en route to the sports field, it is important that what my family finds is as tasty as it is nutritious. Yogurt has long been a regularly stocked staple for my busy family, chosen not only because of its portability and diverse flavor options, rather also for the important additions of calcium and protein to my family's diet. Whether on the way to school, as an after school snack, a pre-practice pick me up or a treat before bed, my family finds yogurt a tasteful, nutritious treat that provides energy but doesn't weigh one down.

On The Go Options We Love

Recently, I have noticed a new line of yogurt from Dannon, the Activia Selects collection and have been excited to try out the exotic varieties on my family of yogurt connoisseurs. Courtesy of Mom Central and Dannon, I was given an opportunity to do just that!

The choice for our first sampling test was no contest - having never tried "greek" yogurt before, I was intrigued and optimistic. I was pleased to discover, via Nutrition Facts on package label, this variety contains 0 Fat, 12g Protein and 40% Daily Value of Calcium!

Unable to decide between the enticing flavors, Strawberry, Vanilla, Blueberry and Pomegranate & Berries, I presented my family with the full flavor line up for their testing pleasure.

The Results:
We are whole-heartedly Greek yogurt converts! What a treat! So creamy and decadent; a much thicker consistency than non Greek varieties; we found the Activia Greek flavors to be more akin in taste to a dessert. While the boys were partial to the Vanilla and Strawberry choices, my daughter and I are completely enamored of the Pomegranate & Berry yogurt. I love the weight and texture, as well the delightful taste. Pieces of fruit blended within the yogurt lend to its fresh, fruity appeal.

Also available in the Activia Selects collection are French, French Fruit on the Bottom and Parfait lines, each with their own special characteristics and tempting flavor offerings. Next on my family's list will certainly be the silky French style. With fresh, exotic flavors such as Mango, Pineapple, Cherry and Blackberry & Raspberry, it will be interesting to see which will prove the family favorite!

Beyond wonderful texture, blends and desirable flavors, the Activia yogurt lines offer additional dietary benefits to your family due to the inclusion of a unique probiotic culture.
On top of being incredibly delicious, Activia® Selects contain the unique probiotic culture Bifidus Regularis® (Bifidobacterium lactis DN 173 010) that helps to naturally regulate your digestive system, when consumed daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about How Activia Helps via the Activia Website.

Beyond Great Taste, Giving Hope With Every Cup

Dannon has committed a $500,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). This organization works to spread awareness regarding breast cancer, funds research to fight breast cancer, as well as provides free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.

Additionally, Dannon has pledged an incremental donation to NBCF, up to 1.5 million, from consumer redeemed under the cap codes on specially marked packages of Dannon yogurt products.

  • Watch for specially marked packages of : Activia, Activia Selects, Light & Fit, Dannon Oikos, Dannon Fruit on the Bottom, Dannon All Natural yogurts.
  • Find code under the lid
  • Redeem code at Cups of Hope.com
  • Dannon will donate .10 for each applicable lid code redeemed
  • An extra .10 for Activa Selects and Oikos single serve lids will donated
Visit CupsofHope.com to see the strength of the combined commitment to fight breast cancer. As of publication, over $440k had been raised! What a tremendous amount of girl power!

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon Activia Selects Yogurt Series and received a coupon to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Soccer Shoe Image.


Mama Luvs Books said...

Following you back GFC, Twitter, and FB from the blog hop! LOVE your site! Going back to look around more now!

Trisha said...

I definitely will have to try the Greek yogurt from Activia! Following you back, thanks so much for stopping by earlier!


Crystal said...

I'm not a big yogurt girl but my kids LOVE it! And that, I am happy about. I love that Dannon supports breast cancer, it makes me happy to support them.

Closer to Lucy said...

I wondered about this suff, I love yogurt but wasn't so sure about this varety...now I'll try it :)

Pam said...

My daughter's doctor called us yesterday saying he was worried about her health. She needs more protein in her diet and won't eat meat. I am going to buy some of this and try it to see if she will eat this. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha said...

we love activia! not to mention jaymie lee, LOL. and it's so great that they support breast cancer awareness, gotta love companies that care

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