We’ve got pouring rain outside and are hovering around 33*. GUF. My commute in was quite the mess!
I’ve been working at the computer all morning but lunch was super fun to make it up 🙂
I brought in some bread and toasted it up in the office kitchen oven for the group. They love the GH bread! I had some on-its-last-day Dakota and a Cherry Rye loaf.
We “ordered in” from the elementary school just down the street. They had some allstars on the line today: sweet potatoes baked with cinnamon and sugar, fresh pineapple and a big green salad. I drizzled the salad in a little olive oil packet from Subway.
Last on my plate was Dannon greek yogurt! I found it at Harris Teeter and since i’m on a sampling rampage this week put it in my cart to try. Unlike Yoplait, this guy was great. Almost identical to Oikos in nutr stats, texture and flavor (but lacking the awesome company behind the label!)
Lunch was awesome and filling!
Brought from the cafeteria were some Breakfast Cookies leftover from… breakfast! These are whole grain and high fiber. Definitely an improvement from sugary cereal or biscuits. But still not totally low in sugar, and the added fiber apparently is rather… rough on system of the Child Nutr Dept staff 🙂 I broke off a bite to taste. Not bad! It was too sweet for my palate but I’m sure the kids love them.
Can’t wait to start the weekend!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
Ugh…I hate weather like that. Hope it clears up for you soon!!
I love that the kids have at least a few healthier choices to pick from in school. I hope that schools around my area pick up on that vibe too…it’s so important to teach healthy eating at a young age!
Heather (The Single Dish) says
I haven’t seen Dannon Greek yogurt yet, will be on the look out. Eek-I hate driving in the rain, no one knows what they are doing!
Jenn @ Livewellfit says
It is cool to see a huge improvement in what schools are serving. While I agree, we have a long way to go…it sure is better than the questionable-pizza-friday I remember eating in school. I swear it wasn’t really pizza but I can’t tell you exactly what it was!
I’m intrigued with the cherry rye bread…yum! These meals look a LOT different than what I had in school. Glad to see more nutritious options are offered. There was a report recently about the poor nutrional stats of the food offered by the Chicago Public school system and even when other options were offered the kids didn’t tend to take those. Sad!
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Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
so good to see that dannon has a greek offering to those who don’t have access to oikos! I’ll have to check it out. Have a great afternoon!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
Dannon has greek yogurt!?! I had NO idea!!!
Oooh, I wouldn’t mind some Cherry Rye loaf! But you can keep your cold eather – I’m enjoying soaking up some Florida sun before skedaddling off to the freezingness of Europe…. 😛
I know! I’m starting to wonder if this rain is EVER going to let up! Your lunch looks yummy as always, and I saw that new yogurt in the grocery store but I’m such a Oikos devotee I was scared to venture out and try it 😀 Bring on the weekend!! Your oatmeal breakfast should be fun, I’m excited
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
what a great breakfast cookie! sounds delish…
hope you enjoy your rainy Friday 🙂
Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle says
Have a safe trip home tonight! Do they use any artificial sweeteners to lower the sugar in the cookies? Or just sugary from real sugar?
Just sugar, but it’s the second ingredient.
Lauren @ Eater not a runner says
Hope your drive home is better than your drive there!
Sorry to hear about the gross weather! Hope it clears up before you head home. Does the yoplait greek yogurt have the same texture as oikos? I’ve found that different brands (i.e. fage, chobani, etc.) have slightly different textures.
I hate driving in the rain! I only like the rain when I’m nice and dry inside, looking out the window! I’ll keep an eye out for the yogurt!
Have a great weekend!
Jules @ eatdrinklivelearn says
Ugh, we’re getting all snow up ‘north’ here in DC…but yay for snow days!
You can feel a little better about Dannon as a company…it’s part of Groupe Danone, which is actually doing some innovative stuff. Sustainability initiatives aside, it’s helping to create solutions to malnutrition around the world. (http://www.muhammadyunus.org/Social-Business/grameen-danone/) I work in CSR/sustainability, so I’m a real geek for stuff like this. 🙂
Oh SOOO good to know!
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
Awh poor you with the skanky weather, that sucks 🙁 I hate driving in the rain!
Sweet potato and cinnamon is one of the greatest combinations…pair it with roasted parsnip and it’s a mouthgasm!
Have a good evening 🙂
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
Great to know that the Dannon variety meets expectations. I’m definitely going to have to give it a try!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
My Harris Teeter was sold old of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt.
The company that owns Dannon actually bought Stonyfield Farms so it has the same company behind it as Oikos…
Thanks! Good to know!
Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) says
The blizzard has started here but isn’t sticking to roads yet — 18-24″ on the way!!
Your pics can be dangerous for a carb-a-holic like myself to look at – I always want your yummy bread!! I haven’t seen the Dannon Greek yog yet, but I have been addicted to the great new Chobani flavors lately.
Sarah (OC2Seattle) says
Your weather is making me much much happier about the Seattle gray and drizzle. Breakfast cookies are such a great idea for kids – they sound much more nutritious than my mom’s standby whe we wer kids – chocolate cake (because it has milk and stuff)!
Cait (Cait's Plate) says
Oooh DANNON greek yogurt!? That’s a new one! I would’ve crumbled up that breakfast cookie and stuck it right in there! 😀
Jenn (www.j3nn.net) says
Who doesn’t love GH bread? It’s awesome! 🙂
Dannon looks good, but I’ll stick to Oikos, Fage and Chobani for now <3
Just wanted to tell you that after your carmel creme tea last week I ordered some from The Tea Spot (along with some others to try), and the original shipping quote was 1/2 the price of the order ($11 for $21 worth of merchandise – and btw I live in Alaska). Now tea since is not exactly perishable, nor heavy, plus they said right on their that shipping was $5 flat for continental US (and Alaska is on the same continenent) I emailed them complaining about them charging me twice as much – and requiring me to us UPS rather than US Mail. I was flat annoyed! Anyway a very nice gal emailed me back and after a couple of back and forths, she agreed to send my order by US Mail Flat Rate Box. So they’re back on my “I might order from them again” list. I also pointed out the continental thing to her and suggested that they meant contiguous states. 🙂 I hope I like the tea. I also got the chocolate one you had this morning, and a tuffy infuser.
And they’re not the only ones who charge a premium to ship to Alaska (and Hawaii). Amazon sends books and stuff fine, but won’t send any “grocery” items, even if they’re non-perishable. And honestly, our mail gets here 3-5 days from most places in the US.
Mama Pea says
What kid is not going to love cookies for breakfast?! Again, my faith in the public schools is growing day by day!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
I hate rainy, cold days!!! Come on, spring!!! Come on!
Those cookies look delish! Even if they are full of fiber 😉
Allison K says
I am predicting it will take aprox 8 months for Idaho to get Greek Yogurt made by Dannon and Yoplait.
Only 1 store in the area carries Fage or Oikos, and I’ve never seen a chobani.
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
dannon has a greek yogurt?! who knew?!
I had no idea Dannon made a greek yogurt!! I’ll have to try it out. Have a great weekend!!
Nutritious Foodie says
Cookies look good. I am baking about 6 or 8 dozen cookies this weekend to raise money for MS.
I just learned, and perhaps you already knew, that Paris based Groupe Danone owns Stoneyfield. So I am not surprised that it looks similar to Oikos!
Since you love Greek yogurt so much, you should seek out Greek Gods yogurt. Whole Foods carries it…the best Greek yogurt I’ve ever had! 6g of protein, too.
I already had some of the yoplait greek yogurt in my fridge when you gave a negative review of it. I nervously tried it and I didn’t experience any gritty texture or overly-tangy taste. I once had a chobani that was gritty so maybe your yoplait was just “off”? Also adding straight up canned pumpkin and sweet potato puree has made my yogurt gritty in the past. The only thing that freaked me out about the yoplait was the fact that it contains gelatin. Ew!
That could definitely be it. But I think the gelatin did have something to do with it.
I was wondering how that Dannon yogurt was – good to know it gets two thumbs up!
Ally (Exercise and Pies) says
i had dannon Greek yogurt today too!
I bought 10 of them at the store… i’m one of the people who is guilty of buying it out lol
But dannon is SO much better than the yoplait greek
I haven’t seen the greek dannon yogurt! going to hunt for it tomorrow
Glad u liked the yog!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Cold rain is the WORST!
Glad the Dannon was good. I saw that too the other day but I was afraid to stray from my beloved Oikos and Chobani 🙂