Shake it up with Dannon Oikos® Greek Yogurt this summer! #grabaspoon #spon

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My kids are out of school and that means it’s officially summertime! It also means that I really need to stop procrastinating about eating healthier and exercising! The kids are home most of the day now and we all want delicious yet good for us snacks to easily grab from the fridge or cupboard.

I like to shake up our summer eating habits by keeping fresh fruit and veggies, whole grain crackers and a large variety of yogurt like nonfat Dannon Oikos® on hand. Doing this makes it so easy for everyone in the family to just grab a spoon and go about their day without munching on junk.

How I shake things up!

The perfect way to get everyone excited about eating better is to make a super quick yogurt parfait that is light yet filling. I love the pairing of naturally sweet fruit with tart yogurt! Just layer your favorite yogurt flavor with fresh fruits like sliced strawberries and bananas in a fun glass. Top with a beautiful sprig of mint from the garden and serve with a smile. 

yogurt fruit parfait

Besides making sure the family is eating healthy, we all want to look good in that bathing suit this summer! To keep us on track, we can join the ‘Grab a Spoon ‘til June’ campaign to encourage us to keep on going with motivational messages, weight loss management goals and more! 

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Dietician Keri Glassman has teamed up with the delicious Dannon Okios® brand to bring us even more ways to shake up our routine by bringing us fun healthy lifestyle tips

Here are just a few ways to get started with eating healthier this summer! Visit for even more tips, messages, advice and recipes.

Easy and Healthy Lifestyle Tips from Keri

  • Every Meal Is A “Monday Morning”. Focus on eating better, one meal at a time. Otherwise it can be easy to get discouraged – forget the worry! Your only mission: Make the next meal you eat nutritious, balanced and satisfying.
  • Don’t Eat Around A Craving. Honor your craving with a conscious indulgence – take a few deep breaths and find a healthy alternative! Try satisfying your sweet tooth with Dannon Oikos® Greek nonfat yogurt, it is nutritious but still has an incredible taste.
  • No-Excuses Exercise. Sometimes the biggest barrier to working out is just getting there so a good option can be to make it as easy as possible—throw in a workout DVD or even going for a walk takes away excuses and gets you moving!
  •  Satisfying Proteins. A moderate-protein balanced diet with a reasonable amount of fiber, carbohydrates and the appropriate amount of healthy fats is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Dairy is a great source of protein, try a creamy Greek nonfat yogurt like Dannon Oikos®–it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt2.

2 Oikos Greek Nonfat yogurt: 12 -14g Protein (24%DV), Regular lowfat yogurt: 5g protein (10%DV) per 5.3oz.

The creamy-thick Dannon Oikos® 0% fat berry flavors provide an excellent source of protein and are a great tool to help you stay on track towards your goals! With fun recipe offerings like Creamy yogurt cheesecake, Ultimate twice baked potatoes and Creamy spiced hummus, I can really shake things up using Dannon Oikos® yogurt. 

Tell me how you’re going to shake things up this summer to win!

Thanks to Dannon, one lucky reader will win a copy of Keri Glassman’s new book Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet. WooHoo! To enter, just leave me a comment telling me how you plan to shake things up for summer! You can visit Dannon Oikos® for ideas!


For up to 3 additional entries, you can tweet this post, share it on Facebook and/or pin my parfait photo onto your Pinterest board. (just leave a link to where you shared in a new comment)


Giveaway is open to U.S. ages 18+ only and will end June 30, 2012 at 11:59pm est. Prize provided by sponsor.

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I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos® Greek Grab a Spoon campaign. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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  1. 1

    I’m always shaking it up with smoothies. Zoe loves fruit but Gav not so much, however he’ll drink a smoothie in 10 seconds! YOur parfait looks delicious!

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    Leah Nealon says

    I am going to shake it up each morning with a greek yogart smoothie and a grain sprouted piece of toast :)

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    Madeline says

    I just recently started drinking shakes in the morning with spinach, a banana, and frozen strawberries. I think that adding yogurt would be great for the protein.

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    Madeline says
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    Madeline says
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    I’m new to greek yogurt I should introduce fun recipes so I learn to enjoy it more.

  7. 7

    I’m on a quest to eat better and was planning on incorporating yogurt. I love this idea of using the already flavored Greek yogurt without the fat or sugar content of other yogurt types.

  8. 8

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Greek yogurt, I should definitely give it a try!

  9. 9

    I’m shaking it up this summer by drinking my protein shakes every morning!

  10. 10

    I plan to try Greek yogurt. I have never got around to doing it.

  11. 11

    I love Oikos yogurt. The blueberry is so good!

  12. 12

    That parfait looks so delicious, especially refreshing for the summer.

  13. 13

    That sounds delicious! I love the texture of Greek yogurt it’s just so thick and creamy.

  14. 14

    I want some greek yogurt with granola, yummy!

  15. 15

    I plan to use ingredients from my garden!

  16. 16

    I like how you shake it up! I need to try this kind, as I have tried other Greek Yogurts and they are okay but I am not as big a yogurt fan as my kids are!

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    susan varney says

    i will eat fruit for breakfast instead of toast

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    Christine says

    by eating more veggies

  19. 19

    looks like yummy yogurt :9

  20. 20

    I have never really cared for yogurt so I am shaking things up this summer by expanding my tastebuds. I am trying different flavors and brands. Each has its own texture!

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    Sharing to facebook

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    Shannon Alexander says

    We make green smoothies and during summer we like to make them into Popsicles
    Shannonsweep at gmail dot com

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    Alicia K says

    i plan to shake things up at the beach this summer!

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    Daniel M says

    trying to eat fruit every day

  26. 26

    I’ve been eating a TON of vegetables lately. I never liked veggies before.

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    Ginger b. says

    I am shaking it up by Going to the pool and ACTUALLy swimming instead of lounging on the side.

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    Ed Nemmers says

    I have started hiking!

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    Marissa M says

    Eating fresh fruit everyday

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    Marissa M says
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    shirley zolenski says

    I am going to do more swimming for exercise.

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    shirley zolenski says
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    I shake things up by eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables!

  34. 34

    New salads!


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