Baby, I Liiike It!

March 24, 2011 · 44 comments

After my first disappointing go-around with greek yogurt, I was a little hesitant to try out the other types you all urged me to try.

But I got brave a few weeks ago, and after a quick run to Farm Fresh for all the goodies Food Lion doesn’t offer, I nabbed these three flavors of Chobani.

with fruit! on! the! bottom!

And do I have good news.

Chobani 0% Peach made an all-star appearance in my lunch first, and it gets two great big thumbs up! I was anxious to try the Pomegranate and Vanilla flavors, and although they were good (you can totally taste the arils Β in the Pomegranate), my favorite so far is the blueberry. I REALLY want to try the lemon, but I can’t find it on the shelves anywhere!

Three cheers for a new passenger on the greek yogurt train!

You guys were right. Thank you.

On the subject of “right,” I finally found the new Thomas’ Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thins in the grocery store last week, and they have been a staple in my healthified egg mcmuffins. The cinnamon raisin flavor just adds so much to the egg, cheese, and turkey.

I did, however, utilize the ol’ Everything Bagel Thin in a new twist on my usual tuna salad. And gosh, was it good.

tuna + laughing cow light swiss + bagel thin = heaven.

To prepare my usual tuna salad, I chopped an onion and celery, then mixed it with the tuna, a dollop of free mayo, a dash of salt, and lots of pepper. Paired with the Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese on an Everything Bagel Thin, it was a fantastic Omega-3 meal.

I served my little healthy tuna melt with some garlic and onion-sauteed green beans and celery with pepper jelly.

Sidenote: does anyone else have a slight pepper jelly obsession? I had a jar from Rosemont Winery from my birthday weekend, and I demolished it faster than I typically consume a jar of Naturally More Peanut Butter.

And you all know those don’t last long in my house.

Maybe a homemade pepper jelly recipe is in my future? πŸ˜‰

the goods.

Lyssa needs her new camera. stat.

And guess whose race pictures came in?

Apparently, the downside to a rockin’ PR is a sloo of obnoxiously unflattering pictures. Cool how the photogs all hang out at the finish line where everybody’s too gassed to smile, huh?

"I can fly!"

clearly, my most flattering.

and, my favorite, recovered from the “Lost & Found” section…

oh, hey! just 9 miles in...

That second to last one deserves a frame around it. πŸ˜‰

Which gives me an idea.

How many of you are brave enough to send me a hilarious race picture of yourself? It can me a professional, pedestrian-taken, whatever you’ve got. I see a quality post of “very attractive” race pictures in the Life of bLyss lineup… who’s with me?

Send your goofy-lookin’ race pictures to me at If you’ve got a blog, hit me with the address, too, so I can link you up. πŸ™‚

So, what’s your favorite flavor of Chobani? Have you gotten a chance to try the new flavors?

Happy Thursdeee! We’re almost to the weekend!

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1 Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) March 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Seriously-you look so good! I look the worst in race photos…I’m going to start posing…it might be better for the photographers sanity.

I love Chobani-but I tend to just add the fruit in myself and buy the plain yogurts. The lemon and blackberry are nom but vanilla is my favorite.


2 Sable@SquatLikeALady March 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I looooooove the black cherry Chobani! But other than that I’m actually not a Chobani lover…I prefer Brown Cow’s vanilla and Oikos’ honey. And then Fage Plain 2%. lol!

I love the idea of a mid-race-awkward-pic post!!! I don’t have any horrible race pictures because well my very longest race ever was a 5k! lol! BUT I do have some naaasty pics of me making all kinds of gross faces while lifting.


3 Parita @ myinnershakti March 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I’m glad you are onboard the greek yogurt train! It’s a fun one to be on. πŸ™‚

And you look so hardcore in your pictures! Nice! I love the second to last one – you’re in the zone!


4 mindrunningwild March 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I love race photos! I have one that looks alot like that one you love, actually! It’s so funny to see what you look like while you’re running and find out that you don’t look half as epic as you thought you did…
I love chobani but I’ve never tried any but the plain. How syrupy is the fruit- I don’t generally like fruit-on-the-bottom for that reason. The flavors look fab though!


5 alex March 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I love the waving!!!!!

unfortunately I have competed in a race – something to do with severe anxiety leading up to it….


6 cupcake dynamite March 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

HAHAHA LOVE THOSE! Your faces are INTENSE girl! SO funny because I just finished my naturally more pb.. the jar lasted me WEEKS. I think it’s the first to last because I LOVE it but I can’t eat it with just a spoon, it’s toooo thick!


7 Maleah March 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I was afraid to try greek yogurt, so I had started by getting the kid version of chobani which was pretty good. I tried the “adult” pomegranate chobani on Monday and I liked it better than the kid version. There are pomegranate seeds in it, but it was yummy. And the more unflattering running pictures are, the better!!


8 Abby March 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Lemon is the best! Had it this morning for breakfast! Put raspberries in it!


9 Sophia @ Raven Waves March 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Chobani is so delicious! I love the black cherry and peach flavors! πŸ™‚


10 mickiruns March 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I didn’t even know there was a lemon flavor, sheesh.

Loving the race pictures, haha! For some reason mine always look like I’m about to hurl, or that I’m trying to run through quicksand. LOVELY.


11 Kace March 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Pomegranate, for sure. Strawberry banana’s not bad either.


12 fashionfitnessfoodie March 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I love the mango chobani!! I still need to try the lemon….it’s waiting patiently in the fridge for me.

I think you look awesome in your race pictures…rocking that run time!!


13 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries March 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Lookin’ good, girl! I have really bad race pictures. In all my 10K pictures it looks like I’m walking. WTF?
I’m glad you found a flavor you like. I don’t know why everyone is having such a hard time finding the lemon flavor. It’s the BEST, but it’s always in stock up here. Hmm – I guess that just means my favorite bloggers need to move to NOVA?


14 runyogarepeat March 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Pom is my favorite Chobani!
I love that green running shirt. I always choose to wear my favorite running gear in races to compensate my my not-so-flattering faces.


15 Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) March 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Your race pics are great! Sadly, I don’t have any to send because I don’t run. It may have something to do with the fact that I look so ridiculous doing it! My pictures would surely be hilarious. πŸ™‚


16 Shanna, like Banana March 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Blueberry is the best! Vanilla and Black Cherry second.

Not a racer but I have plenty of bad photos…lol


17 Meg March 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Your race pictures ROCK, just as you do πŸ™‚

I LOVE Chobs, you NEED to try the Mango. Freeze it for about an hour and dig in. You won’t regret it πŸ˜‰


18 anastasia March 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

oh honey, you have my full permission to use any of my bad running shots. you know where to find them πŸ˜‰ hahah.


19 (what runs) Lori March 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

haha- beautiful race photos. πŸ˜‰
I hate the “action” shots of mine. lol But yay! You completed it! With proof… πŸ˜‰


20 Jenn @ Peas & Crayons March 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

good idea on the race photo montage! i have never done a race BUT I do have to do a military CFT this weekend! with a run!!! does that count? =) its sure to be uber embarassing! haha!1

congrats again on your race and your new love of my current love – chobani! <3 i hear the plain, it subs for sour cream in soooo many recipes! <3


21 Katelyn March 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

When I ate dairy, Oikos was my favorite!! I don’t remember ever trying Chobani, but I guess I was a bit of an “organic” snob at the time;)

Giiiirl why are you so tan!! You’re right I should come to school near you, that way we can be tan runner blondies togeths


22 This Italian Family March 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Girl, your running pictures are way better than you give yourself credit for! Love the look of dedication on your face! πŸ™‚


23 Rose March 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

The “flying” race picture is awesome. Mine always seem like I’m walking, which sucks.

I never keep the really bad ones. I guess I’ll have to start doing that now, hahahahha.


24 Jenny March 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I just tried the Peach and I didn’t like it that much lol Can’t wait to try all the other ones! πŸ˜€


25 OhJones March 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Trust that I will send you my race photos in 2 weeks! They will probably be of me crawling the last mile but there will be there I promise.

I’m working on the Greek yogurt too! I gotta try the flavs you suggested!


26 movesnmunchies March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

girl you are ROCKING THOSE RACE PICs.. i dont have any race pics! iv only ever done a 5k and well that was too lame for a pic… BUT BUT BUT i WILL have my 1/2 one in october- -lots of pics!


27 AntosDoesLife March 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Looooove Chobani Pineapple. It tastes like cake and is by far my favorite!


28 my little celebration March 24, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Great pictures! And I’m right there with you on greek yogurt! I didn’t care for my first flavor (vanilla), but the Chobani fruit on the bottom flavors are fantastic! So far blueberry and pomegranate are my favorite :D.


29 adventuresofpretendcook March 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Those pictures are awesome. You look great!

I have only tried Greek yogurt once and I did not like it. I have never tried Chobani though, so maybe I should try that one.


30 Annabel @ March 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

what a GREAT idea! but there’s no way in hell i’m giving you the picture of me where i look like i’m about to die from constipation AND kill the person taking my photo. yea….and it was only a 10k too….

imagine what i’ll look like in my first 1/2 marathon photos. I shudder…

p.s. you still look super cute in your “unflattering” pictures! If i didn’t like you so much, i’d be annoyed! πŸ˜‰


31 Brittany March 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

Awesome pics, girl! CHOBANI = soooooo yummy! Some of the professional photos from my first half in February, my face is like WTF get out of my face!!!


32 meg o@ watchmegorun March 25, 2011 at 1:32 am

Yayy for chobani! And umm are we the same person? I literally just posted about sharing bad race photos and rhen just read your post. Too funny!


33 simplynutritiouskate March 25, 2011 at 1:33 am

Favorite flavor would be the full fat plain its so rich and creamy and your race pictures are awesome!


34 Kayla March 25, 2011 at 2:54 am

I LOVE lemon, so sad you can’t find any!!

Love the race photos! They’re actually not bad, I bet mine would be HORRENDOUS


35 Kristin @ Absent Minded Kris March 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Just found your blog!
Chobani Rasberry is DELICIOUS!! It actually could be a good substitue for ice cream! But have to say my favorite Greek yogurt is the plain FAGE and then add in my own fruit, almonds, or peanut butter—yummy!!

Great race pics too!


36 Kelli@Baker on the Run March 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I totally wish I liked Chobani, but I’m a yogurt-hater πŸ™ There’s just something about the texture/consistency that does NOT make my tummy happy.


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