Saturday, January 19, 2013

A new yogurt, or shall I say yoghurt, that is AMAZING!

I recently learned that yogurt should have at least 10 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of sugar. Upon hearing this (on my local news station), I checked the yogurt in my refrigerator to see what how it rated. It contained only 4 grams of protein and 26 grams of sugar, so I decided to go on a quest for a healthier yogurt. I went to Costco and checked out all the yogurts there, but none of them met the criteria. Then I went to my local health food market (Sprouts), and the majority there did not meet the requirements either. Then, I spotted a brand there that I had never seen before called Noosa Yoghurt and was in a 16 oz container, rather than the little single serving containers (they also come in 8 oz containers as well). The label said it contains 9 grams of protein and 9 grams of sugar. Since it pretty much met the criteria, I thought I’d give it a try. So what’s with the yoghurt, instead of yogurt? Basically, just preferred spelling based on where you live. Yoghurt is the preferred spelling in the main varieties of English from outside North America and yogurt is the preferred American and Canadian spelling. So, I went home and tried the Noosa, with my 1-year old daughter (who really likes yogurt), and we were both blown away. We LOVED it and she was asking for more, more, more, and just couldn’t get enough. We shared it and both ate the 16 oz. container in one sitting. I checked the ingredients list to make sure there wasn’t any crack in it. Nope, no crack, just all natural ingredients. It was so amazingly delicious. I am telling you- I love ice cream, and after trying this, I’d take this any day over ice-cream. Another guideline for yogurt is that it should contain no more than 150 calories per serving. This stuff is 130 per serving! My husband and I went to Australia years ago, and we loved the yogurt there, it was so creamy and delicious, and is very different from anything here in the US. This Noosa yoghurt is aussie-style, yet is made here in the US, in Colorado, on a family owned farm, with cows that are never treated with hormones. It doesn’t contain any added colors, preservatives, artificial flavorings, and is 100% pure and natural. It’s also gluten-free which is so great for those who can’t have gluten. Here is the link: Noosa Yoghurt If you enter your zip code in the upper right-hand corner it will tell you where you can buy it in your area. In Utah, it’s available at Super Target, Harmons, Whole Foods, and Sprouts and comes in six delicious flavors.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Take your kids to Disneyland from the comfort of your couch

I have a 3-year old and a 1-year old.... My husband and I want to wait until our kids are a little bit older before we take them to Disneyland. By then, they will be old enough to ride most of the rides and they will be old enough to remember all of the fun.

 In the meantime, we have been watching Disneyland rides on YouTube. It is so much fun, especially on those cold winter days when you don't want to leave the house. My kids have been really entertained by it. When we do finally get to Disneyland, they will already know which rides they want to go on first. Try it- I think your kids will love it!