Please Mister Postman Look And See

I love mail. Every day since I was little I would look forward to the mail man coming so I could see what exciting letters and magazines and packages I got that day. That hasn’t changed as I’ve gotten older, if anything I just get more excited, as it seems like the older I get the more exciting things I get in the mail. Like today I was really, really excited to see one of my mail man’s deliveries was a package of Chobani filled with Greek yogurt! Last month I found out that I was selected to be in Chobani’s Yogurt of the Month Club and have been anxiously checking the mail ever since. Through the YOM club every month this year I will be receiving a case of Chobani delivered to my doorstep. I’ve been having daydreams about all the yogurt-y goodness I can create.

January’s flavor is apple cinnamon. I’ve never tried this flavor before and was so excited to get to dig into it and try it out. I have yet to try a Chobani flavor I don’t like, so I was pretty confident this flavor would be another winner. As tempted as I was to have it for breakfast (which I love doing with old fashioned oats) I made myself wait to try it until lunch time. I figure my first taste of something should not be when I’m still bleary eyed and half asleep.

I had a busy day of classes today so I wanted to make sure I got a lot of veggies packed into my meals from the get-go. For breakfast I did a twist on my usual breakfast burrito and turned it into a breakfast pizza. I was trying out new tortilla shells that I really like but are unfortunately too small to wrap all the veggies I mix my eggs with in. As soon as they run out I’m going back to my Wegman’s tortilla shells so that I can make breakfast burritos once again but for now I’m loving the pizza. Its simply two eggs scrambled with broccoli, red onions, and grape tomatoes. I spread it out over a tortilla layered in roasted red pepper hummus and enjoyed!

By the time I got home after International Business, a paper writing session, and my Management of Organizational Behavior class I was hungry. I dug into this Chobani and was so excited to find I love the apple cinnamon flavor. It was just what I needed to pep me up and give me the energy I needed for the rest of the day.

To round out my very late lunch I also had a chocolate Raw Crunch bar. These things are so freaking tasty and so filling.

After getting some homework done I headed over to Starbucks to meet up with Grace where we had fun hanging out and catching each other up on our winter breaks. I got my usual grande white chocolate mocha with skim milk and no whip and it was wonderful, as always.

After hanging out with Grace for a few hours I headed home to make a proper dinner. While my veggie burger and sweet potato fries cooked I made a small spinach, onion and tomato salad with balsamic vinegar. It was so yummy.

For dinner I made a burger and fries, and while it took about an hour from prep to plating it was totally worth it. Using some pre-chopped sweet potato fries I seasoned them with sea salt and pepper and cooked them for forty minutes on 300 degrees. Using this (amazing) vegan bean burger from Daily Garnish I drained, grated, and blended my way to an amazing veggie burger bursting with flavor and fresh ingredients.

A close up of the burger. This is maybe the second veggie burger I’ve ever made and I’m so glad it turned out to be a success. I was really surprised by how easy it was! I love veggie burgers and always look forward to ordering them at restaurants where they are made fresh and bursting with veggies. While I still enjoy the taste of frozen veggie burgers and think they are a great meal option, I like the idea of being able to make a fresh burger myself. When I was a meat eater I equated a good burger with one freshly prepared on the grill, not one processed and frozen and packaged on a store shelf. This has carried over to my perception of veggie burgers. If I would think it was slightly off-putting to eat processed ground beef, why would I think any differently about eating a processed veggie burger? And really, what doesn’t taste better when its made fresh? The ingredients are minimal and yet the nutrition is through the roof. I’m so excited to know I can whip these up on my own and that they taste phenomenal. And bonus, I have two extras in the fridge for upcoming meals!

Time for me to head to bed! I have my 8am geology lab tomorrow, as well as a very exciting phone interview for a potential internship this summer. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Question of the Day: What’s something you love to make because it tastes so much better when its prepared fresh?


  1. says

    Erin, welcome to the Chobani of the Month Club! Apple Cinnamon is one of our NEWEST flavors, and what a way to kick off the year! So happy to hear you’ll be spoonin’ with a smile the rest of this month. What flavor will February bring?!

    PS- That veggie burger looks great! Would definitely be on our list of things to make fresh vs. pre made. And so easy!

    • says

      Hey Lindsay! Its so great to hear from you! Thanks so much, I’m loving the Cho club, and the apple cinnamon flavor! I can’t wait to see what February brings!

      And the veggie burger is delicious! I love how simple it is to make and how healthy and tasty it is!

  2. says

    I love Chobani yogurt (I actually discovered the brand because I’ve seen bloggers rave about it in the past), but I’ve never seen that flavour. Do you get new, special flavours before they come out when you’re in the YOM club?

    • says

      Chobani is the best!! The flavor is just coming out now, being my first month in the YOM club I’m not sure how it will work in the future but this month anyway I got a brand new flavor thats just started showing up in stores. Its delicious!

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