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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
Some days, I blog about personal things, like becoming a mom when I thought I didn’t want a baby. Some days, I blog about deep feelings, like when life is hard. And then some days, I come here and write about greek yogurt.
Blogging is weird. And I love it.
I have never, ever liked greek yogurt. And by I’ve never liked it, I mean cannot stand the taste of it. I like normal yogurt, just so long as it’s flavored. Yogurt is such a healthy breakfast! So imagine my surprise once I got pregnant and actually had to start paying attention to the things I ate (ugh) when I realized that the yogurt I was eating in the name of health was actually just artificially flavored sugar.
I tried to make myself like greek yogurt towards the end of my pregnancy because the little baby inside of my HATED EVERYTHING. I basically went 40 straight weeks eating no meat unless it was in the form of Chick-Fil-A nuggets. And also, no vegetables. What can I say, he had good tastes from the beginning. So it goes without saying that I was in desperate need of some protein.
I pinterested it (duh) and tried mixing in granola. Which was great, but I could still taste the greek yogurt, so, nope.
Then, I actually had Jack, and lost every ounce of my appetite (but not every ounce of the weight he so generously gave me, funny how that works) but obviously needed to eat, so I decided to revisit the whole greek yogurt mystery.
Enter: almond butter.
I will stop here to say that someone DID tell me to do this, but it was in the first week of being a mom and I just can’t remember who it was. If you are reading this and it was you, please tell me and I will gladly give you credit for this life-changing advice.
You mix almond butter with greek yogurt, and suddenly, you can taste something other than the greek yogurt. And it’s actually pretty delicious.
So. Dang. Simple.
I am not lying to you when I tell you that I now eat this every single morning.
I mix my magic almond yogurt with blueberries, coconut, almonds, granola…whatever I have on hand, really. And I’m in the camp that while it’s good to be healthy, life is too short to be miserable because of non-delicious food, so you can trust me that this is actually good. And easy. And doesn’t have to be warmed up 84 times before I actually get a chance to eat it. Win-win-win.
Are you a greek yogurt fan?
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