February 1, 2010

Step into Organic...with Greek Yogurt and a Giveaway

I was recently contacted by Stonyfield Organic asking if I would be interested in sampling their Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt and if I was pleased with it...if I might share it with my readers.

Well I am here to tell you that it is truly a very delicious and nutritious product. Greek yogurt has an incredibly rich and creamy texture, about twice the protein of regular yogurt, less lactose, and fewer carbs.  Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt has 0% fat and just 80 calories per serving and Stonyfield uses fresh, delicious organic milk from family farms. 

I used Oikos yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise to make this tuna patty recipe...and it was incredibly yummy.  I mixed tuna (from the can), chopped pineapple, green onions, bread crumbs, an egg and spices.
You can add whatever you like!  I have a stovetop grill....but it would probably work great in a George Foreman style grill too.

You could make these up and keep them handy for a quick lunch or dinner.  And instead of using the mixture for a patty, it makes a delicious cold tuna salad or spread! (in that case use a hard boiled egg)

Yogurt, whether it be this brand or another healthy organic choice, can be used in place of mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, half and half, butter and oils in many recipes for a lighter, healthier outcome.  Stonyfield provides a fabulous substitution chart on their website that you can use for your cooking and baking.

Visit the Stonyfield website and you will find all kinds of recipes, organic tips and facts, recipes, other products and even coupons!

What does this little green seal mean?
The U.S. Organic Standard. To put it simply when you see this green seal, under the USDA regulations, the product must contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients.  The first person to comment and correctly guess the year this was put into effect will win a DVD from Stonyfield entitled "Why Eat Organic?"

There you go...another baby step in "Going Organic"!



24 comments:

grace said...

i wish i still lived at home and got to eat your delicious organic food. Honestly I come on here and just pretend thats what my meal for the evening is. Probably would help my wallet and my diet.

LOVE YOU MOMMA.

Mags said...

I've never tried Greek yogurt. Your little tuna patties give me a good reason to try it!

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like Greek yogurt has a lot more benefits than any other yogurt. I am going to try your tuna patty recipe. It looks delicious!! Thanks, Carrie! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are being helpful to me and I am not being helpful to you. This tuna patty looks so good and I know I am going to try it with Greek yogurt. Never thought to do that before this. Sorry I posted my apple butter cake...hopefully you can just ignore it.

Hope your day is a good one!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh wow, I want some of that yogurt!!! The nutritional benefits alone - less carbs than regular yogurt? Awesome!

And oh my Carrie, your tuna patty is gorgeous, it looks so yummy! I wish I had some of the Stoneyfield yogurt right now, so I could make those tonight!! =)

Thank you for sharing!
♥Lori

Chow and Chatter said...

my hubby adores this yogurt love what you did with it

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love yogurt. I've tried Stoneyfield's Vanilla Yogurt and loved it. This recipe looks so good! Have a great week! Twyla

Celestial Charms said...

Oh my, I'm in heaven. Organic and Greek Yogurt. Perfect. I'm going to have to search this one out. Thanks for posting about it.
Maureen

Pam said...

I love this yogurt. I use it everywhere I used to use sour cream. I never thought of using it in place of mayo.

grammy said...

I do buy that yogurt. Sometimes Walmart has it and it is affordable. I cheat and add a little Weight watchers Amaretto yogurt with it for a sweeter taste.
How about 2000? Just a guess.

Lori said...

1992? no idea...

your tuna patties look and sound delicious!!!

Just Breathe said...

I will have to look for that yogurt. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds pretty tasty.

grammy said...

How about this
first went into effect April 21st 2001
but was fully implemented Oct. 21st 2002
(o:

Creative Breathing said...

Carrie, You help me tremendously to understand my daughter's passion for organics. She literally has a love affair with "good" food. I have never seen anyone get so excited over broccoli in my life! It must work because you are glowingly beautiful! Thanks for all that you share! E

Cottage Cozy said...

Grammy...you win!!! Good Job! Email your address to me and I will send the DVD right away!

Thanks for playing...

Queenplinker said...

I love organic, yogurt and cows. Love you for posting a pic of a cow.lol Good to know where your food comes from :0)
Have a good evening, Lynea

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Our church uses the word Oikos to describe those people closest to you in your life. I loved seeing it here as the name for this yogurt brand. It sounds wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Florence and Mary said...

Lots more info for me in prep of my move when I start buying my own food!

Victoria xx

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I send that yogurt in my grand baby's school lunch, she loves it!

Catherine said...

I love greek yogurt with honey and nuts! so good!

casey lee said...

mmmm... looks great, wish i was there to taste!! ;) miss you

Jenny said...

I love this brand of yogurt. It is really wonderful. How fun of you to get to review it.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

You know I have never tried this brand~ I always use the "other" brand ~ Chobani
I love using the Greek yogurt when we grill salmon...in the SUMMER...when it is WARM AND SUNNY...and there is no SNOW ~LOL
Hugs, Nancy & Angus

Judi said...

This looks delightfully delicious. I love fish cakes and the tuna looks so good too. Interesting combination with yogurt and pineapple. I've copied this recipe. I'm trying it.
Thank you for sharing healthy.
*hugs*
Judi

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