Yes! That's my breakfast. Fresh berries, yogurt, an almond croissant and that view! My husband took me on a surprise trip to our favorite get away in San Francisco over the weekend. Beautiful isn't it? The perfect dream for a desert girl like me. The only thing was, he chose the same weekend I had been asked to do a product review for Dannon's Activia Selects Yogurts. I know! The exact weekend—what are the chances?
So, I decided to take the yogurt with me (well... actually, I bought it there) and give Activia Selects a real life test. "Does Activia really fit into my everyday life? Really? No matter what I am doing?" That was the question.
The first test, of course, was the traditional "yogurt and berries" breakfast. And yes, Activia Selects passed with flying colors. The yogurt (I tried the French style yogurt in Cherry and Vanilla flavors) has a slightly sweeter taste than other yogurts I have tried so, it went really well with the tart berries. In fact, the "tangy" yogurt taste was softer than usual so, it may be a great choice for those of you who otherwise won't eat yogurt.
That was easy enough. But, you know me... the Southwest Girl. I had to try the yogurt on something Southwest. Call me crazy but, the next morning I took Activia's Greek style yogurt to the hotel's dinning room for the ultimate test—a Southwest Omelette. Usually, I put sour cream on my omelette but, why not yogurt instead. Lower calories, lower fat and, as it turns out, tastes great on an omelette. The yogurt has a thinner texture than sour cream so it melted into a creamy sauce.
Don't take my word for it. "Like" Activia Selects on Facebook to receive a coupon for a free yogurt and try it on my Southwest Omelette. But hurry, the coupon is only available until Aug. 15, 2011.
Be sure to tell us how you like it.
Southwest Omelette with Green Chiles and Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon heavy cream
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
pinch finely ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon green chile, diced
1 tablespoon onion, diced
1 tablespoon tomato, diced and seeded
2 ounces grated Monterey Jack Cheese or Cheddar
2 tablespoons Greek style yogurt
1 teaspoon cilantro minced, optional
2 tablespoons salsa, optional
Directions for Southwest Omelette with Greek Yogurt:
Beat together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat in a small saute pan. Add the green chile and onion. Saute until onions are translucent. Reduce heat and add tomatoes.
Pour egg mixture into the sauce pan and stir gently until the eggs begin to cook and you begin to see the bottom of the pan.
Place omelette in the oven until the eggs are just set but, still moist.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Remove from the omelette from the oven and fold as you remove from the pan.
Top with two tablespoons of Greek yogurt.
Garnish with cilantro and salsa if desired.
Dannon is offering a coupon for FREE Activia Selects. But, hurry! The coupon is only available until Aug. 15, 2011.
1) Go to: https://freeactivia.com – this will take you to a FB page. Alternatively, you can click on the link provided in the assets page, that way we can track it.
2) “Like” the page
3) You may have to also click on the “Activia Select” link on the left sidebar
4) Enter your information in the form, select the yogurt you’d like to try and click on “Get Coupon”
5) You will receive an email with a link to the printable coupon.
6) Print the coupon (you may need to allow the Java print plug-in on your browser)
7) Bring it to a store to redeem your free Dannon Activia sample
Note- Free coupons are not valid in LA,CA or NJ. Residents in these states will receive money saving coupons for Activia Selects.
-posted by Sandy