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Summer Favorite: Buffalo Kale Pizza Recipe

What would you do with a big box of organic baby kale? What would you do with four of them?

For a recent campaign for Stonyfield Yogurt in partnership with Taylor Farms organic greens (for which I was compensated and received product), I realized that when you have a lot of Whole Milk Greek and Whole Milk Smooth and Creamy yogurt and baby greens (Power Greens: Baby Kale, in my case), I came up with three recipe ideas.*

The first two — true to how I usually cook — don’t have actual recipes. I made a delicious pasta with baby kale, garlic, and Greek yogurt (I put the baby kale in with the spaghetti near the end of cooking time, then tossed all that with olive oil in which I’d cooked some chopped/minced garlic and red pepper flakes, then stirred in Greek yogurt — so good, though chopping the kale first would have been a good idea, as even the baby kale stems can be…chewy). 

Then I made a yogurt-based garlicky herb dressing to toss on the raw baby kale leaves.

And then, dear friends, I had the most wonderful idea of all: Buffalo Kale Pizza. I didn’t come up with that name myself; my friend Diana did. I’ve been on a big homemade pizza kick this summer. I make a batch of Mark Bittman’s pizza dough (whole wheat, and so easy!), then I have dough to make pizza whenever I want.

I make pizza on the grill. I make it in my oven, if it’s not a sweltering day. I have even made it in the toaster oven when I just wanted a small pizza for which it would have been hot and wasteful to heat oven or grill.

homemade whole wheat pizza dough from Mark Bittman's Easiest Pizza dough recipe

homemade pizza dough

So on a Friday night, after yoga, I invited Diana to come over for pizza, as neither of us had any plans. She brought some fresh-picked lettuces from her window box garden and some mushrooms while I rolled out dough.
Diana made a pizza with tomato sauce, mushrooms, and mozzarella. I wanted to use tomato sauce, blue cheese, baby kale, chopped yellow sweet peppers, and mozzarella.

Buffalo Baby Kale Pizza, before baking

While the pizza cooked, I had an idea for topping mine. I put some Stonyfield Smooth and Creamy Whole Milk Plain Yogurt in a bowl, shook some red chili pepper flakes on it, then poured some hot sauce into it, before whisking it with a fork.

My pizza came out of the oven.

Buffalo Baby Kale Pizza, after baking

Looks so much prettier after the drizzle of sauce, right?

Buffalo Baby Kale Pizza, with hot-sauce drizzle

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Behold, homemade pizza and grown-a-mile-away lettuce! And while eating a slice of the pizza I’d made, Diana realized that the combo of blue cheese and creamy tang and hot sauce reminded her of…Buffalo wings. Except this wasn’t wings. This was homemade Buffalo Baby Kale Pizza.

So: Not exactly a recipe, more a method, because that’s how I cook. But I’ll do my best:

    1. Preheat oven with pizza stone, or grill, or just oven because you’re going to use a pan.
    2. Roll out/stretch pizza dough.
    3. Roughly chop a pile of baby kale and toss with a little olive oil so it doesn’t merely crisp up and dry out in the oven. Chop sweet pepper (yellow or red) if using.
    4. Prepare dough for toppings.**
    5. Spread thin layer of tomato sauce over dough.
    6. Sprinkle chopped oiled kale, peppers, and chunks of blue cheese onto sauced dough.
    7. Scatter mozzarella on top, followed by a little grated Parmesan.
    8. Bake pizza (timing depends on cooking method).
    9. While pizza bakes, put whole milk yogurt in a bowl. Sprinkle with hot pepper flakes, then add hot sauce. Whisk with fork.
    10. When pizza has been removed from oven, drizzle the hot yogurt sauce over it. Cut and eat.

*So…I was supposed to come up with and share a salad idea. Sorry! But really, you’ll be very happy with the Buffalo Baby Kale Pizza and you don’t even need a salad with it! You’re welcome. #efficiency

** Grilling: Throw flattened dough on grill for 5-8 minutes, then flip onto peel/cutting board to put toppings on grilled side.
Baking with pizza stone: Move flattened dough onto a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal.
Baking without pizza stone: Move flattened dough to a rimmed sheet pan that’s either been greased lightly with olive oil or sprinkled with cornmeal.

Back to School: Packing Lunches With Stonyfield, Justin’s, and PackIt

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It’s back-to-school time! Which means it’s time to pack lunches again. Unless, like us, you’ve needed to pack lunches for camp or outings for most of the summer. I’m kind of a professional lunch packer at this point.

It still seems daunting, though. I don’t know why. And last year the second grader was packing his own lunches. Why did this stop when he started camp this summer? I don’t know. I think both kids will be packing their own lunches this year, with my support.

And it’s not just knowing what to pack — how many snacks, who’s eating what this week (turkey? salami? hummus and cucumber? leftovers?) but who can eat what. Like when a particular upcoming first grader has a wiggly tooth, so you have to slice up his apple before you pack it because otherwise he can’t bite it.

But if you have the supplies and a formula, lunch-packing doesn’t have to be a drag.

Here are some key tips for packing a lunch:

Food Containers
We use reusable containers for snacks and lunches. For the main lunch, we use EasyLunchboxes three-compartment lunch boxes, with snacks in other small reusable containers. Yes, I wash a lot of containers, but I’m OK with that.

Lunch Bag
A sturdy, reusable lunch bag can last for the whole school year and sometimes for a few years! PackIt makes a great freezable lunch bag which contains a freezable gel. Just put it in the freezer overnight, then in the morning pack your child’s lunch in it. The lunch bag will keep the food cold for hours.img_9328.jpg

Lunch Food
Sandwiches are popular with my kids:

  • salami
  • PBJ
  • hummus and cucumber

Sandwich alternatives:

  • mac&cheese in an insulated food jar
  • leftover pasta with pesto
  • hummus, veggies, and crackers
  • cheese and crackers

I also pack veggies and fruit in the other compartments of the bento box.

Snacks
Besides the “main course,” I include:

  • fruit — berries, a sliced or whole apple, cut-up oranges, grapes
  • veggies — baby or big carrots, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumber
  • something crunchy/salty, such as pretzels
  • Stonyfield YoKids Squeezers (these are great to keep in the freezer)
  • a granola bar (in case an extra snack is needed)img_9329.jpg
  • Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Pretzels snack packsimg_9334-1.jpg
  • maybe a packet of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter (who am I kidding, these are for me! Great pre-run fuel and a handy afternoon snack at my desk)img_9338.jpg

Drinks
A reusable water bottle. That’s all I send my kids with. But you could also include a juice box or milk.

By the way, could you sense a theme here? Reusable containers, few processed foods, and products from companies like Justin’s and Stonyfield that make sustainable practices their mission? I like supporting companies that have values similar to mine.

Oh — not that I’m telling you what to do, but because these tips can help you save time packing lunches — if you have some extra time, check out the recipes on the Justin’s site! I want to try the spicy peanut soba noodles and the granola bars, for starters.

Happy school year, and enjoy packing healthy lunches!

Start Your Day With a Good Breakfast

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I eat a lot. Especially breakfast. And snacks. When I work at home, I snack all day (who am I kidding — when I was working full time on site, I also snacked quite often!). I think of myself as a “frequent fueler.”

Happily, Stonyfield Yogurt and Nature’s Path cereals partnered up and offered me some stuff to try. Nature’s Path sent me their Pumpkin Flax Granola as well as a funky new cereal I hadn’t heard of before, Qi’a (pronounced “key-ah”). It’s a gluten-free blend of chia seeds, hemp seeds, and buckwheat, with some vanilla, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds in it.

People, this Qi’a stuff is not your grandmother’s granola. It’s not even granola. It’s way better, in my opinion. (The Pumpkin Flax Granola is very good, by the way, not too sweet, great flavor, nice and crunchy, with oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, and molasses. The Qi’a, though!) I have eaten my fair share of chia seeds (and hemp seeds, and almonds) but this cereal puts it all together for me in a whole new way. It’s great.

You only need two tablespoons of it. You mix that with 1/4 cup of milk (or almond milk, or hemp milk, or whatever — but I think it goes especially well with unsweetened almond milk) and let it sit for 5 minutes so the chia seeds can soften. Then you eat it, and it is delicious. It’s also the perfect amount of calories, Omega-3s, protein, and fiber.

But I like a little more volume at breakfast (come on, I am training for an ultramarathon right now!). So I take this combo and add some yogurt (Greek if I have it, plain whole milk if I don’t). My photos of this weren’t so pretty, but Micaela at Mindful Momma had the same idea and took much better pictures of the combination. Follow the link and go see hers.

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This makes an excellent breakfast, snack, or (why not) simple dinner.

As for the granola, I like mine dumped on top of a bowl of yogurt. I don’t make pretty parfaits or eat it with milk, usually. I like to put it on top of yogurt and then mix it in.

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Yes, I used the bunny bowl.

Yeah, I am not always super-original with my food, but I like good food. Especially when they’re organic and non-GMO verified, as Stonyfield and Nature’s Path products are.

 

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This will keep me well fueled for the first part of the day! How do you fuel up?

Disclosure: Stonyfield and Nature’s Path provided me with free product to facilitate this review. I am a Stonyfield ambassador. All opinions are my own.

A prAna Giveaway! #JustBeYou

12 Cat04_03_VictoriaSt-1470As anyone who knows me knows, I love comfortable clothing, the outdoors, companies that value the environment and people, and quality products. So when Stonyfield and prAna teamed up to offer me an item from prAna’s organic cotton clothing line as part of prAna’s #JustBeYou campaign, I said, “Heck yes!”

I mostly know prAna from back when I used to climb. I have some very comfortable cotton pants that were my go-to climbing pants for years, back when I spent all my free time climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping (now I mostly just run . . . a lot — and that is how I #JustBeYou — or rather, just be me — these days, especially when I’m out trail running).

The company also makes outdoor, casual, and yoga clothing — for women and men. They follow sustainability practices and make really lovely, quality clothing.

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27 Cat02_14_Anfora-05738I was allowed to select anything from their organic cotton clothing line. It was hard to decide, but I went with the Tyda Dress in black. It is incredibly comfortable and cute, and for colder fall days I can add a cardigan and boots (I’m a big fan of cardigans). Even colder days? Leggings and a hat. This is a year-round dress, for sure, and you will probably see me in it often ofter the next several months. IMG_6706.JPG

 

IMG_6720.JPGWhile my dress pairs well with a sweater and boots, it also pairs well with Stonyfield’s Oh My Yog! Gingered Pear yogurt (what’s more autumnal than gingered pear?). We all know of my abiding adoration of Stonyfield (among other things, the company supports small farms and good farming practices, and they have some darn good organic yogurt). Oh My Yog! is a three-layered of yogurt with enough fat and protein to keep this often-hungry person fueled. (I am training for an ultramarathon right now — I need easy and nutritious snacks all the time!!)

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You too can enjoy some prAna clothing. I have a discount code for you, but I’m also giving away an item (up to $99 value) from their organic cotton clothing line!

Giveaway and Discount Code
First of all, here is a discount code for 15% off at prAna.com!

Enter code: JBYF15INLC for 15% off on prAna.com between Nov 1-Dec 15.
Not valid for prAna Influencers, on Gift Certificates or with any other offers.
Valid November 1 – December 15, 2015.

And now for the giveaway. I can offer one of you any one item of clothing from prAna’s organic cotton clothing line (up to $99 value). Winner’s prize can ONLY be shipped to a U.S. address. 

Enter via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
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#JustBeYou

#prAna

#Stonyfield

Disclosure: I was sent an item of prAna clothing and coupons for Stonyfield yogurt to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

Shutterfly and Stonyfield YoBaby/YoTot for the Holidays

Disclosure: As a Stonyfield blogger, I was given a discount code for $20 off a $20 Shutterfly.com purchase. All opinions are my own. 

If you’re like me, most of your photos are on your phone, Instagram, and Facebook. I’m terrible about printing them (I blame you, smartphone camera!).

But my poor kids don’t have tons of baby pictures on the walls or in albums. So I decided to make a photo album for them of some key recent moments. Shutterfly.com made it easy to do. I could pick a design, pull in my pictures from my phone and laptop (actually I think I had to put them from my phone to my laptop and then into the album, but you can probably figure out how to go directly from phone to Shutterfly), and submitted the order. We soon had a wonderful hardback photo book of so many fun memories.

And now I want to make more. Many more. Seasonal books. Key memories. Wall hangings. Plus print pictures to put into the photo album each child was given as a baby gift (I know, I know….but I never print pictures anymore!).

You too can make a great photo album or order prints from Shutterfly. Here’s a discount code for you! Get $20 off of a $20 order at Shutterfly.com when you buy any YoBaby or YoTot six-pack from now through the end of February! Just enter the code on the Stonyfield package to Shutterfly.com to get your discount. With the holidays coming, this is a great deal! Photo gifts? Holiday cards? Cool wall hangings? Calendars? Printed pillows? Don’t miss out! Offer ends February 29, 2016. One offer per household. 

Oh, and you don’t need to have a little kid in the house to buy YoBaby or YoTot. I’m a big fan of these little yogurts — especially YoBaby Vanilla.

Homemade Ice Cream — It’s a (YayLabs!) Ball! #Review

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We like homemade ice cream as much as anyone, and we’ve owned our fair share of ice cream-making supplies: a really nice electric ice cream maker (which I sold after it fell into disuse for a few years when the kids were very young), a hand-cranked ice cream maker (fun but it took some effort and time, so I gave it to my friend for her country house), and then an electric one again (seldom used, sadly).

And then guess what I was asked to try out? Stonyfield teamed up with YayLabs! to send me a SoftShell Ice Cream Ball. It’s a soft-sided ball, like a playground ball. You put your ice cream ingredients in one end and in the other, ice and salt. You’re supposed to use rock salt, but I don’t have rock salt. I have kosher salt. That worked fine. I found that regular table salt worked fine, too.

Ball, yogurt. Pretty simple. Add ice and salt, then roll.

Ball, yogurt. Pretty simple. Add ice and salt, then roll.

You don’t need to get fancy with the ingredients. You can just add yogurt! Or yogurt and some sweetener. Or cream and a little sugar and maybe some vanilla flavoring. Or just fruit juice. You choose. Anyway, the first time we used it, I had on hand Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt. I normally only buy Stonyfield Whole Milk Plain, but I somehow had vanilla on hand. So we used that. I didn’t add anything to it, just put the yogurt in the ice cream side of the ball.

It has its own stand!

It has its own stand!

Then ice and kosher salt in the other side, made sure it was closed tightly (careful not to cross-thread it!), and we rolled it around.

Add ice cream ingredients here.

Add ice cream ingredients here.

Though it looks like a playground ball, you cannot drop, kick, or throw the ice cream ball, or the hard plastic inside will break. You do not want to break your ice cream ball. You want to sit on the ground and roll it around.

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We made it into a game, the boys and I, and rolled to each other. After 10 minutes, per the instruction book, I scraped down the sides (not well enough, it turns out) and we rolled it for another 20 minutes. The yogurt wasn’t quite frozen but it was good enough for us! According to the instructions, higher fat products freeze more quickly, which is probably why the lowfat yogurt wasn’t quite frozen yet.

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They were laughing the whole time except when I took pictures.

But it was good. The kids would have liked it a little sweeter, but they were OK with it as it was.

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Oh, I forgot, we added some chocolate syrup near the end. To the freezing yogurt, and to the ball, and to the floor…

Then we brought it up to Maine when we went to visit dear friends in a cabin on a lake way up there. We bought cream in town and used some sugar. I used a pint of heavy cream and maybe 1/3 of a cup of sugar. We had no vanilla flavoring or maple syrup, so sweet cream ice cream it would be!

We rolled it around, first my friend and I and her toddler, then the boys and men joined us. Eight people, ages 2.5 to 43, rolling this ball in a great game and having fun.

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I forgot to ask my friends for permission to put their kids’ photo in the blog post, so you just see my kids rolling it here.

I think that’s the best part of this ice cream ball — the time spent making a game of rolling it, laughing, passing to each other, taking turns, letting the littler kids get a chance. It’s community-building. I scraped the sides better this time, and when it was done, whoa. Beautifully frozen sweet cream ice cream.

It may not be our everyday way to make ice cream, nor the way to go if you want more than a pint (in Maine, we each got a few spoonfuls), but it’s fun, for sure, and we can take it camping with us! (Car camping, obviously, so we have a cooler for ice and yogurt or cream. I don’t backpack with that stuff.)

If you need a fun addition to your summer treat supplies or a brilliant hostess gift, try this ball. It’s fun. I just hope they come out with a full-silicon version we could use for dodgeball or kickball. Wouldn’t that be awesome — playing kickball and making ice cream at the same time?

 

 

Late July Chips and Stonyfield Dip: You Don’t Need a Party

Late May/early June is a pretty busy time around here, with several family birthdays, including my own kids’.

We’d prepped carefully for Ben’s birthday party, planning out all kinds of activities plus, of course, a lot of healthy snacks. And cupcakes. The boys worked hard to decorate them in a madness of sugar (it was a birthday party, people).

Busy cupcake decorating team.

Busy cupcake decorating team. One is all chocolate all the time, the other one wanted vanilla with blue frosting. Sure!

My mother made a beautiful pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game.

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She is a really good artist.

Just as the party was about to get going, a delivery truck dropped off a package: Late July chips! As a Stonyfield blogger, I was to create a yogurt-based dip to go with them. (I mean, I didn’t have to do it right then, but the timing was perfect!)

Ready, set, make a dip!

Ready, set, make a dip!

No problem. I always have a big tub of Stonyfield yogurt in the fridge (plain, whole milk). I put some into a bowl and began to mix in grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt, garlic powder, dried parsley. Onion granules, green goddess dressing base. Mix and taste, mix and taste.

Some of what I mixed to make my dip.

Some of what I mixed to make my dip.

More Parmesan, a little more salt. It was pretty good.

I set them out on the table next to the veggies and hummus and the fruit platter and began to help set up the seltzer can bowling (hint: weight the cans with a little water if it’s a breezy day).

While the dip could have used just a little more oomph, it disappeared fast. So did the chips. In fact, when I first opened the package of chips, all I heard was, “Oh, I love Late July chips!” Seriously, the chips kind of stole the party.

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I didn’t measure anything when I made my dip. For a more surefire dip, try one of the great recipes at Stonyfield: http://stonyfield.com/recipes/all/dips. You can’t go wrong.

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. As a Stonyfield Blogger, I received free product from Stonyfield and Late July for this post. All opinions are my own.

Stonyfield OP Organic Protein Smoothies Fueling Me for Boston #Review

You may have heard I’m training for the Boston Marathon (seriously, I’ve gotten to the “completely annoying” phase of training, I think, and my taper only technically started yesterday!).

So there’s a whole lotta this going on:

Ran to work, took the train home.

Run 7 miles to work, take the train home.

And this:

grocery list: need magnesium

grocery list: need magnesium

And this ridiculousness:

What? I like shoes!

What? I like shoes!

 

And (best of all!) this:

 

YEAH FINALLY!!!!! (That's an official "runner's passport," which gets me my bib, shirt, bag check, and access to the Athlete's Village)

YEAH FINALLY!!!!! (That’s an official “runner’passport,” which gets me my bib, shirt, bag check, and access to the Athlete’s Village)

So when Stonyfield asked me to review their OP Organic Protein Smoothie, you can imagine that my answer was a resounding, “YES!” When I get home from a run, I often don’t feel like making myself a big pile of veggies and eggs, or even bothering to throw some stuff in the blender to make a smoothie. I want something quick, I want something tasty and high-protein, and I want to shower and move on….to stretch, play with my kids, do laundry (well, OK, let’s not bend the truth here).

Oh, hi, lovely stuff!

Oh, hi, lovely stuff!

The Stonyfield OP smoothies come in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. I normally hate strawberry-flavored anything (including, sometimes, actual strawberries — it’s a long story for another blog post), but I like these. A lot. Anyway, I only tried the chocolate and strawberry, but I’d very happily try the vanilla, too. Thankfully, it seems to be increasingly available, meaning I can find it at the Stop & Shop down the road.

Besides being absolutely delicious, the 10-oz. strawberry OP Organic Protein Smoothies have 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of sugar (chocolate flavor has same protein, 19 grams of sugar). The sugar content led to a lively discussion on Facebook. So let’s bear in mind two things:

1) I hate a ton of added sugar.

2) I hate artifical sweeteners, including the “natural” ones like monkfruit and stevia.

3) Milk itself (and thus yogurt) has its own amount of naturally-occurring sugar, in the form of lactose. One 8-oz cup of milk has 11 grams of sugar. These smoothies not painfully sweet. And despite the fact that I cannot stand the taste of stevia, I actually didn’t notice it in these. My husband read the label and pointed it out to me. The smoothies contain some organic cane sugar (yay for real sugar!!!) and a little bit of stevia. The combination works for me. (I’d happily consume them without the stevia, too, because I think yogurt smoothies, like life, should be tangy and not so sweet.)

So I ran 17 miles and came home to gather this:

Cold Stonyfield OP smoothie, bag of ice for my ice bath, hard-working Garmin, and a mug of hot coffee.

Cold Stonyfield OP smoothie, bag of ice for my ice bath, hard-working Garmin, and a mug of hot coffee.

Ice baths suck in winter, by the way, in case that’s not totally obvious.

A week later — two days ago!! — I drove to Newton, got a ride out to Hopkinton, and ran the 21 miles back to my car with my running club, other running clubs, and a ton of charity runners. It was wet-snowing, and it was hilly, and it was fabulous. But at mile 16 or 17, I thought, “Oh, no!! I forgot to bring a smoothie with me!”

So when I got home, there was this:

Happy runner after 21+ miles, refueling.

Happy runner after 21+ miles, refueling. WHO’S EXCITED ABOUT THAT MARATHON IN 3 WEEKS???

And I also ate some pickles, and later enjoyed a beer or two while soaking in an Epsom bath (there’s that magnesium again!), and I am so ready for the big day on April 20. So incredibly ready.

Oh, and did you know Stonyfield is one of the big sponsors of the Boston Marathon? I’m not on the Stonyfield Marathon Team (that would be pretty awesome!), but I look forward to enjoying something Stonyfield after the run! (Yes, run; I’m not racing it, for a million reasons; I am running it.)

[Disclosure: I am a Stonyfield YoGetter, which means I’m an ambassador for Stonyfield. All products were provided to me free for review; all opinions are my own honest ones. All the excitement is mine, too!!]

Stonyfield Pearls: Review

 

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Oh hey, did I forget to mention that I’m now an official Stonyfield blogger? That’s pretty great, considering I have long relied on Stonyfield yogurt for breakfast, smoothies, snacks, and general yum. While I have been known to be fond of small-batch yogurt from biodynamic farms where I used to live, Stonyfield is one of those good, trustworthy brands I can count on finding in most places I shop. 

I know they’ve gotten really big, but they still care about farms and land and food and people. (I got to talk to Stonyfield founder Gary Hirshberg the summer before last, about all kinds of things, including how Stonyfield is dealing with the great common Greek yogurt issue of What To Do With All The Whey. He’s a likeable guy, even if we didn’t quite see eye to eye about added sugar.)

Anyway, being a Yo-Getter means I get to review Stonyfield products and get to write some other stuff for them, sometimes.

Of course, soon after being accepted into the program, I arrived home to find a large box marked “Perishable” on my stoop. I carried it in, ripped it open, and found a cooler stocked with Stonyfield Pearls.

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Hey, what crazy savage ripped open the box of strawberry-chocolate, on the right? Oh, that was me.

Normal bloggers who review things would probably video the unboxing, or at least take a few photos of it all before diving in like a starved wild animal.

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

However, Stonyfield Pearls are one of my favorite treats. I got to try them last year when they first hit the market. Do you know about these things? They’re marvelous. A ball of frozen yogurt encased in a soft-chewy “edible fruit skin” (think mochi, but a very thin layer of it, made of fruit). Amazing taste and texture and form factor. Our sitter had just arrived, so I invited her to dive in with me.

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Photo credit: Stonyfield

Did it cross my mind at all that I should photograph any of this? Um, ah, well, somehow, no. A few days later, I felt a vague memory bubble up, something about reviewing — OH!!! whoops.

So, well, at least I turned my college-age sitter onto them, and she will tell her friends…

Keepin' it real. This is what one looks like in bad lighting after you've bitten it.

Keepin’ it real. This is what one looks like in bad lighting after you’ve bitten it.

Here’s some key info from Stonyfeld about the Pearls:

(RE)-INTRODUCING NEW STONYFIELD FROZEN YOGURT PEARLS

  • Scoops of Stonyfield’s decadent organic frozen nonfat yogurt wrapped in delicious, all natural fruit coatings.
  • They are deliciously inspired by how nature packages fruits-like the skin of a grape and a giant step towards a truly sustainable package 

BENEFITS

  • Exquisitely delicious
  • Only ≈ 20 calories each
  • Portion controlled
  • With melt-free and mess free skins, they are handheld and portable, opening up new possibilities for on-the-go snacking.
  • No spoon, no cup, no limits! 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • The patent pending WikiPearl® technology creates a delicious protective skin from natural food particles.
  • The skin protects the yogurt from the outside, enabling it to be washed, carried and handled without being damaged.  
  • Stonyfield is proud to be collaborating with the inventors of this technology, Harvard professor Dr. David Edwards and his Cambridge-based company WikiFoods

AVAILABLE FLAVORS

  • Peach & Vanilla
  • Coconut & Chocolate
  • Strawberry & Vanilla
  • Strawberry & Chocolate

LOCATION TO PURCHASE

  • Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls now available across New England at Whole Foods Market (except Providence store) and are located in the freezer aisle at $3.99 for two.

 2 FOR $6

TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 25 INVENTIONS OF 2014

WikiPearl and Stonyfield were recently the proud recipients of one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Inventions of 2014.  http://time.com/3594971/the-25-best-inventions-of-2014/item/wrappers-you-can-eat/

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

[Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Stonyfield Pearls by Stonyfield Yogurt for my review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.]