When we crossed the finish line last weekend at the Nike Women's Marathon, one of the snacks they were passing out was Kashi Go Lean Crunch in vanilla yogurt. I was starving so I took it despite the fact I knew I wouldn't like it. I have never really been fond of yogurt. It is one of the foods in life I wish I liked but could never get there with. Honestly, I think it is something about the "live active cultures" I just can't get past. However, the Kashi/yogurt mix wasn't too bad so I decided to give yogurt one more try.
I know that a contributor to my marathon 5 pounds was the delicious frozen yogurt shop right across the street from my work that my co-worker and I would frequent 2 or 3 times a week in the afternoon for a snack. This gave me an idea to try - that would not only be healthy, but satisfy my frozen yogurt craving. About 30 minutes before I want a snack I put the yogurt in the freezer. 30 minutes is the perfect time to give it that frozen, but still creamy texture. Then I mixed in the Kashi Go Lean. While it isn't exactly the same, the Kashi adds a sweetness and a crunch to the yogurt so it tastes like a frozen treat. The best part - it is healthy, full of fiber and keeps me full!