Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Have you heard of Yoplait Yo-Plus yogurt? This isn't just any low-fat yogurt: Yo-Plus contains probiotics (which aid your digestive health), vitamins A&D and fiber. Well, Yoplait has just introduced a new flavor of their Yo-Plus yogurt--Blueberry Acai--and they let little 'ol me be one of the first to try it! We all know that blueberries are a super-food (one that I almost never eat, shame on me!) and recently I have been hearing so much about the antioxidant properties of Acai. This new flavor combines both of these healthy berries into one creamy yogurt.

So what'd I think? I was honestly surprised that I really liked this yogurt! Blueberry is not my favorite flavor and I didn't know what Acai would taste like. To me, this new Yo-Plus tasted like a mixed-berry flavor, was creamy and delicious. We've all tried both those runny yogurts and those thick, custard-y ones and I think the consistency of Yo-Plus Blueberry Acai was perfect. It was smooth, but also had little pieces of blueberry mixed in. And, it doesn't have any artificial sweeteners, which I really don't like in my yogurt!

Since I am on a never-ending quest to eat better and keep my weight on track, I especially like that each serving has only 110 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. This is way more nutritious (and filling) than a 100 calorie pack!

Ready to taste it for yourself? Yo-Plus has offered a $1.50 off one printable coupon available here so you can try Blueberry Acai right away. My Acme has these for $2.50 this week, use the coupon and that's only $0.25 a serving to try it out! If you want more information on Yo-Plus and your digestive health, you can visit their website here.

Now are you ready to win an awesome prize?! I am giving away a Yo-Plus gift bag to three lucky winners! The Yo-Plus gift bag includes a coupon for a free 4-pack of Yo-Plus yogurt, a Yoplait cooler tote bag, a BPA-free water bottle and a little nutrition journal – great for keeping with you and journaling what you eat! The cooler tote bag is huge and I can't wait to use mine to carry healthy lunches and snacks to the beach this summer! :)

To enter: Post a comment telling me one thing you are doing this year to maintain a healthy diet. Be sure to include your email address so I can get a hold of you if you win! If you are worried about spammers, type your email address something like this: queenmotherblog(at)gmail{dot}com and you're good! This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.

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Just be sure to post separate comments for each additional entry, as I will be using a random number generator to choose the winners from all of the comments.

I will be accepting entries until 5 PM EST on February 19th, 2009. The winners will be notified by email and also a post here on the site. Enjoy, and good luck!!

199 comments:

Mel said...

The bag would be great for Bailey's lunches! I'm going to print out the coupon now :).

Anonymous said...

Well Bay - I am continuing to count calories and exercise! I have lost about 40 pounds so far, but want to tone up for the summer. I have been doing pilates on Tues and Yoga on Thursdays. I also like to add some cardio in between so that I get an overall good workout each week. I'll keep you posted on my progress! Thanks for this great giveaway! Tania taniagurl110 at yahoo (dot) com.

Mel said...

Ohh...and I'm trying to stay in shape but cutting out my night time ice cream during the week and limiting myself to one coffee coolatta a week. :) And of course jump on the elliptical when I'm not insanely tired at night.

peg42 said...

We've been keeping healthy snacks in the house. Fruit and yogart are now staples for us. Instead of buying sweets, we're choosing healthier items now.
Thanks so much.

Alisha said...

I am making our own homeade cereal now...so much healthier than store-bought - but it tastes so much better! I have also quit buying sweets and "extras" that eat up our grocery budget,using the extra money for sales on meat and veggies. I love to bake, but I am trying to limit baked sweets for when company is over or homeade bread.

agordon10 said...

we got all the junk food out, no more temptation

Diane said...

We are slowly cutting out soda and sugar from our diets. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

We eat pretty healthy around here, but I have a really hard time drinking enough fluids of any kind. So, I'm really trying to make sure I drink enough water each day. I carry around a big water bottle with me every where I go. :)
Thanks!
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Pat said...

I'm trying to eat more fruit and vegetables.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...We are increasing our daily intake of fruits (we love vegetables so that is not an issue): trying to eat apples, some melon, berries, or mango slices every day, for a more balanced diet.

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denyse said...

We try to snack on vege's and fruits as much as we can!

Carolyn G said...

I am starting to exercise more often. I do at least 4 days of aerobic exercise and 2 of firming and toning. I also gave up sugar.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

exercising more and drinking more water

rebecca said...

Wow... I''m trying to eat more healthfully, but it's hard! I finally started walking, so that will help, I hope. Keeping up with an active almost-toddler helps, too.

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tutugirl said...

I am making sure to have lots of fruits and vegetables on the dinner table. It's making a big difference in what we eat.

Anonymous said...

I do the 6 very small meals a day to keep the blood sugar in check!! Love the yogurt with a small handful of raw almonds. YUM! jtmkcm at yahoo dot com.

Sue D said...

Portion control and not eating late at night.
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Diana said...

I joined Spark People.com to keep track of calories.

chrisnallynkids said...

Having a goal to eat at least one fruit or vegetable with each meal.

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to win! I'm TRYING to be healthier by drinking less soda and drinking more water instead!

Sandra
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:)

Bovee Brigade said...

We expanded our garden space for this year. Hopefully with more space we will have more fresh veggies and fruits.
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micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I have to admit I am not eating as healthy as I should, but I am trying to eat healthier snacks, lowfat, nonfat and crackers instead of chips, cookies and cakes... it's a start!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I now follow your blog!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less junk!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you in Blogger!

Cher said...

I will not let myself have soda until I have had at least 2 glasses of water. So far so good!

shmoggy said...

Nice giveaway...I'm cutting out soda pop to try to be healthier. Not much, but it's something.

julie said...

I have been slowly getting rid of the "baby weight" (and then some...) for about a year now, but I really hope to reach my goal by the time "shorts weather" is here! The biggest "trick" for me is MEASURING everything I eat. I actually eat Yoplait Light yogurt every day for breakfast, and sometimes as a midday snack, too! Thanks for having this cool giveaway!

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Dumaurier said...

I've been trying to cut down on my sugar intake and I've started walking with my son for an hour 4 times a week

cdziuba said...

is year I vowed to keep junk food out of the house. It's hard to pass up all our faves like chips and cookies, but I buy carefully, I need to lose weight and lower my cholesterol.

cdziuba said...

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I follow.

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lsfish said...

I am trying to use more low fat dairy products

arvard said...

I try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

Paige said...

I've joined a "Biggest Loser" contest. So far in two weeks I've lost 3 1/2 pounds. I am writing down what I eat (hence I could use the journal) and am exercising 4-5 days per week (and could use the water bottle).

Thanks for the contest.

Jay said...

One thing I am going to do to be healthier is stop eating fattening, sweet snacks late at night!
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Kasey Reon said...

I've been making things that are lower in fat and keeping healthier snacks around the house.

Kasey Reon said...

I've become a follower.

McKim said...

I'm packing my lunch for work using healthier foods instead of grabbing a quick bite at the fast food restaurants around work.

one frugal lady said...

Well, I was planning on losing those 10 extra pounds... but we decided to have another baby instead! So, now I would like to gain no more than 30 pounds with this pregnancy... thanks!

Karly said...

I started a requirement this year that at least one thing in my dinner has to be naturally green, red, orange or yellow (which means it ends of being a fruit or vegetable)!

kr@roadrunner(dot)com

susan1215 said...

I try to eat more fruits and vegetables

cathiem said...

fruits/veggies -more water

Sunnyvale said...

I'm watching my portions for cereal, potatoes, etc.

DePro said...

I'm trying to eat alot of fruit and veggies instead of junk food.

mverno said...

eating less red meat

sillelin said...

I make a point of eating a Yoplait a day! (there are some great flavors, and I use them for a dessert replacement)

valerie2350 said...

keeping healthy snacks in the house - fresh fruit, veggies etc. :)

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The Dreamer said...

keeping a journal so I know what I eat

thanks

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Anne said...

I am keeping cut up vegetables handy in the refrigerator so I can grab them before grabbing something I shouldn't! And since I hate the idea of vegetables, I buy low-cal salsa to throw on top.

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M.A. said...

I'm walking daily.

janetfaye said...

I am eating more vegetables every day.

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janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

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Jackie said...

I have changed my snacking habits. When I get hungry, instead of reaching for chocolate or cookies, I try to have a yogurt or granola bar.

Jackie said...

I subscribed via Google Reader

Jackie said...

I am now a follower (aka Your loyal subject)!

Bonnie said...

I am getting more exercise. It's getting warm enough to walk and I even walked a few blaocks to the grocery store last week--burned calories while saving gas :-)

Thanks for the contest!

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Erica C. said...

tasty

auntrene said...

I am attempting to get Healthy. My lifestyle before included Junk Food and little or not exercise. I am eating less junk, and finally getting some exercise and feeling better. Thanks for the giveaway

mar said...

I am continuing to use my treadmill daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

silverbele said...

Yogurt is my favorite snack and I dring Acai juice so this would combine both

DG said...

I am no longer drinking juices (excpet for Honest Tea lol). I just eat the fruit instead. It definitely helps! :)

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dctm said...

I am continuing not to eat fried food and also to exercise. Would love to win
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Jingle said...

I am continuing to be AWARE of what I eat. This is huge for me and I learned how to do it well while losing my weight with Weight Watchers! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Janice said...

I try not to eat late at night. So far it's working well!

toughturtles said...

healthy dinners

gkstratos said...

I've introduced Flax Seed into my diet
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N + S said...

i'm waiting five minutes after i feel hungry to figure out if i am really hungry or just bored!

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Emily Devlin said...

I'm staying healthy by biking to work daily (6 miles) and trying to eat more and more wholesome, homemade foods rather than processed - starting with whole wheat bread and big batches of homemade soups for cold winter days!

Smooshy said...

i plan on eating 100% organic by the end of the year!

Amber said...

I make sure to eat a healthy breakfast with a hard-boiled egg, whole wheat toast and an apple every morning to get my day off to a good start!

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Amanda said...

i'm trying to cut back on the soda and drink more water

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Nickolay said...

I am staying away from caffeine

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Wonderful said...

I'm eating more veggies, and ingesting less sugar.

Lorri said...

We are eating a lot more veggies and less fatty foods :) jeannesgifts at gmail dot com

Cynthya said...

We have switched to unsweetened tea and are planning to grow more of our own vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

I am trying to cut out soda. Very hard! Thanks!

Crystal said...

This year is my year to eat better and lose weight. Last year my husband lost over 100 pounds while I was pregnant. Now it is my turn to lose the baby weight. I have cut almost all salt out of our diets. We don't eat red meat at all. We increase our protein and remember to eat approximately every 2-3 hours to keep the metabolism going. Would love to try the yo-plus. Thanks!

hminnesota said...

eat less oil fat and more of fruits/salads.thanks
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ehhogan said...

I'm trying to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Anya said...

I am eating yogurt a lot more often this year. Thanks.

deedleweedle said...

I try to have as many fruits or vegetables as possible.

Sarah Z said...

I cook a big bunch of veggies at one time so I can pull them out for dinner any night - no excuse to eat veggies now!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

paleseptember said...

trying to stay away from anything that isn't fresh (this is harder to do in the winter)...reduce salt and sugar in my diet to a minimum.

thank you for the giveaway!
caitlinhyla (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Gabriel said...

I am eating more fruits: trying to have 5 servings a day.

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

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Anonymous said...

I am really trying to add healthy options wherever possible- instead of Tyson chicken nuggets I have been taking skinless chicken breats and dipping it into whole wheat flour, egg and brown rice. That is our new version of chicken nuggets! charlenegale at yahoo dot com

Kristin Wynder said...

no more snacking at night! and eat fruit for your dessert after dinner.

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Becca said...

I'm trying to buy less junk food this year but it seems like people just buy it for me if I don't buy it!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

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Becca said...

I am an email subscriber. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I can't remember which was my last comment, but I am a follower and email subscriber. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

MaybeMama said...

The number one thing I am doing is making sure not to even bring the cookies and other junk into the house. Not even when the kids beg for them! Also, I am drinking a ton of water!

msrodeobrat said...

i have been trying to keep more fruits and veggies in the house

Trisha said...

I'm making an effort to really increase my water intake this year. Winter has me all dried out! parvax at aol dot com

bison61 said...

I'm trying to stay away from sugar and junk foods-eat more fruit and veggies

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Deb said...

This year, I've changed from white bread and pasta to whole grain and whole wheat. I'm trying to add fiber whereever I can to our family's diet. Thanks for the great giveaway.

dn6511 said...

No more soda in the house and a focus on fruits and veggies

azrosebud said...

I'm trying to drink more water.

Qwill said...

I am drinking more water.

Marlow said...

I'm drinking six glasses of water a day. Each dish must have at least 4 colors. Plus, I'm gluten free, so I'm pretty low on carbs. I eat steel cut oats with yogurt every morning.

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Sonya said...

I'm serving at least two fruits or vegetables with every meal!

Greg R said...

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Im folllowing you

Greg R said...

Drinking lots of water and no fast food

crystal said...

I am eliminating meat from my diet. The good thing is that i won't miss it either:)

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mina said...

We have cut soda out and I honestly don't miss it at all.

Kari said...

Im trying to eat better and ride my bike more often. We only eat meat once a week or even less sometimes so that helps too!

Kari said...

Im also a "loyal subject" aka follower :)

carolpie said...

I am eliminating bread and bakery products with enriched flour which I have just become aware of that it is not healthy.

Dierdra said...

Drinking only water.

rosannepm said...

I'm drinking Acai Berry juice
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heaventrees said...

I am eating active type yogurts daily for health this year and I do find it beneficial. I have heard about the benefits of acai and would like to try it as well.

Kim Miller said...

we always have yogurt in our house. I like to put flax seeds in mine.

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terri142 said...

I am exercising at least 3x per week and eating healthier.

Mya Brooks said...

I exercise everyday!!!

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tesashel said...

I stopped eating at night, and I'm eating a lot of chicken

pauline15 said...

My family loves bread and pasta and I've made it way to many evenings because it's so quick to make and gets dinner on the table very quickly. This year I vowed to make our dinners with more nutrition in mind. Though this requires more planning on my part, we've been able to move to a more healthy variety of foods!
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wendy said...

I am drinking more water.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I started the WW program, to help me manage my portion control!

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Anonymous said...

grow my food

pitaharmon said...

I'm working on not snacking late at night. I find that when I don't eat after dinnertime, I will start to slim down. If I feel like I must snack later, it must be a healthy snack.
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KellyKel said...

I am going to eat more veggies! Especially da green ones!
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quiltingreader said...

I'm not eating as much candy.

K. Cleaver said...

I started taking aerobics last month. Going great so far.

Freestuff, coupons, and sites that pay. said...

i love this yoplait yo-plus yogurt, thanks for the giveaway, i would like to wiN!

KV Creative Designs said...

I LOVE ACAI!!! I have been drinking Jamba Juice Acai SuperAntioxidant smoothies since they started making them a few years ago. I am not a yogurt fan, but I would like to try it! I am drinking more water and eating more raw fruits and veggies! Thanks for the opportunity!
KV

Valeen said...

This year I'm going to cook with more veggies and get them fresh, not frozen!

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely drinking lots more water. At work I always have a glass in from of me. I've stopped eating sugar. And in our home we only eat whole wheat pasta!

Thanks! sylog2[at]msn[dot]com

dvice said...

Eating more fruits and vegetables

chromiumman said...

i'm exercising more this year

Jayfr said...

We've been eating more veggies this year, especially carrots.

Joyce said...

I'm taking a lunch to work each day to avoid unhealthy fast food choices.

julieann said...

Im watching my portions and eating more yogurt....cant wait to try this one

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to be healthy this year by eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
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Shelley Slider said...

Great contest! Thanks so much!

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Amy said...

I never really drank soda until I got married years ago. Even after marraige, I'm sure, at a few a week, I drank less then many, however its a cup of sugar anyway you look at it! So I'm trying to cut it out except sometimes with my migraines I have one - not for every one. It definitely helps.

Joanna said...

This year, I am trying to eat only whole grain . . . and trying to add more veggies into the mix. I need to lose baby weight, so maybe this will help.


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Marianna said...

A coworker and I have started doing Weight Watchers together.. h olding each other accountable and packing healthy lunches!

purplepassion126 said...

To manintain a healthy diet, I have eliminated drinking soda and am snacking on carrots in place of potato chips. I keep fresh fruit at home and and at work to satisfy my sweet cravings.

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Subscribed--thanks!

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Following as purplepassion126

spookyone23 said...

i want to win

Brandy said...

I'm enrolled in my Church's healthy living group called First Place 4 Health.

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Helen said...

We've cut out all fast food and replaced white flour products with whole wheat.

roxxymetal said...

I've been trying to drink more water and I'm really watching the food labels a lot more closely now so that I pick healthier foods.
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roxxymetal said...

I subscribed

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Samantha P said...

trying to exercise at least 4 times a week, and drinking plenty of water!

Amy said...

One thing I'm doing different this year is instead of having a whole bag of pretzels,I pack them in sandwich bags that way I don't over eat them. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

MommaGambina said...

Well, I quit smoking last year, this year I'm cutting out fast food. Fast food has been a big part of meals for my husband and I, I'm done though and I getting my body back!

Thank you :)

Ardy22 said...

My new years resolution was to eat some fruit at least once a day!

Ardy22 said...

I am also subscribed to your feed via email

intime said...

Adding veggies to soupos etc

George Casson said...

Eating alot of nuts, nuts of any kind. retirenaval(at)yahoo.com

Roseann K. said...

Eat moderate proportions and more healthy food!

sharon said...

eating more whole food and veggies

purango said...

Iam using low calorie and reduced fat products in all of my recipes this year. garrettsambo@aol.com

lisawonbig said...

I'm serving more vegetables, and counting calories. I'm also exercising like mad!

Heather said...

I've been trying to cut back on all the soda that I drink!

Heather said...

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I started eat yogurt daily plus fresh fruits!
I am also dink 3 glasses of juice a day & taking vitiam!

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I am following you on blogger!

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Sheri said...

I've been eating lots of fresh fruit!
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esther said...

I've been eating more fruits and vegetables and trying to not eat as many sweets.

esther said...

I subscribe.

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I follow.

Dan Mihaliak said...

looks good to me!

Amy said...

We've been eating more fruits and vegetables!

Amy said...

I'm a subscriber!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

I am cutting down on sweets and soda and eating more fruit and veggies, thanks!

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redjennschroed said...

Yummy! I love the Yoplait in Cherry! I am really making a big effort to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my family's diet.

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mrstrooper said...

I'm trying to cut down on how much I eat!

Betty C said...

I've resolved to avoid buying non-nutritious junk food. If it isn't in the house then I'm not going to be eating it.

Kathy said...

I am reading the labels and trying to stay away from processed food. I am cutting my salt intake. Thanks for the giveaway.

Agrigirl said...

I'm doing the weight watchers diet. I can't wait to try the blueberry flavor, a very nice addition to my diet menu. I'm going to definitely print the coupon.

NesieBird said...

I would love to use the bag to take my lunches to school in.

lilyk said...

I'm cutting back on my sodium intake.

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cpullum said...

I am doing menu planning to eat helathy. It also saves money!
Carla
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liliesrnice said...

I am tying to drink more water and less soda. Also, adding more fresh vegetables to my diet.

kal said...

I have stopped buying junk food at the store, so I won't be tempted at home. We have stopped eating fast food, we are now eating at home pretty much every meal. For the kids, no sweets/treats for parties. I buy pencils, stickers, play-doh, etc. whenever possible.

msvickik said...

I've been trying to cook healthier meals and freezing some so they are easy to pull out later. Thanks!

Heather said...

I'm trying to shop only along the walls (fresh produce, dairy and meats and seafoods)