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Dear Dairy

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Dear Dairy,

I love you! I think that you are super tasty and full of goodness. I wish that everyone could enjoy you the way that I do. But, some people are allergic to your proteins, and some are unable to digest your sugars. Sad. Day.

Currently, Greek-style yogurt (the full-fat kind) is my go-to snack. I like to eat it with lots of peanut butter, honey, fruit, and any type of granola. A longtime goal of mine has been to make my own yogurt at home, but past failed attempts left me discouraged. I made another attempt recently, and after hours of labor still had no yogurt to enjoy–just room-temperature sour milk. So, I tried yet again and…success!  I finally found my favorite yogurt-making process. I have already made two successful batches, and am looking forward to perfecting my techniques and consuming the delicious bacterial cultures. Yum!

My microbiotic babies swimming in a sea of granola and fruit


I especially appreciate that I can use the whey leftovers to add protein to smoothies or sub for liquids in my baked good recipes.


I love having my whey

Another thing that I wanted to talk to you about is your body composition. I don’t care if you have a high BMI due to your delicious lipid creaminess. I admire your balanced flavor and well-rounded nutrient profile of carbohydrate + protein + fat. I don’t see why people hate on you and say that you cause obesity and other diseases. I don’t think that’s very fair, and it seems that scientific research findings are behind you, too:

The Skinny On Dairy


Skimming the Truth

Thanks for being yummy and good for me.



Simple Stovetop Granola

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Situation #1: You are staring into your bowl of smooth, tart, yogurt, wondering how you might be able to make your snack even better…

Situation #2: You just finished your sweaty 90-minute turbo session on the bike, and need a yummy carb-protein combo to boost your recovery.  You pour yourself some yogurt, reach for your box of Quaker granola (or other favorite crunchy cereal), and are absolutely mortified.  You are out of your fave yogurt topper.  This is a serious and probably life-threatening situation. Who can you call (besides Ghostbusters)?

The answer to these two dilemmas may be simpler than you think.  You (probably) don’t even need to go to the grocery store, or spend an hour waiting to take your own homemade yogurt topping out of the oven.  Nope.  You can mix up some crunchy, nutty, satisfying, granola oh so fast, sprinkle it on top of your otherwise-naked yogurt, and be enjoying a protein-packed-(healthy)oily-carb-o-licious snack in less than 10 minutes–with only a few ingredients from your cupboard!

Situations #1 & 2 pretty much happened to me one morning last week.  I got back from a morning of coaching + swimming, with a rumbly in my tumbly for a crunchy something to mix into my TJ’s Greek Honey Yogurt.  But, I live with a hungry man who loves crunchy cereals practically as much as I do, and we go through the stuff way too fast.  So, the three boxes of cereals/granola on our shelf (purchased about a week ago) had disappeared.  I could have given up on my dream to enjoy a bowl of crunchy, sweet, goodness right then and there.  But, this was one of those stubborn, intense, cravings.  So, I decided to make some granola on the stove.  It turned out just as good as the full granola recipe that I bake in the oven, but took like 0.156% of the time.


Ingredients: (serves 1)

  • 1 T coconut oil (you could also use any cooking oil, or even butter…just be sure not to burn it)
  • 1/2 c. oats (I used a combo of whole rolled oats and steel cut)
  • nuts and/or seeds (I used chia seeds, almonds, and pecans) *other ideas: cashews, walnuts, macademia nuts, sunflower seeds
  • sweetener/seasonings (I added honey, cinnamon & sea salt) *other ideas: brown sugar, maple syrup, agave, nutmeg, cocoa, applesauce
  • extra things (e.g. coconut flakes, dried fruits, chocolate pieces) *add fruits/chocolate after cooking.


  1. Heat the oil in a small skillet over low-to-medium heat, just to melt (doesn’t take long…don’t go anywhere!)
  2. Toss in oats, and stir to coat in oil
  3. Toss in nuts/seeds (and coconut flakes, if using)
  4. Allow ingredients to toast until lightly browned and fragrant, then remove from heat
  5. Stir in sweeteners, seasonings, etc, and stir.  Pour granola on top of your yogurt/milk, or snack on it by itself!

Go and have yourself a merry little bowl of yogurt and crunchies–no waiting necessary!