This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I’ve never been one to become swept up in the craziness of getting dolled up and going out to an incredibly expensive meal with a million other couples on Valentine’s Day. Making a nice meal at home and snuggling up to watch a romantic movie together with a glass or two of wine is my preferred way to spend the evening. Even better if we make time to sneak off for a couples massage or mani/pedi earlier in the day or even the day before.
This year due to my recent obsession with FAGE Total 5% Greek yogurt, I decided to add on to our non-traditional tradition. Instead of indulging in our usual chocolates or sweets, I created some tasty yogurt bowl pairings inspired by my three favorite romantic movies of all time so we could enjoy a guilt-free dessert this Valentine’s Day.
Movie: The Notebook | Toppings: Maple, Pecan and Apple
I mean the story itself is just one big AWWWWW, but let’s admit, it’s Ryan Gosling that makes this movie never get old. Their forbidden southern love has me thinking of the traditional pies of the south inspiring this delicious pairing of FAGE Total 5% Greek yogurt topped with Maple, Pecan and Apple.
Movie: When Harry Met Sally | Toppings: Granola, Apples and Fresh Cinnamon
Can men and women truly be just friends? Every time I watch this flick, I end up picking a different side. They both make good points and sometimes I agree with Harry and sometimes it’s Sally. Regardless, this is one of my favorite feel good movies because no matter how many times I’ve seen it, it always evokes hearty laughs while pulling at my heartstrings with the sweet old couple cut-aways…..awwwwwww!! Inspired by Sally’s infamous Apple Pie order, this a la mode bowl has granola, apples and fresh cinnamon in an “upside-down” presentation by adding the FAGE Total 5% Greek yogurt on top with a large ice cream scoop.
Movie: Pride and Prejudice | Toppings: Lavender, Honey, Lemon and Blueberries
When I’m feeling overwhelmed by life, I love getting lost in this ultimate classic love story set in a simpler time. I fall in love with the English country gardens filled with lavender and can almost smell its sweet fragrance. So my Pride and Prejudice inspired FAGE Total 5% Greek yogurt bowl features lavender, honey, lemon and blueberries. As a side note, remember to use only organically grown herbs when cooking with lavender (or those purchased specifically for cooking from a reputable market or health food store).
Be sure to check out my ideas for setting up a fun, yet delicious yogurt bar for a special after school treat or lazy Sunday morning plus five more unique yogurt bowl creations for inspiration in your journey towards making better food choices.
The best part about all-natural FAGE Total 5% Greek Yogurt is that it’s Non-GMO Project Verified, and you won’t find any gluten, additives or preservatives. With its simple ingredients of just milk and live active yogurt cultures, there is no added sugar, and it is a great source for calcium and protein. It makes snacking enjoyable without all the unnecessary ingredients you normally find in prepackaged food.
And if you’re ready to start incorporating yogurt bowls into your healthier you routine, you can learn more and find a store that sells FAGE near you. For more inspiration, flip through FAGE’s collection of recipes and keep a tissue handy for the drool!