This delicious flavor packed Blueberry Chia yogurt bowl is one of my favorite antioxidant rich recipes is family friendly and perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack.
Let’s talk antioxidants for a minute. We all know we need to try and include more antioxidants into our diets, but do we understand why? It’s all about the free radicals. No, I’m not talking about some crazy political group. Free radicals are chemicals that can damage cells and DNA and are actually generated by own bodies when we turn food into energy. We can also ingest them from the food we eat and the air we breathe.
The scariest thing about free radicals is that they can damage the DNA in healthy cells, and change their “programming”, causing them multiply or reproduce more than they are supposed to. This is what causes cancerous tumors – simply any old cell that has gone haywire. In other words, there isn’t a specific cell that is “cancer” – ANY and ALL of the ordinary cells in our bodies have the ability to become cancerous, when altered by free radicals.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VONS.
Good news is that fresh fruits (especially berries!) and veggies are full of antioxidants that fight damage caused by free radicals and help protect against damage from the sun and UV rays. Many studies have shown that people who eat plenty of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables have a low risk of heart disease and also have a low risk for some types of cancer.
So in an effort to help keep myself and my family healthy, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more antioxidants into our diet. This isn’t always easy when you have family members who recoil from your typical “healthy” foods, but this Blueberry Chia Yogurt Bowl Recipe was a hit with everyone who tried it. My 7 year old doesn’t care for chia, so I substitute it out and sprinkle crushed Nature Valley™ Granola Bars on it instead. He loves this so much that we often have it as “dessert” instead of ice cream! That’s called a parenting win in my book.
This recipe calls for yogurt and I was happy to be able to grab our favorite Oui™ by Yoplait® French Style Yogurt at the Vons Stock Up Sale – including a few of our other favorite staples from General Mills, Coca-Cola, Kraft and Nabisco at a great value. I’ve lived in Southern California all my life and Vons has always been our go-to grocery store – even when I was little. While my favorite part of shopping at Vons is the fresh produce and mix and match sales, my husband is so obsessed with the wine deals, that he refuses to buy wine anywhere else.
Antioxidant Yogurt Bowl Recipe
1 cup of your favorite Oui™ by Yoplait® French Style Yogurt, chilled
1 ripe fig, sliced
few tablespoons of fresh pomegranate seeds
¼ teaspoon chia seeds or crushed Nature Valley™ Granola Bars
Place the chilled yogurt into your favorite bowl.
Wash and pat the fruits dry.
Crack open the pomegranate and pull out some of the mighty seeds and lay them on top of the yogurt. Add the sliced fig, blueberries and chia seeds to your preference and then enjoy!
This is fantastic right away or will also sit nicely when made a day or two ahead of time and then properly covered and stored in the fridge. I also recommend making ahead in re-sealable canning jars for a grab and go lunch option.
VONS is giving away groceries for a year to one lucky winner. Between 10/4-10/19, show them how you how you stock up your pantry and share a photo of how you’ve loaded up with your favorite items, including those below, from #StockUpSale2017. Entry is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Take a photo featuring two or more of the participating Stock Up Sale products below
- Share the photo on Twitter or Instagram by 10/19
- Use #StockUpSale2017 and #Sweepstakes n your caption and complete entry form
o Honey Nut Cheerios™
o Cheerios™ 8.90oz.
o Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ 12.20oz.
o Progresso™ Traditional, Rich & Hearty, Reduced Sodium, Light Soup, Vegetable Classic, selected varieties 18-19oz
o Nature Valley™ Granola Bars 7.44oz-8.44oz
o Yoplait® Traditional Yogurt, 4-6oz, selected varieties
o Oui™ by Yoplait® French Style Yogurt 5oz.
o Annie’s™ Natural Mac & Cheese 6oz; selected varieties
o Old El Paso™ Shells
o Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls 15ct, Totino Party Pizza 9.8-10.4oz, selected varieties
o Betty Crocker™ Hamburger Helpers, 4.7-8.7oz, selected varieties
o Betty Crocker™ Fruit Snacks, 4.5-8oz, selected varieties
o Chex Mix™ 8-8.75oz, selected varieties
o Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Cake Mix, 15.25 – 16.25oz., select varieties
o Betty Crocker™ Whipped Frosting, Milk Chocolate 12oz.
o Betty Crocker™ Brownie Mix, Chocolate 18.40oz.
o Pillsbury™ Apple Toaster Strudel™, 6ct., 11.70oz.
o Coca-Cola MiniCans
o Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry
o Classico Tomato Basil
o Heinz Ketchup
o OREO 14.3 oz
o Ritz 13.7 oz
I find all of these great products at my local Vons – be sure to check out these great products at your local Albertsons Companies grocery stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway. Don’t forget to download your local store’s app (I use the Vons app) for additional savings!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vons.
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