Baked Apples Recipe - Yopa! Greek Yogurt Giveaway


About 2 years ago one of my sons decided that it was time for him to get serious and get back in shape. He has been a hockey player since he was young and also a referee, which means that he always got a lot of weekly exercises. But two things were missing, the first one was to include weight training every weeks and to eat healthier. His goal was to gain muscle, feel better and lose some weight. He got very serious about it and lost over 30 pounds. It was not always an easy road but he was persistent. Now weight training and feeding his body healthy food his part of his life. He did a lifestyle change and he said he would not go back to his old eating habits.


What became and still is part of his daily food intake is a smoothie. We always have frozen fruits in the freezer, he likes to add protein powder, bananas, milk and the most important: Greek yogurt. This is always on the grocery list. We go thru a lot of Greek yogurts.

Recently we had a 'Opa' moment when we tried the new Greek yogurt YOPA! The creaminess of this yogurt is pure joy to the palate and it does not leave an aftertaste in the mouth. It comes in five delicious flavours: Mmmm! Mango Tango, Lotta Pina Colada, Va-Va vanilla Bean, Ooh-la-la Strawberry Cheesecake, and Very Berry Lush. These names are delectable.

Great news for our family is that this Greek yogurt is made with real fruit, and contains no gelatin or artificial flavours and colours (a big plus for us).  Since my son his watching carefully what he eats we like the fact that it has only 80 calories per serving, 0% fat and double the protein than regular yogurt. It is important since he wants to increase his protein intake also.

Last weekend we went apple picking and I still have plenty of apples in the garage. I wanted to treat myself one afternoon and what better ways to enjoy a baked apples than with a perfectly rich Va-Va vanilla Bean Greek yogurt. It was the perfect pairing for my treat and low in calories!

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GIVEAWAY:
Great news for the readers of La Cuisine d'Hélène. Now it is your chance to try the YOPA! Greek yogurt. Fill out the rafflecopter below to have a chance to win a YOPA! Prize Package valued at $100. This is an wonderful prize! Don't forget about the twitter party.








RECIPE:

Baked Apples

2 apple
6 Tbsps large flakes oats
2 Tbsps butter, melted
2 Tbsps whole wheat flour
4 tsp maple syrup
4 ml cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl mix the melted butter, large flakes oats, whole wheat flour, maple syrup and cinnamon with a fork.

On a baking pan, place a parchemin paper. Cut apples in half and remove cores. Place the apples on the baking pan.

Divide the mix on top of each apples. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes until the apples are tender. Serve with Greek yogurt.




“Disclosure – I am participating in the YOPA Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”



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68 comments:

  1. J'ai jamais vu ce yogurt..Thanks I'll be on the lookout.

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  2. The mexican food I enjoy eating is shrimp tostadas.

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  3. Anything to best honest - fish tacos, tacos, fajitas!

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  4. i enjoy eating tacos with yougurt instead of sour cream as a lower fat option !

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  5. Love Burritos! This yogurt looks and sounds delicious!

    Thanks

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  6. I love burritos and guacamole! lady _ bluerose @ hotmail . com

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  7. Tortilla soup is my favorite. I love most Mexican food, though.

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  8. my favourite yogourt is definitely vanilla greek yogurt! it's such a treat!

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  9. I like plain yogurt. No sugar, just lovely and sour with some granola on top. That's why I think this recipe looks so good.

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  10. Loving this honey greek yougart lately!! Craving it at lunch!

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  11. I love plain, thick yoghurt, so I can add my own fruit!

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  12. I love all kinds but esp vanilla.

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  13. My favorite yogurt is vanilla but I often add fresh fruit or cinnamon

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  14. Blueberry yogurt!
    Rafflecopter ~ Rachelle T

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  15. I like greek yogourt, especially vanilla.(calem666(@)hotmail.com) Thanks!

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  16. love yogurt with my granola and fruit in the morning! those baked apples look to die for

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  17. I love yogurt of all kinds. Wildberry is a favorite.

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  18. I love vanilla yogurt, but I love to add fresh fruit to it! Yum
    Tammy Dalley

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  19. Wow This looks so good Helene! My daughter would love this...and I would too! Happy Fall! Angie xo

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    1. It is very creamy Angie, your daughter should try it. Have a great Saturday!

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  20. fave yogurt is greek, with coconut flavour

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  21. To tell you the truth, I've never baked apples before. I have seen some recipes and I have been thinking about trying for a while. It's Friday toady and I think it's a great time to try with my kids! Thanks for your delicious inspiration!

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    1. Baked apples are very delicious, especially with a nice, crunchy topping. Have a great w-end!

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  22. my fav yogurt is either blueberry or cherry.

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  23. Blueberry yogurt is my favourite

    Melinda L.

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  24. I love raspberry, but I recently tried the Yopa Va va vanilla and it was great! The kids couldn't get enough!

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  25. my fave yogurt is blueberry, but i pretty much enjoy most of the various flavours available

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  26. I love most yogurts. but peach is my favorite

    Florence C

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  27. I like most kinds of yogurt. I sometimes buy Prune flavoured yogurt because it tastes good but my family won't try it, so I don't have to worry about someone else eating it all before I get a chance to have some.
    Rafflecopter name: Cheryl Grandy

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  28. I love Greek Yogurt in Tzatziki or lightly sweetened.
    angela mitchell

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  29. I like most flavours but especially strawberry banana.

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  30. Greek yogurt and I enjoy it with honey

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  31. I love vanilla yogurt with granola..yummy!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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