Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Get Naturally Powered

Just one more post and then I promise to will consider stopping blabbing on about Chobani.

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Recall last weekend, I went to the new Greek yogurt shop with Caitlin (below) and then again for a tasting event.

Leaving that night, I admired the corner location of the Soho store.  The store is on the left, below, with a vertical "CHOBANI" banner above it.  

But do you see the billboard in the sky on the right?

"Naturally powering Team USA."  Chobani has been busy during this Olympic season, powering our athletes and inspiring us!  They're an official sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team and have been hosting viewing events and empowering some superstars, like those on the box below:

Oh, what's that?  It's the box that was waiting for me when I got home after the tasting event.  Great timing, ChoTeam.  Inside, I found everything I need to power my summer picnic!

An insulated bag to carry the goods

...that is, a bag that will plug into my iPod and play music!

A beach towel, proudly showing support for Team USA

A water bottle, to keep me hydrated

( I could NEVER have enough water bottles! )

So now I'm powered up and ready to go!  And, of course, I'll be putting some Chobani minis in that bag sometime soon.  I'm always Chobani-Powered.  But I also naturally power myself with other foods!  For example, I love a banana before a run, and eggs refuel my muscles after a tough strength workout.  I know I'll be packing up some refreshing summer foods (veggies and fish in a salad, perhaps? fruit in Chobani for dessert?) for an end-of-summer (wahhh) picnic soon.

Recently, I naturally powered myself with eggplant, fresh from my mother's garden!

The night before the Yankee Stadium 5k, I made eggplant pizza bites:

Just sliced the eggplant, cooked it, added sauce and mozzarella, cooked it some more, et voila! Eggplant pizza.

Then, at home, my mom made eggplant stacks with ricotta. Delicious!

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In other news, I just saw an advance screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which premieres in theaters everywhere tomorrow, August 15, and it is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time.

It's Disney reinventing itself, again.  Really sweet movie, good for adults--almost better for adults, I think, than children.  A movie that anyone can enjoy.  I laughed, I cried, I had a good time. Highly recommended!

Here's a sneak peek:

Cute, right?

Have you seen any great movies lately?  
What foods are your natural fuel for peak performance?


  1. I love that eggplant pizza idea! Perfect!

  2. oooh I was wondering about that movie, too.
    so many people loved it.
    Im gonna pass for my six year old.
    and we love yer chobani-blathers! :-)

  3. I let Chobani fuel me too! Love them! Everything that is growing from my garden right now is fueling my whole family right now. Love summer!

    1. Niice! Food fresh from the garden.. can't get it any better!

  4. Great post! I secretly want to see that movie too!!

  5. Eggplant bites look fantastic. I love Japanese eggplant. We had a ton growing until some critter ate them all :-(

  6. So glad you liked your swag bag! And um, those eggplant bites look awesome. I'm totally making them this weekend. :)


    1. Thanks so much, Amy!!!! And do enjoy the eggplant :)

  7. I loved that swag from Chobani! So cool! Can't wait to really use it all.

    And I want to see that movie.Sounds really good!

  8. There's just so much to comment on! lol.
    What a fun package from Chobani! Awesome.
    That is perhaps the longest eggplant I've ever seen!

  9. I was wondering about that movie! And I'm beyond jealous of your Chobani package. They're awesome!

  10. I love your eggplant pizza idea! And I love CHO! What a great package!

  11. Ooo! Something fun to try out with my eggplant about to waste away! Thanks for sharing. Cheers~

  12. Lately my natural fuel has been anything from my garden - cukes, green beans, wax beans, tomatoes, corn, summer squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini.......jeez I have a ton!!! (and I have many more goodies too!!!) I do love Chobani as well!

    1. That's wonderful that you have so much growing in your garden! I love squash!

  13. Sooooo I just bought a plane ticket to NYC for a little vacation with some friends and I MUST go to the Chobani store!! Will you pleeeeease take me?!?! (I'll be in NYC Oct 4th-8th!)

    1. AH!! Marking my calendar! Let's chat =D

  14. That eggplant pizza looks like something I need to try.


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