You guys I know that I love a challenge, so when Athenos asked if I was interested in becoming a spokesblogger for their Make a Change for the Feta campaign, I was immediately interested.
Make a Change for the Feta is basically a call to action: Make a simple change in how you top your salads and enjoy more flavors with fewer calories. Sounds great to me! Sign me up! 😀 Plus, I love feta. I swear, feta makes everything betta! 😉
I already eat feta pretty often, but I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet, so I’m excited for this challenge. Plus, feta is the best of both worlds: it offers a big boost of flavor and it’s a naturally healthier cheese. Delicious and nutritious! 😀 Hopefully, I will inspire you to add a little Athenos feta into your life too!
In addition to my recipe ideas, I’ll be hosting a feta giveaway every Friday for the month of July! The giveaway will include Athenos coupons, a 1-month membership to LifeTime Fitness, and other goodies. If you love feta, you’ll want to enter these giveaways!
Full disclosure: I’m working with Athenos to blog about their feta in my recipes and meals for the month of July. I will be compensated for my participation, but my opinions are completely honest and entirely my own. I love feta, so I don’t think it will be that difficult! 😉
For lunch, I enjoyed a lettuce-less salad with balsamic vinegar and lots of feta.
I really loved the flavor combination of feta cheese + balsamic vinegar. The nice, bold flavors were awesome mixed with a bowl full of veggies.
Mid-morning, I snacked on a YoBabby 3-in-1 yogurt with a little bit of granola.
Blueberry-Banana Spelt Bread
I broke into my stash of spelt flour this morning and created something quite wonderful: Blueberry-Banana Spelt Bread. Mmm! It’s basically a sweet banana bread with dried blueberries and walnuts thrown into the mix. The outside of the loaf is hearty and firm, but the inside is soft and moist. I’m a big fan! 😀
Makes 1 loaf
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
- 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup dried blueberries (I used Craisins Blueberry Juice Infused Dried Cranberries)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325*F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until fully blended.
- Coat a 9″ X 4″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until loaf is cooked through.
- Allow to cool before serving.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Oral-B ProfessionalCare electric toothbrush giveaway. You have until tomorrow morning!