Danone Nutriday: The Smart Snack #SnackSmart

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Danone Nutriday is our favourite yoghurt brand and when we heard that they were releasing a new recipe, we couldn’t wait to try it. Yesterday, we received this surprise delivery full of healthy, nutritional yumminess!
Yoghurt currently only holds 1% share of stomach within South Africa, 2.3% of which can be attributed to children and 0.6% to adults. There are many snacks available in the market unfortunately, they are often at opposite ends of the spectrum from a health and taste point of view. Snacks are either very unhealthy like chips, chocolates and biscuits or extremely healthy like apples, for example. A gap exists for a happy medium that is both healthy and tasty.
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The relaunch of NutriDay brings with it a new positioning strategy as a Smart Snack.

Below some interesting stats:
*For every 100 consumers entering a supermarket, only 32 will pass through the dairy shelves and only 10 will buy a yoghurt.
*In most European countries the Per Capita Consumption is about 1 yoghurt a day but in SA it is about 1 yoghurt a week.
*1 out of 100 food products eaten in SA is a yoghurt.
*Do you know that the fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.

o In SA the incidence of obesity is on the increase; especially between 1 to 6 years with 1 in 5 children are overweight!
o Females are most affected.
o Childhood dietary habits are predictive of the size and amount of body fat in adulthood.
o Raised body mass index (BMI) is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure).
o South African adults :
Ø 24.8% women are overweight (1 in 4) and 39. 2% are obese
Ø 20.1% of men are overweight and 10.6% are obese.

Danone is proud to announce the relaunch of South Africa’s #1 yoghurt brand, NutriDay!

South Africa’s household favourite yoghurt, Nutriday, has undergone a full transformation both inside and out. With its tastiest recipe ever and it’s breakthrough pack sizes, NutriDay is driving a SMART SNACK EVOLUTION

NutriDay the pleasure of a smart and tasty snack!
Between work, school, gym, homework and other activities, kids and adults alike need to rely on an easy and nutritious solution to support their active lifestyles. The advertising and widespread availability of cheap but tasty snacks and convenience foods all contribute to making a healthy, balanced diet more difficult to reach. With an offering of 27 flavours across the NutriDay Smooth and Fruit range, NutriDay makes for the perfect smart snack solution. NutriDay Does not only bring you the benefits of yoghurt, but also the pleasure of enjoying a creamy and delicious snack, any time of the day!
Family enjoying NutriDay
The benefits of yoghurt
Yoghurt is made from a combination of milk and live cultures that makes this product unique. In addition to calcium and protein, NuitriDay yoghurt is a source of Vitamins A, B, D & E, essential nutrients needed by your body every day. The South African Department of Heath recognises dairy products as being an essential part of a balanced diet and recommends as part of the Food Based Dietary Guidelines that milk, maas or yoghurt should be eaten every day.

As the leader in the yoghurt category in South Africa, our role is to encourage all South Africans, both kids and adults, to include the goodness of yoghurt in their daily diet by offering them an affordable delicious snack rich in nutrients,” says Thomas Morf, Marketing Director of Danone Southern Africa
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Danone, committed to health!
With its mission “to bring health through food to as many people as possible”, Danone, the yoghurt leader worldwide, brings 95 years of expertise to each of its products. NutriDay is making use of this experience to launch its tastiest recipe ever and add breakthrough cup sizes to delight the whole family. NutriDay yoghurt is the perfect smart snack to include in your daily balanced diet.

From October 2015, NutriDay is offering a new recipe and 3 new pack sizes:
150g, 270g & 600g. NutriDay a smart snack every day!


Danone NutriDay has been kind enough to include DOWNLOADABLE recipe cards for my readers.

Click on the image to download the recipe.

All recipes are in PDF format. You will require a PDF reader to view these files.

More about Danone Group

With its mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a world leading company in Fresh Dairy Products. Present in over 140 markets, with more than half in emerging countries, Danone aims to create shared value for all its stakeholders: its 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers and shareholders.

More About DANONE Yoghurt history
Danone was founded by Isaac Carasso in Barcelona in 1919. To treat the many local children suffering from intestinal disorders, he introduced yogurt —a product widely recognized for its health benefits in the Balkans, yet unknown in Spain at the time. Doctors in Barcelona prescribed yoghurt for their patients because they were aware of research into lactic ferments by Nobel laureate and Pasteur Institute director Elie Metchnikoff. Clearly Danone was committed to healthy eating from the very start! Isaac named the new brand after his son Daniel, whose nickname in Catalan was “Danon”. Ten years later, Daniel himself rolled out the brand in France. To win over consumers, he emphasized health benefits but also worked hard to ensure that Danone yoghurt tasted better than rival brands.

More about DANONE Southern Africa’s evolution:
Danone entered the South African market in 1998 through a joint-venture created with Clover SA in the yoghurt category. In 2010, Danone acquired 100% of Danone Clover yoghurt joint-venture and Danone Southern Africa was born. During the 17 years that Danone has been in operation in Southern Africa, consumer preference for our products has propelled Danone to the number one position in the market. With two manufacturing facilities in Gauteng, Danone transforms 5% of all milk produced in South Africa into 150 000 tons of fresh dairy products and desserts. Danone Southern Africa’s brand portfolio features amazing brands like NutriDay, Ultra Mel, Yogi Sip, Inkomazi and Activia.

More about North-West University research:
The Centre of Excellence for Nutrition at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University assessed 120 South African snack foods using the NRF (Nutrient Rich Foods) index. The NRF is a system used to rank food based on their nutrient content. Calculating the NRF score is based on nutrients to encourage and nutrients to limit. This model placed yoghurt as beneficial, nutrient rich and low in energy, or simply put its healthy kilojoules. A key message from this research is that one can substitute less healthy snacks with a cup of yoghurt – a simple step to improving nutrient intakes.

More about Live Cultures
The words “live and active cultures” refer to the living organisms, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which convert pasteurized milk to yogurt during fermentation. Note that the milk is pasteurized before culturing to remove any harmful bacteria.

More about Yoghurt and Lactose intolerancy:
All yogurts are made from milk fermented by two lactic cultures: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Interesting fact: these strains secrete an enzyme called beta-galactosidase that allows them to pre-digest part of the lactose (the sugar in milk). This is why, generally, people with lactose intolerance can easily digest yogurt.

More about Yoghurt benefit, visit the Danone website.




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School is officially finished for the year and Summer Holidays have begun. We will be staying home for most of the summer holiday and will be visiting with family and friends starting new Christmas time traditions. We will be driving down for the day to spend time with my Gran and my maternal family for Christmas. The kids are super excited to get all the Christmas decorations up. I’ve been really sick with severe bronchitis so we still don’t have anything up.


Noo has accomplished so much this year and received his first academic award this morning. I’m so proud of him. He has grasped that hard work is rewarded and that it feels great to stand up in front of the school parent body to be acknowledged. He will be moving upward and onward to Grade 7 next year!

Koko has done exceptionally well this year. He continues to surpass my expectations. He joined the local Cub Scout Pack in the middle of this year and has really taken to it! He has set goals for himself on which badges he wants to work towards and has is meeting his goals. He finished his assessments yesterday and, having looked through them, he has done exceptionally well. We’ll be sending the assessments off to Clonard Distance Education (our curriculum providers) over the weekend once I have completed all the necessary documentation that needs to accompany them. He will be moving upward and onward to Grade 2 next year!

Fifi is reading and will be starting Grade 1 in January! She just amazes every day. I decided to skip Grade R (South Africa’s version of Kindergarten) with her as she has been working on mostly Kindy work this year. I will continue working at her pace but will not put undue pressure on her. If it takes her longer than a year to complete Grade 1, then so be it. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Available in South Africa here) has worked wonders with yet another child. Noo and Koko both used this program and I’ll be using it again when the time comes for Pixie to learn. Fifi is super excited to get started with Grade 1.

Pixie is thriving with the way we school together. I continue to use the Montessori method with her as it works well and lets her be as independent as she wants (within reason, of course). Adding Pixie to the mix this year, has been the toughest adjustment for me since starting our homeschooling journey 6 years ago. I have learned a lot from her this year and I continue to discover new things, not only about her, but me too. I look forward to continuing Totschool with her next year.

The BIG Announcement

On a rather sad and difficult note, Noo has decided that he wants to live with his father on the other side of Johannesburg (about an hour and a half away, traffic dependent). He is of the age where he needs his dad as a constant figure in his life. Yes he has Steve, but it’s not the same. He is both excited and anxious to start Grade 7 in another primary school, but excited that he will get to take those same friends into high school with him the following year. This is a step that has been a long time in coming and, even though I have known for a few years that he wanted to live with his father when he reached high school age, its going to be tough to say good bye and only see him every other weekend and school holiday. He will be officially moving in with his father on 24 December and will become an only child once again. Boy, I’m going to miss him!




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The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale and Giveaway

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You’ve seen a lot of eBook bundles this year, we know because we’ve seen them too. But we hope that you’ll give us a few moments of your time today though, because we’re bringing you a bundle that doesn’t profit affiliates or authors.

The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway was designed and compiled by Bridget from Becoming a Godly Wife and Misty from Beautiful Ashes. They created it to raise money for their dear friend Mandy from Women of Worship. Mandy and her family have been on the road to becoming adoptive parents and they’ve reached the point in their journey where a large amount of money is due. 

Bridget and Misty reached out through their blogging circles and received several donations for a bundle sale AND an amazing giveaway to help promote The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway. It is their prayer that God would use this bundle sale to raise funds for the Kelly’s upcoming adoption and that God blesses them with their little bundle of joy soon.

100% of the funds raised through this sale will be donated to Mandy and her family to help bring their little one home. 

The Kelly's Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway

Below you’ll find all of the details for the bundle sale and the giveaway. We would greatly appreciate it if you would share this post across social media. Together we can be a blessing to Mandy and her family. Together we can bring the Kelly’s bundle of joy home! 

The Kelly's Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway

The Bundle Includes:

  1. 31 Days to Start an Online Business ebook by Sunu from Clothed In Scarlet 
  2. Lean on the Lord: 30 day Fitness Devotional ebook by April from 100lb Countdown 
  3. 14 Days of Agape ebook  by Rosilind from Missional Call
  4. The Missional Handbook by Rosilind from Missional Call
  5. Live Worship by Rosilind from Missional Call
  6. Memory Verse Templates Ultimate Family Pack by Rosilind from Missional Call 
  7. Pray the Lord’s Prayer Workbook by Rosilind from Missional Call
  8. New Year’s Evaluation Pack by Rosilind from Missional Call
  9. The Ultimate Missionary Gift Guide by Rosilind from Missional Call
  10. Discovering True Identity ebook by F. Dean Hackett from F Dean Hackett Foundational 
  11. A Proverbs 31 Woman by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  12. Submissive Wife Myths Confronted by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  13. What’s For Dinner printable by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife 
  14. Home Management Binder printable by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  15. Dear Wife ebook by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  16. Unfulfilled ebook by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  17. Tidbits from Help Meets’ Hearts ebook by contributors from Marriage, Motherhood and Missions 
  18. Family Mission Planner printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  19. Back to School K-2 Pack printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  20. Teacher’s Planner printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  21. Candy + Math = Fun printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  22. Homeschool Planning Pack printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  23. More than Words ebook by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  24. More than Words – For Moms ebook by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  25. More than Words – Teen Edition by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  26. Easy Weekend Meals by Renee from Renee’s Kitchen


This contents of this bundle are valued at over $100 and you can have them all via The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway for just $10!  


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Sunu from Clothed in Scarlet designed a wonderful booklet of motherhood quotes specifically for this bundle! 

>>>Download The Little Book of Motherhood Quotes Here<<<


Rebecca from Mom’s Mustard Seeds has graciously donated a freebie for all of you too! It’s Misty’s favorite Bible study to use when entering a new school year, so it’s the perfect time to get started with it!

>>>Download The Homeschool Mother’s Prayer Journal by Rebecca Brandt Here<<<


Jolene from Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy graciously donated another freebie for all of you! 

>>>Download The Dolce List Word Wall Printable Here<<<


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