Spring is in the air, even though it is actually a number of weeks away. If you are looking for a healthy snack to add to your diet regimen before warmer weather arrives, consider Chobani Greek Yogurt. This product hails from Chenango County, N.Y., and, to celebrate their 10th Anniversary, the company is giving away free products. Consumers can choose from a 5.3-ounce snack size yogurt, a Smooth two-pack or a 10-ounce drink. This promotion runs through the third of March and in order to participate, you must print out an online coupon, which can be utilized at participating retailers.

The offer, however, is void in two states, Louisana and New Jersey.

Chobani started out slow and began to grow

Hamdi Ulukaya is the Founder and CEO of Chobani and in a press release, he said the company began 10 years ago in a small upstate New York factory and is experiencing tremendous growth. Ulukaya expressed his gratitude to everyone who made the choice to try Chobani and recommend it to others because this healthy food is now the best-selling Greek yogurt in the United States and the number two yogurt maker at this present time. In 2005, Ulukaya, a Turkish immigrant, purchased a building in South Edmeston N.Y., that formerly housed a Kraft dairy plant. Two years later, in late 2007, Chobani was started.

Health benefits of Greek yogurt

According to Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD LD, Greek yogurt is one the six healthiest foods that most people don't eat. She added that it is lower in lactose, has twice the protein and more probiotics than regular yogurt.

Judith Rodriguez, Ph.D., RD says that the thicker consistency of Greek yogurt is a wonderful weight loss aid, as it helps you to feel fuller longer. For these reasons, consider obtaining your online coupon for a free container of Chobani while supplies last.

You can enjoy Greek Yogurt in several different ways, including eating it plain.

You might also consider adding your favorite fruit or consuming it with a whole grain cereal. Top with fat-free ice cream or add M&M's or crumbled Oreo cookies. Nuts, seeds, and granola can be added in order to increase protein. Be creative and come up with some toppings on your own and help Chobani celebrate their 10th anniversary by enjoying their delicious product. By substituting this healthy, nutritious food for unhealthy meals and/or snacks, you will be springing into warmer weather in much better shape.