The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor is a registered dietitian that loves her Greek yogurt so much that she dedicated an entire book of recipes to this Mediterranean wonder. Her new cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, is out today. We asked Toby for a … Continue reading

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Beyond Yogurt: Chobani’s Plan for Better Food for More People

Beyond Yogurt: Chobani’s Plan for Better Food for More People

Chobani is one of the most interesting food companies operating in the world today. Founded in 2005 by Turkish immigrant Hamdi Ulukaya, Choabni practically invented the Greek Yogurt category. In just 7 short years, it has reached over a billion … Continue reading

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The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

Capitalizing on the Greek yogurt trend, Safeway has released a new product under the “Snack Artist” brand. Unfortunately, these Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins are about as far from healthy as Greece is from Pleasanton California, Safeway’s headquarters. As you may … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

This is a guest post by Alysa Bajenaru, RD  and originally appeared here. How do you help your kids want to eat more vegetables?  The simple answer is to offer them more vegetables. Sound too easy?  I promise, it’s not.  Research … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Riding the waves of popularity and health of Greek Yogurt, Post has decided to add a Greek Yogurt Cereal to its Lineup. Enter “Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch” which is a granola coated with yogurt, or something that … Continue reading

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Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Kefir, the more probiotically-endowed cousin to buttermilk and drinkable yogurt, is a cultured, fermented dairy beverage that’s been around for centuries, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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Five Top Trends from the Recent Natural Foods Expo (Yummy Pics Included)

Five Top Trends from the Recent Natural Foods Expo (Yummy Pics Included)

Last week we participated at the semi annual natural food expo in Baltimore. Formally named Natural Products Expo East, the show brings together the companies making natural and organic products and the buyers of the natural retail stores. Food is … Continue reading

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Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

Butter Meets Bacteria: Ilios Greek Yogurt Butter

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Apparently, Greek yogurt is the new oat bran/pomegranate/acai/quinoa/take-your-pick. It has almost conquered the yogurt market, despite being simply a more concentrated version of … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

A recent consumer survey, Shopping for Health, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine indicates that nutrition continues to be a driving force in purchase decisions. Approximately 1500 adults were surveyed and provided the following picture: 32% … Continue reading

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