Road Trip Snack Guide

Road Trip Snack Guide

Family road trips are memory making moments! But be sure they are happy memories by minimizing melt downs with your back-seat passengers. As a dietitian, I have always focused on food to help keep my family on an even keel during a road trip (considering we were going to spend so much time in a …

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Marinating with yogurt: A How-To Guide

Marinating with yogurt: A How-To Guide

Grilling season is in full swing! Impress your friends and family with the most flavorful and tender meat by marinating in yogurt! Yogurt has been used as a marinade for centuries in many cuisines including Middle eastern and Indian dishes as well as South Asian. How it works Many chefs agree that for true tenderizing, …

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Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Is it spring yet? For many New Englanders, it’s hard to believe the first day of spring is one week away while Winter Storm Skylar wages a frigid war with blizzard-like conditions right outside our windows. Although there will likely be snow on the ground for at least another few weeks, spring IS around the …

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What we’re excited about: Homemade Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

What we’re excited about: Homemade Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. It’s that time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate the simple joy of spending time together during the holidays. Let the food you celebrate with reflect that same wholesome, simple joy! …

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Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. Warm days, cool nights, and the sound of crunching leaves while I walk my dog. The time has come to switch my afternoon snack from a cold glass of chocolate milk to a mug …

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The Power of Probiotics

The Power of Probiotics

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. Heidi works in Connecticut, and is New England Dairy & Food Council’s Director of Nutrition Programs. Normally, the kitchen isn’t a place where you want to invite bacteria into! But some bacteria are important for fermentation that creates delicious foods like cheese, yogurt, and …

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