Archive for July, 2013

Food for Thought- Prebiotics & Probiotics!

Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Dynamic Duo By Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN You’ve probably heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but do you know what they are? Nutrition research has pinpointed specific functional components of foods that may improve health, and prebiotics and probiotics are two such substances. Though they are available as dietary supplements, it is […]

Strawberry Recipe- Strawberry yogurt granola parfaits!

    Layers of tangy nonfat Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, honey or maple syrup and low fat granola served in a pretty glass Ingredients ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 2 teaspoons honey, maple syrup or agave 2 tablespoons low-fat granola  Instructions Spoon half the yogurt into a glass. Drizzle the […]

Strawberry recipe- Summer salad with strawberries, pistachio & feta cheese!

Strawberry, Pistachio, Feta Cheese & Basil Salad  Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 6 cups mixed greens 2 cups strawberry slices (about 8 large) 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped 4 large basil leaves, thinly sliced Juice of 1-2 lemons, to taste Instructions Divide the mixed […]

Food for Thought- Strawberries!

  The strawberry belongs to the genus Fragraria in the rose family, along with apples and plums. The name of the scientific classification was derived from the Old Latin word for fragrant.  The modern Italian word for strawberry is still “Fragola”. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and […]