Nutrition Tips

Pureed Mushroom Soup

I love soup, but I’ve never been a huge fan of mushroom soup, most of which are mushrooms and barley in broth. (Don’t get me wrong – I love mushrooms and barley, but have never been so into the combo of both in soup form). A few weeks ago my mind changed when I had a delicious pureed mushroom soup.When the soup arrived at the table I was surprised to see that it was a puree, not the quintessential mushroom barley soup I was expecting. The puree was so smooth and velvety. I decided that I wante… read more »

Mixed Messages

Almost a year ago I wrote about the efforts of the New York City Mayor to reduce the amount of sodium found in restaurant food and in food products (check out the Salt Shakedown post).  This past November the NYC Department of Health unveiled an ad campaign in line with Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to cut the salt. The ads are composed of posters in subway cars that show images of two commonly bought foods that are high in sodium — canned soup and frozen meals. To make the point that these food i… read more »

The Language of Organics

The following post was written by nutritioulicious™ intern Megan Kian Yesterday I pondered the benefits of organic produce — whether it’s worth the added dollar signs, what it actually means for a piece of fruit or a vegetable to be organic, and how to make an educated decision in the supermarket. What it means for produce to be organic is different than the rest of the items on the grocery store shelves. Since food labels are already challenging to understand, here’s a quick guide to underst… read more »

The Truth Behind Organic Produce

The following post was written by nutritioulicious™ intern Megan Kian Shopping basket in hand, strolling down the aisles of a supermarket can be somewhat of a daunting experience. With so much in the news about the benefits of organic products, how do we know what we should really be putting into our bodies? And for that matter, what constitutes organic? Many of the current consumers are switching to organic, but does being organic really mean it’s better for you? When you bite into a juicy, cris… read more »

Caramelized Onion Dip

Yesterday I told you about the versatility of Greek yogurt, and what an especially good replacement it is for sour cream. As promised, and in honor of my husband, here is a recipe that generally uses sour cream (and one of his faves!), but comes out great using Greek yogurt instead. Plus, you won’t feel the least bit guilty indulging in it because of how nutritious it is (especially compared to the original!). Caramelized Onion Dip Serves: 12; Serving Size: 3 oz Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive… read more »