Product Showcase: Building Your Anti-Dieting Community

Image Source In this Product Showcase I provide you with four resources to build your anti-diet community. And if you are trying to get off the dieting train, you know it takes fortitutde and a lot of positive reinforcement in this toxic and obsessed culture we live in. I review the book “The Gluten Lie” […]

Fall Products I Love & Hate

In today’s vlog I give a roundup up 2 products I love and 1 product I hate. It’s my Fall special of showcases and no case that I think you’ll love. I’m talking my favorite cures for the common cold, simple and delicious frozen food, and taking yoga challenges to task. Tune in and then […]

Product Showcase: Fairlife

I recently learned about Fairlife milk, a new product from the Coca-Cola company. This milk is different from all other milk for a couple of different reasons. Through a filtering process, lactose, the often tummy bloating and diarrhea causing sugar in milk, is removed. Additionally the milk gets separated into five parts — water, vitamins and […]

Vlog: Mary’s Gone Crackers

I just realized that it’s been nearly a year since my last product showcase post. That is such a shame! And I hope to make it up to you with my very first vlog. Let me know what you think!

Product Showcase: The Foodery

About a year and a half ago, two guys from a new company called The Foodery contacted me via Twitter. They wanted to meet up and learn about my practice and tell me about their food company as well. I enjoy meeting people in my community and learning about organizations that are food-related. But when […]

Product Showcase: Do Yoga With Me

It’s been a little while since I written about a product I think is fabulous. And I think I have the perfect product to share with you for the winter time. I learned about it from a client who had been wanting to try yoga but experienced a lot of barriers to taking a class. […]

Product Showcase: Grano

I’m really obsessed with Ana Sortun. She’s a Boston-area chef and makes insanely good food. So, I suppose it’s more accurate to say I’m obsessed with her food since I actually don’t know her. But in any case, if you haven’t eaten at Oleana or Sofra, do yourself a favor and go. Just go. And […]

Product Showcase:Frozen Sweet Potatoes

I don’t know if you’re like me but I love really good food and I like it pretty darn quick. Right now, my schedule just doesn’t allow for meals that take more than 30 min to prepare. So I’m always looking for nutritious, speedy options for meal time. And this weekend I stumbled upon another […]

Product Showcase: The Foodery

I have never been a fan of pre-made diet-based meals like Jenny Craig. They are tasteless, nutritionally inadequate, and provide a “quick fix” without the ability to facilitate lasting and healthful change. And it wasn’t until I was recently introduced to The Foodery that I fell in love with the idea of home delivered meals. […]

Product Showcase: Flamous Falafel Chips

A couple of weeks ago I ran to Darwin’s to pick up some pita chips. (Big shout to Darwin’s, home to some of the tastiest sandwiches I’ve ever tasted.) To my surprise they were all out. But they had falafel chips, which I had never heard of or tried. The package says it’s “the chip […]

Product Showcase: The Brita Bottle Aqua

This product showcase is brought to you by a student in my nutrition counseling course at Plymouth State’s Eating Disorder Institute. This is a perfect product for the summer! “The reusable Brita Bottle filters ordinary tap water as you drink.” As someone who constantly drinks water all day, I knew I had to find a […]

Product Showcase: Desert Pepper Corn and Black Bean Salsa

This product showcase post is brought to you by Lauren Fowler, dietetic intern. On my weekly grocery trip, I decided to try a new-to-me salsa brand and flavor. Salsa is one of my staples because it goes well with so many foods, like eggs, black bean burgers, or just tortilla chips! I picked up the […]

Product Showcase: Candy Cane Green Tea from Trader Joe’s

The holiday season gets me all excited for special things that are only available this time of year. Cozy sweaters, holiday decorations, Christmas music, the scent of cinnamon swirling in my apartment, and Burdick’s hot chocolate (to name a few). But this year, I discovered a new favorite holiday obsession: decaffeinated Candy Cane Green Tea […]

Product Showcase: Two New Frozen Favorites

Ok, I’m going to keep it real here. I like to cook. But recently, there hasn’t been time for much else but microwaving. So I recently picked up two new frozen items to try. (Yes, frozen and pre-prepared items from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have been keeping me fed the past couple of weeks.) […]

Product Showcase: Ak Mak Crackers

Alright, a few days ago I tore to shreds the poor brown rice cake in my product no case post. But I promised to share with you a whole grain cracker that I simply love. It is the yummy and inexpensive Ak Mak Cracker! They have been around for ages and are available at just […]

Product Showcase: Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl

I love peanut butter. So when a client brought me a jar of Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter I was pretty excited. BUT I was not prepared for the DELICIOUSNESS awaiting me. If you like peanut butter, cinnamon, and raisins then you MUST find the nearest store that sells Peanut Butter […]

Product Showcase: Sweet & Snappy Thai Chili Glaze

Wow. I just finished up a super duper delicious dinner and had to share my new favorite product with you. I found it at a farmer’s market on Martha’s Vineyard and have been lovin’ it ever since. It’s called Chesca’s Kitchen: Sweet and Snappy Thai Chili Glaze. You can check it out here and send […]

Product Show Case: Seasoning Blends

Each month I try to highlight a product I think is fabulous. As I was whipping up some fajitas for dinner last night, I knew exactly what I wanted to blog about- seasoning blends. You may be wondering why I get psyched about spices, but let me explain. The key to delicious/nutritious cooking is all […]

Product Showcase: Aluminum Foil

Each month I love to highlight a product I think is fabulous. And while I was thinking about the product I wanted to showcase, I realized that aluminum foil is a kitchen staple I just couldn’t live without. Not only is handy for cooking, it SAVES me from messy and very time consuming clean up. […]

Product Showcase: Guest blogger Janel Ovrut

Product Showcase: Trader Joe’s Frozen Brown RicePicture Source When Marci asked me to do a Product Showcase guest blog post for a food I love, the first thing that came to mind for me was Trader Joe’s Frozen Brown Rice. I know it sounds basic and boring, but this frozen food gem has saved me […]

Product Show Case: Trader Joe’s Frozen Oatmeal

Each month I love to showcase a favorite food or culinary product I think is fabulous. I was recently introduced to Trader Joe’s frozen steel-cut oatmeal. It comes in packs of two. All you do is drop in a bowl and microwave for a few minutes.  And you have a beautiful bowl of warm oatmeal. […]

Product Show Case: Wholly Guacamole

Typically I am not a fan of the 100 calorie snack pack revolution that has taken over the grocery stores. It’s usually highly processed, not so tasty, and totally unsatisfying “non-food” food. And as an eating disorder expert, I’m NOT a fan of calorie counting. But, I totally love the single serve packets of Wholly […]

Product Showcase: Whole Grain Waffles

At the moment I am totally obsessed with whole grain waffles for breakfast. Schmear a little peanut butter and jelly on that baby, add a glass of milk and you are set!  So many breakfast options leave you hungry 30 minutes later (think breakfast cereal) but this is a well-balanced, protein and whole grain packed […]

Product Showcase: Organic Bistro

Let’s be honest, very few of us have time to cook every night.  And most of us are eating on the run or eating out more than we think we ought to.  Sometimes you just need something quick and easy! Organic Bistro (sold at Whole Foods) may be just the week day time saver you’re […]

Product Showcase: Pluot

Ok, I’m cheating a bit. Each month a showcase a product that I think is fabulous. And this month I can’t help but showcase something that isn’t really a product. It’s a pluot! If you haven’t had one- you must. Pluots are a cross between a plum and an apricot. They are an absolute treat, […]

Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Dressing

So I was sitting with my lunch, thinking about what product I wanted to highlight this month.  And then it hit me, I had to blog about the absolutely TO DIE FOR salad dressing that I was relishing on my grilled chicken salad that very moment.  Let me just say that I look forward to […]

Product Showcase: MAC Knife

I have a fear of sharp objects.  It stems from an accident I had in my adolescence but irrational fears still remain.  So you may be surprised to know that the one thing I wanted for my birthday was a real chef’s knife.  So after a bit of research and help from my friend Kris […]

Product Showcase: Amy’s Breakfast Burrito

Are you in a breakfast food rut?  A lot of my clients that I meet with for nutritional counseling feel bored about their food choices but also want easy meals that are quick and healthy.  One of my breakfast favorites is an Amy’s Breakfast Burrito.  In a couple of minutes you have a warm breakfast […]

Product Showcase: Kind Bars

One of the questions I’m always asked about is easy, portable, yet healthy snack options.  I recently wrote about healthy snacking but wanted to show you a product that I love.  They are called KIND Bars and you can find them at most grocery stores out East, including Market Basket, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. […]

Product No-Case

So after writing my last post on being a wise consumer, I thought it’d be fun to start a monthly posting called “Product No Case.”  I currently blog once a month about a product I love that supports healthy living (see Tag: Product Showcase).  So why not blog about a product that’s a dud?  A […]

Product Showcase: Kashi 7 Whole Grain Pilaf

Since it’s Heart Month, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a whole grain food product I absolutely love.  A few months ago I found Kashi’s 7 Whole Grain Pilaf in the hot cereal aisle.  It looked interesting so I bought it.  And to my delight, it is an absolutely scrumptious grain that cooks […]

Product Showcase: Food Steamer

Delicously steamed veggies often play center stage in many of my meals.  And after talking to a lot of clients, I realized that many of you are cooking veggies in a pot.  Stop!  Pot cooked veggies deplete many of the precious vitamins and minerals and leave your veggies soggy and overcooked.  Ugh. I highly recommend […]

Product Showcase: Tazo Sweet Cinnamon Tea

Another produce endorsement from your friendly nutritionist in Cambridge! So I really had to think about what product I wanted to showcase during the Christmas season.  And for anyone who knows me, knows that I like anything containing cinnamon.  So I thought I’d share with you my all time favorite herbal tea.  It’s Tazo’s Sweet […]

Product Showcase: Frozen Edamame

Since this month is Diabetes Awareness month, I wanted to showcase a produce that makes for great low-carbohydrate, high-protein snack.  Most of us tend to snack on high carb items like fruit, granola bars, and crackers.  These types of snacks can make it very hard for a person with diabetes to keep good control over […]

Product Showcase: Dole’s Wildly Nutritious Frozen Fruit

Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables may have a higher vitamin & mineral content than your fresh fruits and vegetables?  It’s true!  And this cool video from Dole can show you why.  Ok, it’s not cool, it’s sort of cheezy.  But the content is good. That is one of the many handy tips I picked […]

Product Showcase: Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls

As I munched on breakfast this morning, I thought to myself ” I LOVE this cereal….I should blog about it!”  And then I thought, hey, I should blog about some of my favorite food products on a regular basis.  So, if things go as planned, you’ll be getting a “product showcase” on the 10th of […]