Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Recent Posts By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Your M&M’s Are About to Get a Color Makeover

Today, Mars Incorporated joined the lineup of other food brands in pledging its commitment to phase out all artificial colors over the next five years. Yep, your M&M’s will now be cleverly coated in a rainbow of natural colors. The domino effect started last year when Kraft Foods Group Inc.’s promised to take the artificial colors out of everyone’s beloved blue […]

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Campbell Soup Stirs the Big Food Pot: Announces GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Company is beginning the year with a bang, announcing this morning that it will begin disclosing the presence of genetically-engineered ingredients in all of its products. Not just soup, folks.  In addition to being the world’s largest soup maker, The Campbell Soup Company also includes brands like Pepperidge Farm, Plum Organics, Prego, and V8 under its umbrella, making it […]

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Baby Brezza Baby Food Maker: A Great Gift for New Moms

I spend a great deal of my time making healthy suggestions on how to eat. I’m a nutrition editor. It’s what I do. So you can imagine the self-induced pressure I put myself under when it came time to start feeding my little one solid food. The decision to make my own was a no-brainer, not because you can’t buy […]

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Smartly Pack Your Snacks in Perfect Portions

Instead of toting the entire package of almonds to the office, keep between-meal munching in check by measuring out snacks before you’re ready to devour them. Savvy packing can help: • Use “snack size” plastic bags for crackers, pita chips, or other addictively salty/ crunchy items. • Layer yogurt, fruit, and nuts into 8-ounce jars with screw-top lids for parfaits to go. • Reach for muffin cup liners for portioning […]

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Why You’ll Now Find Sugar Listed with Every Cooking Light Recipe

More than ever, consumers want to know the truth about how producers in the food industry create the products they sell. Now it’s our turn to pull back the curtain on our recipes. At Cooking Light, our team of food editors, experienced cooks, and dietitians builds recipes with whole foods and whole grains, and bigger portions of plants and seafood […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Calories Are in That Drink?

It’s easy to get carried away when spirits are high and everyone else at the bar is going in for rounds 3 and 4. Just remember, liquid calories count, too. Here’s how those calories gently stack or pile up in large quantities. Keep Reading: How Many Calories Are in That Drink? What’s Healthiest: Beer, Wine, Or Liquor? Why Should Women Drink […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Fat Drips Off Your Burger?

As part of our Healthy Cook’s Guide to Fat special report, we tested several cuts of ground beef to find out if one cut was the definitive “best” when it comes to fat. We wondered: Do fattier cuts of ground beef lose a higher percentage of their fat over heat, since the fat just seems to melt into the coals? […]

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The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Deep-Frying

Good news: Deep-frying doesn’t have to crash your diet. The bubbles that form when food is submerged into hot oil are actually pockets of steam rapidly escaping out of the food. When foods are coated in a starchy batter before being fried, a barrier is created between the oil and the food. Underneath the coating, the food steams in its own […]

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The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Cooking Spray

Most sprays are labeled as fat-free and calorie-free. FDA labeling laws allow for foods with less than 5 calories or 0.5g fat per serving to be labeled as zero-calorie or fat-free. But the serving size on most sprays is a 1/3-second spray, which, in reality, is really short. It’s nearly impossible to coat an entire pan in that amount of […]

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The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Animal Fat

We were so excited about our chicken-skin discovery that we began to wonder if we could manipulate other fattier meats to render down into leaner, less-calorie-dense cuts. We went a little overboard, cooking and testing a smorgasbord of the fattiest cuts—ribs, chicken wings, pork shoulder—certain that we would discover a revelation in how to prepare saturated-fat-filled meat in a lighter way. But […]

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