Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Recent Posts By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

The 8 New Rules for Eating Great Breakfasts Every Day

What you should really be eating for the most-skipped meal of the day, and why you should start if you haven’t already. Seize your morning with breakfast. It not only sets the tone for the entire day, but it also offers us a way to jumpstart your engines to better health. The quality of this first meal is essential; many […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—May 23-27

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having a healthy meal […]

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Finally! The FDA Plans to Redefine “Healthy”

Good news for smart snackers: the FDA is re-evaluating its stance on the word healthy. As current regulation stands, a healthy snack is one with no more than 3g total fat or 1g saturated fat per serving. That rules out basically anything with nuts, nut butter, avocados, heart-healthy oils, seeds, coconut, and even higher-fat yogurts. The issue came up last March, […]

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Why It’s Time to Stop Using Bleached All-Purpose Flour

Brown is all the rage these days – taking over as the new white in the health food industry. Whole-grain breads take precedence over pillow-soft white. Brown rice preferred over white. Brown eggs, though equally nutritious, have that fresh farm-to-table feel that drives consumers to pay the extra $0.69 for color. Even brown sugar, just white sugar mixed with molasses, […]

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6 Whole-Grain Bowls Under 400 Calories

When food is arranged on a plate, the likelihood that one or more portions will be off-balance is far greater than if it’s in a bowl. Plates have centers and edges to be filled. Plus, not only are they getting bigger, up 36% since 1960, but they also have a center, or focal point, which often falls to meat. A […]

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How to Build a Better Grain Bowl

Start with whole grains, add veggies and beans, sprinkle with protein, and drizzle with sauce. Top with crunch, and toss. Click to enlarge and print this image. Save it on your fridge for everyday dinner inspiration. Step 1: Ace the Base Start with whole grains. They’ll add volume and fiber (and fill up your stomach), while soaking up all the […]

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Apple Almond Cheddar Sandwich

It’s time to think differently about nut butter sandwiches. Sure, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a time-saving stand-by, but the bread aisle is bursting with so many new varieties of spreads and nut butters. It’s hard not to buy a jar of each and start experimenting. That’s exactly what we did, actually, and from those taste tests, we created […]

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A New Role for Whole: It Might Be Time to Stop Drinking Skim Milk

We called it “blue milk” growing up: that pallid, anemic liquid that has very few recognizable characteristics (other than maybe calcium) when compared to its fuller fat whole milk counterpart. Skimmed, or skim, milk is what’s left after all the cream has been removed from the top layer of non-homogenized milk. Milk, as defined by Merriam Webster, is an opaque white fluid […]

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Thai Chicken Peanut Crunch Sandwich

It’s time to think differently about nut butter sandwiches. Sure, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a time-saving stand-by, but the bread aisle is bursting with so many new varieties of spreads and nut butters. It’s hard not to buy a jar of each and start experimenting. That’s exactly what we did, actually, and from those taste tests, we created […]

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A Good Friday Sweet: Whole-Grain Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns!  How Cross Buns!  Less butter, more whole grains… baked and iced for everyone! These rich, sweet, yeast bread delights show up every spring for Easter–served from English tradition on Good Friday. Topped with a cross of creamy white icing, these pop-able treats are more like mini cakes, filled with lots of buttery goodness, candied fruits, and warm […]

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