About MacLean, RD

Member since 12/17/2014
Occupation: RD CDE
City: Cambridge

Favourite food: peanut butter
Favourite piece of kitchen equipment: food processor
Favourite cooking shortcut: frozen (pre-chopped!) veggies

Comments by MacLean, RD:

  • OIKOS SuperGrains Greek Yogurt
    I wasn't really crazy about this product - as another reviewer commented I found the texture to be a little odd. I found the taste similar to other flavoured yogurts (on the sweet side if that is a problem for anyone). I buy both single serving yogurt cups and tubs of yogurt, and single serving cups are definitely an advantage when I'm in a rush, but I'd probably continue to buy other varieties and mix in my own preferred toppings when they're fresh and haven't had a chance to get too soft.
  • Liberté Greek Seeds & Fruit Yogourt‏
    While I'm a big yogurt fan an often add mix-ins to my yogurt to make it a more substantial snack, I would prefer and would likely recommend to clients to mix in their own nuts and fruit vs. buying this product. I enjoyed the strawberry flavoured yogurt but found that the seeds were soft and chewy which I wasn't crazy over, and I didn't think there was enough of them to justify the regular price for the product on store shelves. I think I will continue with just purchasing regular greek yogurt and taking a few seconds to throw some seeds into it myself :)
  • SodaStream - sparkling water maker
    Thank you for sending me this product to review! I was really looking forward to trying to out but unfortunately I was personally disappointed with the SodaStream maker. I never actually found the water got very bubbly (which is what I was expecting) and I would rather drink plain water than a slightly fizzy water. I did purchase some of the flavoured caps you can buy as I do have a weakness for the occasional diet pop, but I didn't like the way they tasted at all and since it wasn't very bubbly it made it felt like drinking a flat pop. Given the cost of the product, this probably is not something I would suggest to clients to help them increase their water intake.