About Olivia Siswanto

Member since 10/12/2014
Occupation: Registered Dietitian
City: Toronto
Twitter: @DietitianOlivia

The most food-loving Registered Dietitian

Favourite food: Anything green tea / matcha
Favourite piece of kitchen equipment: Microplane grater/ zester
Favourite meal(s) to prepare: Risotto with at least 3 different kinds of mushrooms
Recipe that you have always wanted to make but have yet to attempt: Arepa

Comments by Olivia Siswanto:

  • Activia Pure Yogurt
    I couldn't find the Activia Pure Plain at the store so I grabbed the Plain Sweetened version. Definitely love, love the silky texture! Because of the sweet taste, there's no need to add anything else to the yogurt to help enhance the flavor. It's already delicious the way it is. I normally purchase the "Greek" version of yogurt but after trying the Activia Pure yogurt, I think I will purchase this product again although I prefer to buy the unsweetened version. Would I recommend this product to others? Yes, especially because the product has a shorter, more "pure" ingredient list compared to many other yogurts in the store :)
  • OIKOS SuperGrains Greek Yogurt
    I enjoyed the smooth but slightly grainy texture of the product. It was definitely sweeter than most yogurts I normally purchase (I typically eat plain Greek yogurt and add some fresh/frozen fruits + nuts/seeds to it). I still prefer to buy plain Greek yogurt and add my own fruits & nuts for a burst of flavor and crunch. But when I feel like having some treats or a more sensible dessert, this product can be a an option! Although the product has added sugars, due to the small serving size, the sugar content is still in the “single digit” range (9 grams per single-serving container) which is not terrible if you only consume it occasionally. If I were to recommend this product to others, I would promote it as a treat or a “sometimes only” product. I would promote this product more if it has less sugar, and even better if the ingredient list is printed on the label so people can make a more informed decision. Overall, I give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Liberté Greek Seeds & Fruit Yogourt‏
    Creamy and crunchy in one bite! Yum. I like the texture although the yogurt is a little too sweet for my palate. But to be fair, I am used to the taste of plain Greek yogurt (and I usually add my own fruits or nuts or matcha powder etc.) This product can be a great snack or a sensible dessert. I would recommend this product to others, and I would buy this product again when I am looking for an indulgent snack or a bit more fuel prior to a workout. I would rate this product 4 out of 5 because it is quite expensive, and because I think the product would still taste really great even with less sugar content.
  • Chia seeds
    Chia seeds have always been a staple in my kitchen. I like chia seeds because they’re rich in fibre and heart-healthy omega 3 (ALA). They can soak a lot of water, thus helping you feel full for a longer period of time, but make sure you drink lots of water! Once the seeds soak the moisture (e.g. from milk, almond beverage), they have slimy texture. The organic chia seeds from Nutiva come in a blend of the black and white variety. I can’t detect any difference between the two in terms of taste. I use chia seeds mainly to make chia pudding – they’re great for breakfast or snack. To make chia pudding: mix 1 cup of milk/ almond, coconut, or soy beverage + 3 tbsp chia seeds, then stir, and stir, and stir until well-mixed. Some of my favorite pairings for chia pudding are: 1) honey, pistachio and Greek yogurt, 2) pomegranate, and 3) mango passion fruit. During cooler weather, I like to add chia seeds to my hot cereal. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. 5/5 stars for Nutiva's organic chia seeds!