Cabot Cheese Mystery Package

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It’s that time of year again when a package full of cabot cheese shows up at my door, leaving me completely baffled and surprised. It’s always the same time of year, same 3 cheeses, and no note whatsoever left inside. What’s particularly peculiar about this funny annual occurrence is that my blog is PALEOPRINCESS- hence leading one to assume that I do not consume cheese. Yet, every year that seems to be overlooked and I receive a noteless package of Cabot Cheese. The reason I am writing this post is to hopefully find the answer to why this mysterious cheese shows up on my doorstep. Perhaps it is a test of my self-discipline as I do love cheese and will enjoy it in moderation but do not typically keep any around the house. I will certainly not complain for the lovely three cheeses which I received as it was quite thoughtful and kind, yet I would prefer this cheese go to someone else’s craving belly, where it will be more fully embraced and enjoyed 🙂

BUT, while I’m on the topic of Cabot cheese, I owe it to them to at least discuss the benefits of their product. I mean..come on..it is really good cheese. Their cheese is all-nautral, lactose-free, gluten-free ( of-course), and is located throughout NY and New England (local!). 

Plus, Cabot also sells Greek-style yogurt rich in protein and Vitamin D. Everything about it is tasty, rich, and creamy, and when I do indulge in dairy products, I go for their cheese. For a healthy snack or dessert, you can take their yogurt and add in some honey, nuts, or fruit, and voila- yumminess in a cup!

The RD side of me knows that obtaining enough calcium and Vitamin D is essential for a healthy body, especially females, and using Cabot’s products is one great way to go about getting enough!

So, thank you Cabot for the cheese, and if anyone wants any, let me know 🙂

AUGUST SUPERFOOD: GREEK YOGURT

Check out the post I did for SCLA!

By Shelby Keys, Private Trainer and Nutritionist at Sports Club/LA, Chestnut Hill

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The summer is ripe for barbeques, poolside soirees, and of course endless platters of food! With the right education, preparation, and planning summer can be the perfect time to whip up a healthy dish to satisfy every palate. This month I am sharing with you fun recipes and ways to incorporate this nutritionally significant food.

Loaded with calcium, vitamin D, protein, and potassium, Greek yogurt makes a fantastic post-workout snack. For people with lactose intolerance, it is a great option as it contains less lactose than regular yogurt due to the way it is processed and the incorporation of live bacteria cultures.

How is Greek yogurt different from other yogurts?

Greek yogurt has had most of the liquid whey removed through straining. Removing the whey creates a yogurt that is thicker. The thick consistency is one of the reasons it works as a healthy substitute for so many recipes!

Unfortunately Greek yogurts can still be diet bombs and an unhealthy choice if chosen incorrectly. Look for brands with less than 12g sugar per container to keep you on track.

Here are some recipes to get you started. Start with plain Greek yogurt then add:

1 tbsp. chocolate pieces + Strawberries 

1 Teaspoon Honey 

1 Packet Stevia for Truvia 

1 crumbled graham cracker, cinnamon, and walnuts