Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

Think Thin High Protein Bars Reviewed: Think Highly Processed

There is no shortage of snack bar brands out there. A popular subcategory is the protein bar. They have become the darling of the weight loss crowd due to the magnetic pull of the beloved macronutrient protein, which helps with … Continue reading

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How to Choose Eggnog

How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? Eggnog is a dairy based drink, with sugar, spices (usually nutmeg), egg yolks, and alcohol added. Although you can make your own eggnog quite easily, … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

If you grew up in the mid-nineties, you may remember a breakfast cereal called French Toast Crunch by General Mills. It lasted a decade before being shelved (pun intended) due to lackluster sales in the US. The product has continued … Continue reading

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Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Do you use zero-calorie oil sprays? You know, of course, that they do contain some calories. FDA loopholes allow the manufacturers to round the calorie count down to 0 in certain circumstances. These oils-in-a-can also contain an ingredient you may … Continue reading

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Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Are you looking to shed weight and replace your fat with muscle? If you answered yes, you may be the target market for Muscle Milk, a supplement drink that started with the body builder crowds and has since expanded to … Continue reading

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Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Since earlier this year, the Coca Cola company has been quietly testing a new beverage product in test markets. No, it’s not a new carbonated drink, juice, or otherwise flavored water. This time, Coke has gone to the beverage with … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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