Cooking with Olive Oil?  Yes We Can!

Cooking with Olive Oil? Yes We Can!

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. One of the most common myths about olive oil believed by Americans is that you can’t or shouldn’t cook with it. In a recent study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

As toddlers, my kids used to call these “chi-chi meatballs”, because it was too difficult to say “chicken and chickpeas”. One thing that was not too hard, was finishing them off. This is a fairly easy take on meatballs, using … Continue reading

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Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

This is a guest blog post by Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD It’s the middle of the work week AND our school schedule is in full swing. Work meetings. Project deadlines. Gymnastics practice. Homework. Dinner? Amidst the craziness of pushing … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … Continue reading

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Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Here at Fooducate HQ, we are big fans of peanut butter. It’s a versatile and filling food that is a good source of protein and healthy fats. You’ll always find a jar of PB made from just one ingredient – … Continue reading

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Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

The answer is fake meat. What you are looking at is Seitan, the step-brother to soy-based tofu. Unlike tofu, seitan is made from gluten. Yes, that same gluten that many Americans are shunning today. Seitan has been used as a … Continue reading

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This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

This Apple Exemplifies Where America’s Food System Went Wrong

There’s a great article in The Atlantic about America’s best selling apple – the Red Delicious. It’s the story of an apple that looks great, but tastes terrible. “Bumped around the bottom of lunch bags as schoolchildren rummage for chips … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. We know that cheap “maple-syrup” at the grocery store is nothing more than corn syrup with caramel color and preservatives, but deciphering the labeling on real maple-syrup … Continue reading

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