How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

if you’re in to smoothies, here’s a great tip for you. For an extra pink color, toss in some beets. Yup. The color is amazing. Beets are slightly sweet, so the flavor balance doesn’t get thrown off either. The image … Continue reading

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SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

It gets rid of mold, it’s good for cleaning windows and it makes amazing “volcano” science fair projects when combined with baking soda. But did you know that vinegar can be used in your kitchen too? Here are six quick … Continue reading

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Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

Take a look at the two packages for Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal bars. One is made here for us. The other is made in the UK for Europeans. Both use food coloring to achieve a more “strawberry-ish” color. In the UK, … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

Image via Wikipedia 1. Sodium Nitrite and its closely related Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in prepared meat and fish such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef (spam), luncheon meats, and smoked fish. 2. Sodium Nitrite helps … Continue reading

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Twenty Health Foods for Less than $1

Twenty Health Foods for Less than $1

Image via Wikipedia The DivineCaroline site has a delicious list of cheap healthy foods, proving you don’t need to be rich to eat nutritiously.  From the divine: Food prices are climbing, and some might be looking to fast foods and … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday: Beets

Superfood Sunday: Beets

Editor’s note: Every weekend, we’ll try to feature a superfood for your pleasure and nutritional enrichment. We kick off with the not-so-glamorous yet highly recommended beet. The New York Time recently showcased beets in two separate articles. The first, including … Continue reading

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