Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

The American public has been convinced that of the 3 macro nutrients needed to sustain our bodies – fats, carbohydrates, and proteins – we should focus more on protein. Fats make us fat, and carbs, well, they make us fat … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Riding the waves of popularity and health of Greek Yogurt, Post has decided to add a Greek Yogurt Cereal to its Lineup. Enter “Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch” which is a granola coated with yogurt, or something that … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Scooby Doo Cereal – Low Sugar Option for Kids

Kellogg’s Scooby Doo Cereal – Low Sugar Option for Kids

Kellogg’s has reintroduced its Scooby Doo cereal to the general public. You may ask – “Why another sugary cereal for kids ?!?” We’re pleased to report that the cereal has only 6 grams of sugar (1.5 teaspoons) compared to 3 … Continue reading

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Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

Beyond BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) In Food Products

This is a guest blog post by Melanie Warner Now that Pepsi has removed brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade, it’s worth asking: Why was it there in the first place? Here was an ingredient that raised red flags back in … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

Kellogg’s Nutty Delights Chewy Bars – Less than Delightful Ingredients

On a recent visit to my aunt, I found this Nutty Delights Bar on her kitchen counter.  Looked yummy and seemed like a decent choice for auntie, a known junk food addict.  It has fiber, it has antioxidants . . … Continue reading

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Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Eco-packaged Food is Not Necessarily Healthy Food

Whole Foods Market is a good place to spot new food trends. A theme that seems to be picking up in recent years and months is eco-packaging. This could mean using recycled paper or plastic as packaging material, some commitment … Continue reading

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More on Meat Labeling

More on Meat Labeling

Yesterday we wrote about the new mandate requiring nutrition labeling for 40 popular cuts of meat. There was quite a discussion in the comment thread and over at our facebook page. Below are some comments and our answer. “I am … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … Continue reading

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Frosted Flakes. Take 2. Healthy?

Frosted Flakes. Take 2. Healthy?

Tony the Tiger is one those childhood icons, alongside Ronald McDonald and Big Bird. But as we all know, Frosted Flakes is a sugar-fest disguised as breakfast cereal. Kellogg’s has now introduced a new version of the cereal, “with Fiber, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Rice Krispies [Inside the Label]

Gluten Free Rice Krispies [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s just announced a new addition to its line of Rice Krispies cereals. While in the past we’ve been critical of some of the products and their marketing tactics, this one looks really good, even for gluten eaters: Rice Krispies® … Continue reading

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