Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Last week I attended the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, which boasted a wide variety of new products out on the market. The two-day … Continue reading

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The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

The World’s “Most Amazing” Breakfast Cereal is called…

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Each year, the NASFT trade show (aka Fancy Food Show) brings out another ton of chocolate, cheese, gourmet spices/sauces/pates, cookies and other manner … Continue reading

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High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How does a nutrition/energy bar compete with 100+ other brands in a $5+ billion market? Specialize and supersize … the nutrition that is. … Continue reading

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Top Ten School Snacks

Top Ten School Snacks

Last week we asked for your help build out our Top Ten School Snack list. We asked for snacks that 1. kids will actually eat 2. taste good or great 3. add, not detract nutritional value 4. are easy to … Continue reading

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The Granola Health Myth – Three Quick Thoughts

The Granola Health Myth – Three Quick Thoughts

Breakfast cereal has been a wildly popular staple of our diet for over a century, but granola, both in a bowl or as a bar, is a much younger phenomena, dating back to the late sixties and the hippie movement. … Continue reading

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Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Inside the Label – Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend [Dried Fruit]

Dried fruit are a tasty snack. They are supposedly as good as fresh fruit nutritionally, and have the added benefit of being available throughout the year, easy to store, durable, and versatile. We decided to take a look at a … Continue reading

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How to Choose Trail Mix

How to Choose Trail Mix

Image by Mr.Thomas via Flickr Hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park, you begin to feel a bit hungry. Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather just-one-bite-hungry. You satisfy that one bite, and 10 minutes later, you … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

Inside the Label: Organic Bear Fruit Bars

We recently reviewed several healthy snack options,  fruit leathers, and freeze dried fruit. Today, a look at another option – Bear Fruit Bars. We’d like to thank reader Sarah S, a Fooducate Product Tester, for her feedback. Bear Fruit Bars … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

As children, we loved visiting The Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Besides all the cool spacegear, a special treat awaited us at the souvenir shop – Astronaut Dessert in the form of freeze dried ice cream. Strawberry and … Continue reading

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