Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, here are a few interesting things to know: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Per capita consumption in 2014 was 260 eggs, … Continue reading

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10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

10 Recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee

Every 5 years, the federal government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for America. You may wonder why the guidelines need to be updated every 5 years. The answer is that nutrition science is an evolving field, and as a result, recommendations … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD. As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not … Continue reading

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The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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Egg Replacement Startup Raises $23 Million. Is this the Future of Food?

Egg Replacement Startup Raises $23 Million. Is this the Future of Food?

Hampton Creek Foods is a San Francisco start-up company that vastly differs from its web and mobile technology neighbors. Its goal – to replace eggs for food processing with a cheap, plant based formula. You won’t be able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

A great little piece on eggs has been circulating in social media in the past few weeks, explaining why the US is one of the the only countries in the world that refrigerates eggs. Refrigeration sounds like a smart thing … Continue reading

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Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

America loves chicken, but this wasn’t the case 40 years ago, when pork and beef reigned supreme in our kitchens. A combination of health considerations, cost savings, and smart marketing have led the US (and the rest of the world) … Continue reading

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