Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

This a guest blog post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD For most families, breadcrumbs have become a pantry staple; a quick addition to all kinds of recipes.  Breadcrumbs provide meatloaf with its perfect shape, give casseroles a crisp topping, and … Continue reading

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FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided  ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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Parents Beware: Those Teddy Bear Cookies Are Full of Trans-Fats

Parents Beware: Those Teddy Bear Cookies Are Full of Trans-Fats

CVS, the mega-pharmacy chain, has introduced a new line of store brand products called “Just the Basics”. Just the Basics offers shoppers a large selection of practical items from a variety of categories throughout the store, including household, beauty, baby … Continue reading

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Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

Five Bread Ingredients to Avoid [miniseries part 4]

In previous posts we provided general guidelines, discussed whole grains, and showed you a list of the top 20 ingredients used in bread. Here is a list of the ingredients you want to avoid in bread: Partially hydrogenated oils – … Continue reading

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – Misleading? [Inside the label]

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – Misleading? [Inside the label]

Kellogg’s keeps getting slammed with lawsuits related to misleading consumers. This time the product line in question is Nutri-Grain breakfast bars. According to Food Navigator: The company is being sued in the US District Court of Southern California for violations … Continue reading

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Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

For over 40 years, Pop-Tarts have been a part of American breakfast tradition. A thin pastry surrounding a sweetened jelly, wrapped in space age foil to preserve freshness. No need to refrigerate. Ready to eat or quickly heated in a … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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