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

5 Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [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 defined whole grains and whole wheat. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Applesauce

The Truth About Applesauce

Deemed a healthy snack, applesauce is a favorite comfort food of toddlers, kids and adults alike. But is it really a nutritious addition to your day? Let’s take a look at one of the most popular brands – Mott’s Original … Continue reading

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About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

About Those Vegetables in Kids’ Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Every parent’s dream is a kid who eats her veggies. For various reasons (avalanche of ads for less healthy foods, poor adult … Continue reading

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Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Kid Approved Spelt & Rye Rolls

Trying to move to whole grains and finding your children resistant to change? For a tasty alternative to buns and rolls made with refined flour, try making these nutty rolls. My kids can’t get enough of these. The secret is … Continue reading

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The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

At the FNCE food expo earlier this week, Campbell’s had a very large booth showcasing new products. The company is not just about soups. The V8 juice line has been steadily growing and now has branched into the enticing bars … Continue reading

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The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

It’s fall and pumpkin season is in full swing. Orange is the new green, and you can’t turn around without stumbling over a pumpkin flavored food or beverage. Don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin in our recipes. Today, however, … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

As toddlers, my kids used to call these “chi-chi meatballs”, because it was too difficult to say “chicken and chickpeas”. One thing that was not too hard, was finishing them off. This is a fairly easy take on meatballs, using … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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