What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What is Hummus? According to Sabra, the leading seller of hummus dips in the US, the FDA needs to weigh in and define hummus so that consumers will be protected from fakes. According to Sabra, a dip should only be … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

This is a guest post by Alysa Bajenaru, RD  and originally appeared here. How do you help your kids want to eat more vegetables?  The simple answer is to offer them more vegetables. Sound too easy?  I promise, it’s not.  Research … Continue reading

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The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

Nuggets are no health food, as we discussed yesterday in our McDonald’s vs. Burger King Nuggets post. Some of you asked us if Chick-fil-A is any better?  Wendy’s? What is a healthy choice for fast food nuggets? None! Here are … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Eat in 2012

9 Foods to Eat in 2012

Around this time of year, people start making their new year resolutions. Many of us will decide that this year we will finally go on that diet and keep the pounds off. We’d like to offer some suggestions for food … Continue reading

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Interesting Stories from the Natural Food Expo in Baltimore

Interesting Stories from the Natural Food Expo in Baltimore

(Bob from Bob’s Red Mill and Hemi from Fooducate) We’re in Baltimore for Expo East, a semi annual food show of the natural food industry. You can see more pictures from the expo floor show here. As you know, we … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

The Virtues of Hummus [Secret Family Recipe Included]

Who hasn’t heard of hummus? It’s all the rage in nutrition circles, as more consumers are discovering the Mediterranean bean dip and incorporating into their diet. The two leading brands, Tribe and Sabra have seen explosive growth in the last few years … Continue reading

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Pitettes – Lil’ Pitas with ZERO Sodium [inside the Label]

Pitettes – Lil’ Pitas with ZERO Sodium [inside the Label]

Fooducate community member Amorette sent us this glowing review of a pita bread she recently discovered. I’m an avid reader of your blog and greatly enjoy the product reviews of new items. I came across this item that I greatly … 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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Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies Is More Fun Than You Think!

Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies Is More Fun Than You Think!

This is a guest post by Dr. Susan Rubin Our kids are suffering from a picky eater epidemic where tater tots and chicken fingers win out over real food.  Building a better chicken nugget or baking instead of frying those … Continue reading

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