Buying Hummus – What You Need to Know

Buying Hummus – What You Need to Know

Hummus, enjoyed for thousands of years in the Levant, has only made it big in America in the last decade. It will soon be a billion dollar food category in the US, led by 2 big brands – Sabra and … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

7 Reasons Why “Shop the Perimeter” is Bad Nutrition Advice

Have you ever heard a health coach tell you that to lose weight and eat healthy you should “Shop only the store perimeter”? This is actually detrimental advice. It’s true that the store perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, … Continue reading

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7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 7)

7 Days of Clean Eating: Recipes from Culinary Nutritionists (Day 7)

To get your 2015 off to the right start, we’ve teamed up with prominent chef dietitians to create a 7-day Clean Eating Plan, designed to help you shed weight and feel great. DAY 7 is brought to you by Jackie … Continue reading

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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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