3 Green & Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

3 Green & Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know that there are about 30 million Americans of Irish descent but only 4 million people actually living in Ireland today? Many of today’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions are actually Made-in-America, not Ireland. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Kale is the superfood of the 21st century. It has reached superstar status among health nuts and everyday folks. It has become a snackable chip and the darling of morning smoothies. Just when everything seemed to be on the up-and-up, … Continue reading

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Will King Kale Continue Trending in 2014?

Will King Kale Continue Trending in 2014?

Kale, the dark leafy green most Americans were not even aware of 20 years ago, has become a symbol most identified with nutritious eating in the last few years. Demand has gone up, and in addition to raw kale, grocery … Continue reading

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Do it Pistachio Style

Do it Pistachio Style

On the advertising front, Superbowls are a known nutrition atrocities. We’ve written in the past about our longing for a kale commercial during the big game. Yesterday we came as close as could be to a healthy food getting 30 … Continue reading

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Learn to Love Kale!  3 Simple Steps

Learn to Love Kale! 3 Simple Steps

Kale is growing in popularity in recent years, at least in the nutrition and culinary circles. But what about us, the simple folk with kids at home that will barely touch a lettuce and tomato salad? Not to mention a … Continue reading

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Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Less than 8% of the calories we consume are from bitter foods. But perhaps we need to increase that percentage. It turns out that the bitter taste is an expression of the antioxidants that are so healthy for us: flavonoids in … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Puree pouches are all the rage right now. And not just for little kids either. My almost 11 year old daughter squeezes one into her mouth for snack at least … Continue reading

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Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Yes! You know the vegetable that I am referring to – KALE. Kale is on every list for “healthiest vegetable”. One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of … Continue reading

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Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

Did You See that Superbowl Commercial for Kale?

No. Of course not. Of the twelve food commercials during yesterday’s superbowl, all were for junk food and liquid candy: Coke Pepsi Lipton Brisk Doritos Snickers What you need to know: Let’s just say outright that we enjoyed the commercials … Continue reading

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Eating Habits We’ve Learned from Food Industry and Friends [Part 1]

Eating Habits We’ve Learned from Food Industry and Friends [Part 1]

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. In today’s post – Habit No. 1: The Great Wall of Lunch Meat Make your own Ham & Swiss sandwich and it will be … Continue reading

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