Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Are Trader Joe’s Snacks Healthy?

Trader Joe’s is considered the “good guy” in the foodie world, because the grocery retailer refuses to sell products with controversial ingredients in its stores. That does not automatically translate to healthy, even though some products could fool you. Take … Continue reading

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A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

A Summertime Smoothie from Hell

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell’s subsidiary, is on a tear with new product introductions. Last month we wrote about their new salad dressings. Today – a new line of beverages called summertime smoothies. Here’s the marketing pitch for the Amazing Mango … Continue reading

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Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh Juices – What’s Really Inside

Starbucks has a line of fruit and vegetable juices called Evolution Fresh that’s  sold at supermarkets and its own locations. They also have a few juice shops that are branded Evolution Fresh where they freshly squeeze the juices. As with … Continue reading

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Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

Lifeway Frozen Kefir: Probiotics for Dessert?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Kefir, the more probiotically-endowed cousin to buttermilk and drinkable yogurt, is a cultured, fermented dairy beverage that’s been around for centuries, but doesn’t … Continue reading

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Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

Three Easy and Healthy Superbowl Snacks for the Whole Family

This is a guest blog post by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Getting your fruits and vegetables may be the last thing on your mind on Superbowl Sunday. Don’t give it another thought. These winning munchies are so delicious that your … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipe: Tropical Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

Holiday Recipe: Tropical Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash

In the coming weeks we will be bringing you healthy, tasty recipes from professional chef Dave Schy. Visit his website New Taste, for step by step pictures for this and other great recipes. Today – a great side dish that’s … Continue reading

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How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

Here’s an email (and picture) we got from Tracy: A couple of months ago I bought an attractive two liter of Jumex Mango Juice for my boys.  It said “100% Nectar”!  Well, it was anything but.  I looked at the … Continue reading

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Food at the Beach

Food at the Beach

A short blog post today – heading out to the beach with the kids for some fun in the sun before the school year begins. Kids get very hungry swimming and building sandcastles, but the sand and the heat make … Continue reading

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vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

Does the world really need another soft drink? And a carbonated dairy drink with 7 teaspoons worth of sugar at that? The Coca Cola Company seems to think YES, and is rolling out vio – “the world’s first vibrancy drink” … Continue reading

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