Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

Mars, the candy maker, not the planet, is trying to do its share to help America lose some weight. While it won’t go to the extreme of making Kale Kandy bars, the company announced last week that it will be … Continue reading

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What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

What if There was Black Friday for Fresh Produce?

Friday’s shopping madness included consumer electronics, household items, clothes, toys and just about anything. Except for food. Well, maybe specialty and gourmet online retailers, but not your regular supermarket fare. What if supermarkets also had black friday sales? More specifically, … Continue reading

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Could Food Diversity be Causing Obesity?

Could Food Diversity be Causing Obesity?

  Here’s an interesting theory on the cause for rising obesity rates. Researchers have conducted experiments to assess the validity of their theory that the abundance of food choices promotes, in some people, excess consumption: In the study out of … Continue reading

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M & M’s Deconstructed

M & M’s Deconstructed

If you’ve visited New York’s Times Square lately, you may have encountered M&M’s World. It’s a three floor temple celebrating all things small, round, chocolaty, and brightly colored. The brand, owned by Mars, has been around since the early 1940′s … Continue reading

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Where’s the Coconut in Coconut M&M’s?

Where’s the Coconut in Coconut M&M’s?

Mars, the parent company of M&M’s, is constantly innovating with this winning brand. From a business perspective, you’ve got to hand it to them, they’re keeping a 70 year old brand young, bold, and alive. This strategy includes new flavors … Continue reading

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How to Choose Trail Mix

How to Choose Trail Mix

Image by Mr.Thomas via Flickr Hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park, you begin to feel a bit hungry. Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather just-one-bite-hungry. You satisfy that one bite, and 10 minutes later, you … Continue reading

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