10 Thing that are Wrong with Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

10 Thing that are Wrong with Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

You’ve probably seen the commercials. Wendy’s has unleashed a new product on to the masses: a Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich with the following features: “Lightly breaded chicken”, “warm pretzel bun”, and “melted cheddar sauce”. Wendy’s also boasts some impressive nutrition … Continue reading

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Are You Eating Enough Mustard?

Are You Eating Enough Mustard?

In the US, mustard is big business – sales are around $300 million a year. But this is not as high as ketchup sales, estimated at over $500 million annually. We’d like to see the numbers even out, because from … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. French’s is playing up how low they go… as in calories. One serving of Classic Yellow Mustard has 0 calories per 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

There’s an adage in foodie and health circles about grocery shopping in the supermarket: “Shop only the store perimeter” The perimeter is usually where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, chilled meats, eggs, and sometimes bread. So it makes sense that … Continue reading

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6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

Imagine life in ancient Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. We’ve come a long way since, and today we can enjoy the flavor range of the entire globe with a simple visit to the grocery … Continue reading

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10 Weird Hot Dog Facts

10 Weird Hot Dog Facts

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Did you know that Americans will consume 150 million hot dogs before the day is over? How is that … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself from Fake Guacamole [Superbowl Special]

Protect Yourself from Fake Guacamole [Superbowl Special]

Big game today, and lots of snacking in front of the TV. Guacamole has become part of the tradition, as a healthy dip for your tortilla chips. Superbowl Sunday is the single biggest day for avocados every year, with 50 … 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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Have a “Super Bowl” Filled with Tasty, Healthy Fare On Game Day [Top Secret Guac Recipe Included]

Have a “Super Bowl” Filled with Tasty, Healthy Fare On Game Day [Top Secret Guac Recipe Included]

Image via Wikipedia The single biggest day for for avocado is Superbowl Sunday. Avocado is a super food, providing you with heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats, just 250 calories and vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, as well as fiber … Continue reading

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Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

The long weekend marks the beginning of this year’s barbecue season, and if you’re like most Americans, there will surely be some form of frankfurter sizzling away on your grill. Hot Dogs are a big business (billions of dollars a … Continue reading

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