Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Are Keebler’s Simply Made Cookies as Simple as Advertised?

Keebler, a cookie brand owned by Kellogg’s, is not known for its high quality products. It’s a strong brand, with dozens of products to offer, but most rate very low on Fooducate. A new line of cookies introduced by the … Continue reading

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Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Baby Yogurt – Just what we need?

Yoplait is the latest yogurt maker to join the baby yogurt extravaganza. They are packaged in little cartons, they’re cute and they are “just for baby.” Because babies can’t eat regular yogurt, right? (Myth debunked: they can). Let’s find out … Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

10 Easy Tips to Get You Drinking More Water

Drink More water! 1. Temperature: Find out which water temperature you like the most, and make sure you always have some on hand. If you like water ice cold, find a container where you can keep it iced all day. … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

Only 10% of Americans Get Enough Fiber. Will A New Fiber One Cereal Help?

You’d think that with the cereal category being so saturated, manufacturers would focus their energy elsewhere. But no, new products are coming out all the time. We recently got an email alerting us to a new cereal in the Fiber … Continue reading

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This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

Lipton recently announced its plan for the summer: 100% Natural LIPTONĀ® Green Tea with Flavors: As the Natural Food & Beverage category grows and consumers believe that “natural” is a key indicator for health and wellness,iced tea drinkers will find … Continue reading

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Will the Skinny Pepsi make YOU Skinny?

Will the Skinny Pepsi make YOU Skinny?

Pepsi, and especially diet Pepsi, want to associate themselves with beautiful, glamorous andĀ  skinny people. In a clever product makeover, they are doing to their cans what photoshop does to models to make them look taller and skinnier. The new … Continue reading

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FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

FiberOne Yoplait – Zero Guilt? Not So Sure…

Fiber is an important nutrient. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need 25 grams a day, but most of us fall short on this number because we don’t eat enough of the above. That’s why … Continue reading

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“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

“Naturally Flavored” Crystal Light Drink Mix. Indeed?

We’ve lamented the fuzzy definition of the word “natural” when it comes to food labeling. Let’s take a look at a “naturally flavored” drink mix to emphasize the absurdity. With “90% fewer calories than leading beverages”, Crystal Light sounds like … Continue reading

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Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

One of the problems with nutrition science is that it changes every once in a while when new research come in, but it takes the public a long time to readjust its mindset. The result is mass confusion regarding what’s … Continue reading

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