BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

BIG NEWS: Original Cheerios is Now Non-GMO

On Thursday, General Mills announced, without too much fanfare, a small but incredibly important change to its product formulation. By product, we mean just one – Original Cheerios. From GM: Consumers across the U.S. are seeing “not made with genetically … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

For the last 5 years my daily breakfast is 3 scoops of homemade granola, topped with plain yogurt and fresh diced fruit. I usually make a batch on a weekend, and it lasts for a week or so, serving my … Continue reading

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An Oat Powered Smoothie???

An Oat Powered Smoothie???

We recently got pitched by Oat Works, a company making an “oat powered” smoothie: Recognizing the dilemma for busy consumers who want to start their day with a bowl of nutrient-rich oatmeal, but lack the time to prepare it, Oatworks … Continue reading

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Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Budget Cooking That’s Healthy Too: Fooducate’s Top Seven Tips

Whether it’s a meal for one, family of four or you’re feeding a whole brood, we’ve got some great tips to help you save money and stay healthy. 1. Try dry beans & legumes Ounce per ounce, beans are one … Continue reading

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A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

A Blueberry, Banana, and Acai Berry Walk into a Bar …

Ok, not a bar, a “granola bites” snack-pack for young children. This is not a joke, it’s a new product – MySuperSnack -  that promises a lot on the nutrition front. But does it also deliver? Background: The grab-and-go toddler … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms whole grain and whole wheat. We’ll try to clear that … Continue reading

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Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Today: Go Irish with Your Oatmeal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! If you’re not familiar with Irish Oatmeal, treat yourself to some steel cut goodness this morning. Unlike regular oatmeal, steel cut oats are not rolled or flattened. They maintain a very high amount of the nutrients … Continue reading

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In Praise of Oats

In Praise of Oats

Oats have been dubbed a “superfood” because of their vast nutrition benefits. They are superior to the standard extruded cereals. Oats are high in fiber, low in sodium and sugar, help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, … Continue reading

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Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K Multigrain Oats & Honey: Promises vs Reality

Special-K has long been identified as the go to cereal for dieters. In a continuous quest to grow and expand, the brand is introducing a new flavor “Multigrain Oats & Honey”: After one taste of new Special K® Multigrain Oats & … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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