Watermelon or Oreos? How About Watermelon Oreos…

Watermelon or Oreos? How About Watermelon Oreos…

Summer is time for watermelon. This juicy sweet treat us best served cold and provides one with a sweet hydration dessert. Kids love it, parents love it, and it’s even good for you! Someone smart at Mondelez wanted to capitalize … Continue reading

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The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

This week marks the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie. Originally created and sold in New York by National Biscuit Company, the brand is now owned by mega-processed-food giant Kraft Foods. The brand tagline is “Milk’s Favorite Cookie,” and indeed … Continue reading

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An ER Meal: A Personal Story

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor, MS RD Recently, my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me … Continue reading

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WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

WhoNu Cookies: Oreo Copycat, Nutrition Impostor

Check out this new product, a “nutrition rich cookie”. At a first glance, WhoNu looks like an Oreo. But the package promises so much more: As much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal As much calcium and vitamin D as … Continue reading

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8 Myths About Vegetarians and Vegetarian Food

8 Myths About Vegetarians and Vegetarian Food

This is a guest blog post by Daniel Koontz Long-time readers know all about Casual Kitchen’s predilection for what we call part-time vegetarianism. Since vegetarian cuisine is typically very inexpensive, one great way to stretch your food budget and make … Continue reading

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Some Fun with Bogus Serving Sizes

Some Fun with Bogus Serving Sizes

We always get a kick when we read nutrition labels and discover how manufacturers trick us into believing their product is manna from heaven. A great example is tiny the serving sizes for foods of problematic nutritional value. By decreasing … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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