My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD. As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so here are some interesting facts to celebrate. 1. Americans consume close to 800 million pounds of peanut butter annually, about three pounds for every man, woman and child! 2. Despite their name, … Continue reading

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Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Here at Fooducate HQ, we are big fans of peanut butter. It’s a versatile and filling food that is a good source of protein and healthy fats. You’ll always find a jar of PB made from just one ingredient – … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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Should I Refrigerate My Peanut Butter (Or Any Nut Butter)?

Should I Refrigerate My Peanut Butter (Or Any Nut Butter)?

A Fooducate community member recently asked about the shelf life of nut butters. Here’s what you need to know. Peanut, almond, and cashew butters are not only tasty, they are a good source of healthy unsaturated fats. These fats are … 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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2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

2 Years After Major Food Safety Law Enacted, FDA Begins Its Implementation

Peanut butter. Melons. Lettuce. Seemingly harmless foods that, when contaminated with e. coli bacteria, have caused mass food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths. About 48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. 128,000 are hospitalized. 3,000 die! Congress … Continue reading

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New “SKAM” Product Soon?  Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

New “SKAM” Product Soon? Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

Hormel, a Minnesota based food manufacturer that is best known for its SPAM product is buying the Skippy Brand peanut butter from Unilever for $700 Million. Skippy is the #2 peanut butter brand in America after Jif. Unilever ( a Dutch … Continue reading

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Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Dear Betty Crocker – Why are You Baking with Artifical Trans-Fats?

Cake and cookie mixes take sizable shelf space in the supermarket. They save you time and effort, and let you feel good about having made some effort to prepare a home made treat. but the reality is that they contain … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Healthier Peanut Butter, Utilizing Peanut Skins

Coming Soon? Healthier Peanut Butter, Utilizing Peanut Skins

If you’ve ever had nut in shell peanuts, you may recall the thin skin surrounding the peanut that most people don’t eat. While its perfectly safe, and even nutritious, the mouth feel and taste of the skin make it unpalatable … Continue reading

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